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Dale dobson, executive director
Dale Dobson is an experienced and passionate enterprise development executive, specializing in the media entertainment and creative communities. She was an enterprise executive at bill gates' privately owned intertainment agency corbis, and a founding member of the ralph ellison committee, which was responsible for raising over half of a million dollars in both public and private funds to create a public artwork in honor of this important literary figure. dale began her consulting firm iconix linx llc in 2014 and continues to work with maysles flms and various visual artists through this firm.
Emily Apter, Development Associate
Emily has been working as development associate and house manager for MDC since 2017. She coordinates grant-writing and development research and projects for the Maysles Cinema. Emily also works at the NYC Film-Makers’ Cooperative, assisting with the distribution and archiving of their collection of 16mm experimental film. Emily is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where she studied film and English literary theory and is interested in curation and 16mm filmmaking.
Annie Horner, Operations & Outreach Coordinator
Annie has worked At Maysles Cinema since 2015. She previously worked as the director of the reel change film festival and the take back the tap campaign coordinator in harrisonburg virginia. a recent transplant to new york, annie has started work on a variety of experimental film projects to be released in 2017 and hosts a bi-weekly radio show on kpiss.fm.
Allason leitz, Cinema rentals coordinatorAllason Leitz is in her second year of her Masters in Arts Administration at Columbia University. She has worked for the last seven years with the Congo International Film Festival (CIFF) most recently as the assistant to the Artistic Director where she primarily gathered (and occasionally also curated) films. Since beginning at CIFF, she has worked on a number of projects which seek to connect Congo and the western World, primarily through her work with the web series Kinshasa Collection and the women owned startup Tulizeni based between Congo and Uganda.
Edo Choi, Assistant Programmer
Edo Choi is a film programmer and projectionist. He began working at the Maysles Documentary Center in 2014 as operations manager for the organization as a whole, and currently holds positions as both associate programmer and projection manager for the Maysles Cinema. He also works as a projectionist at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, and has curated programs for the New York Public Library and the Documentary Film Group, film society at the University of Chicago.
Stefani Saintonge, Teaching Artist, Filmmaker's Collab: Production
A Haitian-American filmmaker and educator, in 2014 she won the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Discovery Award for her short film, Seventh Grade. In 2018, she won Best and Favorite Experimental Film at BlackStar Film Festival for her short, Fucked Like a Star. Her work, which focuses on women, youth and immigration, has screened at several festivals and institutions internationally including Hammer Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival. A member of New Negress Film Society, she is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation Film and Video Grant, BRIO Arts Award and served as an artist in residence with Haiti Cultural Exchange.
KATI PEREZ,CPP PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
Kati Pérez Jimenez is a Latina filmmaker from the Bronx. In 2012, she participated in The Maysles Institute’s Teens Producers Program, where she produced, shot and directed an 11 minute documentary, In The Melting Pot. With her documentary, she was accepted into the Tribeca Institute’s 2013 Film Fellows. Since then, Kati Pérez Jimenez has dedicated her work to explore the Latinx experience within the United States and Latinx queer experiences that is often not shown in mainstream media. In her down time, she can be found teaching youth and adults learn how to make documentaries as well as cruising the streets of her native borough The Bronx with her 35mm film camera.
Art Jones, Teaching Artist, Filmmaker's Collab: Production
Art Jones works with film, digital video, and interactive media in the roles of director, director of photography, motion graphics designer, and editor. He has produced and directed pieces for organizations including MTV , Deep Dish Television, and the Women’s Health Project (New York City Department of Health). He has served as Director of Photography on projects for clients including Red Bull, The New York Times, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and on numerous short and long-form films and videos. Jones’ films and new media projects have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, London’s Tate Gallery, and media festivals and broadcast outlets internationally. Jones works in a variety of genres, most significantly in documentary and music related pieces.
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