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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for filmmakers to provide advice, lessons learned, personal reflections, and ins… read more


291 - Denise Greene, Producer & Director Of Program Initiatives At Black Public Media - The Power Of The Creative Incubator, Producing Winning Documentaries, And Why Story Is King

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Producer and Director of Programming at Black Public Media, Denise Greene. We talk about her role at Black Public Media, BPM’s relationship with Netflix and Paramount, what makes for a winning pitch, the power, and reach of the 360 Incubator+, why she shuns social media, how she left the doctoral path to pursue Documentary filmmaking, and why she believes you shouldn’t go to film school. Enjoy!  


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Black Public Media

Afropop (tv series)

Black Star Film Festival

360 Incubator+

Denise's Vimeo


Leslie Fields-Cruz (ex. Dir at Black Public Media)

Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich (filmmaker)

Tribeca Film Festival (film)

Dick Gregory (entertainer & activist)

Revolution From Afar (film)

I’ll Make Me a World (tv mini series)

The Color Purple (film)

The Cosby Show (tv series)

Sesame Street (tv series)

NYU Film Program


Alex Schmider (filmmaker)

DISC personality profile

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