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Monthly Meeting (September)

By November 29, 2017
September 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

How to be a Content Creator that Everyone Wants to Work With. 

Yes, there are specific reasons these people are on the rise. Of course, it’s their talent, their experience and their professional skills. But we’re going to take a little deeper dive with our panelists… because it’s clear that they have something “more”, and they have agreed to share that information with us.



Chris Anthony Hamilton

Chris Anthony Hamilton is an award-winning Director and Cinematographer living in Atlanta, GA. With an education in film from Hofstra University, Chris honed his skills in New York City working with giants including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Sesame Street and Ralph Lauren and has had the likes of such prolific people as Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in front of his lens. His award-winning short films have screened at festivals internationally and his branded content has garnered more than 6 million views online. Most recently he received the award for Best Director at the 2018 Black Women Film Network Short Film Festival. He may be most proud, though, of his eclectic karaoke repertoire which he’s happy to put on display at the wrap party.

Gabrielle Pickle

As a Producer of Independent Films in the greater Atlanta area, Gabrielle started her career as an Art PA on the independent horror film, Attack of the Morningside Monster, where she was promoted to Production Manager by the time cameras rolled on principal photography for her skills in organization, strategic planning, financial management, negotiation, and on set troubleshooting.

Earning her first Producer credit in 2012, Gabrielle has produced the TV pilot HEAR US, and several independent feature films. Her feature credits include ONLY (with Leslie Odom Jr and Freida Pinto), SUMMER ’03 (with Joey King, in theaters Sep 28), STILL (with Madeline Brewer), as well as MINE 9, THE UNAFRAID Documentary by award winning Director Anayansi Prado, BLACKBIRD the 2015 Black Reel Award Nominee, ATTACK OF THE MORNINGSIDE MONSTER, and 3 MINUTE ACTIVIST: The Soul of Slam Documentary the 2014 Action On Film International Film Festival Best Political Statement Film and Best Documentary Feature 2015 at both Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and NOVA International Film Festival.

Jenna Kanell

Jenna Kanell delivered a TEDx Talk titled “A Bee Showed Me That Limits Are Lies” inspired by her vanguard short film “Bumblebees,” which after its festival run has assisted in schools and festivals around the world to encourage dialogue on disabilities and compassion. She’s directed and assistant directed other feature films, short films, commercials, and documentaries. She’s also a union actor and stunt performer who trains in Krav Maga. She’s arguably proudest of teaching her cat to do tricks.


Molly Coffee
……began her film career working by day full time in the art department for shows like The Carbonaro Effect and The Walking Dead.  By night, she has always championed independent film.  With a solid core and hands-on experience behind her, Molly has now lent her design, and fabrication skills to television shows such as Stan Against Evil, Brockmire and FX series Atlanta, feature films like Steel Country and V/H/S Viral and even stage and puppetry shows.  In the meantime, Molly is the creator/director of the puppet short film “Magic The Gathering The Musical“, and the spec pilot “Pepper’s Place” among other director for hire opportunities.  She is an Atlanta Film Society Filmmaker-in-Residence, and is not only the owner of the fabrication studio/production company Zombie Cat Productions but also co-owner of cleared artwork company Action Artwork Rental.  She also records weekly podcasts with her co-consiprator Charles Thomas called Atlanta Film Chat where they focus on what Atlanta can do to make the local film community stronger.  Molly is a member of IATSE 479 and the Art Directors Guild and can be seen on Lifetime’s HERstories.