Thursday, August 14, 2014

Interview with Yolonda Brinkley, Creator of Beyond Borders:Diversity in Cannes


Yolonda Brinkley is making waves. As the creator of Beyond Borders:Diversity in Cannes, a filmmmaker symposium and short film showcase taking place during the Cannes Film Festival, Yolonda is determined to enhance the visibility and opportunities of diverse projects in filming. Once a French Teacher for Teach for America, before working in corporate america, Yolonda is now a change agent in the entertainment industry.  The journey has not always been easy for Yolonda but her faith has never wavered. From her humbling experience on the film The Last Fall to doing PR for Hollywood stalwart Bill Duke, Yolonda takes everything in stride. Along the way Yolonda has cultivated relationships with an eclectic and resourceful group of individuals such as Doreen Spicer, Karimah Westbrook, and Janine Sherman Barrois to name a few.  But Yolonda's eyes are on the prize and she envisions working with industry trendsetters and multimedia icons like Ice Cube, Rashaad and Reinaldo Green, Lee Daniels, and Lisa Cortes.  You want to know who got next?  Keep your eyes on Yolonda Brinkley.


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