Meet the Team

Katrina Medoff.jpg
Katrina Medoff

Co-Founder

Katrina Medoff is an actor, writer and producer in New York City. Her recent projects include the feature “Ask for Jane” (actor) and the short films “Lovestuck” (actor/writer/producer), “Home Invasion for the Holidays” (actor), “Ms. Connections” (actor/writer) and “Dark Blue” (producer). 

Copy of Copy of Campions - Gonnie Zur -
Tracy Sayre

Co-Founder

Tracy Sayre is an award-winning screenwriter and founder of Writers Work. Her short film “Lily + Mara” recently premiered on PBS. She is currently developing 3 feature scripts and serves on the grant board of QCA and is an animal rights activist. Tracy received a BFA and MAT from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Makana Shimaoka 2-2 (1).jpg
Makana Shimaoka

Director of Communications

Makana Shimaoka is a creative professional who’s worked with multiple film and television production crews in New York City. She recently moved to Los Angeles and has spent the last few years working as a freelance social media manager. She’s currently working on packaging several television pilots in development.

Anuj_edited.jpg
Anuj Gupta

Advisor

Entertainment lawyer Anuj Gupta is the founder of Gupta IP and co-founder of Sankara Pictures. Previously, he served as the head of legal and business affairs at companies including eko, W*E Interactive Ventures JV and Mashable. He also worked at Facebook and Vox Media.

ELLE - PREFERRED (1).jpg
Elle Johnson

Advisor

Elle Johnson is a writer, producer and showrunner. Most recently, she served as a co-showrunner on Netflix’s limited series "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker" starring Octavia Spencer. In addition, Johnson wrote, produced and/or executive produced on shows including "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," "Ghost Whisperer," "Saving Grace," "The Glades," "Finding Carter," "The Fosters,” "Homicide," "Any Day Now," and "Bosch.”

Valerie Medoff.jpg
Valerie Medoff

Video editor

Valerie Medoff is an Atlanta-based video editor and stage manager. She currently works as a freelance video editor on a wide variety of projects including company and individual sizzle reels, social media content, and YouTube videos.

Kathryn O'Kane_edited.jpg
Kathryn O'Kane

Advisor

Kathryn O’Kane is the showrunner of the James Beard award-winning “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” a four-part travel culinary series on Netflix.  She recently directed and produced episodes of “Death Row Stories,” a true crime documentary series for CNN in conjunction with Jigsaw Productions and Sundance Productions.  Told by current and former death row inmates, the series poses tough questions about the U.S. capital punishment system.