November 10, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm (PDT)

Native Women Write: A Conversation Series

Who Tells The Story Matters

Deborah Gilels

Deborah Gilels has run a successful PR/Media Consulting company for the past 15 years, assisting writers, filmmakers, and actors launch their careers in the entertainment industry, promote feature films, shorts and documentaries, by way of public relations, marketing, distribution and project development. 

Among the films she has successfully launched are:Keiko the Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy, the award-winning documentary The War on Kids, and the Chazz Palminteri- Andie MacDowell family drama Mighty Fine for Lionsgate.  In the anime space, Gilels ran FYC campaigns for the award-winning features Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms and Liz and the Blue Bird (Satellite Award nominee), the short Lacrimosa and documentary The Gilligan Manifesto. She also was the lead publicist on Fathoms release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, the award-winning A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress and Sound! Euphonium.  She has also done publicity for anime series Lupin 3rd Part 4 on Adult Swim in May 2017, Lupin the 3rd Part 5Megalobox on Crunchyroll and Cartoon Network and theatrical release for the feature Penguin Highway. Gilels has also led publicity for the DVD/VOD releases for several titles. 

Shari Belafonte

Haudenosaunee on mothers side and Taino on fathers side. Actress, Model, Writer, Singer.

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