FORA.tv Speaker - Ephraim Walker

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Biography

Ephraim Walker is a Creative Producer from Oakland, CA. He graduated from James Logan High School and went on to attend Howard University on an academic and athletic scholarship. As an NCAA Division I wrestler, Ephraim was a two-time Mid Eastern Athletic Champion, and two-time Academic All-American. Ephraim earned both a bachelor's degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude and an MBA with High Honors from Howard before moving back to the West Coast. Ephraim then enrolled at the University of Southern California with the dream of becoming an entertainment attorney. While at USC he earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the USC Gould school of Law and a minor in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It was during his time at USC that Ephraim met Ryan Coogler. After graduating, Ephraim took a legal position with The Law Offices of John L. Burris, where his first assignment was to work on the controversial case of Wanda Johnson v. BART (The Oscar Grant Case). Ephraim reached out to his film school buddy Ryan Coogler, and they went on to create and produce the hit Indie film Fruitvale Station, where Ephraim served as Consultant Producer. Ephraim still works in the area of Civil rights, but now uses the media platforms of film and television to produce compelling,socially relevant stories about his community. For his next feature film project RIDERS, a gritty crime drama set in West Oakland, he has received the prestigious 2013-2014 San Francisco Film Society Filmhouse Grant, and was also a finalist for the 2014 Sundance Creative Producers fellowship. He is currently developing several other media projects, as well as working as a consulting producer for National Geographic.

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Interview: Ephraim Walker

10.11.16 | 00:13:01 min | 0 comments