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Utah Women in Film and Television cultivates and advances the careers of women working in film and television by providing training, mentorship and networking opportunities for our members.  We aspire to bring forward outstanding entertainment industry professionals, promote their successes and advocate for equitable treatment and opportunities for women in Utah

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Utah Women in Film Board Members:

SUSAN McEVOY - President, UWiFT Executive Board

Sue joined Utah Women in Film in 2013 and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2014, and since then has filled the roles of Director of Funding & Sponsorships and Vice President. In 2017, she was elected President.

Her film work includes writing several feature-length scripts and writer-for-hire projects, as a screenplay analyst and judging writing competitions for the former National Writers Workshop in Los Angeles.  While in Utah, Sue has produced one feature film and is currently in pre-production for her second. 

 

Sue also serves on the Executive Board of Women in Film and Television International.

CHANTELLE SQUIRES - Vice President, UWiFT Executive Board

Chantelle Squires is an Emmy award winning filmmaker. She directed and produced “Jane and Emma” a historical drama released in theaters in 2018. She also directed and produced “Reserved To Fight“, a feature length documentary that received finishing funds from ITVS and aired nationally on PBS. She produced the third season of “The Generations Project” for BYUtv, which was awarded an Emmy for the episode “Natalie“.

 

She was the founder and owner of the production company MirrorLake Films, where for 10 years she developed, directed, and produced documentaries and non-scripted television content. She is the owner of Clearstone Films.

JO McEVOY - Secretary, UWiFT Executive Board

Jo has had many years of experience in Sales and Administrative positions in small to large corporations and on-profits and has served on two boards.   In a previous position, she headed a team of 25 Sales Reps for a software company.  Jo has also held Executive Assistant postions in the hospitality and education fields.

She is a fifth generation California native and has been living in Utah for 4 ½ years.  Jo is excited to use her experience and expertise to support the UWIFT Board in growing and achieving our goals.

JUDY DAY Treasurer, UWiFT Executive Board

RENNY GRAMES - Director of Programming, UWiFT Board of Directors

 

Renny has produced for top brands such as Reebok, Nokia and Sony, including award winning spots for Showtime and Coca-Cola. She is a classically trained actor with numerous television and indie film credits.

 

She also produces and stars in the YouTube channel Freakin Rad which has garnered multi millions of views and has a loyal fanbase.

JUDI BELL  - Director of Development, UWiFT Board of Directors

 

Judi Bell is currently the CEO of Iconic Media Productions, but she began her career in the Entertainment Industry as a child actor & model. She then pursued an education in design, marketing, color science & computer science. 

Judi excelled at a variety of crew positions, including: Producer, UPM, Line Producer, Director, 1st AD, 2nd AD, Script Supervisor, Production Designer, Prop Master, Set Decorator, Set Dresser, Art Director, Art Department Coordinator, Scenic Painter, Graphic Designer, Costume Designer, Costume Supervisor, & Publicist and she worked at Paramount Studios for 3 years, has been involved with Sundance since 2005, and owned/operated a successful Hollywood prop-house for 10 years. 

LUNA BANURI - Director of Diversity Initiatives and Special Projects, UWiFT Board of Directors

After qualifying as an Attorney, Luna began her career with producing television programs focusing on women narratives while in Pakistan. She further went on to join UNDP’s project on portrayal of women in media in South Asia. She imparted gender sensitization for media trainings to various non-profits and government media outfits. 

 

Luna possesses domestic and international experience in Gender, Media, Education, training, research and development, and has established businesses and products and has been a consultant to the UNDP, UNICEF, ADB and World Bank amongst others and is focused on combining the power of digital technologies, films with social justice lens, innovative learning techniques to deliver education and training to world's most vulnerable populations in particular. 

DARBY BAILEY - Director of Marketing and Communications, UWiFT Board of Directors

 

For the past 20 years Darby has been a sought after voiceover artist in the tech sector for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, heard billions of times worldwide as a voice of IoT. As a musician and music publisher, her music has appeared in film and television on NBC, E!, and Oxygen, through Universal Music. She also writes and directs short and experimental films through her production company, Pip Projects, Inc.

 

She holds a BA in Creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, an MBA-IT from Western Governor’s University, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She is currently a PhD student at Regent University, where she is researching the intersections of tech, film and ecology, to support a future where story, humans, AI and robots collaborate.