In ‘The Empowerment Zone’ Dr Ramona Houston focusses on building the power of the African American and Latinx communities.
Virginia Diaz Laughlin: Encouraging women to pursue their dreams in the film industry
For more than 30 years, Virginia Diaz-Laughlin has broken barriers in the film and video industry in production management. She has worked on commercials, feature films, television movies and syndicated shows. Feature film credits include “Rushmore,” “Apollo 13,” and my personal favorite “Selena.” Her most recent accomplishment is “Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes,” her first feature documentary as a Producer. The film has been broadcast on PBS and is available for streaming. Join Ramona today as she and Virginia discuss the experiences of women working in film and video production. Virginia’s stories will encourage women and young filmmakers of color to pursue their dreams despite the barriers. A San Antonio native, Virginia is currently based in Houston, Texas.
For more information about Virginia Diaz-Laughlin, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginia-diaz-laughlin-9b960a73/.
To learn more about the documentary film “Truly Texas Mexican,” visit https://trulytexasmexican.com/synopsis/.
For individuals pursuing careers in the film and video industry, visit https://dearproducer.com/about/, a useful website that connects women and people of color in the industry and provides valuable resources.
In this show we zone in on all aspects of Black and Brown empowerment:
- We support building economic, political, educational and social power.
- We advocate for health, philanthropy and service.
- We champion racial and social justice.
- We critically analyze current events and issues from our perspectives.
- We spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events.
- We create synergy between our communities, believing that by working together, we increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.
If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.