Saturday April 28th at 9AM


From helping to secure financing and hiring crew to making sure that every element lines up with the vision of the filmmakers, Producers are the shepherds of  the film from pre to post and beyond. Our panel  will discuss the process of making a film from idea to image, their current projects, and their thoughts on the current state and the future of the industry.


Tara Ansley is a feature film producer from Atlanta, Georgia. She's been featured in various outlets including Forbes, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Bustle.

Her most recent theatrical release is "Tragedy Girls" a dark comedy starring Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Josh Hutcherson, and Craig Robinson. The film was released on October 20, 2017. The film has received extremely positive reviews by critics and fans. She is looking forward to the 2018 premiere of "St. Agatha", a female-
driven psychological horror film set in the 1950s in small-town Georgia. The film was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of The Saw franchise. 


Tara has previously worked on the production staff of many studio projects including Alvin & The Chipmunks, Drop Dead Diva, The Hunger Games, The Internship and Alice, among other works. When she isn't working, she's giving back through the Sundance Institute, Women In Film, The Safety For Sarah Campaign, The Atlanta Girls
School, and other nonprofit activities.

Follow Tara behind the scenes on Twitter (@tarainreellife) and Instagram


Every production calls for special talents and skills. Suzan’s greatest strength is to find and transform a diverse creative group into a cohesive team that spins a riveting story, on time and on budget.

Suzan created and sold her first television series to Turner Broadcasting in 2000. “The Natural South,” a branded environmental adventure show, was funded by Southern Company and won fifteen Telly Awards and four Emmy nominations. Since that time, her team has developed several more reality and documentary TV series for HGTV, the DIY
network, and PBS and has won two regional Emmys for the PBS series, “EcoSense for Living.” Picture Window Productions has branched out to create scripted and hybrid scripted/reality series, as well as feature films intended to be produced entirely in Georgia.

Suzan is a founding member of the Atlanta PGA (Producers Guild of America), a founding member of the Safety Shot Initiative, and chairperson of WIN, the PGA Women’s Impact Committee. In 2000, Governor Roy Barnes appointed her to the Georgia Film & Video
Advisory Board, on which she served for two years. She’s passionate about promoting gender equity and diversity in media and creating new opportunities for media growth in Georgia.


Moderator: Patricia Taylor