FOUNDER / 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, Boss, Numb3rs, ER and The West Wing. In 2002 she was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award.
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.
CO-FOUNDER / PRODUCING DIRECTOR
Courtney Graham has been working as a producer and strategist in the commercial, broadcast and theatrical world for more than a decade. After graduating with a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2004, she began her career with the prestigious visual storytelling firm Imaginary Forces where she produced Emmy nominated television titles and a wide range of broadcast packages and commercials. She currently works with the NFL Network, focusing on long-term design and technical projects that involve collaborating with stakeholders in multiple departments. Her co-founding work as Look What SHE Did!’s producing director has allowed her to experiment with production methodologies in pursuit of maintaining a professional level of quality without traditional resources or budgets. She looks forward to helping guide Look What SHE Did’s continued evolution!
CO-FOUNDER / LEAD EDITOR / DIRECTOR
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.
Sylvia Hathaway Chavez
Sylvia considers herself equal parts theatre geek, culturephile and women’s advocate, and proudly joined the Look What SHE Did! team in 2018 as Managing Director. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she spent ten years working in theatres in the San Francisco Bay Area as an education program director, actor, and teaching artist with companies including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre, TheatreWorks, and others. Sylvia recently completed her M.A. in nonprofit management at Antioch University Los Angeles, during which time she managed arts education programs in schools from Compton to Santa Monica through her work with P.S. ARTS. In her free time, she leads workshops for young girls and their parents in the Los Angeles area that teach leadership and conflict resolution skills through dramatic play through a nonprofit called Girl’s Leadership. She loves writing and cake.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
Jamie Coker-Robertson is an established Public Relations and Social Media consultant with over 18 years experience in Social Impact Media/Public Relations and Marketing. In her varied career she has worked on accounts in several different industries including entertainment, literary, restaurant, product, music, non-profit, personal publicity and film festivals. She has worked on campaigns for Oscar winning films, best selling books, an award winning restaurant, the largest LGBTQ archive in the world, and ran the communications for an international film festival. She currently serves as a Point Foundation Mentor to an LGBTQ Point Scholar, and loves spending her free time going to movies and hiking with her wife and 11 year old daughter, as well building furniture and dabbling in interior design (i.e. pretending to be Joanna Gaines when no one is looking).
Natalie Conneely is a passionate development professional and storyteller, born in the lowland jungles of Eastern Bolivia, in the heart of South America. She spent the last seven years working to ensure the sustainability of a global fellowship authorized by the Dalai Lama to Reimagine Leadership.The program, Dalai Lama Fellows, has trained and developed 177 young next-generation leaders from 47 nations to lead with mindfulness, compassion and ethics. Before immersing herself fully in the social sector, she spent four years incorporate business development with CNN International managing European, Middle Eastern, and African Markets, while helping to launch CNN International’s first Middle Eastern Production Hub in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Natalie co-founded Changing Stories, an international nonprofit production company that provided transformative art experiences for communities who wished to share their stories around the world. She is a working producer and actor in Los Angeles, and a certified yoga teacher and energetic and spiritual healer.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS MANAGER
Jeanine DiTomasso is an experienced nonprofit professional with a demonstrated history of success in fund development, events, education and arts management. Jeanine excels in building capacity, creating systems, and adaptive leadership. She is a passionate speaker with highly developed interpersonal and presentation skills. She is committed to arts and education equity as well as the advancement of the nonprofit sector. She holds a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University Los Angeles and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional. Jeanine has a wide skill set and has worked in every level of the nonprofit sector from front of line staff to executive level positions. She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring California.
Adriana is a longtime media arts non-profit admin, humorist, voice actor, and music nerd who makes the occasional appearance on stage with sketch comedy groups and randomly-timed turns at open mic comedy nights around Los Angeles. A filmaholic from an early age, she has spent the better part of 20 years on programming committees for prestigious festivals such as Frameline (San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival), Cine+Mas (San Francisco Latino Film Festival), and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. When she’s not busy voicing odd characters or staring at the silver screen, you can find Adriana putting together delicious meals from refrigerator odds & ends, being walked by her rescue dog, and contemplating the Oxford comma.
YOUTH BLOGGER / COLLEGE STUDENT
Catherine “Cat” Oriel is a Filipina-American originally from Los Angeles, CA. She is a rising junior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is the head graphic design artist for the GW Program Board and a culture reporter for the GW Hatchet. She became involved with Look What She Did! in the Spring 2017 and joined the team as a youth advisor and blogger after hosting a LWSD! event at her alma mater, The Archer School for Girls.
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.
Johanna is a French Director of Photography, now working in Los Angeles after graduating with a Master in Cinematography at the American Film Institute in 2013. She has worked as a cinematographer on a number of award-winning projects, including 4 feature films, a number of short films, music videos, PSAs, TV shows, interviews and documentaries. Her last feature And Then There Was Eve won the Jury Award at the L.A Film Festival. Johanna loves to say she is a visual psychologist : her role is to understand and interpret the emotions of the characters, to create for them the best visual atmosphere to act in.
Corryn is a boom operator and sound mixer in the Bay Area. For the last four years she as been working on independent features that have premiered at festivals such as SXSW, Sundance, Cinequest and the LA Film Festival. Corryn has also been apart of multiple web series depicting the social change in the Bay Area, a subject she feels daily. She is focused on being a career boom operator and hoping to break the mold of the male dominated production world.
Post Production Team
POST-PRODUCTION PRODUCER / EDITOR
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.
Autumn Dea is a Philadelphia area raised film editor, based out of Los Angeles, Ca. She is currently a Film Independent Project Involve editing fellow, and has been working full-time in advertising along with independent film projects since 2012. Always looking to pass on her love of film and editing, she also volunteers as a film teacher for underserved kids. Previously, Autumn graduated with honors from VCU School of the Arts in Richmond Va, while playing NCAA Division I field hockey for the university. When she’s not in the “chop-shop” she enjoys outdoor activities with her rescue dog Meko.
After graduating in 2012 from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in film editing & sound design, Rachel moved to Los Angeles. Now, she continues her film career as a freelance editor and designer of title sequences for film and television, as well as commercials, visual effects, and montage work. Over the last 6 years of working as a lead editor at Prologue Films, some of her favorite collaborations include the titles for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, SALEM, GOOD BEHAVIOR, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WORLD WAR Z and most recently STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. In 2017, her lead editorial work on the title sequence for FEUD was nominated for a Motion Title Design Emmy. Rachel has always had a love of graphic design and film from a young age and continues to explore the perfect hybrid of editing and designing title sequences.
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.
Rachelle Hoppel is an editor originally from Norwalk, CT. She grew up as an artist and competitive dancer. She started her undergraduate career at Marist College located in Poughkeepsie, NY. After taking an editing course, she developed a passion for editing as it related to skills she learned from dance. This creative career path set her in motion to transfer schools. After her acceptance to USC, she moved to Los Angeles and concentrated in editing at the School of Cinematic Arts. Since graduating in 2017, she has been freelance editing and working as an assistant editor on Lorena, an Amazon documentary series.
Chris Kahwaty is a professional Re-recording mixer/Sound supervisor based out of Hollywood California. He is a New Jersey native who attended college at Full Sail university and graduated as salutatorian of his class in Recording Arts. He also received multiple course director awards as well as the advanced achievement award. Chris started his Hollywood career in 2009 and continues to maintain quality of the utmost standards. Chris is currently working at Formosa Group as a mix technician/dialogue editor and has a wide range of credits in television and feature films. He is actively involved in the sound community as a member of MPEG, MPSE, AES, the Television Academy, and Film Group. He is very dedicated to his craft and is always working to stay ahead of the curve or even create it!
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.
Steph Zenee Perez
Steph Zenee Perez is an emerging film editor and graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory. She is a first generation Mexican-American who is interested in telling stories that explore the human condition and diverse cultures. During her time at AFI she edited 11 short films including her two thesis films, Vessels and Icebox. Icebox won the Live-Action Grand Jury Award at AFI FEST and was shortlisted for the 90th Academy Awards Live-Action Short-Film category. Perez won her first editing award at the NewFilmmakers Best of 2017 Festival for her work on Vessels. Vessels has screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide and won the acclaimed Iris Prize in 2015. She has most recently finished editing her first feature film, The Feels, directed by Jenée LaMarque, starring Angela Trimbur and Constance Wu. Perez is a recurring editor for Julie Hébert’s Look What She Did telling meaningful stories about unknown, inspiring women. She is also a current Film Independent Project Involve Editing Fellow.
Daniel is a sound editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Connecticut, he began his audio career recording bands and working in music recording studios. Gravitating towards film sound in college, Daniel moved to Los Angeles in 2009 to pursue an audio career in film and television. He is currently working as a sound editor in scripted television and independent films.
Elizabeth Saltzman graduated from the American Film Institute in the fall of 2017 with her MFA in Film Editing and also received her BA in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College in 2013. During her time as an undergraduate, Elizabeth spent a winter term at Prague Film School and a summer at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, honing her filmmaking skills. She also held internships at numerous production companies and served as assistant. Elizabeth then became the Development and Marketing Associate of River City Brass, a professional brass band rooted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for whom she produced and edited commercial spots as well as promotional videos. During her time at the American Film Institute, Elizabeth cut six short films and two thesis films. She most recently worked as Assistant Editor at a trailer house. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Ariana is a video editor from Guatemala. When she was 18, she moved to Austin in 2010 to study Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas. After graduating in 2015, she worked at El Rey Network for two years as a Junior Editor and afterwards moved to LA to join Trailer Park as an Assistant Editor. She is now an Associate Editor at Mob Scene and on the side, continues to work as a Freelance Editor for music videos, short films, documentaries, and advertisements.
JoAnne Yarrow studied Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, before moving to Los Angeles and beginning work on both feature films and Television. As an assistant she worked on blockbuster movies such as National Treasure: Book of Secrets, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Acclaimed writer and showrunner, John Ridley, gave JoAnne her big break as an editor on the Emmy award winning American Crime (ABC). Since American Crime, she has had the privilege of working for other acclaimed shows such as Queen Sugar (OWN), Claws (TNT), and is currently on Vida for Starz. She’s honored to be part of the Look What SHE did! team.