Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Effie Brown Tells Producers Forum, ‘Nobody Has the Answers’

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Effie Brown Tells Producers Forum, ‘Nobody Has the Answers’

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"I thought there was something wrong with me and I was having such a hard time making it," said Brown on Sunday as she reflected on early efforts to break into the business. "I thought, 'Am I a fraud?' And then the big one – 'Do I deserve this?' That mental mind-fuck is exhausting. It kept me 'apart from', instead of 'a part of.'"

Earlier in her address, Brown told attendees at the DGA Theater, "You have a story to tell that's worthy. You have experience to share. You have a valid point of view and you should know this."

The Forum opened on Friday with a screening of Loving followed by an on-stage discussion with director JeffNichols and leads Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail delivered a keynote on Saturday.

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