New Wave Actors in Conversation
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 am
MOCA Geffen, Warehouse
The New Wave Actors highlights a diverse group of talented actors, selected by Film Independent and SAGindie, who continue to deliver breakout performances and deserve industry recognition. New Wave Actors is a partnership between Film Independent and SAGindie, with additional support from SAG-AFTRA and Easterseals Disability Services.
Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Olivia Cheng (Warrior), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Queen Sugar), Huma Qureshi (Leila) and Lauren “Lolo” Spencer (Give Me Liberty) will be honored.
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Huma Qureshi is a celebrated actor in her home country of India, and she is on her way to becoming Netflix’s big crossover actor in the West. She has an impressive filmography that includes critical and commercial hits such as Gangs Of Wasseypur, Dedh Ishqiya, Badlapur, Jolly LLB 2 and more. In 2017, Qureshi made her international debut with Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House; a film that earned her several accolades for her performance. Soon after, Huma signed with the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta for the Netflix series Leila. Most recently, Huma landed a pivotal role in Zack Snyder’s new Netflix film Army of the Dead, slated to release in 2020.