158 - Matt Faris Agency Producer & Black Filmmaker Database


In this episode: Matt Faris, Agency Producer Matt Faris is a veteran producer of national work for brands including Wal-Mart and McDonalds, Matt joined 22squared from Bernstein-Rein in 2007. He went on to restructure the Broadcast, Interactive and Print Production departments to create the agency's first Integrated Production Department. Tasked to rebuild the production department at Havas Worldwide Chicago in 2012, Matt led production for integrated campaigns for clients such as Michelob Ultra, Cracker Barrel, and Reynolds while also running the internal production company, MADE. He then moved to Austin to build Sanders\Wingo's first staff production department and along the way created the agency's first internal production arm. More recently, he joined GSD&M as an Executive Producer working with clients such as Southwest Airlines, Hampton, and Universal Parks and Resorts.


High-profile white film editors tried to shut down a search for Black creators in a private Facebook group https://www.insider.com/high-profile-film-editors-called-out-job-posting-black-creators-2020-6


Black in Film - Black Filmmaker Database: https://www.blackinfilm.com/black-in-film-database


Black Voice Over Actor Database: https://www.aavadb.com


Dr. Robin DiAngelo Discusses 'White Fragility' https://youtu.be/45ey4jgoxeU Next Weeks "Do The Work" Homework: 13th - Ava DuVernay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8 Topics Crew Safety, Black In Film, Black Voice Over Actors, Agency Producers


Interview Guest Matt Faris IG: @bionicmattfaris Twitter: @bionicmattfaris www.linkedin.com/in/matt-faris


Take Action www.producershappyhour.com/take-action Do The Work Educate yourself on systemic racism, and how you play a part, and what to do about it. https://www.producershappyhour.com/do-the-work Rob Bluemke - Sound Mixer/Engineer Show Editor www.robertbluemke.com Christopher Daniels - Creative Director Logo & Artwork Design www.misterstyles.com Kyle Puccia - Commercial/Theatrical Music Composer Intro/Outro Music www.kylepuccia.com Follow the Hosts Sister Christian Insta: @sisterchristianrocks Website: www.sisterchristianproduces.com Lawrence T. Lewis Insta: @lawrenceltl Producing: www.lawrencetlewis.com Voice Over: www.voiceoflawrence.com Share Your Story Email: producershappyhour@gmail.com

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