Creative Producer / Story Consultant / Educator
Straddling the studio and indie worlds, Simone has a particular interest in supporting diverse voices and filmmakers. Clients have included Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and the Sundance Film Institute. Additionally she spearheads outreach for Sundance's Asian American Fellowship. An executive producer on Aurora Guerrero’s Spirit Award nominated MOSQUITA Y MARI, and a producer on Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s THEY that premiered at Cannes, she is a member of the Producers Guild of America, MPEG and BAFTA/LA and sits on BAFTA’s New Talent and Scholarship Committee. A TAP (Transatlantic Partners), Film Independent Fast Track, Tribeca TFI Network, and Independent Film Forum No Borders Fellow, she is a Fulbright Scholar with Masters degrees from the University of Oxford and Stanford University, and a mentor and development instructor at the American Film Institute.