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POLICY MOVES is led by Debra Chasnoff and Brittney Shepherd, seasoned filmmakers who are kind of policy wonks themselves.
Debra Chasnoff is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who has produced and directed more than a dozen acclaimed documentaries that have strong social, economic, and environmental justice themes. She is president and senior producer at GroundSpark, a national filmmaking and activist education non-profit. Her producing and directing credits include the Oscar®-winning Deadly Deception—General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment, the landmark It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School, and a group of films focused on youth and bias issues including Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up. Debra's films have won dozens of film festival awards including many "Best Documentary" and "Audience Favorite" honors, screened at the White House and for Congress, and been catalysts for significant policy change. Debra received the first-ever alumnae achievement award in documentary filmmaking from Wellesley College and the Wallace A. Gerbode Fellowship for Outstanding Non-Profit Leadership. She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was a Visiting Scholar in Public Policy at Mills College, and is the former editor and co-publisher of Dollars & Sense, a monthly magazine that demystifies economic policy.
Brittney Shepherd is an award-winning producer with a ten-year track record of creating dynamic and engaging social issue content for public and cable television outlets such as the Smithsonian Channel, ESPN, CNBC, and PBS’ award-winning series INDEPENDENT LENS. She co-produced the PBS documentary, A Fragile Trust (Dir: Samantha Grant), about the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal at The New York Times and is the co-creator of PBS news game, Decisions on Deadline. Brittney is also the Co-Producer of Out Run (Dir: Johnny Symons & S. Leo Chiang), the new feature documentary that follows the only LGBT political party in the world on its historic quest to win Congressional seats in the Philippines. Brittney was Associate Producer of the Emmy® Award-nominated A Village Called Versailles and Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (Dir: S. Leo Chiang). She attended the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB/PBS) Producers’ Academy and was a Fellow in the Bay Area Video Coalition MediaMaker program. Brittney holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and is completing an MFA in film from the University of Texas, Austin.