Sundance Advisor-in-Residence

Kelly Edwards

Tarzana, California, United States

Former executive and current producer, tv writer, and book author Kelly Edwards has developed shows like Living Single, Girlfriends, The Parkers, Clueless, Two Guys and a Girl, as well as a tv drama series, a Hallmark movie, and award-winning shorts for HBO. For seven years, she served as the head of Talent Development for HBO, launching the careers of emerging artists before herself becoming a Sundance Episodic Lab fellow, releasing her Amazon bestselling book The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide To TV Series Development, and staffing on Our Kind of People. Edwards holds a B.A. in Theater from Vassar and an MFA in Writing for TV and Film from Emerson College. She has been a member of the Annenberg Inclusion Board, the ATAS Diversity Committee, the United Negro College Fund Leadership Council, and a NALIP trustee. She has also served as President of her non-profit, Colour Entertainment, which has provided mentorship and leadership opportunities to creative executives for over twenty years. More

Rafael Agustín
Writer
Deanna Barillari
Producer
Rodrigo Barriuso
Director
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Peter Biegen
Screenwriter‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Playwright‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Filmmaker
New York, New York, United States
Jongnic Bontemps
Film‌ ‌Composer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Darcy Brislin
Writer‌/‌Producer
Bernardo Britto
Filmmaker
Sheldon Candis
Writer‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Director
New York, New York, United States
Christina Choe
Director
Bronwyn Cornelius
Producer
Jim Cummings
Writer‌/‌Director‌/‌Producer‌/‌Actor
Meredith Danluck
Screenwriter
Los Angeles, California, United States
Beth de Araújo
Writer‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Director
Hadi Nicholas Deeb
Trey Ellis
Antonio Méndez Esparza
Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Director‌/‌Professor
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Jinho Ferreira
Writer‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Rapper‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Actor
Sydney Freeland
Writer‌/‌Director
Éva Gárdos
Editor‌/‌‌ ‌Director
Los Angeles, California, United States
Howard Gertler
Producer
Lindsay Gossling
Director‌/‌Writer‌/‌Producer
Alistair Banks Griffin
Writer‌/‌Director
Chinaka Hodge
Writer
Oakland, California, United States
Anna Rose Holmer
Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Director
Eimi Imanishi
Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Director
New York, New York, United States
Megha Kadakia
Filmmaker
Los Angeles, California, United States
Maryam Keshavarz
Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Director
Daniel Kwan
Director
Erin Lau
Writer‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Director‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Producer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Simone Ling
Producer‌ ‌‌|‌‌ ‌Consultant
Los Angeles, United Kingdom
Jefery Levy
Writer‌/‌Director‌/‌Producer
Bing Liu
Director
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Crystal Liu
Writer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Adam Bhala Lough
Director‌/‌‌ ‌Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Producer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jake Mahaffy
Filmmaker
Adam Mansbach
Screenwriter
Sam Marks
Playwright
Stefany
Actor‌/‌‌ ‌Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Director
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Natalie Metzger
Producer
Laura Moss
Director‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Screenwriter
Nijla Mu’min
Writer‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Filmmaker
Alex O'Flinn
Editor
Edson Shundi Oda
Writer‌/‌Director
Anthony Onah
Filmmaker
Melissa Painter
Filmmaker
Natalie Qasabian
Producer
Jennifer Reeder
Filmmaker
Matty Rich
Director‌/‌‌ ‌Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Producer‌/‌‌ ‌Actor‌ ‌
Los Angeles, California, United States
Mark Elijah Rosenberg
Director‌/‌‌ ‌Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Editor‌/‌‌ ‌Producer
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Bianca Sams
Actor‌,‌‌ ‌Writer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kate Spurgeon
Writer‌/‌Actor‌/‌Producer
Meedo
Director‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Writer‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌‌ ‌Sundance‌ ‌Collab‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Leader
Los Angeles, California, United States
Neil Trevithick
Ioana Uricaru
Director‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Writer‌ ‌
middlebury, Vermont, United States
Rudy Valdez
Director
Dyana Winkler
Mishna Wolff
Author‌/‌‌ ‌Screenwriter
Los Angeles, California, United States
Rachel Wolther
Writer‌/‌‌ ‌Director
New York, New York, United States
Jeremiah Zagar
Director
Andrea Mays
Community‌ ‌Leader‌ ‌‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌‌ ‌Writer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Eric Mofford
Community‌ ‌Leader‌ ‌‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌‌ ‌Producer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Michael Nicholas
Community‌ ‌Leader‌ ‌‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‌Writer‌/‌Director
New York, New York, United States
Terra Wellington
Sundance‌ ‌Co‌/‌‌/‌ab‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Leader‌ ‌‌|‌‌ ‌Producer‌ ‌‌|‌‌ ‌Writer‌ ‌‌|‌‌ ‌Actor
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kiki Roeder Daza
COMMUNITY‌ ‌LEADER‌ ‌‌|‌‌ ‌WRITER‌ ‌‌|‌‌ ‌PRODUCER
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Jason OHara
Community‌ ‌Leader‌ ‌‌/‌‌ ‌Filmmaker
Richmond, Virginia, United States