Alison Emilio is Director of ReFrame, a partnership between Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles. ReFrame is an influential and dedicated group of entertainment industry leaders – more than 65 male and female Ambassadors – that includes studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, producers, directors, writers, actors, agents, and guild leaders committed to increasing the number of women of all backgrounds working in film, TV, and media.
Prior to ReFrame, Alison served as Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for CreativeFuture. Her feature film work includes executive positions at Lorimar Filmed Entertainment and New Line Cinema (New York and Los Angeles) as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, responsible for the marketing, publicity, and promotional campaigns for more than 30 films, as well as supervising corporate and financial communications. She established the U.S. office of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, where she was responsible for generating over $150 million in revenue.
Alison serves on the Advisory Board of the Horizon Award, a short film competition that provides sponsorship and mentorship to the next generation of female filmmakers. Emilio’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; Someone is Watching, starring Stephanie Powers, for Lifetime; and the award-winning short, Candlelight from director, Veronica Ortiz-Calderon.
Alison is a Faculty Advisor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) Program in Los Angeles and is on the Advisory Committees for Mind the Gap Summit/Mill Valley Film Festival and Fusion Film Festival, New York.
Alison lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and rescue pooch, Taylor.
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