Meet the Team

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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). 

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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 is an animal rights activist. Tracy received a BFA and MAT from Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Makana Lani

Director of Communications

Makana Lani 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.

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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.”

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Valerie Medoff

Video editor

Valerie Medoff is an Atlanta-based video editor. As owner of Medoff Media, she edits a variety of projects including YouTube videos, company and individual sizzle reels, and social media content.

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Anuj Gupta

Advisor

Entertainment lawyer Anuj Gupta is the founder of First Gen Law, 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.

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Jasmine Russ

Advisor

Jasmine is the VP of development & production at Fabel Entertainment (Bosch, The Killing, Interrogation). She began her career in Australia casting for film, TV and theater before transitioning to the US to continue her work. Jasmine began producing under Fabel's previous banner of Fabrik where she established her specialty in genre blending, subversive storytelling and first time creators. She currently has projects set up at Netflix, Amazon, IMDb and Hulu and continues to service Fabel's new genre agnostic brand with a focus on premium content. 

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Miranda Plant

COVID compliance manager

Miranda Plant is a proud veteran of the first WWFC, and an award-winning film producer and actor. Some of her films include the award-winning Greater Good (2018), and When We Grow Up (2017). She is currently in post production with her documentary George Shirley: Il Rodolfo Nero (2022) about the life and career of the first Black tenor to perform a leading role at the Met Opera. She is currently producing a new feature set to begin production in May 2023 with the 51Fund. 

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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.

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Vanessa Clifton

Photographer

Vanessa Clifton is a Brooklyn based fine art, documentary and Local 600 Unit Stills Photographer. Currently Vanessa can be found on film sets creating images used for publicity and marketing campaigns. Most notable is her unit and promotional images created for Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga S2. She graduated in 2012 from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Fine Art, Photography. Within her personal work Vanessa likes to explore themes about human connection and relationships.

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Eden Martinez

Development Committee

Eden is a filmmaker, fighter and adventurer. Their aesthetic creates a beautifully striking picture of reality. Gifted with high emotional intelligence, curiosity, and an arsenal of dad jokes Eden creates human stories overflowing with authenticity and charm.

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Seneca Schwartz

Intern

Seneca is a soon-to-be college freshman who plans on studying film production at Emerson College. She is passionate about giving underrepresented people a voice through film and has made two short documentaries about women empowerment, and the importance of female role models.