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THE LANDscape

To give context about the current landscape:

  • In 2023-2024, only 3.6 out of 10 lead actors in digital scripted TV are people of color

  • 11 TO 1: Ratio of men to women in the director's chair across 16 years (2007 - 2022) covering 1,300 popular films

  • Across 17 years, the ratio of individual men to women directors is 9.8:1

  • Women of color made up 5.7% of all nominees in the 2024 Academy Awards, compared to 11% in 2021

  • In 2023-2024, about 2.9 out of 10 lead actors in theatrical films are people 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.

*click on photo for bios of each member

OUR TEAM

Alexis Gostelow

Alexis Gostelow

Development Strategist

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

Ishan Patel

Administrator of Creator Relations 

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

Angela Lau

Social Media and Marketing Intern

Vishaal Reddy

Vishaal Reddy

CEO

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

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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Taylor Durham

CMO

  • https://www.instagram.com/taylorjdurham/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorjdurham/
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Elizabeth Lowe

Office and Marketing Intern

  • LinkedIn
  • Personal Website

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

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
Naman Gupta

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
Raeshem Nijhon

Award-Winning Producer

&

CEO of Culture House

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

Rajal Pitroda

Award-Winning Producer

&

Sundance Fellow

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

Executive ADVISORY Board  

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Reed Clement

Reed Clement

Head of Creative Labs @Netflix

Executive Member, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhclement/
Todd Corley

Todd Corley

SVP of Inclusion, Sustainability & Community at Carhartt

  • https://www.instagram.com/toddcorley.esg/?hl=en
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/corleytodd
Shaurya Nanavati

Shaurya Nanavati

Finance and Media Executive, formerly VP at Lionsgate

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnkeith/
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Jamie Kramer

Head of Marketing and Brand at Primary Record

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

Meghna Rao

Director, TV & Film Development,

Pushkin Industries

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

Keith Quinn

Independent Producer 

&

Media Executive

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnkeith/
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Stephen Rocco Rodi

Communications Executive, formerly at Meta

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

Neil Thomas

VP at Netflix,

formerly at MRC

  • LinkedIn
Monika Selmont

Monika Selmont

Legal at Discover

&

Award-Winning

Actor & Producer

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