Q&A: On The Record, In Conversation with Amy Ziering and Drew Dixon
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About the Event
Join WFTV for an interview with On The Record’s co-director, Amy Ziering and music executive Drew Dixon as they discuss the making of the documentary with host, Akua Gyamfi.
On The Record documents allegations of sexual assault made against one of the most powerful men in the music industry. It follows the story of former Def Jam A&R executive, Drew Dixon as she wrestles with her decision to go public and share her story with the New York Times, as one of the first women of colour to come forward in the wake of #MeToo.
Amy Ziering is an Emmy award-winning and Academy award-nominated investigative filmmaker. Her Oscar-nominated The Invisible War broke the story on the epidemic of alleged rape in the US military and led to five congressional hearings and the passing of 35 reforms through congress. Her film The Hunting Ground started a national discussion about sexual assault on college campuses and ignited sweeping policy reform at hundreds of institutions.
Drew Dixon is the former Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a former Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings, the former General Manager of John Legend’s independent label Homeschool Records, and the former manager of recording artist Estelle. She has produced hit records with performers Carlos Santana (“Maria, Maria”), Aretha Franklin (“A Rose Is Still A Rose”), Whitney Houston (“My Love Is Your Love”), Lauryn Hill, Monica, Deborah Cox, Method Man, the Notorious B.IG., Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West and many more. She is the founder of the independent record label CLAIM.
Akua Gyamfi has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning fashion, film, television, theatre, print, and online media. In 2012 Akua founded The British Blacklist a platform that celebrates the talents of British Black creatives across Screen, Stage, Literature, and Sound. She also produces podcasts Your Aunties Could Never and TBB Talks. Akua is also the co-creator/co-exec producer and host of the industry round table web series & podcast The Circle. In 2019 Akua joined forces with Soul Film, The New Black Film Collective, and We Are Parable to launch the S.O.U.L. Film Festival.
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18:00-18:50: Host-led discussion
18:50-19:00: Audience Q&A
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