Director, ReFrame (Sundance Institute & Women In Film Los Angeles)
Alison Emilio is an executive with more than 25 years of experience working in entertainment marketing, communications, branding, strategic partnerships, media relations, fundraising, curation, signature event and conference programming, production, business development, cultural arts advocacy and nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada.
Currently, Alison serves as Director of ReFrame, a joint initiative of Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles. ReFrame is a growing coalition of industry leaders and 50+ Ambassadors – producers, directors, agents, studio executives – who are taking tangible steps to bring about measurable progress in achieving gender equity and advancing female filmmakers in film, TV, and media.
Alison has worked in Toronto, NYC, and Los Angeles in executive marketing positions including New Line Cinema as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications (five years). She established the U.S. office of the Ontario Media Development Corporation and for 12 years was responsible for marketing and business development strategies, generating over $150 million in production revenues.
Alison served as Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for CreativeFuture as part of a leadership team behind a strategy to re-position and re-launch a creative rights advocacy organization while expanding its coalition and membership, establishing strategic partnerships, and advancing the organization as an independent voice to advocate for artists rights.
Alison serves on the Horizon Award Advisory Board alongside founders Cassian Elwes, Lynette Howell Taylor, and Christine Vachon, whose mission is to advance gender parity in media and provide sponsorship and mentorship for the next generation of female filmmakers. Alison has produced the award since 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival, working with partners that include The Black List, CreativeFuture, Creative Mind Group, FilmLA, Indiegogo, the MPAA, ScreenEngine, ShivHans Pictures, Sundance Institute, Twitter, Vimeo, and Women in Film Los Angeles.
Alison's producing credits include Handmade Films’ Dinner at Fred’s, starring Parker Posey, Gil Bellows, and Christopher Lloyd; Drowning on Dry Land, starring Barbara Hershey and Naveen Andrews; and Someone is Watching, starring Stephanie Powers, for Lifetime.