A native Texan based in Los Angeles, Alana Hauser is Manager of Sundance Catalyst, which connects highly-anticipated documentary and fiction films with financiers, and Women at Sundance, which forges gender parity in media. She has played a key role in the outreach, selection, and creative support of over 50 Catalyst films, including Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Chasing Coral, and Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements. Passionate about inclusive storytelling, Alana works to amplify women's voices behind the camera while activiating systemic change throughout the industry. Before arriving at Sundance in 2015, Alana served as Educational Outreach Coordinator at boutique documentary distributor GOOD DOCS and worked for a number of nonprofits including Whole Kids Foundation, Meals on Wheels and More, and the Migrant and Community Action Project. She received a bachelor of arts in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.
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