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Jen grew up in Santa Barbara, spending her school years as a skate-loving drama-geek and her summers living with extended family in the woods without electricity (Little House in the Prairie style). She began traveling at a young age, went to University of Nairobi at 19, and credits her exciting upbringing with the wide range of stories she loves to tell.
Morenike Joela Evans
Morenike is a Director, known for her calm leadership, clear vision and positive vibes on set. She’s passionate about directing stories for TV & Film that are compelling, provoking and have heart. She’s currently one of only six Black women actively working as a multi-cam director in scripted television and has recently directed episodes of the iCarly reboot, Family Reunion, Raven’s Home and Sydney to The Max.
Sharon is a 3-time Emmy nominee and has directed over 125 episodes of unscripted television, including NBC’s “World of Dance”, NBC’s “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”, and Comedy Central’s “The High Court”.
Kimmy is a director, writer, and actress you may recognize from her on-screen roles as Stacey on Netflix’s critically acclaimed series “GLOW” or as Coach Crowley on Atypical. As a director, she will be making her feature debut, “Good on Paper” written by and starring Iliza Shlesinger for Netflix, premiering globally June 23rd.
Annette began her directing career with THE FOOT SHOOTING PARTY starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Spielberg saw the film and offered her an episode of Amblin’s SEAQUEST and that led quickly to her first feature, FOXFIRE. Annette became known for her astute casting eye when she pulled Angelina Jolie from auditions for a minor role and offered her the lead.
Li was born in Suzhou, China and raised in Sugar Land, TX. She received her BA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, graduating cum laude. Her debut feature THERE IS A NEW WORLD SOMEWHERE won three Best Feature awards
Also known as Princess Monique Filmz, has come a long way from growing up in the inner city of Cleveland. From humble beginnings, she has used her life experiences to fuel her creativity and ignite her passion of storytelling embodied in her robust career. Princess Monique is an accomplished TV/film producer, director, writer, and author.
SJ is an award-winning Costa Rican-American filmmaker whose work as a dramatic episodic director is supported by industry talent labs including NBC’s Female Forward and Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative.
Pratibha is an award winning T.V. and film director. Pratibha’s credits include her debut narrative feature, Nina’s Heavenly Delights, a rom com set in Scotland released in the UK & US. Pratibha’s film Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, the definitive film on this Pulitzer Prize winning author The Color Purple was broadcast on American Masters (PBS) and BBC.
Mo is an award-winning film and television director. Her first feature, a relationship drama called Quiet Little Marriage, won several awards including the grand jury award at Slamdance and was distributed by IFC. Her second feature, a comedy called The Last Time You Had Fun, also won festival awards and was distributed by Gravitas.