Locations on Two:
Alison A Taylor & Kokayi Ampah with Dodd VickersKokayi Ampah has worked on everything from shows that defined the classic era of 70’s television like Knight Rider & The A Team to all time favorite films like the Shawshank Redemption. As the first African-American location manager and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, you can see why he has earned his place as an industry trailblazer. We are also joined by Alison A Taylor, the most prominent African American woman working as a location manager today. Alison is a twenty one year veteran of the film industry whose credits include Amistad, Training Day, Alias and The Underground Railroad. Our conversation during this two part episode covers everything from diversity in the industry to their personal journeys in the business. Welcome again to the back channel, where the real work gets done on set, “Locations on Two!”