As Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School, Michelle Materre is also currently the Director of the Media Management Graduate program in the School of Media Studies. Materre’s professional background incorporates multiple areas of expertise as film producer, writer, lecturer, arts administrator, distribution/marketing specialist, film programmer, media consultant, Caribbean film scholar, and college professor. In 1992, Ms. Materre co-founded KJM3 Entertainment Group, which directly managed the marketing, positioning and distribution of over twenty-three films by filmmakers of African descent including Daughters of the Dust, the highly acclaimed film by Julie Dash, as well as L’Homme Sur Les Quais (The Man By the Shore) by Raoul Peck. Her critically acclaimed film series, Creatively Speaking, is now in its 25th year. In February 2015, Creatively Speaking co-presented the unprecedented film series “Tell It Like it Is: Black Independents in NYC 1968-1986”, with The Film Society of Lincoln Center and awarded the Film Heritage Award by the National Society of Film Critics. Another series presented in March 2017 at BAMcinématek, “One Way or Another: Black Women Filmmakers 1970 – 1991”, was acknowledged by Richard Brody, of The New Yorker Magazine, as “The Best Repertory Series of 2017” and awarded the “Film Heritage” Award of 2017 by the National Society of Film Critics. Ms. Materre is a current member of the Board of Directors of Women Make Movies and a former member of the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film and Television.