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Our Board of Directors

 

Christin Baker

Co-Director – Diversity

Bio

Christin, a founding member of TWIFM,dx the President and CEO of Tello films and a mega-producer/director; member of the TV Academy and Producers Guild of America. Christin WON the prestigious Best Director award at 2016 London Raindance Film Festival for Maybelle.

For more information, please visit: www.tellofilms.com

Roxanna ‘Roxie” Green

Director Digital Media

Bio

Roxanna (Roxie) Green is the COO and Co-Founder of Hollywall Entertainment, Inc., a publicly trading entertainment and media company, (HWAL) and President of Hollywall Digital. Roxanna has over thirty years’ diverse background in all areas of corporate management and finance. Her extensive experience includes working with publicly trading and private companies, corporate legal andfinancial counsels, auditors, handling corporate merger and acquisition negotiations, corporate branding, marketing and public relations and managing most corporate executive responsibilities. In addition, most of Ms. Green’s thirty years’ experience has been in operating and managing an entertainment and media company that specializes in the areas of music, TV, internet, artist management, publishing, distribution, new interactive media, studio production and live music and sports event industries.

 

Mercedes Jones

Co-director – Development

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Mercedes Jones has a great reputation for cultivating opportunities with Nashville-based small businesses, cultural development projects and technology innovation companies. She is a high-energy entrepreneur known for strategic development and implementation. She has a successful track record of leading high-profile cultural, community and entrepreneurial pursuits as well as proven governance in non-profit leadership. She is recognized for delivering extraordinary results, innovative approaches, high-functioning team collaborations and strategic partnerships. A twenty-year veteran of business, leadership and project management, she finds the simplest way to explain her expertise is as a “Dream Actualizer.”

Jennifer Hansen

Membership Director

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Jennifer Hansen is a founding member of TWIFM. Through her employer Deloitte, she has developed a 10 piece banc which she fronts. She enjoys acting, singing & film. She is also a five year volunteer with the Nashville Film Festival including acting as an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator. Jennifer also volunteers for many other non profit organizations in the area.

Elaine Peake

Communications / Public Relations

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Elaine relocated to Tennessee retiring from 38 years in news production at WCBS and WABC. Working in the national and local news. Elaine was one of the key executives who executive produced WABC’s 9/11 coverage. Elaine consults for other for profit and not for profit organizations. She is working on a screenplay that is based on a true World War 2 story. The script is finished but the development process is just beginning.

Kimberly Skyrme

Casting Director and Producer

Bio

Regional Casting for the STARZ Original Series The Girlfriend Experience. She also Produced and Cast the comedy pilot Bennie’s starring Eight time Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner and others.

In addition to Producing and Casting the Feature, April Come She Will she is also producing the Musical Comedy with writer|director Peter Bogdanovich, One Lucky Moon, and The Hive a Psychological Thriller with writer|director Paul Lingas. She is developing three original series and Executive Producing a Slate of Feature Films.
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Beth Harrington

Director

Bio

Beth is a founding member of TWIFM. She delivers content for Television. Film and New Media. She is an award winning Producer, Director and Writer. She is very experienced in the art of making quality documentary media. She has been described as excelling in Telling insightful stories of American music, culture, and history.
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Meliseisha Edwards

Co-Director Diversity

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Meleisha is a Writer, Producer and Director. With her producing partner Asher they had made award wining films both short live action and feature. Their last film “Distraction” is a 2017 finalist in the Memphis Film Prize competition.

Elke Ridenour

Co-director – Development

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Elke is a founding member of TWIFM. She has a history of achievement that demonstrates strong leadership and performance. Her expertise is in Strategy planning and execution, business process engineering, relationship management and large scale change. Elke is Past President of Women in Numbers an apolitical non-profit, serving women who wish to enter the political arena and member of Leadership Middle Tennessee.

Molly Secours

Director

Molly Secours is a founding member of TWIFM. A writer, filmmaker and a speaker who uses her artistic talents to effect social change and public policy. Producing 60+films and videos about disparities in education, criminal justice, and healthcare, she has garnered praise from key Washington officials–including the late Sen. Edward Kennedy–for a short documentary called Faces of TennCare. For more information, please visit:

Ava Leigh Stewart

Director

Ava Leigh Stewart is a director, writer, producer, and artist. Stewart is the author of ten books, as well as a writer for film, television, new media, and magazines. She founded Art West Film, a full-service production company in 2005. In 2012, she founded the Southeastern International Film Festival, which promotes an independent film distribution channel to the Southeastern United States. For more information, please visit www.avaleighstewart.com.

Cynthia Esq.

Director

 

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