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Megan Park

Megan spent 20 years in New York on the production teams of award-winning television, documentary, and independent films. Projects include Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy (PBS), Beyond Conviction (MSNBC), Whatever (Sundance Film Festival/Sony Pictures Classics), and other independent features and shorts which enjoyed festival success worldwide.

Currently residing in Cincinnati, Megan runs Little Sprig Productions a full-service production company currently in production on a feature documentary. Megan was Program Manager for Stages for Youth filmmaking bootcamp developing the curriculum where campers complete a short film in 2 weeks. Films from the program have won awards at regional festivals and 3 have been accepted into the White House Student Film Festival. Megan is a founding board member of Women in Film Cincinnati.

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Michelle Gardner

Michelle began her career in local news in West Palm Beach, Florida. The smaller market afforded her the opportunity to learn all aspects of the news business by going on shoots, gathering news for the assignment desk, and master control all while being the lead editor for newscasts. After a move to Atlanta, she joined CNN, where she produced news feeds for local stations. The early 2000s was an exciting time to be in the news business. Michelle was in Nashville, home of the Gore headquarters, during the night of the historic Bush/Gore presidential election. During 9/11, when all eyes turned to CNN for coverage, Michelle earned an Emmy recognizing "the unprecedented challenges and ability to inform viewers in this important chapter in broadcast journalism history.” Michelle co-founded Little Sprig Productions where she directs and edits.