Molly Christie Benson
Molly Christie Benson has rocked the worlds of film, TV, digital content, commercial production and cutting-edge VR storytelling since launching her career at the Telluride Film Festival. As executive producer/creative director of 99 Tigers, a creative services agency, and 8750 Films, a feature film production company, she’s delivered countless high-profile promos, commercials, films, and music videos. In the world of independent feature films, she’s produced Transpecos (SXSW 2016), 7 Chinese Brothers (SXSW 2015), and It’s a Disaster (LAFF 2012). At 99 Tigers, she oversees major campaigns for networks including TBS, Bravo, Oxygen, Fox, MSG, Sundance and truTV. She lives in Venice Beach with her production designer husband.
Joan Sullivan is the consulting Head of Production and CFO/COO for numerous boutique production companies. She has overseen film productions, as well as projects for large networks and for commercial clients such as Coca-Cola, Kraft and Hallmark. Prior to working in production, Joan lived in Telluride, Colorado, where she owned and operated a renowned restaurant. She has a degree in economics from the University of Michigan and studied at the London School of Economics. Joan lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children; in her rare moments of down time, she dreams about powder skiing.
Francine McDougall has directed hundreds of commercials, promos, and branded spots since launching her career at the Sundance Film Festival. A native of Sydney, Australia, her award-winning short film Pig! caught the eye of networks and agencies alike. She went on to create campaigns for Bravo, Food Network, Nat Geo, USA Network, TLC, HGTV, E! and many more. Her commercials include spots for Sony Playstation, Kellogg’s Special K, Maytag and Ethan Allen. Francine has directed the gamut of celebrities from Oprah to Bravo’s Housewives, and loves them all. Her background is in feature film, TV series, documentaries, and still photography. Her foreground is living in LA with a suitcase standing by, for wherever your next shoot takes her!