Students and teachers who attend the Mosaic Film Experience can expect a day filled with career exploration, interactive workshops, and film screenings to encourage a more informed and active approach to consuming and producing media content.

2017 Keynote Speakers

Phillip Boutte Jr.
Phillip is a Concept Costume Designer based out of Los Angeles, California. He has worked on films such as X-men: Days of Future Past, Man of Steel, Inception, Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and more.

Ryan Stephens
Ryan was freelance Post Production Coordinator on the ABC show, 666 Park Avenue. Following that, he served as Post Coordinator on the ABC pilot, Venice Is Burning, then two seasons on Fox’s hit show, The Following, and the Amazon original programming pilot, Hysteria. In the summer of 2015, Ryan was promoted to Post Production Supervisor on the NBC comedy, The Mysteries of Laura, starring Debra Messing. After the show’s run, he accepted a job as Post Supervisor on Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay’s award-wining scripted drama, Queen Sugar. During his hiatus from the show, he was asked to serve as Post Supervisor on the Shonda Rhimes ABC drama, Still Star-Crossed, which debuted in May 2017. Ryan is currently working on Season 2 of Queen Sugar.

Sammy Publes
Sammy Publes has appeared in films such Batman Vs. Superman, Stone with Robert DeNiro and TV Credits on Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Shameless and Empire amongst many others. Mr. Publes decided to start his own theater company, Mixed Roots Collective, to address inequality of representation in local theater and film. By providing a platform for these plays, he hopes to address inequalities in casting as well. Mr. Publes along with Shelly Urbane and Todd Lewis, formed One World Diversity, LLC, in an attempt to address issues of disparity and inclusion and equality in our society and more specifically in organizations and institutions.

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