Rachel Goldberg – Director of MUTED, Neighbors

Rachel Goldberg an award-winning director who helmed the short film, MUTED, starring Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) which sold to HBO. As a director, she has been supported by the Sony Pictures TV Diverse Directors Program, We for She’s Direct Her Program, the Fox Global Directors Initiative and the Ryan Murphy HALF Foundation. As a proud participant in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, she co-wrote and directed the short film NEIGHBORS which was developed into the feature screenplay, “Transformation Awaits.” This script was selected for the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, was a quarterfinalist for the...

Bridget Stokes – Director & Producer, Instant Pictures

  Bridget Stokes is a filmmaker who currently has several projects in development through her production company, Instant Pictures, including feature film Emmett, which she will direct, The Lost Husband, which she will produce, and a television adaptation of The Volunteer. Bridget recently completed production on a comedy web series pilot she directed titled Picked Up and post on a short drama she directed titled Think Fast. The Volunteer, a feature Stokes produced, won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Prior to that, she wrote and directed the feature film Herman & Shelly, which was acquired by Cinetic, and she produced the short film Coffee, which was...

Jackie J. Stone – Creator of Compersion

JACKIE STONE is an award winning director/writer and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts.  Stone has a penchant for visual story telling, delivering poetic and precise work. Her films have screened at numerous festivals including the American Black Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, LA Film Festival Project Involve Showcase, Bermuda International Film Festival, Tallahassee International Film Festival, Durango International Film Festival, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves Film Festival, BERC Film Festival,  Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, California African American Museum and HBO Network. Stone...

Alberlynne Harris – Writer/Producer

Alberlynne Harris, affectionately known as Abby, is a native of Los Angeles, California. She continues to defy labels and categories while remaining active with and inspired by various civic and socially conscious organizations. As an A Better Chance alumna of the Harvard-Westlake School Abby received her Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She returned home to complete the JD/MBA program at the University of Southern California. She recently completed a long term project hire assignment as a Manager of Branded Integrations for Maker Studios (a Disney Company) where her clients included Disney Parks and Disney...

Alison Marek – Writer/Director/Graphic Novelist

ALISON MAREK is an award-winning filmmaker with an MFA in directing from NYU. Her thesis short, “The Playground,” was sponsored by Showtime Networks Inc. and broadcast extensively on their channels. She also wrote and illustrated graphic novels that were published by Piranha Press (div. DC Comics). Her most current project is called “Play Me,” which takes place in 1957 and follows an inventive young housewife who tries to conquer a billion-dollar industry filled with corruption, greed and misogyny: the toy industry. LINKS www.AlisonMarek.com @Alisonmarekfilm Tweet