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Arts Professional Pathways: Nicole Jefferson Asher

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 1:00pm
DANM: Light Lab (DARC 306) at UCSC
Presented by: 
Arts Division

Join Arts Professional Pathways for a conversation with Ms. Nicole Jefferson Asher.

Ms. Asher began her artistic journey studying at the world famous Dance Theater of Harlem in her teens. Later, she majored in theater as an undergrad at UC Berkeley, and then went on to receive an M.F.A. in film production from UCLA. Since then, Asher has earned numerous credits in film and television, having created projects for HBO, MTV, Showtime, Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and Mule FilmWorks, MillarGoughInk and Screen Gems. Most recently, Ms. Asher created a limited series for Netflix about Madam CJ Walker, starring Octavia Spencer in the title role. The project is slated to shoot in 2019. Other current projects include Keeping the Faith, a biopic of R&B superstar Faith Evans for VH1, and Madame Queen, a biopic based on Harlem's most notorious female gangster, Stephanie St. Clair, with Tim Story attached to direct, for HBO