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Hi Athena, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Started in the entertainment industry as an actress and knew early on that I needed to create my own door to get in the industry. I decided to produce my own content which led me to produce award-winning feature films associated with studios including MGM, Warner Brothers, HBO, First Independent Pictures, and Roadside Attractions. Such films include epic ensemble piece, “Bobby”, released by MGM, which was nominated for “Best Picture” at the Golden Globes. After studying motion picture production at NYU’s prestigious TISCH School of the Arts, and being inspired by my late aunt Inger Stevens, who co-starred in movies such as Hang ‘Em High (1968) and A Guide for the Married Man (1967), I immediately began forging myself in multiple areas of the film industry. My debut venture as a producer, I attracted Academy Award® and Emmy® winning actors to appear in The Elevator (HBO), a film in which I also starred.