Effie is an award-winning producer known for championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood and highly acclaimed, multi-platform projects. Her history producing several critically acclaimed HBO Films and award-winning projects including REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (Sundance 2002 Audience Award winner) and ROCKET SCIENCE (Sundance 2007 Grand Jury Prize for Directing) led her to join the controversial reboot of PROJECT GREENLIGHT as producer and mentor to the show’s fresh new director in 2015. The following year, she joined Lee Daniels Entertainment as Season 1 EP of Fox's hit series STAR, and went on to produce highly acclaimed independent feature, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (2014 Sundance Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent, 2015 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay). Currently, Effie returns to her love of inclusive genre film & television by securing several “big concept” IP told through an inclusive storytelling lens.
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