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Synopsis: A discussion with lady filmmakers who write – Please go to www.ladyfilmmakers.com for more details on Speakers

Speakers:

Natasha Chandel, Ashleigh Hairston, Lauren Hynek, Cindy Fang, Jaydi Samuels Kuba, and Elizabeth Martin

Cindy Fang
Cindy is a comedy writer who most recently worked on the upcoming NBC comedy series YOUNG ROCK starring Dwayne Johnson. Her prior credits include FRESH OFF THE BOAT, CBS’s one-hour action comedy RUSH HOUR, and GIRL MEETS WORLD. She has developed pilots for NBC, Freeform, Fox, Warner Bros., and Disney. Cindy also served as the showrunner and Executive Producer for MINIMUM WAGE, a digital comedy series produced by Issa Rae. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by Chinese immigrant parents and grew up speaking Mandarin. Today she is the proud mother of two boys who speak Chinglish.

Natasha Chandel
Natasha is an Indian-Canadian-American creative exec/producer (MTV, FOX, Disney), writer, actress, comedian and host, currently staffed on season 2 of Netflix’s “Mr. Iglesias”. She is best known for hosting her popular comedy dating podcast called “Kinda Dating”, helming and starring in 3 seasons, 28 episodes of her ravely reviewed comedy web series “Mumbai Chopra: Misadventures of an It Girl”, and recently wrapped producing Critical Role’s “All Work No Play”. As a performer, you can catch Natasha on Amazon Prime’s “Baker’s Dozen”, CBS’ “Seal Team” and Hulu’s “The Mindy Project: Final Season”, among others. More info: www.natashachandel.com

Jaydi Samuels Kuba
After writing the 250th episode of Family Guy, Jaydi Samuels Kuba went on to write for other shows such as WGN’s Salem and Adult Swim’s The Jellies, the latter for which she was also a producer. Her pilot, inspired by five of her friends who got married for Green Cards, was also developed with Warner Brothers Television. Jaydi particularly enjoys stories about love and even runs her own matchmaking business on the side. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she and her business partner are the “Love Agents of Hollywood.”

Elizabeth Martin
Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin are writing partners who have been friends since high school. They love stories about fierce women. They co-wrote Disney’s live-action Mulan. They are currently working on a biopic about computer pioneer Grace Hopper for Middleton Media, as well as writing Spellbound for Skydance Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson. Currently, Lauren co-chairs the Committee of Women Writers at the WGAW. They are repped by APA, Anvil Entertainment, and Kleinberg, Lange, Cuddy & Carlo.

Lauren Hynek
Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin are writing partners who have been friends since high school. They love stories about fierce women. They co-wrote Disney’s live-action Mulan. They are currently working on a biopic about computer pioneer Grace Hopper for Middleton Media, as well as writing Spellbound for Skydance Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson. Currently, Lauren co-chairs the Committee of Women Writers at the WGAW. They are repped by APA, Anvil Entertainment, and Kleinberg, Lange, Cuddy & Carlo.

Ashleigh Hairston
Ashleigh Hairston is an actor, writer and voice actor from Seattle, WA! She received a BA in Acting from Howard University in Washington DC and now resides in Los Angeles where she performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Ashleigh is the voice of “Bask” in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD) which was a 2x NAACP Image Award nominee, as well as the voice of the wild eyed kid scientist “Wren” in Cartoon Network’s hit show Craig of the Creek, where she is also currently a Staff Writer. In 2018 Ashleigh appeared in the coveted CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase as a Writer/Performer and in 2019 she was one of 11 alumni to be invited back as a Staff Writer for the showcase. She is also a contributing Writer on an upcoming Apple/Bento Box animated series. Ashleigh is repped by Omnipop Talent Group and Ginsburg/Daniels/Kallis LLC

Language

English

Run Time

100 minutes

Production Year

2020

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