Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Few Pictures from Jade's Limelight Party

Independent Filmmaker Jade & Sarah

Here are few pictures from Jade's widely successful 9/10/05 Cinematic Limelight of Jade party at Hotel Gansevoort. The party was a celebration of Jade's 15 years as an award-winning independent filmmaker, her 40th birthday, and a time for rebirth of her company, Jade Films, in the road to reach Zenith.

Jade is well on her way to reaching zenith in the film industry. Over the past year, she's been invited to and accepted into a number of film festivals, had film premieres, and attended events including but not limited to:

* Pan African Film Festival (California)
* Deaf Filmmakers Panel (California)
* PAFF Night of Tribute (California)
* Reel Sisters Film Festival (NYC)
* Frameline San Francisco Film Festival (California)
* DCTV Collaboration Project (NYC)
* Tampa International Deaf Film Festival (Florida)
* National Black Deaf Advocates Conference (Florida)
* South Street Seaport Deaf Fest (NYC)
* NYU Entrepreneurship Conference (NYC)
* MASD/MASS/RID Conference (Boston)

During Summer 2005, the Director Guild of America (DGA) invited Jade to join their prestigious union membership, a notable recognition in the Hollywood and Independent film industry. To date, Jade is the only known African-American female (Deaf) filmmaker in the United States and worldwide with honors and awards. DGA provides East and West coast union membership supports to independent directors in their efforts to get their films made, distributed and exhibited.

Thanks to Jade's brother and Melissa for the pictures. More will come later in as pictures are uploaded and/or developed and sent my way.