Producer / Production Manager
Dave Cole, CPA - Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Art Smith Jr. - Recording Secretary (email@example.com)
Principal, No Budget Movie Company
Alexa Sheehan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Daytona Beach Branch Chair
Owner, Harbordashery Productions, LLC
Melissa McNerney (email@example.com)
Tampa Bay Branch Chair
Actress / Producer
Melissa is a full-time actress and producer out of Tampa, FL. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Melissa began working in film and television while living in New York after graduating with a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Her acting work includes roles on The Good Wife and All My Children, various roles in independent films, as well as dozens of commercials. Toggling between working in front of and behind the camera, Melissa has had the joy of working with companies including Tribeca Film Festival, Paramount Vantage, British Vogue and many others. Her producing work spans from feature and short films to theatre and editorial.
Carol Bressi-Cilona (firstname.lastname@example.org)Carol is Vice President of Entertainment at HUB International. Carol is an entertainment insurance
expert with 30+ years experience providing insurance solutions for film and TV production
companies and related businesses such as rental houses and post production facilities.
Carol is committed to the entertainment industry and proven ability to design competitive
insurance programs as evidenced by long-standing relationships with production executives,
filmmakers, and business owners. In addition to her insurance background, Carol is a thespian,
singer and producer with a life-long passion for the performing arts. Carol and HUB also work on
Theatrical Productions, Theatres, Venues and All Commercial and Personal Lines of insurance.
HUB International is the 7th Largest Insurance Broker in the Country with 470 offices around the
globe allowing Carol to provide annual and short term insurance on a worldwide basis at very
competitive rates and work with all incentives as needed. Carol will consult with you on what
insurance coverages are needed and is familiar with most of the film requirements of the film
commissioners in Florida and around the USA to help you obtain the proper permit for shooting and
protection of risk.
Carol is an active Board member of AICP, member of Film Florida ,the Chairwoman of The Hurricane
Task Force Committee of Film Florida and Board member of Women in Film and TV of Florida.
Clearwater Branch Chair
Lindsey Fuller Sandrin (email@example.com)
Rick Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Owner, Maverick Audio, LLC.
Larry Haber (email@example.com)
Entertainment Attorney, Law Offices of Lawrence Haber
Victoria Jorgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tampa Bay Branch
Producer/Director A Movie Productions
Lee Bigelow Davis (email@example.com)Orlando Branch
Lee joined the board in 2019 and enjoys connecting with friends, old and new, through WIFT. Though a native of Seattle, WA, Lee spent her formative years in the suburbs of Philadelphia. At Temple University her internship advisor recommended “a little public affairs show” broadcasting out of NPR affiliate WUHY-FM. Any doubts about whether an internship in radio was the smart choice were soon dissipated when that “little show” turned out to be “Fresh Air” hosted by Terry Gross. Lee became their first intern and was tasked with compiling excerpts from archived interviews in an effort to pitch the magazine interview show for national syndication. After three years at a CBS affiliate in central PA where she wrote ad copy and produced a public affairs program, Lee pivoted to freelance film production. Meeting the script supervisor on an ABC After School Special was a game changer. She immediately began training and not long after cutting her teeth on local indie films and TV commercials she joined the industry labor union IATSE/Local 161. Since 1994 her resume reflects mostly one hour scripted drama series for broadcast/cable networks and streaming services including “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “Ugly Betty”, “Blue Bloods”, “House of Cards”, “The Code” and “The Right Stuff.” Lee is a member of the WIFT Writers Group as well as the Florida Writers Association in which whose newsletter she has been published. Inspired by other WIFT members who are writers, Lee is rediscovering her passion for the craft as it has become a daily practice.