Welcome allied media makers to the 20th annual Allied Media Conference!
Twenty years is a long time. Twenty years is no time at all.
Look at this from one angle: it’s a swarm of full-grown butterflies. Look at it from another angle: it’s a single chrysalis, both fully alive and yet-to-be-born at once. Whether this is your first AMC or your 20th, you are right on time and the best is yet to come.
The AMC you see today is the result of hundreds who, over two decades, did work to change what this is, and were changed by it.
Flint native Tunde Olaniran has been a regular performer at the Allied Media Conference since 2014, and has produced AMC's Opening Ceremony since 2016.
Kimberly Chou, the media coordinator for the Dream Cafe, refers to the culinary center pop-up as a space that was created with the intention of making “the food that is served at the AMC, that people gather around, that people share, that we make and eat together, as intentional as everything else at the AMC.”
When the Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) issued a call for project proposals, they were seeking film projects that shift narratives about Detroit, particularly projects led by those most often excluded from critical conversations about the city: Black and Brown Detroiters. Two years later, five DNA projects are in production and slated to present work-in-progress screenings at the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference in June.