TV Producer Callie Crossley to Speak on Campus

Academy Award-winning television producer Callie Crossley will speak at Pine Manor College on Wednesday evening, February 4, 2004, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Founder’s Room in the Ferry Administration Building. Crossley will discuss the production of “Bridge to Freedom,” which was shot in Boston and was one episode in the award- winning PBS series Eyes on the Prize.

Eyes on the Prize, an epic documentary about the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s, was produced by Backside Films in Boston, an African-American film company headed by the late Henry Hampton, a well-respected member of the African-American community in Boston.

Crossley, a former TV network producer for ABC's 20/20, is now a contributing member of the WGBH -TV public affairs show Greater Boston, "Beat the Press" segment. She is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard and Fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard.
Crossley will show clips from her film, discuss how she made the film, and talk about the lessons to be learned from this era of African-American history. A dynamic speaker, she is especially interested in the concerns of minority women and media.

Crossley’s presentation is sponsored by Pine Manor College’s Anne P. Nicholson ’40 Distinguished Lecturer Series and the BA Program in Communication. The talk is free and is open to the general public. Ample free parking is available on the PMC campus.