Speakers

Michael M. Pessah, ASC
Michael M. Pessah, ASC
Guest Speaker
Michael M. Pessah, ASC is known for his award-winning work in both scripted and documentary filmmaking. He filmed the documentaries, Scandalous, which was nominated for a 2021 Emmy, and Viva La Causa, which was shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. His unscripted work has been nominated for an Emmy award in the past three consecutive years. Soul of a Nation: Black in Vegas recently won a Gwen Ifill award for Excellence in Journalism. His scripted credits include Saving Flora, starring Jenna Ortega, and Block Party, starring Antoinette Robinson.