New School of Cinema Director Strives to Create Equity, Inclusiveness in Industry

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- “Giant lime green-bordered letters spell “director” across her floral sequined chest. Her black fur-covered ankles completed the eccentric outfit. A grin flashed across her face, welcoming all into her world of creativity.

“For the first time the School of Cinema will have a woman of color as its director, Celine Parreñas Shimizu. Shimizu plans to use her passion for the cinematic arts and implementation of communication plans, such as a new monthly newsletter and first annual convocation, to create a diverse and inclusive culture to generate awareness of inequality and misrepresentation within cinema.”