Filmmaker Ernest Dickerson To Conduct Film Seminar at Howard
Students will dissect films and have one-on-ones with the Emmy-winning filmmaker.
Award-winning director Ernest Dickerson didn’t forget his roots, particularly the ones he developed at Howard University. The filmmaker will return to his alma mater to conduct a week-long film seminar for students. He’ll dissect his film, meet with students one-on-one and participate in a workshop titled “The Relationship of the Director and Cinematographer.” The workshop will be moderated by his former teacher Haile Gerima.
Dickerson, who attended New York University Film School with fellow filmmaker Spike Lee, said he didn’t have anybody to get guidance from as he tried to become a working professional. He’s earned an Emmy and Peabody award and was just nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Best Director for his work on HBO’s “Treme.”
He also shared his opinion of Spike Lee’s critique of the Quentin Tarantino film “Django Unchained,” where Lee said he felt the film was “disrespectful.” Dickerson said, “Spike is entitled to his opinion. Great art inspires opinions. I’m just sorry the discussion has developed into name calling.” (NewsOne)