Adepero Oduye at BRIC

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend is a free, three-day event that will celebrate community media and help you up your TV, film, and podcast game.


Thu, Oct 18, 7PM




The Media Center at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Pictured: Adepero Oduye

We are proud to announce that Adepero Oduye who gave a breakout performance as the star of Dee Rees’ Pariah will be giving the keynote address to kick off Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend on Thu, Oct 18, 7PM.

Ms. Oduye is a fierce supporter of community-made media and is committed to helping the next generation of makers.

Ms. Oduye hails from Brooklyn, New York by way of Nigeria and is Cornell University graduate. Her film credits include The Big Short and Twelve Years A Slave. Theater credits include Mfoniso Udofia's Her Portmanteau at The New York Theater Workshop (2017), and The Trip to Bountiful on Broadway. In 2014, she wrote and directed her first short film, Breaking In. To Be Free, her second short film as director and writer, will screen at The National Museum of African American History and Culture in October 2018.

Now in its third year, Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2018 will focus on the fine art of narrative storytelling.


  • 3 - 4:30PM Pitch Project Part 1: Creating A Pitch [workshop] – TV Studio A
  • 5 - 6:30PM Linear Episodic Podcasting [workshop] – TV Studio B
  • 7 - 8:30PM Keynote Address, Adpero Oduye [lecture] – TV Studio A


  • 3 - 4:30PM Street Photography [workshop] – Media Lab / Concrete Jungle
  • 5 - 6:30PM How To Shoot in Brooklyn [lecture] – TV Studio B
  • 7 - 9PM Pitch Project Part 2: Perfect TV & Film Your Pitch [panel] – TV Studio A

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 (Community Media Day)

  • 10 - 11AM Orientation – TV Studio A
  • 11:30AM - 1PM Basic Mobile Journalism [lecture] – TV Studio B
  • 11:30AM - 1PM IMPROV [workshop] – TV Studio A
  • 1:30 - 3:00PM Access Center Skype-In – TV Studio B
  • 1:30 - 3PM Pitch Project Part 3: Script Speed Dating [workshop] – TV Studio A
  • 3:30 – 6:30PM Movie Screening / Analysis & Social Mixer – TV Studio A

Everyone has their own story and we’re here to offer tools and tips on how to tell yours in a way that ensures the world takes notice. We'll feature a variety of interactive workshops and lectures from talented and knowledgeable media artists, industry leaders, and filmmakers from Brooklyn, and beyond.

Venue Information:

The BRIC Media Center gives Brooklynites the tools and know-how to professionally create and cablecast their own TV and podcast shows on the Emmy-winning Brooklyn Free Speech, and produces non-commercial TV and podcast programs that reflect the borough's diversity of thought and culture. We provide a voice for Brooklynites just like you to air their hopes, dreams, and aspirations to the world.

The BRIC Media Center provides all Brooklynites with access to TV studio facilities, equipment, and wallet-friendly media training. We are located in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street. 

Tell the driver you're going to 57 Rockwell Place (Between Fulton Street & DeKalb Avenue). It'll be much easier for them to find our building and you'll be dropped off right in front of the door.

2 3 4 5 to Nevins Street (closest station!)
B Q R (D & N, 11PM - 6AM) to Dekalb Avenue (ACCESSIBLE)
B D N Q R to Atlantic Avenue—Barclays Center (ACCESSIBLE)
A C G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street
C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Fulton Street

B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67 (ACCESSIBLE)
All of the above buses stop within three blocks of The BRIC Media Center. 

The Long Island Railroad stops at Atlantic Terminal, approximately 2 ½ blocks away from The BRIC Media Center. (ACCESSIBLE)

Looking for the full list of MTA accessible subway stations in Brooklyn? Here it is!  

Travel Alert: Please confirm bus and subway service on the MTA website as there are
frequent weeknight and weekend service interruptions.

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