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SELMA Screening and Q&A
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:24

On February 19, 2015, CUE and the Columbia Alumni Association are co-sponsoring a screening of SELMA in Los Angeles with Q&A from Columbia Alum and studio executive Alana Mayo.  Click here to RSVP!  (This event is open to Columbia Alumni and a guest only.)

Please join CUE for a screening of SELMA on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. on the Paramount lot. We are delighted to have SELMA producer Alana Mayo (CC'06) with us for a Q&A following the screening. The event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP by Friday, February 12 to reserve your seat.

Screening of SELMA
followed by a Q&A with SELMA producer Alana Mayo (CC'06)

Thursday, February 19
7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP at above link by Friday, February 12

 

About SELMA: Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film was directed by Ava DuVernay and is nominated for Best Picture.

About Alana Mayo (CC'06): Alana Mayo graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2006. After working with independent New York filmmakers such as Lee Daniels, Tribeca Films and Warrington Hudlin, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in feature film production and development. She worked as an assistant to Warner Bros. based producer Andrew Lazar for two years before being promoted to Creative Executive. She then worked as a Creative Executive at Twentieth Century Fox before coming to Paramount Pictures as a Creative Executive.