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WIFVNE welcomes new Board Members

03 Jan 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous

Welcome our new Board Members

Thato Mwosa, Sharon Contillo, Nerissa Scott Williams, and Emily Abi-Kheirs (pictured L to R).

Emily Abi-Kheirs is the Digital Associate Producer at WORLD Channel, where she began her career as a Production Assistant in 2015. Emily graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Visual Media Arts: Documentary Production and attended Semester at Sea’s study abroad voyage, which took her to three continents in three and a half months. Emily is passionate about documentary storytelling, and loves learning about other cultures, perspectives and experiences. She is currently on the Salem Film Festival’s documentary shorts selection committee and is a frequent attendee of The DocYard & Emerson’s Bright Light series.

Sharon Contillo is the founder of Middle Center Productions, LLC, where she focuses on female and family-centric stories, films, books, and productions. She writes, directs, and produces films and stories with female leads of all ages and within all genres. She focuses on the underrepresented to give them a platform to be seen and heard. She has been in the film business in various roles, actor, director, producer, exec producer, camera operator, lighting, DP for 20 years. She is also an author. She learned her craft from the New York Film Academy, ScreenwritingU, and University of Rhode Island.  For more on Sharon, go to http://www.middlecentprod.com/

Thato Mwosa is a filmmaker, screenwriter, playwright, and illustrator. She won the coveted “Emerging Filmmaker Award” at the 2005 Roxbury Film Festival for her film, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” Thato has made several short documentaries one of them, “An African in America,” was screened at the Pan African Sweet Mother Conference held at Harvard University in early 2006. Thato’s third film, “The Day Of My Wedding,” was selected for broadcast on The Best Shorts program on BETJ (Black Entertainment Television).  Currently, Thato is in the post-production stage of her first feature narrative, Memoirs of a Snitch, a coming-of-age drama that takes place in Roxbury, MA. She is also working a feature documentary A Tribe of Woman, which focuses on a group of Sudanese women fighting for peace.  Thato is a finalist for the 2019 Mass Cultural Art Fellowship in the Dramatic Writing category. She has a dual degree in Film/Video Production and Marketing/Advertising Communications from Emerson College and an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University.  Thato currently serves on the board of Boston Neighborhood Network in Boston. She teaches TV, Film, and Documentary Filmmaking at Brookline High School in Brookline, MA. For more on Thato, go to www.thatomwosa.com

Nerissa Williams Scott—CEO of TCGT Entertainment—is a dedicated professor in the Film/Video Department at Massachusetts College of Art and the Night Manager for the Emerson College Paramount Center Film Sound Stage in Boston, MA. She is a graduate of Hampton University where she received a Bachelor of Art degree in Fine and Performing Arts. She has received her Masters of Fine Art degree in Film Production (emphasis in Producing) from Emerson College. Her career experience includes over thirty years of working and learning in Performing and Media Arts. She began on stage and worked her way up to the position of Associate Producer and Producer for Film, TV, Live Events, Theatre, and Music Videos. Her world travels have set her apart in the Creative Producer role as she strives to balance the fine art of Line Producing, Production Management as well as Creative Producing.  For more on Nerissa, go to www.tcgtentertainment.com

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