Shaping the Future: WeXL and Bay Area Film Mixer Ignite Conversation on Film, Media and Community Empowerment and Bay Area Film Mixer (BAFM) team up to host a panel discussion and mixer, “The Future of Film & Media,” on May 23, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 518 Valencia. The event features industry leaders such as Chloé Moissis, Sony Pictures; Masashi Niwano, SFFILM; and indie creators ShakaJamal and Florencia Manovil. A $10 ticket offers an insightful evening and supports WeXL’s Boundless youth programs. WeXL founder Arabella DeLucco emphasizes the importance of harnessing the power of the creative community for the good of society, especially in these transformative times.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — and Bay Area Film Mixer (BAFM) join forces for an evening of discovery, conversation, and camaraderie. The power duo is excited to co-host “The Future of Film & Media” panel and mixer on May 23, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 518 Valencia. This event is a testament to the power of community and collaboration, a core principle for WeXL and BAFM.

“In a time when our world is rapidly transforming with new technologies like AI, we need to come together through our humanity,” said WeXL founder Arabella DeLucco. “As artists, creators, and professionals in film and media, we have the extraordinary power to shape narratives and influence society. It’s up to us to harness this power for the good of our community.”

This panel will discuss film and media’s evolution, trends, and the essential role of creativity and collaboration in shaping our future.

Panelists include:

  • Chloé Moissis, Global Digital Marketing at Sony Pictures
  • ShakaJamal, Director of WeXL’s “Battle Against the Odds” documentary short film
  • Florencia Manovil, Creator of “Dyke Central” (on Amazon)
  • Masashi Niwano, Director of Artist Development at SFFILM.

“This event doesn’t just talk about the future – it creates it,” said BAFM founder Dave Moutray. “We’re fueling the Bay Area talent engine, one inspiring conversation at a time.”

“The Future of Film & Media” exemplifies WeXL’s vision of “Together We eXceL as Creators for an Equitable World.” WeXL believes that empowerment through the creative process fosters unity and allows everyone to excel and contribute to creating a better experience for all.

For a $10 entry, attendees will gain insights from industry leaders and support WeXL’s Boundless youth programs. This is an opportunity for the Bay Area creative community to invest in the next generation.


Founded by Jefferson Award recipient Arabella DeLucco, is a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to empower through the creative process. WeXL and its impact network in arts, media, and technology work to create a more equitable world by offering programs that foster creativity and inclusion, believing that everyone can excel when given the right tools and opportunities.

**About Bay Area Film Mixer (BAFM)**

The Bay Area Film Mixer has been a San Francisco quarterly event for over ten years. Dave Moutray founded BAFM to create a tighter network of filmmakers in the Bay Area. The group believes in the power of local talent and is dedicated to providing a platform for these creatives to meet, collaborate, and thrive.

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Arabella DeLucco,, (415) 378-2344, [email protected]

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