North Carolina Neuroscientist Finds Chemistry In The Film Industry

Dr. Amy Tiemann, neuroscientist, educator and author is leaving the laboratory for the film set. The Chapel Hill-based film producer is cracking the glass ceiling again. The Stanford PhD worked in the male-dominated world of neuroscience. And now, through her woman-owned company Spark Productions, Dr. Tiemann is hoping to create opportunities for more diversity in front of and behind the camera. Tiemann signed on last summer to executive produce Olympic Pride, American Prejudice after hearing a pitch from the film’s director Deborah Riley Draper at a Southern Documentary Fund filmmaker convening.  The highly-anticipated film tells the untold story of the 18 African American Olympians who defied Hitler and Jim Crow racism to win medals and hearts at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  Tiemann says, “I’m excited to bring such an important…

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