Women in Film & Television - Atlanta 

2016 Board of Directors


Executive Committee

 

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Cheryl Jenkins :: President
president@wifta.org

Cheryl Jenkins is the CEO and principal and founding partner of Atlanta-based Production Accounting and Crew Services, International (PACS). Based in Atlanta, GA PACS services film and television production sets across the world with clients including NBC/Universal, New Line Television, VH-1, BET, Fox and many more.

Cheryl earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University. She got her start in the industry as an assistant accountant on UPN’s breakaway hit “Moesha” starring Brandy Norwood. Beyond her role as president of the Atlanta chapter of Women in Television and Film, she taught the first scheduling and budgeting workshop at the Independent Black Film Festival in Atlanta and served as a judge and panelist at the SONscreen Film Festival in Simi Valley, California.


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Yvette Caslin :: Treasurer
treasurer@wifta.org

Atlanta-bred Yvette Caslin is SVP of strategy and development for Rolling Out Magazine’s parent company Steed Media Group. Yvette serves not only as editress, multimedia journalist and fashion critic, but she also oversees Steed Media Group’s publications, websites, event activation and marketing and business development activities for all aspects of the brand including print, digital and ancillary products.

Yvette also works with House of Beauty, a ministry for women and children, ACE, a multicultural portal for artists of color in entertainment, the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also an aspiring documentarian.

Yvette earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of West Georgia and Master of Science at Georgia State University. An avid reader and workout queen, Yvette has a daughter, Brandi, and granddaughter Paris Grace, and resides in Stone Mountain, GA.


Board of Directors

 

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Lorielle Broussard
lorielle@wifta.org

Lorielle Broussard began her career as a stylist/costume designer for TV, film and music while she was a student at Spelman College.  She also co-founded and was the CEO and designer of Barack the Vote, LLC.  She was responsible for managing and executing the creative direction of the company as well as overseeing its day-to-day operations.

Lorielle Broussard served as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment from December 2013 to February 2016.  In this position, she oversaw all communication out of the office, including but not limited to press releases, media advisories, as well as community educational training panels.  She also developed and managed all of the communication channels and relationships that spanned across the social media channels, publication and network relationships, as well as journalist relationships.  She is now the General Manager for full service digital agency, First East Circular.

With the success of her and Brandon Broussard’s company Barack the Vote, LLC., Lorielle was featured (along with Brandon) in the January 2009 edition of Black Enterprise as one of the top entrepreneurs under 35 to look out for in the future.  She also was featured in the BET Docu-Series, "The Second Coming: Will Black America Decide 2012?"  As of January 2015, she holds a seat on the Board of Directors for WIFTA, Women in Film & Television Atlanta.  She is also on the Advisory Board for the United Way Veterans Connect Performing Arts Program.

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 Leslie Hochsztein
leslie@wifta.org

Leslie Hochsztein is an Account Executive at Allied Integrated Marketing, a film and entertainment publicity and promotions agency. Leslie works primarily with movie studio clients including Disney, Focus Features, and CBS Films to promote their films leading up to theatrical release. Leslie graduated from Emory University with a degree in Art History and Journalism.

 

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Lisa Moore
lisam@wifta.org

Lisa Moore is the principal of her own entertainment and intellectual property boutique law practice, The Moore Firm, LLC. Ms. Moore currently represents clients throughout the entertainment industry including actors, screenwriters, managers, directors, production companies, musicians and composers, visual artists and galleries, clothing designers, authors and writers, magazines, among others. She also works with Fortune 500 companies and celebrities on contracts, licensing, copyright, trademark, First Amendment issues and all other legal aspects of the art, entertainment, intellectual property, film, television, music and literary publishing businesses.

After matriculating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ms. Moore continued on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law. She served as past chair of the Entertainment Section for the State Bar of Georgia. Ms. Moore has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law where she taught Entertainment Law and Visual Arts and the Law, as well as at Georgia State University where she taught Copyright Law as an adjunct. She lectures frequently around the country on music, copyright, art law, film, television, literary publishing, new technology and new media issues.

She is a frequent lecturer and contributor to various law reviews, entertainment journals and related publications. She has been the recipient of numerous regional and national awards and accolades for her entertainment practice, including being named one of 13 lawyers under 40 On The Rise in 2011 in Georgia by the Fulton County Daily Report.


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Kat Pomey
katpomey@wifta.org

Kathy “Kat” Pomey is a Sales Manager/Location Consultant at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Pomey’s responsibilities include proposing and selling venue space to clients in 15 different market segments.  The majority of her clientele are involved in the entertainment industry. She works to bring in and accommodate the filming of movies, television, and commercials, as well as live concerts, dance competitions, and talent shows.  Pomey graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and received Paralegal Certification from Emory University. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).


Non-Board Positions

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Susan Moss :: Executive Director
Executive Director@wifta.org

Susan Moss is WIFTA's first executive director. Moss has nearly twenty years of experience in a wide variety of creative management roles, including marketing for NASCAR, film and video production, and legal experience with Kilpatrick Townsend.  An Atlanta native, Moss is also a member of the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) Executive Board, an independent producer and SAG-AFTRA actor.

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Tammi Jones Tanaka :: Social Media Director
SocialMedia@wifta.org

Tammi Jones Tanaka is an event producer, writer, on-camera host, and actor. An Honors graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Tammi is best known for her role as Caroline Gooden in the Miramax film Hav Plenty. During her New York days, she was a film correspondent for New York Central on Metro TV, and an interviewer/host for the IFP Gotham Awards on Bravo Network.  Now an Atlanta resident, Tammi has resumed her acting career and plans to continue event producing. She is represented by Houghton Talent.

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Melisha Childs :: Reel Focus Blog Editor
ReelFocus@WIFTA.org

Melisha Childs is an author, writer, men's fashion consultant, and real estate agent in training.  After self-publishing her first book, The Vital Sacrifice, she had a burning desire to see the book made into a film and decided to learn more about film making and screenwriting.  Although she is still on her journey to stardom in the world of film, her desire for success in the industry has put her in contact with many local and national members of the film community.  She has served as blog editor for the past two years Women in Film and Television Atlanta and has been a member for GPP for a year.  Melisha earned her Bachelor's degree in history from Spelman College and her MBA with a concentration in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management.  She is also the owner of her own freelance writing and publishing company, Lactrodectus Entertainment, LLC.

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