Wendy Ettinger

Wendy Ettinger has been producing documentaries and narrative films for over 20 years. In 2005, with Julie Parker Benello and Judith Helfand, she co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures in order to find and mentor women nonfiction directors whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Over the past ten years, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded over $5 million in grants hand in hand with creative mentorship to more than 250 filmmakers. These films have gone on to win a multitude of awards, including Academy and Emmy Awards–but more importantly have created change at home and globally for the issues they address. In 2013 she co-founded Gamechanger Films, the first equity fund to provide equity to narrative feature films directed by women. The films have premiered at Sundance, Toronto and SXSW. Wendy began her film career producing the Academy Award nominated documentary, The War Room, directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. She has been on festival panels and juries nationally and internationally. She serves on the Board of The Educational Foundation of America where communications play a strategic role in grantmaking initiatives, including support of journalism, marketing, filmmaking and public relations.

October 20, 2017
Fireworks: Meet the Funders
National Union Building
2:15 pm  -  3:15 pm