Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Meet Sharon La Cruise

Welcome Sharon La Cruise to the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers! Sharon will be touring with her film, Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. The first stop for Daisy Bates and Sharon is the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC. This great little outer banks community puts on a great show so don't miss a moment.

Sharon will also be visitign the following communities:
Manteo, NC
Miramar, FL
Winder, GA
Johnson City, TN
Cullowhee, NC
Savannah, GA
Alexandria, LA
Jacksonville, FL

More about Sharon: Sharon La Cruise works for the Ford Foundation in the JustFilms unit. She has worked in television and film for 20 years, both in the corporate and production aspects of the business. She recently completed her first film, Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, a feature-length documentary on civil rights activist Daisy Bates, which was broadcast in 2012 on PBS’ Independent Lens. She began her television career with ABC in primetime sales. She has worked on: Dixie Chicks: Shut up & Sing; Going Up River: The Long War of John Kerry; Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise; Citizen King; Matters of Race; This Far By Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys; Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun;and CNN’s Through the Lens, The Road to the White House and The Planetary Police. She is a member of the International Documentary Association. She holds an M.A. in television journalism from New York University, and a B.A. in history from Adelphi University.