Sandra Valde-Hansen, ASC, LPS: A Love Of Visual Language

INTERVIEW By Women In Media Advisory Board member, Birns and Sawyer CEO Mari Acevedo. Mari: What got you into film/television? Sandra: I am a Filipino-American who grew up in Miami, Florida, in a very close-knit Filipino community of nurses who immigrated to the US in the late 1970s and started families here. Almost every weekend

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Natasha Foster-Owens: Holiday Toast Honoree

Natasha Foster-Owens joined HBO’s West Coast Production team, as Director, Production in July 2014. Ms. Foster-Owens was promoted to Vice President, Production in February 2017 and most recently she was elevated to Senior Vice President in April 2021. Natasha has had the pleasure of collaborating with filmmakers and colleagues whilst managing physical production on THE

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Jen Underdahl: Holiday Toast Honoree

Jen Underdahl is an award-winning visual effects producer and Vice President, Visual Effects at Marvel Studios. Credits include THE AVENGERS; the three CAPTAIN AMERICA features THE FIRST AVENGER, THE WINTER SOLDIER and CIVIL WAR; AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (also serving as associate producer) and AVENGERS: ENDGAME (also serving as co-producer), along with every Marvel Studios TV

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Interview with Tom Donahue: Making An Impact

Interview by WiM 2023 Intern, Paige Chase, who is also Tom’s Mentee. View Paige’s Profile here. Tom Donahue is a producer and director, known for celebrated films such as ‘Guest of Cindy Sherman’ (2008), ‘Thank You for Your Service’ (2015), ‘This Changes Everything’ (2018), and ‘Casting By’ (2012). Paige: What got you into film? Tom:

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Kerry Michelle – CAMERAderie Post Producer and Supervisor

Post Producer/Supervisor Kerry Michelle O’Brien started in the late 80’s on 16mm, progressing to a stint making Video Disks for immersive interactive projects. She became an early adopter of Quicktime tech, propelling herself as a Lightworks expert. Kerry Michelle later became a director of live music TV, then sold her soul to commercials and gameshows.

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