Board of Directors

Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) is a volunteer organization run by an active Board of Directors, elected by the membership. The women and men who serve on the board come from all disciplines within the film, television, and entertainment industry.  Board members hold offices, as well as chair committees.

Officers









Jennelle Jordan - President (jennelle@womeninfilmfl.org)

Producer / Production Manager

Jennelle is a dynamic and driven production professional specializing in the development and execution of creative content, including television programs, commercials, and corporate advertising, as well as live event production and management.  She has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, producing 244 episodes of the critically acclaimed television series Forensic Files. She also has extensive experience in the commercial genre, working with diverse clients to evolve and grow both their business and brand.

Working on a wide range of projects, from television, commercials, corporate, music, and web videos, to production and on-site management of live events, Jennelle's talents lie in organization and planning, getting to know the intricacies of each different production and personnel she works with. Her goal is to create visually and emotionally compelling content with as seamless a pre-production and production process as possible.  Jennelle is also the in-house production manager at ProductionHUB.com, helping clients connect with the most highly recommended vendors and production partners.


Nancy McBride - Vice President (nancy@womeninfilmfl.org)

Casting Director, Reel Kasting Productions, LLC

Nancy McBride has a natural gift for recognizing talent. It was no surprise years ago when from her own experience as a parent of gifted child actors she founded the largest parent network of child talent. She soon became an authority, serving as an advocate for parents with kids in the industry. That lead her to the role she loves today, as a Casting Directing to both children and adults.

Nancy is now the go-to Casting Director for everything from Film, Commercials, Infomercials, and Industry videos. Her clients have included the likes of Campus Crusades, MTV, CMT, Bass Pro Shop, Super Nanny, NASA, ESPN, C Media/HBO Casting, Atlas Films/Dr. G Medical Examiner, Jordan Direct, and many more.

Nancy has served on numerous panels, and held workshops in the film industry. Nancy is highly respected among her peers for her ability to meet their needs above and beyond expectation. Nancy also brings to any production a solid knowledge of actors; unions, and the legal requirements for production. Nancy also serves as the Director of WIFT- US President's Support Group.



Dave Cole, CPA - Treasurer (dave@womeninfilmfl.org)

Managing Tax Partner, David Cole, CPA, LLC

David is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has been practicing public account for over 10 years. David's experience is in tax compliance, tax planning and accounting consulting for small and start-up businesses as well as individual taxes. He has been a member of the FICPA since 1999 and is a certified QuickBooks pro advisor. David is also a member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce and the financial advisor to the Central Florida Film Festival.




Art Smith Jr. - Secretary (art@womeninfilmfl.org)
Principal, No Budget Movie Company

Art Smith has over 30 years of film/TV experience. As owner of his own production company, No Budget Movie Company, Art coaches new screenwriters and helps to produce their films at a low budget. He can credit teaching and mentoring over 300 individuals currently working in the television or film industry.

Art's resume includes: “Standing Ovation”, “Mysterious”, “Bad Girl Island, “Survivor Island”, "The Session," "Fools Gold", "Misguided," "Three," "Fashion News Live," "Mother's Day," "Ocean City," "Who Goes There?," "Didn’t Say Goodbye," "Super Mario Brothers," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Causalities of War," "Soldier Boy’s," "Angel Heart," "Snake Eyes," "Devil's Own," "Sweet Liberty," "Anger Management," and more TV & Filmk Projects. He is a member of American Film Institute, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences TV, Independent Feature Project, Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers, Audio Engineering Society and the National Assoc. of Broadcasters and NAPTE.



Larry Haber (larry@womeninfilmfl.org)
Orlando Branch
Entertainment Attorney, Law Offices of Lawrence Haber

Lawrence Haber has been a practicing attorney for 32 years, with the last 30 years devoted primarily to entertainment law. He has extensive experience in all aspects of legal, business and union matters in the entertainment industry, including the production, distribution and sales of long and short form film and television programming, and the negotiating and drafting of agreements for financing, production, and distribution of such programming. His clients also include software, website, design and graphics companies.

He represents production companies, talent, and producers in all phases of development and production in all types of media worldwide. His legal experience is grounded in intellectual property, corporate, general business and transactional law. He was an in-house attorney at both Universal Studios Florida and Walt Disney World for over seven years, with his last four years at Disney focused exclusively as Director of Business Affairs for original television programming. Among other projects while at Disney, he packaged, negotiated and sold worldwide rights for two episodic television series.


Board Members


Sheri Taylor (sheri@womeninfilmfl.org)

Melbourne Branch Chair

Owner, Infinity Box Productions

Sheri is WIFT-FL's Melbourne Branch Coordinator/Chair.

Sheri is an award winning producer / actress / creative consultant / graphic designer / assistant director/ marketing, promotion & events professional & more.  She's known for work on films including: "Between Waves", "Blood Initiate," "Believe Then See," USA's "Graceland," and Tru TV's "Body of Evidence." 



  Alexa Sheehan (alexa@womeninfilmfl.org)

  Daytona Beach Branch Chair

Owner, Harbordashery Productions, LLC

Alexa Sheehan is a recent transplant to Florida after almost 20 years in Los Angeles working in the industry and its myriad media content.  

A member of the Director’s Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and a board member of both Women in Film and Television- Florida and Film Florida, she hopes to parlay her experience in Hollywood filmmaking to create and to bring big projects to Florida and shake up the industry here.


She and her husband, an Union Assistant Property Master, created HarborDashery Productions which is a local production company in New Smyrna Beach, filming commercial and other media projects for local businesses and schools.  She was a judge in the last year’s 48 Hour Film Festival in Orlando, this year’s Hub on Canal Student Film Festival, and has sat on numerous panels to help educate the new regime of filmmakers, and to share stories of her experience.




Janeen Sara (janeen@womeninfilmfl.org)

  Jacksonville Branch Chair

Screenwriter

Janeen graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Broadcasting.

She freelanced in Film and Television in Orlando for 6 years in companies such as Universal Studios, Nickelodeon, Lifetime Movies, NBC, Academy of Country Music Awards, Ford Motor Company, WInn Dixie, Broadcast Service Group, Buenavida Productions and Amblin Television.  

Janeen took some time off to raise her family and then worked as a production coordinator in Jacksonville for the last few years.  She now is transitioning into writing screenplays full time and has a blog about her journey facebook.com/21scriptsin2021.  She also heads the Jane Austen Society of North america's Young Filmmakers competition for the United States and Canada.



Lindsey Fuller Sandrin (lindsey@womeninfilmfl.org)
Orlando Branch Chair

Director, Orlando Film Commission

Lindsey grew up in the commercial production industry, working for her dad and uncle, both of whom are Film Florida Legends. Orlando-born and Cleveland, OH-raised, Lindsey graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Communications and found her way back to central Florida. After a brief five-year stint in the advertising industry, Lindsey came running back to the production world by way of the Orlando Film Commission, following in the steps of her cousin and previous President of both WIFT-FL and Film Florida, Jen Pennypacker.

At the Orlando Film Commission, Lindsey oversees all daily functions including film permitting, the locations and crew + support services databases and all incoming requests for filming in the region. She maintains strong relationships with all community partners to ensure all permitting is completed efficiently and with public and crew safety at the forefront. She also works to market the region to larger projects to ensure they understand “The Other Half” of Orlando – all of the amazing assets that lie outside of the walls of the theme parks. By assisting in location scouting, recommending accommodations and spreading the word about the amazing production community that calls Orlando home, Lindsey works to bring larger projects to the region and ensure productions of all sizes receive first-rate service.



Becky Yettaw (becky@womeninfilmfl.org)

       Tampa Bay Branch Chair

         Producer/Director, B. Stellar Productions

Becky Yettaw, was born in Stuttgart Germany in 1971. She traveled the globe until settling inTampa, Florida at age fifteen. Becky’s gifts captivated Gail Anne Hurd who immediately employed Becky as her Assistant to the Producer and protégé during filming of “The Punisher” (2004). Since then, Becky has directed, produced, casted, and assisted with, over 25 films and shorts.

Becky’s passion for creating characters to whom an audience feels connection with permeates\her work. A leading film producer in Tampa for fifteen years and counting, Becky, founder and owner of B. Stellar Productions, believes in giving back to her community. Amidst her own ventures, she produced The Tampa Natives Show - as highlighted by the Tampa Tribune – currently being archived by the University of South Florida. More recently, Becky lent her talents to The Center for Girls through which she coaches film production to girls aged 11-14. The young girls direct their own movies, under Becky’s guidance and encouragement gaining empowerment and confidence.

Becky is a driving force in the Tampa film industry. She has served on multiple levels of film leadership including documentaries, script writing, commercials, and philanthropic work – much of which remains veiled by her modest nature.


Dana Pellerin (dana@womeninfilmfl.org)

Orlando Branch

Sales Manager – Production and Events, Universal Studios Florida Production Group

Dana Pellerin is the Business Development & Studio Sales Representative for the Universal Studios Florida Production Group (USFPG). Growing up on the space coast and graduating with a bachelor's at the University of Central Florida, he has been heavily involved in the Florida film & television industry for over 15 years. Dana started his journey working at Film Festivals, Freelancing commercials, and Series Television. Dana is responsible for handling all inquiries for Sound Stages, Backlot, and support space at Universal Studios Florida.  His focus is building and maintaining client relationships with agencies, production companies and other Studios. Dana continues to embrace USFPG's commitment to the Florida Film community and WIFT-FL.  


Stephanie Mazzeo (stephanie@womeninfilmfl.org)

Daytona Beach Branch

Makeup Artist | SFX Makeup Artist

Stephanie Mazzeo is a 30+ year veteran in the film/tv industry. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, she eventually decided to leave the snow behind and has been based in East/Central Florida since 1996. 


It all started with a little KISS...Somewhere near Philadelphia, PA, in the year 1992, Stephanie was asked by a KISS tribute band to assist the musicians with their makeup and stage costumes. Let's just say that's where it all began.


Beginning her career with makeup and wardrobe for the KISS tribute band Miss-Behavin', Stephanie’s knowledge of the production industry grew and expanded, leading her to travel cross-country providing makeup and special effects on a variety of projects for film, TV, music videos, commercials and more! 


With a wide array of network connections, Stephanie hopes to entice more industry professionals to look toward Florida for their production needs, putting the state back on the map for larger film, commercial and television projects. 












Rick Alexander (rick@womeninfilmfl.org)
Orlando Branch
Owner, Maverick Audio, LLC

Rick has been involved with just about all aspects of audio. Majored in Mass Communications.

Mixed live sound in Louisville, KY at the local PBS station and then started touring in the Gospel Christian music industry. Worked with producer Johnnie Wilder Jr, of the pop group Heatwave, which sold over 15 million albums and garnered three Grammy nominations. Johnnie created Shalonda productions, a small independent distribution and built a home 24 track recording studio. Rick worked as a recording engineer in Dayton, OH and toured with Johnnie and his band Straight Company.

In 1994 Rick moved to Orlando to take class at Full Sail and received two AS degrees, all while freelancing for WMFE PBS and mixing concerts at The Embassy concert hall/night club representing Dynatec Sound Company. National and regional bands performed there including Collective Soul, Creed, Robert Palmer, GWAR, and Edgar Winter.

Still freelancing in broadcasting, AV, commercials, and various networks.  Have worked for NBC/ MSMBC, CBS, CNN, Disney, Adrenaline Films, Universal Studios, Starz: Magic City as boom/utility for two seasons, USA: Graceland boom/utility last four episodes, TruTV, The Golf Channel, etc.


Bobbi Hill (bobbi@womeninfilmfl.org)

        Tampa Bay Branch

Casting Agent, Bobbi Hill Casting

Bobbi Hill began her professional journey in the early 60s in Las Vegas meeting celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Wayne Newton, Billy Eckstine, Connie Frances, etc.  Vegas led to working out of LA for several yearsfollowed by a wonderful time in Alaska, and finally settling in Florida with a wealth of industry experience.

She has enjoyed years of success in the entertainment business and finally producing films. Last year, Bobbi and Bill Tosh started their own Christian Production Company First Fruits Productions and are in the early stages of their first feature film called Just Like You.

Bobbi Hill Casting has always been a  full-service casting agent, with 36 years of experience in Florida alone. She has cast for many TV shows, films, commercials, and live and theater productions. Bobbis professional goal has always been to breathe life into the script, and blow the clients away with the best actors. Nothing less will do! She is also a very hands-on, old school casting director and will always be available, even on set.

Awards and accolades include Best Casting of a TV Pilot and a recipient of the Crystal Reel Award 1996.  Bobbi is director of the Clearwater Branch of WIFT - FL, Board Director of the Tampa Bay Film Society member of the Sunscreen Film Clw/St. Pete Society, and a lifetime member of Whos, Who. She will continue to do her best, always providing best and being the best person she can be.

WIFT-Florida  P.O. Box 533541 Orlando, FL 32853-3541

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