Gamechanger CEO Effie T Brown on How Financing Fund Will Develop Diverse Voices

”Our money is representative of us,“ veteran producer says about her fund’s female- and minority-driven investors

Effie T. Brown got her start working in Hollywood as an intern in 1991’s “The Five Heartbeats,” directed and co-written and produced by Robert Townsend, one of black Hollywood’s preeminent figures.

Since then, Brown has spent her career helping to produce films and TV that she says simply spoke to her, gave her life and had something to say about her experience — films such as “But I’m a Cheerleader,” “Real Women Have Curves” and “Dear White People.”

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Trey Williams

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