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THE LANDscape

To give context about the current landscape:

  • 10.3% of show creators in digital scripted shows in 2018-2019 were POC and 89.7% were white while the population of POC in the USA is 40.2%.

  • Only 2.4 out of 10 lead actors in broadcast scripted TV are people of color.

  • Only 2.3 out of 10 credited writers in digital scripted TV are people of color.

  • From 1994 to 2013, women made up only 22.6% of crew members on average of the 2,000 feature films analysed.

  • Only 7% of screenwriters in 2019 TV where women of color.

WHO WE ARE

At Snarky Elephant Productions, we’ve embedded the idea of shifting established standards and changing company cultures into our DNA. Snarky Elephant focuses exclusively on producing content about and by underrepresented groups, especially groups with the least amount of representation in film. We are dedicated to providing equal pay and equal representation among crew and employees.

Within our company and its productions, we’re proud to say that over 75% of the cast and crew identified as a woman, person of color, and/or a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Our leadership, right down to our production assistants, is atypical and non-conforming. Perhaps most notably, our founders embody the underrepresented identities they are uplifting.

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OUR TEAM

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Alexis Gostelow

Associate Development Strategist

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishaal-reddy-558a7123/
  • https://www.alexisgostelow.com/

Ishan Patel

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Vishaal Reddy

CEO

  • https://www.instagram.com/reddy2rumble/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishaal-reddy-558a7123/
  • https://www.vishaalreddy.com
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Neal Ludevig

CCO

  • https://twitter.com/misternealio
  • https://www.instagram.com/misternealio/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=neal%20ludevig&origin=RICH_QUERY_SUGGESTION&po
  • https://www.moon31.com
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Iquo Essien

Development Officer

  • https://www.instagram.com/lararajj/?hl=en
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Lara Raj

Social Media Intern

  • https://www.instagram.com/lararajj/?hl=en
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Administrator of Creator Relations 

  • https://www.instagram.com/lararajj/?hl=en
  • IMDB

Advisory Boards

The Snarky Elephant Advisory Boards are made up of top creatives, film executives, producers, directors, and others in the entertainment industry. Each board is designed to provide guidance for the creative and executive sides of film development. Our boards hold Snarky Elephant Productions to its goals to ensure fair and accurate representation on-screen and off-screen, create quality film narratives, and provide support systems for underrepresented individuals in the film industry.  

Creative Advisory Board  

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Patrick Goodwin

Emmy-Nominated

Casting Director,

CSA

  • https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2936973/ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-goodwin-csa-7961aa34
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Naman Gupta

Award-Winning Director

&

Murphy Fellow

  • https://twitter.com/nogoodstudios_?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • https://www.nogoodstudios.com/
  • https://www.instagram.com/nogoodstudios/?hl=en&__coig_restricted=1
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Erica Hart

Award-Winning Producer

&

Casting Director, CSA

  • https://twitter.com/nogoodstudios_?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • https://www.nogoodstudios.com/
  • https://www.instagram.com/nogoodstudios/?hl=en&__coig_restricted=1
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Gene Kim

Award-Winning Director

&

Animator formerly at Pixar

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/gene-kim-5948634/
  • https://www.onelastmonster.com
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Award-Winning Producer

&

CEO of Culture House

  • https://culture.house/raeshemnijhonbio
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Rajal Pitroda

Award-Winning Producer

&

Sundance Fellow

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajalpitroda/
  • https://www.rajalpitroda.com/about
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Prashanth Venkataramanujam 

Co-Creator of

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

  • https://twitter.com/venkatetc?lang=en-GB
  • http://www.prashanthvenkataramanujam.com

Executive ADVISORY Board  

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Victoria Bachan

Managing Director

at

Whaler Talent

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriabachan/
  • https://studio.whalar.com/whalar-names-victoria-bachan-managing-director-whalar-stars/
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Reed Clement

Head of Creative Labs @Netflix

Executive Member, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhclement/
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Shaurya Nanavati

Vice President, Content Analysis at Lionsgate

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnkeith/
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Keith Quinn

Independent Producer 

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Media Executive

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnkeith/
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Meghna Rao

Director, TV & Film Development,

Pushkin Industries

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghnarao/
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Neil Thomas

Director, Television

Development at MRC

  • LinkedIn
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Monika Selmont

VP of Legal at OYÓ

&

Award-Winning

Actor & Producer

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/monika-selmont-26157275/
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