BigPictureCon Planning Committee
Our Committed Committee
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Nancy B Howard
The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation
NANCY B. HOWARD is Coordinator and Executive Producer of the BigPictureCon Film & Technology Conference. She is also an independent film and video producer with over 18 years of production experience. Nancy is a current member and former Board Member of Women in Film & Television Atlanta, and currently a member of the Georgia Production Partnership, Film Independent and the Atlanta Film Society.
Stage 10 Media
JOE HOWELL is an executive music producer and President of Stage Ten Media. Joe has worked in the music and film industries for over 20 years, as an audio engineer, music producer, videographer, executive producer and songwriter. While working as a recording engineer in NYC's Chung King Studios, Sony studios, The Hit Factory, and Sound on Sound, he landed a music publishing contract with Polygram/Universal Music Publishing. His work is showcased on projects including Record Label LaFace/ Arista, Record Label Bad Boy/Universal, and many others. Joe is the CFO of The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation, and Director and webmaster for the BigPictureCon.
Script Supervisor and Producer
MELISSA RANDLE is a professional freelance script supervisor and producer/associate producer. Her diverse production experience includes a dozen TV shows, 20+ films, and hundreds of Commercial//Corporate videos & live events, with content in English, Spanish & Portuguese. She is also an active participant in the Atlanta Film Community serving as an advisor/ past president of Women In Film & Television Atlanta, in addition to participating with several local film festivals. She regularly attends the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, Slamdance, ABFF & even travelling as far as South Korea for the Busan International Film Festival. As a guest speaker/ moderator she has been asked to cover a variety of topics from networking etiquette, to getting started in the film business, to teleprompting techniques for actors. Melissa serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation, and is the Program Coordinator for the BigPictureCon.
Director, Writer, and Producer
KEN FEINBERG can call upon a productive three-dimensional career that embodies performing, writing and directing. He has a long list of credits that demonstrate the fortitude of his craft. His broad knowledge of the industry and his devotion to the arts, whether on film, television or stage, has been expressed in his many accomplishments. For over 18 years Feinberg has been directing, writing, producing and acting in award-winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angles, New York and Atlanta.
ALEXANDRA JAMES is a film enthusiast with freelance experience in producing, film festival coordination, and event planning. After receiving her B.A. degree in Film & Video from Georgia State University, Alexandra went on to intern and then become the Assistant Features Coordinator/ Education Programmer at the Atlanta Film Society. After for two years with ATLFS, Alexandra has gone on to help with various festivals and events such as the BronzeLens Festival and the WIFTA Short Film Showcase. Currently, she works as a producing assistant to local producer Kathy Berardi gaining insight and experience into the business focused pre-production stage of film production.
ALICIA CAMPBELL is an aspiring producer, script supervisor, and/or prop master serving as an intern for BigPictureCon. She will graduate summa cum laude with a major in Media and Communications and a Minor in film production in May 2018. As a student at Clayton State University, she has worked on a variety of film projects in a myriad of roles, including writer for a web series, director and writer for personal interviews, and cinematographer and director for location videos. She is eager to start her career in the local film industry within Georgia shortly after graduating.
Forbes Signatures Casting, LLC
BINA FORBES, a Casting Director for "Forbes Signatures Casting, LLC". And also known as Ms. Bina, an actress and red carpet correspondent. She received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree specializing in Project Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management. She is also the Production Manager who oversee the production process, schedule and ensure production cost for "Act Write Production, LLC", a company working on a national Film Festival project. Bina is the Ambassador Coordinator for BigPictureCon
PlatinumWorks Productions and Georgia Power Video Department
ELISE HINES is a writer and producer living in Atlanta, Ga. In 2002, Elise became the host and Executive producer known as Lacy Grant of the “Pleazure Zone,” one of the hottest shows to hit the Atlanta air-waves. Elise took a few years away from the Radio/TV business to develop her own production company “PlatinumWorks Productions.” She has successfully written and developed three feature film scripts that are being shopped for distribution and investment deals. Currently Elise is working as the writer/producer for Georgia Power video department. As a standing member of the Georgia Film Association, Elise is considered one of the top talents in the Atlanta market.
LINDA SAYSENG serves as BigPictureCon's PR and Communications specialist. She owns Sayseng Media and runs her own media group creating multiple videos from documentary, marketing, training, photography, and films. She has photography works in multiple art galleries in Atlanta and is the 2017 WIFTA Scholarship recipient. She is the director of an upcoming talk show, The Reel Download. She also works as a traffic/producer for Fox5News, producer for Terri J. Vaughn's I Look Good Naked Podcast and has worked as a PA for ABC's Kevin Saves The World episodic show. She is currently one of the site and locations coordinator and representative for Clayton State's Film and Digital Media Center studios.
BigPictureCon Conference Production Assistant
LISA MASON is an aspiring playwright, who has worked as an assistant coordinator for SONScreen Film Festival and as a production assistant on MzCarriage of Justice; PraiseVision; Metro Cafe TV and Cooking With Caspino! Lisa is very compassionate about encouraging others to never give up on their dreams and firmly believes that what God has blessed her with is meant to be shared. She is currently working with the BigPictureCon as a Conference Production Assistant.
Lydia "Sue-Ellen" Chitunya
BigPictureCon Festival Director
LYDIA “SUE-ELLEN” CHITUNYA is an emerging, multilingual filmmaker from Zimbabwe. A Georgia State University graduate, she also completed a producing certification program at UCLA. Chitunya has produced several award-winning short films; which have screened at different festivals worldwide. She participated in the following programs: Durban Talents, Kyoto Filmmakers Lab, and the Caribbean Tales Incubator. Her varied work experience includes consulting for Zimbabwe International Film Festival, producing the Georgia BigPictureCon, Programmer of Education for the Atlanta Film Festival, interning for International Creative Management at Cannes Film Festival, programming for Slamdance Film Festival, and marketing for the Disney College Program.
Beyond The Veil Wedding & Event Design, and Crown2Sole All Natural Body Scrubs
ROSHAWN REDWINE is a Denver, Colorado native who has lived in the Atlanta, GA area for the past 25 years. She is the owner and operator of Beyond The Veil Wedding & Event Design, and Crown2Sole All Natural Body Scrubs. She became involved in the film and television industry when she got the vision, from her extensive involvement in the wedding industry, to develop a reality television series for wedding designers. Ms. Redwine's interest in and excitement about the film/television industry continues to grow as new projects arise.
SIERRA JOHNSON, filmmaker and producer, was born in Stockbridge, Georgia. Her passion for storytelling developed at an early age, after learning how to hook up her karaoke machine to her VCR player. From there the equipment grew more sophisticated after each passing year. This inspired her decision to study Film & Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. After earning her B.F.A. degree as a Cum Laude Graduate in June 2017, Sierra has moved back to the metro Atlanta area to secure film production opportunities in the booming film industry. She is skilled in script writing, producing, production assisting, and video editing.
Shanel Cordew is the Volunteer Coordinator for the BigPictureCon. Working in administration for over 20 years, she brings a broad knowledge of management and organization to GABPC. She received a Bachelors in Administration from the University of Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and a Masters in Information Systems from DeVry University. She has also worked in various industries from teleservice to non-profit development. She has a passion for administration and technology and is a people person who loves interacting with others.
Kiss the Limit Productions
SHANDRA MCDONALD is CEO/President of Kiss the Limit Productions, Inc. She is an award-winning writer, director and producer of short and long-form content and documentary projects that have screened in festivals around the world. She has received awards from the Director’s Guild of America, Atlanta Film Festival, IFP Film Festival, Roxbury Film Festival, Women in Film and Television/Atlanta and Reel Shades of the Diaspora.
Filmmaker and Script Supervisor
VICTORIA PORTER is a filmmaker in the Atlanta metro area whose portfolio ranges from short films to features, as well as a few of television projects as a Script Supervisor. Her passion is episodic storytelling because with every new script there is another layer added to the story arc.