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The Different Faces Different Film Festival invites you to join X-Factor Films founder Lauren Tracy for a discussion on emerging and millennial filmmakers on June 29th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Tracy, CEO and Filmmaker at X-Factor Films, will discuss her company’s impressive collective of filmmakers that has grown over the past year. As she explains it,  X-Factor Films will hopefully “become the Netflix meets Reddit of female entertainment.”

The team at X-Factor believes that changing the global landscape of entertainment for women starts by partnering with filmmakers to create amazing content for young women. This panel discussion will include screening samples of X-Factor’s work including films featuring Gina Rodriguez, star of Jane the Virgin, as well as Anna Camp and Skylar Astin from Pitch Perfect.


ABOUT LAUREN TRACY: Lauren Tracy started her career working with Avid, NYU and Kathryn Bigelow to providing financial awards to female filmmakers. While working in LA as an editor for feature films, Tracy came up with the idea for X-Factor Films. This idea lead to her being 2013 Dogfish Accelerator finalist in NYC (the world’s first film/business incubator), and to being accepted into Boston’s leading incubator (Venture Development Center).  In 2015 Tracy and her partners Rick Tracy and Gerta McAnany  began gathering the team, and building the business model for X-Factor Films.

In addition, Tracy’s screenplay SWEET DESERT PALM, a thriller, was a Big Vision Empty Wallet 2015 Screenwriters Career Lab finalist and she was a finalist director in the 2015 Lionsgate competition “Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga.”

ABOUT X-FACTOR: Tracy explains, “We will curate and produce the highest quality movies and series for young women on a platform that acts as “the front page of the internet,” encouraging cultural conversation around it. Imagine if Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ had been released in a space where you, Beyoncé and the internet could have engaged with each other about it – #mindblown! Currently we are partnered with 25 filmmakers whose accomplishments include being nominated for an Academy Award, winning an Emmy, being on the New York Times Best Sellers list, having projects on HBO and Netflix, and building hundreds of thousands of fans. This fall we will launch a BETA version of our platform for our core following with a library of short-form movies and series from these creators and more.”


PHOTO CREDIT: Samantha Zachrich

Tickets to this individual event can be purchased online for $10.00 or you can purchase an All-Access Pass for only $25.00 to attend all 4 workshops on the 29th and 30th. Location:  University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

This workshop is hosted by Different Faces Different Voices, as part of the Flicks4Chicks film contest, in collaboration with Women in Film and Video/New England Chapter.

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