Jennifer’s career straddles the Journalism, Education, Film and Media disciplines.
Fusing her passion for Film and Education, Jennifer taught Film and Media for over 15 years from GCSE through to undergraduate level. She then progressed to Education Management and Curriculum Design.
Jennifer’s a trained journalist and has been working for over 16 years in a tumultuous industry. Her latest work can be found on the UK’s premier outlet in news and entertainment for black British talent, The British Blacklist.
Following the return of the black filmmaker international film festival, Jennifer worked with iconic filmmaker Menelik Shabazz and was appointed Festival Coordinator. The longest-running film festival primarily for black British filmmakers, saw its comeback in 2015 and was located at north London’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
Interspersed within these landmarks, Jennifer has set up her own PR Consultancy, Eshé Media. Of course, whilst the Consultancy manages all types of tasks relating to PR, Jennifer follows a natural expertise pathway to ground the Consultancy in Film and Education.
Despite all the pledges from the establishment to install programmes to reflect a more diverse population within and without its workforce, Jennifer believes that the representation of women of colour in front of and behind the camera remains stubbornly low. With this in mind, her latest enterprise sees Jennifer creating a new platform called Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast, a Festival.
Twitter: @Grace4ully | LinkedIn: Jennifer G. Robinson
From a background of Graphic Design, Laurelle first found her passion for film when she studied A-level Media at John Ruskin College. She gained her first work experience gig with Wised UP- an independent film company.
She pursued her Film education at St Mary's Twickenham University. Excitingly, it’s through this course she was able to study at De Sales University in Pennsylvania USA as part of her Media Arts with Film & TV Degree.
Laurelle’s debut as a writer came in 2013 where she wrote on a short film called NO.27. This further galvanised Laurelle’s film career.
Honing her production chops, Laurelle was the Production Manager for the hotly anticipated period-drama, Brixton Rock Short Film. Directed by Ethosheia Hylton, the film is an adaptation of award-winning author Alex Wheatle’s 1999 novel, Brixton Rock.
Laurelle has always enjoyed watching films especially independent shorts and analysing them. To bring change through this prolific medium and to challenge taboos, are some of the things which drive Laurelle’s passion for the industry. She sees film as a way to educate, inspire and stir. Her inspirations are Spike Lee, Ava Duvenay, Amma Asante, Steve McQueen, to name a few.
Twitter: @LaurelleJones | Facebook: LaurelleJones