the Production team
Karen Skloss works as a filmmaker and visual artist. Her films and video installations have been shown in festivals internationally including the Cannes Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her artwork has been exhibited at nationally juried
shows such as New American Talent, curated by Dan Cameron senior curator The New Museum New York, and the triennial 22 to Watch
at the Austin Museum of Art. Sunshine, which premiered at the
South by Southwest Film Festival and was nationally broadcast on PBS's Emmy Award winning series, Independent Lens, is her first documentary feature as director. Karen’s work as an editor for documentary film has been released theatrically across the USA
and Europe; as well as shown on PBS, HBO, and in the MoMA. She also works in television, commercials and occasionally lectures at
The University of Texas. She received an MFA from the University
of Texas at Austin in studio art in 2005 and a bachelor’s in radio, television, and film from The University of Texas in 1999.
Alicia Eastes is the founding co-president of Women in Film and Television Austin, a screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker. Born in Biloxi, she’s a Gulf Coast girl at heart, raised Texan since 1989, and dwelling deep in the heart of Texas, Austin. Following the footsteps of her indie film hero, Richard Linklater, she’s building the networks that she needs to make her career work for her in Austin; Women
The Austin Chronicle Article: Ending the Gender Divide Behind the Camera
Creative Consulting Producer and Mentor
Founder of Women in Film Dallas
Producer & UPM experienced in budgeting & scheduling, Betty recently co-produced/produced the HBO Comedy Special, Entre Nos. A newbie to play and screenwriting, Betty has over 20 years experience as a producer/LP/UPM in film and television and still in love with storytelling! DGA member since 2014. Recent productions include her play THE CHIP AISLE (Writer, New Works Festival, 2019) as well as the indie feature EDGE OF THE WORLD (Producer, 2018) the streaming series ECLIPSE ACROSS AMERICA (Producer, Curiosity Stream, 2017) and the PBS series AIN'T IT COOL WITH HARRY KNOWLES (Producer, PBS, 2015) & HOOVEY (UPM, Netflix, 2014).
Betty worked with 1080 Entertainment from 2007-2009 as Director of Development as well as Supervising Producer. @ 1080, was Supervising Producer on the HISTORY CHANNEL series JURASSIC FIGHT CLUB, as well as the ratings successes/event specials LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS, and NOSTRADAMUS 2012. She co-created the 2006 TV series ITS EASY BEING GREEN for the Scripps Network. Currently developing my children's animated TV series, Bee TV as well as my feature script, BLUE PAGES. Co-owner of Drone On Aerials, droneoneaerials.com.
Betty founded Women in Film.Dallas and received the organization's Achievement Award. She also received a George Foster Peabody Award for WISHBONE, as well as a Gracie Award for GILDA’S PLACE, featuring the voice of Meryl Streep. WISHBONE received five Emmy awards.
Texas State Theatre P&P Alumni. Freelance Filmmaker.
Ryan has experience working in Corporate Video, Short Films,
Web Series, and SVOD Post Production. Ryan has worked
on many projects such as: Ode to Living PSA, HBO Latino
Presents: Entre Nos, I'm Right Here - Short Film, Blackjack Murphy, People of Earth, Death Rhymes with Orange and many more projects over his career.