Founder of URU: The Right to Be Entertainment Non-Profit
Crystal R. Emery is founder and CEO of URU, The Right to Be, Inc.,a non-profit content production company that tackles social issues via film, theatre, publishing, and other arts-based initiatives.
She holds a BFA from the University of Connecticut. After graduation Ms. Emery garnered an apprenticeship with renowned theater director Lloyd Richards (“Piano Lesson”). She polished her craft under the tutelage of film industry giant Bill Duke (“A Rage in Harlem”) and her independent theatrical productions have since toured national and international stages. She holds an MA in Media Studies from The New School for Public Engagement and consults as a Public Engagement and Media Specialist.
Ms. Emery’s work was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus with the Health Brain Trust Award in Journalism. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Time Magazine and Huffington Post. Ms. Emery’s latest film, “Black Women In Medicine,” is Academy eligible.