Roberta Marie Munroe

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Roberta Marie Munroe

Director l Producer l Author l Consultant

Roberta Marie Munroe is a writer, director, author and founder and CEO of Captivated Artist Inc., a production services company based in Los Angeles that specializes in budgets $500k and above.  She has produced and/or directed over 30 award-winning shorts film and several features for companies such as Fox Searchlight, Fullscreen, AT&T and the United Nations (UNFPA), that have played at festivals worldwide including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW and Tokyo Short Film Festival.

Currently, Ms. Munroe is producing a series of films with for the 2017 AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program: an emerging filmmaker partnership where she is a creative mentor alongside Octavia Spencer, Shelby Stone, Common, Rick Famuyiwa and James Lopez.

She is the moderator for the BFF Summit 2017 panel: Sending The Elevator Back Down.

Ms. Munroe is the author of How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer, (Hyperion 2009), which has been translated in several languages including Chinese, Korean and Spanish. Her latest book, How Not To Sign A Film Contract: Know What You’re Saying Yes To, provides indie filmmakers with an overview of film industry contractual law and was written with the expert counsel of The Film Collaborative’s executive director, entertainment attorney, Orly Ravid.

She was the founding Artistic Director for The Blackhouse, an educational and celebration space for Black filmmakers and their supporters. As a film festival consultant & programmer, Roberta spent 5 years programming film for the Sundance Film Festival helping to launch the careers of Aurora Guerrero, Cary Fukunaga, the Duplass Brothers, Tiffany Shlain and many others.

In addition, she has programmed film at IFP New York (No Borders co-production section), Tampa LGBT Film Festival, Sundance, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. She was Administrative Director of NewFest (NYC), Sales & Industry Theatre Manager at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and Managing Director of the Niagara International Film Festival (NIFF – Niagara on the Lake).

Roberta is highly respected, and beloved by filmmakers all over the world as a true champion, as she believes in providing them the best possible platform to shine their brightest light.