SAG-AFTRA Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee Presents "A Focus on Diversity"

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SAG-AFTRA Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee Presents "A Focus on Diversity"
Start: 02/19/2013 - 2:00am
End: 02/19/2013 - 4:00am

The SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Ethnic Employment Opportunities (EEO) Committee invites you to a Q&A session with local filmmaker Thomas K. Phillips, writer and director of The North Star.

The North Star, a SAG signatory feature film based on true events, tells the story of Big Ben Jones, a  man who in 1848 makes a daring escape from enslavement on a Virginia plantation to Buckingham, PA where he is aided by local Quakers. Long held in the archives of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA, this is an important story that has never been brought to the public in this manner. The filmmaker and producers have conducted extensive research and with the assistance of the museum staff.

The story of Big Ben Jones is as dramatic today as it was in 1848. Meet the man who brought this story alive from script to screen, Thomas K. Phillips of Buckingham, PA. The film, shot in Bucks County with local actors, is currently being readied for distribution.

When: 6-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Where: Temple University Center City (TUCC)
1515 Market Street, Room 320
Philadelphia PA 19102

Photo ID required to enter the building. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Seating is limited, please RSVP to

If you need ADA accommodations, please let us know at or (212) 827-1542 by Feb. 11, 2013. 

Please visit to learn more about the SAG–AFTRA EEO Committee and the union’s diversity efforts.