Meet the team

Our startup is headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, but we’ve got an amazing distributed team all over the country. This small but passionate team of smart, creative and purpose-driven experts works hard to change the entertainment industry for the better.

We stand together that all voices, stories and perspectives should be seen.
Emily Best

Emily Best

Founder • CEO

Blessing Yen

Blessing Yen

Co-Founder • Chief Design Officer

Ejimofor Oruche

Ejimofor Oruche

Chief Product Officer

Jeremy Fall

Jeremy Fall

Technical Lead

Nowai Matthew

Nowai Matthew

Principal Developer, E&I Programs

Bri Castellini

Bri Castellini

Film Community Manager

Brandi Nicole Payne

Brandi Nicole Payne

Crowdfunding Specialist

Clay Pruitt

Clay Pruitt

Head of Programming

Julie Haberstick

Julie Haberstick

Managing Director, Programming

Christina Raia

Christina Raia

Head of Education & Outreach

Dani Thomas

Dani Thomas

Digital Storyteller

Shaina Rose Woolley

Shaina Rose Woolley

Events Manager

Martina Potratz

Martina Potratz

Co-Head of Equity and Inclusion Programming

Spencer Barros

Spencer Barros

Co-Head of Equity and Inclusion Programming

Meghan Ross

Meghan Ross

Operations Manager


Want to join in on the fun? Check out our careers page or find us at our events.

instructors

Our world-class creator education is taught by working filmmakers and storytellers with personal experience in the topics they teach.
Lindy Boustedt

Lindy Boustedt

Seattle, WA

Santana Coleman

Santana Coleman

Milwaukee, WI

Malerie Grady

Malerie Grady

Atlanta, GA

Maria Mealla

Maria Mealla

San Francisco, CA

Gerry Maravilla

Gerry Maravilla

Los Angeles, CA

Megan Petersen

Megan Petersen

Wilmington, NC

creative action board

Mark Duplass

Mark Duplass

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon

Writer, Producer

Jeff Yang

Jeff Yang

Journalist, Author, Producer, Podcaster

Lisa Cunningham

Lisa Cunningham

Director, Producer

equity & inclusion advisory board

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Org Design Practice Lead, August Public Inc.

Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche

Director of Equitable Design and Impact, Culture Amp

Lisa Magill

Lisa Magill

Co-Founder & COO, Aleria

Michael Baptiste

Michael Baptiste

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Justworks

Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams

Founder, Converge Firm

Kristy Tilman

Kristy Tilman

Head of Global Experience Design, Slack

Wendy Garcia

Wendy Garcia

Head of Global Experience Design, NYC Comptroller’s Office

Virginia Bauman

Virginia Bauman

Owner, Scale.us, Cuties

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