LOOK WHAT SHE DID! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Julie Hébert is an award-winning writer/director of theater, film and television. She has written and directed plays for some of America’s most daring theaters, winning the PEN Award for Drama twice. She wrote the films Female Perversions and Ruby’s Bucket of Blood. Additionally, she has written and directed for some of the most respected shows on television including American Crime, The Good Wife, Nashville, Boss, Numb3rs, ER and The West Wing. In 2002 she was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award.
Anisha Acharya is a Film Editor based in Los Angeles. She completed her MFA in Film Editing at the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her AFI thesis film “Day One” has been nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category and has screened at Cannes, AFI Fest and Telluride among others. Bringing a strong narrative focus to her process, Anisha is currently editing two independent feature documentaries.
Kimberly Culotta is a cinematographer who has lensed six Independent feature films and numerous documentary and short-form projects. With a background in Painting and Gaffing, her eye is keen and her heart is in Social Justice. She is quite proud to be part of this female-led, female-honoring project.
Lorita De La Cerna
Chicago born and raised, Lorita's career started in music where she worked with Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel, and others. Since then, she's segued to post-production sound on Film and Television. Her credits include: 2 Guns, Best Man Holiday, The Office, and Numbers.
Ellie Ann Fenton
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Ellie Ann is a cinematographer specializing in narrative features and commercials. Hailing from El Paso, TX, she is an alumni of the University of Texas at Austin and received an MFA from the American Film Institute in Cinematography. Her debut feature was the award-winning Zero Charisma; her newest film Slash. In addition to her feature work, she has shot commercials for such clients as Dell, Madison McQueen, and Grande Communications.
LOOK WHAT SHE DID! PRODUCING DIRECTOR
Courtney is Look What She Did!'s Producing Director and a freelance writer and producer based out of Echo Park, Los Angeles. She moved west after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill and begin her career with the award-winning production team at Imaginary Forces. These days she works as a graphics producer at the NFL Network and enjoys making cool stuff with a wide range of clients and friends in her spare time.
Erica started her decade long career in television at a TV literary agency which then led her to working in development at ABC Studios for several years. Interested in a different path, she renewed her interest in editorial which was a large part of her studies in college. She started working in post production as a PA and Post Coordinator and spent several years at the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She also recently wrapped up working on a pilot for ABC. Erica has a passion for all things TV and enjoys the story building aspect of editing and the magic of post production.
Sevdije is the first female DP in her home country, Kosova. She continues to work there and in her current home in Los Angeles, CA. Her work includes documentaries, shorts, TV Series and narrative feature films. Her films, including Recruitment, The Return, and Unmanned have received recognition in her home country and abroad. They have screened at festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, AFI Fest, Sarajevo Film Festival, and ZagrebDox. She completed her master studies on cinematography at the American Film Institute in 2011.
ACTOR / DESIGNER
Jill C. Klein: actor; designer; mentor; director; writer; girl-who-was-bat mitzvahed; singer; dancer; aunt; coach; costumer; bad pianist; editor; been to Turkey; grew-up-in-Jersey; seems to be thick-skinned but actually a mushball; painter; cohort with Julie for Look What She Did; currently teaching playwriting classes and debate classes to high school kids; and an identical twin.
Farrel Levy was trained as an artist at Cooper Union but has made a career as a film and television editor with credits including: Dirty Dancing, NYPD Blue, Primal Fear, Damages and Nashville. She has also been a television director and teaches editing at The American Film Institute. She is the mother of two daughters who never cease to make her proud.
Emily is a film editor from Southlake, Texas. Editing has been an interest of hers since a young age. She has a Bachelor of Science in film, television and digital media from TCU and a Master of Fine Arts in film editing from the American Film Institute. After completing her training at AFI, Emily has remained in Los Angeles to continue telling stories through editing. She has worked on many narrative shorts, behind-the-scenes featurettes/promos, and is currently assistant editing in scripted television.
Tegan joyfully produces media that compels social change. She’s worked on documentary films and has overseen 200 hours of scripted television. She aspires to live in the present moment.
Franzis was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She earned her BA in Filmmaking from the Met Film School, based at Ealing Studios London. Whilst working toward her degree, Franzis developed a passion for the craft of Film Editing. She has since acquired an adept knowledge of the craft, editing a number of short and feature length films both documentary and fiction. She now resides in Los Angeles, after completing her MFA in Editing from the American Film Institute.
Steph Zenee Perez
Steph Zenee Perez is a Los Angeles-based film editor, originally from Las Vegas, NV. She received her M.F.A. from The American Film Institute in the Editing discipline. Steph has worked on over dozen short films, music videos, and several feature films, including both narrative and documentary. She has proven herself an intuitive and compelling narrative editor. Her technical skill and artistic eye blend seamlessly into all of her projects. Steph is currently working as an Assistant in the Feature Post Production division at Lionsgate and takes on several freelance projects on her spare time.
Kimberly Jade Tompkins
Kimberly Jade Tompkins is a screenwriter from Birmingham, AL living in Los Angeles. Her short script "Our Dirty Laundry" won 1st Place at the Sidewalk Film Festival and, most recently, she served as a co-writer on the feature film, Tinker.. Kimberly wishes to pass on the inspiration given to her from this project to encourage women everywhere to stand up for what they believe in and never give up.
Sarah Michelle Witt
Sarah Michelle Witt is an Office PA and aspiring Producer. She earned a degree in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 (Hook ‘Em!). Sarah moved from the great city of Austin, Texas to her new home in Los Angeles, California to continue pursuing her dreams of working in the entertainment industry. Sarah is also the proud owner of a Boston Terrier mix, Django.
LOOK WHAT SHE DID! GENERAL MANAGER
Lori Zimmerman is a veteran nonprofit manager who has helped small and mid-sized charities transform their visions into effective philanthropies. Her expertise includes organizational infrastructure, grant writing, and strategic planning. She has worked with the Watts Village Theater Company, Latino Theater Company, and Venice Community Housing, among other organizations. Lori obtained a M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts.