Join us for the FLOW Collective Series for Film & Music, a gathering where creatives and heads of the industry come together to discuss the current state of the film, music, and television plus provide feedback to participants through pitch sessions, think tanks, and breakout sessions incorporating the concept of flow across a variety of creative disciplines.

Sound of Music Sessions include:

Band Meet Up | Friday, April 27th from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Sound of Music  
Looking to start a band? Engage with others looking to do the same. Followed by a Jam and Freestyle Rap Session.

Diverse Perspectives | Saturday, April 28th from 11:00am-11:45am at Sound of Music  
An exchange of ideas of how to create diverse perspectives in film and music through perspectives of culture, background, gender, and race. Panelists: Alix Lambert, Anne Chapman, Matthew Currie Holmes, Migdia Chinea, Jai Jamison, Iz Web and David Mallin.

Killing versus Bringing the Film to Life with Music | Saturday, April 28th from 12:30pm-1:15pm at Sound of Music
Creating Just the Right Tension: How Much is Enough & Stylistic Choices. Panelists: Alix Lambert, Eric Byler, Matthew Currie Holmes and Mark Maxey.

The Art of Presentation through the EPK  | Saturday, April 28th from 1:30pm-2:30pm at Sound of Music  What makes a Good Trailer, Poster, and other General Dos and Don'ts of creating an effective EPK. Panelists: Alix Lambert, Eric Byler, Ashley Paige Brim and Migdia Chinea.

Branding: Getting the Most Bang out of it & Your Social Media | Saturday, April 28th from 2:45pm-3:30pm at Sound of Music
How to brand yourself, get the most bang out of your social media, and get the influencers & coalitions behind you. Panelists: Alix Lambert and Migdia Chinea.

Jam Session | Saturday, April 28th from 3:30pm-4:30pm at Sound of Music at Sound of Music 
Bring Your Instrument & Jam with Fellow Musicians.

*All of the above sessions take place at Sound of Music Studios 1710 Altamont Ave

The Hof Sessions include:

The Art of the Short Film | Sunday, April 29th from 11:30-12:15pm at The Hof
Grabbing a Festival's Attention with the Hook, Spin & Cliffhanger. Panelists: Anne Chapman, Matthew Currie Holmes, Adrian Stewart, Migdia Chinea, Ashley Paige Brim and Jai Jamison.

Pitching Your Project in 60 Seconds or Less | Sunday, April 29th from 12:15pm-1:15pm at The Hof
A panel discussion on how to nail the pitch with laser sharp focus. Followed by 30 minute session where writers, directors, actors, and producers will have the opportunity to pitch to the panel. Panelists: Anne Chapman, Matthew Currie Holmes, Adrian Stewart, Migdia Chinea and David Mallin.

Virginia Film & Getting the Big Break | Sunday, April 29th from 1:30pm-2:15pm at The Hof  Discussing the current state of film in the mid-Atlantic. What can we do to get more pictures here? Why Virginia? And a Frank How to Discussion of the Dos and Don'ts of Getting that Big Break. Panelists: Anne Chapman, Ashley Paige Brim, Mark Maxey, Jai Jamison and David Mallin.

The Future of Technology: Drones & Virtual Reality | Sunday, April 29th from 2:30pm-3:30pm What is the future of Drones and VR+Film? Panelists: David Waltenbaugh, Mark Lambert

*All of the above sessions take place at the Hofheimer Building 2818 W. Broad Street


2018 Panelists


 In 2010, Waters founded the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF). RIFF brings 120+ international film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, red carpet awards, the FLOW Collective, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to Richmond at Bow Tie Movieland Criterion Cinemas, and the historic Byrd Theatre.   As a writer, producer, and director, Heather has been instrumental in such film projects as The People v. God; Sleep to Dream; Stillwater Lake; Trading Ages; Strive; and The Youth Roundtable Project, and more. She serves as the President of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA), the leading advocacy organization responsible for bolstering film and developing crew and talent across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In 2010, Waters founded the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF). RIFF brings 120+ international film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, red carpet awards, the FLOW Collective, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to Richmond at Bow Tie Movieland Criterion Cinemas, and the historic Byrd Theatre. 

As a writer, producer, and director, Heather has been instrumental in such film projects as The People v. God; Sleep to Dream; Stillwater Lake; Trading Ages; Strive; and The Youth Roundtable Project, and more. She serves as the President of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA), the leading advocacy organization responsible for bolstering film and developing crew and talent across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Heather Waters
 

 Adrian Stewart was born in Augsberg, Germany, second in a brood of military brats. Growing up, he lived everywhere you can imagine, which seemed normal until Adrian destroyed his father’s dreams of an all-army dynasty by studying film at NYU.  Adrian took editing jobs on shows like Pushing Daisies and Marco Polo. From there, he moved into the camera department, working on projects like the Minority Report miniseries and The League.  Focusing on directing, Adrian wrote and/or directed over a dozen short films (and some dreadful reality TV). It was while working on the steampunk western Cowboys & Engines that Adrian met most of his current team, including Battlestar: Galactica star Richard Hatch. When Adrian learned a feature was being written for Richard, he was soon attached to direct and help finance the film.  The result, Diminuendo, was Adrian’s first feature, and the final, brilliant performance of Hatch, who died of cancer in 2017. The film had its world premiere at the 20th annual Sarasota Film Festival, and its Virginia premiere here at RIFF. His next project is The Ruin, a low-budget horror film set in the Australian Outback in 1962.

Adrian Stewart was born in Augsberg, Germany, second in a brood of military brats. Growing up, he lived everywhere you can imagine, which seemed normal until Adrian destroyed his father’s dreams of an all-army dynasty by studying film at NYU.

Adrian took editing jobs on shows like Pushing Daisies and Marco Polo. From there, he moved into the camera department, working on projects like the Minority Report miniseries and The League.

Focusing on directing, Adrian wrote and/or directed over a dozen short films (and some dreadful reality TV). It was while working on the steampunk western Cowboys & Engines that Adrian met most of his current team, including Battlestar: Galactica star Richard Hatch. When Adrian learned a feature was being written for Richard, he was soon attached to direct and help finance the film.

The result, Diminuendo, was Adrian’s first feature, and the final, brilliant performance of Hatch, who died of cancer in 2017. The film had its world premiere at the 20th annual Sarasota Film Festival, and its Virginia premiere here at RIFF. His next project is The Ruin, a low-budget horror film set in the Australian Outback in 1962.

Adrian Stewart

 Andy Edmunds, Director of the Virginia Film Office, is a Virginia native and an accomplished musician and songwriter. After studying music at VCU in the mid 80s, Edmunds produced a music video of one of his songs that was broadcast on MTV. This experience introduced him to the film production industry where he ultimately settled in as a location scout until landing a job at the Virginia Film Office in 1997.  “I found myself in a non-traditional area of economic development that seemed to be perfectly suited to my experience and interests. Every day I look forward to continuing to give back to the state I know and love through an enthusiastic approach to attracting clients and delivering creative solutions,” says Edmunds.  During his time with the Film Office, Andy has worked with the most notable filmmakers of our time including Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg to name a few.

Andy Edmunds, Director of the Virginia Film Office, is a Virginia native and an accomplished musician and songwriter. After studying music at VCU in the mid 80s, Edmunds produced a music video of one of his songs that was broadcast on MTV. This experience introduced him to the film production industry where he ultimately settled in as a location scout until landing a job at the Virginia Film Office in 1997.

“I found myself in a non-traditional area of economic development that seemed to be perfectly suited to my experience and interests. Every day I look forward to continuing to give back to the state I know and love through an enthusiastic approach to attracting clients and delivering creative solutions,” says Edmunds.

During his time with the Film Office, Andy has worked with the most notable filmmakers of our time including Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg to name a few.

Andy Edmunds

 Alix Lambert's Has directed and produced three feature length documentaries: The Mark of Cain, Bayou Blue, and Mentor, as well as numerous shorts. She was a writer on the HBO show Deadwood and a writer / producer on John from Cincinnati. She has conceived, written and directed two short series for MOCA tv: Crime: The Animated Series, and Ambiance Man. She created the forthcoming Prison Zoo. She is the author of Crime, and The Silencing.

Alix Lambert's Has directed and produced three feature length documentaries: The Mark of Cain, Bayou Blue, and Mentor, as well as numerous shorts. She was a writer on the HBO show Deadwood and a writer / producer on John from Cincinnati. She has conceived, written and directed two short series for MOCA tv: Crime: The Animated Series, and Ambiance Man. She created the forthcoming Prison Zoo. She is the author of Crime, and The Silencing.

Alix Lambert

 
 Ashley Brim is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. Her short film AN ACT OF TERROR, starring Olivia Washington and Tonya Pinkins, premiered as part of the “Race in America” program at the 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short. The film is a finalist for the Summer 2017 Roy W. Dean Grant from From the Heart Productions.  Ashley is a HALF Foundation fellow in the 2017 class of the Ryan Murphy Television Directing Mentorship Program. She is being mentored by Dan Minahan and shadowed him on AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE.  Ashley currently serves as Assistant Producer on the Showtime series HOMELAND

Ashley Brim is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. Her short film AN ACT OF TERROR, starring Olivia Washington and Tonya Pinkins, premiered as part of the “Race in America” program at the 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short. The film is a finalist for the Summer 2017 Roy W. Dean Grant from From the Heart Productions.

Ashley is a HALF Foundation fellow in the 2017 class of the Ryan Murphy Television Directing Mentorship Program. She is being mentored by Dan Minahan and shadowed him on AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE.

Ashley currently serves as Assistant Producer on the Showtime series HOMELAND

Ashley Brim

 Anne is an award winning casting director and educator. As an adjunct faculty member for VCUarts Cinema, she has overseen the casting of scores of 35mm student films since 2007. Anne serves as the Workforce Development Liaison for The Virginia Film Office, organizing training seminars for the local film industry. Bringing over 25 years of casting experience to ever project, she has cast countless actors in 150+ films, including, Loving, Home on the Strange, Shooting the Prodigal, Big Stone Gap, Killing Lincoln, The Abolitionists and Spielberg's Lincoln. With a keen eye for talent, and excellent taste Anne is always on the lookout for fine actors.

Anne is an award winning casting director and educator. As an adjunct faculty member for VCUarts Cinema, she has overseen the casting of scores of 35mm student films since 2007. Anne serves as the Workforce Development Liaison for The Virginia Film Office, organizing training seminars for the local film industry. Bringing over 25 years of casting experience to ever project, she has cast countless actors in 150+ films, including, Loving, Home on the Strange, Shooting the Prodigal, Big Stone Gap, Killing Lincoln, The Abolitionists and Spielberg's Lincoln. With a keen eye for talent, and excellent taste Anne is always on the lookout for fine actors.

Anne Chapman

 Mark Lambert has been a VFX/DFX/CG Supervisor on multiple tentpole feature films as well as a director, editor and software developer.  Heading up teams that created Harry Potter's first Quidditch field and the visual development of Polar Express at Sony Pictures, he has been at the leading edge of visual effects technology.  After work on 14 features, Mark left LA and returned to Richmond, Virginia and in 2015 started VArtisans to pursue VR and 360 video filmmaking.  VArtisans' projects range from a series on endangered species to documentary and narrative pieces in this emerging media format.   She has spoken at the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival as Guest Spotlight Speaker, SAG Foundation, IFP, Digital Hollywood and at museums and universities 

Mark Lambert has been a VFX/DFX/CG Supervisor on multiple tentpole feature films as well as a director, editor and software developer.  Heading up teams that created Harry Potter's first Quidditch field and the visual development of Polar Express at Sony Pictures, he has been at the leading edge of visual effects technology.  After work on 14 features, Mark left LA and returned to Richmond, Virginia and in 2015 started VArtisans to pursue VR and 360 video filmmaking.  VArtisans' projects range from a series on endangered species to documentary and narrative pieces in this emerging media format. 

She has spoken at the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival as Guest Spotlight Speaker, SAG Foundation, IFP, Digital Hollywood and at museums and universities 

Mark Lambert

 Sound of Music founder, John Morand, has worked with bands and filmmakers through out his 30+ year career in recording that has brought him platinum records and a reputation as Richmond's premiere sound engineer. John brings a rare degree of precision and incredible diversity to the art of tracking and mixing music, and has worked artists such as Amos Lee, Hanson, Cracker, Black Crowes, Carbon Leaf, many RVA based bands and artists, including Lamb of God and Susan Greenbaum.

Sound of Music founder, John Morand, has worked with bands and filmmakers through out his 30+ year career in recording that has brought him platinum records and a reputation as Richmond's premiere sound engineer. John brings a rare degree of precision and incredible diversity to the art of tracking and mixing music, and has worked artists such as Amos Lee, Hanson, Cracker, Black Crowes, Carbon Leaf, many RVA based bands and artists, including Lamb of God and Susan Greenbaum.

John Morand

 
 Mark Maxey is an Emmy award-winning producer and director based in Washington, DC. His 2018 documentary feature UP TO SNUFF explores the life and career of musician/composer W.G. Snuffy Walden, and features Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Fred Savage. Maxey’s work in television includes producing critically acclaimed programs American Valor, The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes, National Memorial Day Parade, and On Stage at the Kennedy Center with Marvin Hamlisch. His work has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, Discovery, FOX, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, and PBS. Maxey is chairman of the Washington West Film Festival, is a member of the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Association of Television Program Executives, and the American Film Institute. 

Mark Maxey is an Emmy award-winning producer and director based in Washington, DC. His 2018 documentary feature UP TO SNUFF explores the life and career of musician/composer W.G. Snuffy Walden, and features Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Fred Savage. Maxey’s work in television includes producing critically acclaimed programs American Valor, The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes, National Memorial Day Parade, and On Stage at the Kennedy Center with Marvin Hamlisch. His work has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, Discovery, FOX, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, and PBS. Maxey is chairman of the Washington West Film Festival, is a member of the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Association of Television Program Executives, and the American Film Institute. 

Mark Maxey

 Migdia Skarsgård Chinea (Mig) is an American awarded director and screenwriter, member of the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences and the WGAW -- with a UCLA MFA in Film and Digital Media 2012. Migdia's guerrilla films "anonymous (street meat)," "Kninth Floor" and "The Prince of Old Havana" have been semi-finalist at Cannes Un Certain Regard, Sundance, the Phillip K Dick Film Festival (NY City and Lille, France), St. Petersburg Film Festival in Russia, and Reykjavik FF in Iceland among others, winning accolades for her character-driven stories. Migdia has written and produced "The Incredible Hulk". She based "The Prince of Old Havana", on the life of a famous 1910 Cuban politician, and has completed psychological horror short "Red on Red". Migdia wrote, directed and produced her first full length feature film "When it Rains," now in music/post, a sexual revolution film set in 1972 Hollywood. Her TV series "Alchemist of Boyle Heights" introduces us to a modern day alchemist -- a working mom who turns bad times into gold. 

Migdia Skarsgård Chinea (Mig) is an American awarded director and screenwriter, member of the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences and the WGAW -- with a UCLA MFA in Film and Digital Media 2012. Migdia's guerrilla films "anonymous (street meat)," "Kninth Floor" and "The Prince of Old Havana" have been semi-finalist at Cannes Un Certain Regard, Sundance, the Phillip K Dick Film Festival (NY City and Lille, France), St. Petersburg Film Festival in Russia, and Reykjavik FF in Iceland among others, winning accolades for her character-driven stories. Migdia has written and produced "The Incredible Hulk". She based "The Prince of Old Havana", on the life of a famous 1910 Cuban politician, and has completed psychological horror short "Red on Red". Migdia wrote, directed and produced her first full length feature film "When it Rains," now in music/post, a sexual revolution film set in 1972 Hollywood. Her TV series "Alchemist of Boyle Heights" introduces us to a modern day alchemist -- a working mom who turns bad times into gold. 

Migdia Skarsgård Chinea

 David Mallin is a cinematographer, filmmaker, and the Director of Old Dominion University's Film Program. He has a MFA in Cinematography from AFI in Los Angeles and a BA from American University in Washington DC. David focuses his work with students on the production of collaborative group and faculty-led projects executed as real-world movie sets, with the belief filmmaking can best be learned experientially.    David has been a key participant in multiple projects executed by ODU's Film Program, utilizing David's model of Departmental Productions. The most recent project was directed by Derrick Borte and starred Jim Gaffigan.  David has also sailed twice as a staff member of Semester at Sea, spent 5 years working for The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, and runs an ODU study abroad program in Bali. 

David Mallin is a cinematographer, filmmaker, and the Director of Old Dominion University's Film Program. He has a MFA in Cinematography from AFI in Los Angeles and a BA from American University in Washington DC. David focuses his work with students on the production of collaborative group and faculty-led projects executed as real-world movie sets, with the belief filmmaking can best be learned experientially.  

David has been a key participant in multiple projects executed by ODU's Film Program, utilizing David's model of Departmental Productions. The most recent project was directed by Derrick Borte and starred Jim Gaffigan.  David has also sailed twice as a staff member of Semester at Sea, spent 5 years working for The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, and runs an ODU study abroad program in Bali. 

David Mallin

 Erica Arvold is the founder of arvold., a casting, production, and education company based in Charlottesville, VA and Atlanta, GA. Over the past 28 years, she has contributed to and participated in the making of over 130 films, 80 television projects and numerous short form and commercial projects. Recent credits include Loving, Turn: Washington’s Spies and House of Cards.  Erica has been nominated for CSA’s prestigious Artios Award four times - for the films  Loving,  Elemental, Big Stone Gap and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. She is a member of the Casting Society of America, Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Erica is grateful to the many writers, filmmakers, actors and professionals who have entrusted her & her company to collaborate over the years. 

Erica Arvold is the founder of arvold., a casting, production, and education company based in Charlottesville, VA and Atlanta, GA. Over the past 28 years, she has contributed to and participated in the making of over 130 films, 80 television projects and numerous short form and commercial projects. Recent credits include Loving, Turn: Washington’s Spies and House of Cards.

Erica has been nominated for CSA’s prestigious Artios Award four times - for the films  Loving,  Elemental, Big Stone Gap and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. She is a member of the Casting Society of America, Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Erica is grateful to the many writers, filmmakers, actors and professionals who have entrusted her & her company to collaborate over the years. 

Erica Arvold

 
 Jai grew up in Richmond’s vibrant film community, making short films and screening them at a monthly screening called Project Resolution.    A Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow, Jai received his MFA from American University. In 2015, he co-wrote and directed his first feature film, TRI, an inspirational sports drama focused on the world of Triathlons.   Jai’s pilot script, RVA, was selected to participate in the 2017 Episodic Comedy Writers’ Colony in Nantucket. He recently shadowed directors on AMC’s TURN, and on Showtime’s Homeland.    Jai has sprained his ankle three times while dancing.    He danced through the pain.  

Jai grew up in Richmond’s vibrant film community, making short films and screening them at a monthly screening called Project Resolution.  

A Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow, Jai received his MFA from American University. In 2015, he co-wrote and directed his first feature film, TRI, an inspirational sports drama focused on the world of Triathlons. 

Jai’s pilot script, RVA, was selected to participate in the 2017 Episodic Comedy Writers’ Colony in Nantucket. He recently shadowed directors on AMC’s TURN, and on Showtime’s Homeland.  

Jai has sprained his ankle three times while dancing.  

He danced through the pain.  

Jai Jamison

 Matthew Currie Holmes is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, director and actor; having appeared in over 40 films and television series, most notably Firewall (Harrison Ford), The Fog (Maggie Grace) and Wrong Turn 2 (Henry Rollins).        Currie Holmes’ feature film directorial debut, the supernatural thriller Buckout Road, starring screen legend Danny Glover, and Evan Ross and winner of the Best Feature Film at The Pasadena International Film Festival , Best Feature & Best Screenplay at  both Blood in The Snow Film Fest  and Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, as well as Best Thriller at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival, is currently screening at film festivals all around the world.     Currie Holmes recently wrote, directed  and composed the title track to Traces, a coming-of-age drama set in the ever changing world world of the music industry. The movie stars Pablo Schreiber, Sosie Bacon and rock ’n’ roll icon Rick Springfield.   Most recently, Currie Holmes' screenplay Self Storage won Best Screenplay at Creation International Film Festival and placed in the top 3 at: Buffalo Dream Fantastic Film Fest, Malta International and Filmmatic Film Festival, putting him in the director’s chair for a third time.  Production on Self Storage is slated begin fall 2018 in Canada. 

Matthew Currie Holmes is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, director and actor; having appeared in over 40 films and television series, most notably Firewall (Harrison Ford), The Fog (Maggie Grace) and Wrong Turn 2 (Henry Rollins).   

   Currie Holmes’ feature film directorial debut, the supernatural thriller Buckout Road, starring screen legend Danny Glover, and Evan Ross and winner of the Best Feature Film at The Pasadena International Film Festival , Best Feature & Best Screenplay at  both Blood in The Snow Film Fest  and Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, as well as Best Thriller at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival, is currently screening at film festivals all around the world.   

Currie Holmes recently wrote, directed  and composed the title track to Traces, a coming-of-age drama set in the ever changing world world of the music industry. The movie stars Pablo Schreiber, Sosie Bacon and rock ’n’ roll icon Rick Springfield. 

Most recently, Currie Holmes' screenplay Self Storage won Best Screenplay at Creation International Film Festival and placed in the top 3 at: Buffalo Dream Fantastic Film Fest, Malta International and Filmmatic Film Festival, putting him in the director’s chair for a third time.  Production on Self Storage is slated begin fall 2018 in Canada. 

Matthew Currie Holmes

 A multiple award winning writer/director and a Paul Verhoeven scholarship winner when he was in his early teens, Mark Cartier, was a Creative Executive at Paramount Pictures for over 14 years.  He founded North of Two because he believes that filmmakers deserve good partners. Being from northern Minnesota – north of the 2 freeway – where it’s colder, harder, and further from civilization so people must have a substantial work ethic simply to survive. “North of Two” defines the spirit and determination and grit that Mark and his filmmakers have.

A multiple award winning writer/director and a Paul Verhoeven scholarship winner when he was in his early teens, Mark Cartier, was a Creative Executive at Paramount Pictures for over 14 years.

He founded North of Two because he believes that filmmakers deserve good partners. Being from northern Minnesota – north of the 2 freeway – where it’s colder, harder, and further from civilization so people must have a substantial work ethic simply to survive. “North of Two” defines the spirit and determination and grit that Mark and his filmmakers have.

Mark Cartier

 Mandy has worked for Dominion for 13 years. Currently Mandy is the Transmission Maintenance Coordinator for Operations and Maintenance. She oversees 6,600 miles of transmission lines and rights- of-way. She coordinates Aerial Inspections, including UAV and Helicopters, with other structure maintenance and inspections programs. She is viewed as a Subject Matter Expert on UAVs.  Mandy is a representative for Dominion Energy’s Speakers Bureau, which is a program that provides organizations energy-related topics. She is also a mentor for MEGA Mentors. This organization helps at-risk students become more successful.  Mandy lives in Moseley, Virginia with her two children, Kyla and Dylan.

Mandy has worked for Dominion for 13 years. Currently Mandy is the Transmission Maintenance Coordinator for Operations and Maintenance. She oversees 6,600 miles of transmission lines and rights- of-way. She coordinates Aerial Inspections, including UAV and Helicopters, with other structure maintenance and inspections programs. She is viewed as a Subject Matter Expert on UAVs.

Mandy is a representative for Dominion Energy’s Speakers Bureau, which is a program that provides organizations energy-related topics. She is also a mentor for MEGA Mentors. This organization helps at-risk students become more successful.

Mandy lives in Moseley, Virginia with her two children, Kyla and Dylan.

Mandy Palmore

 
 A VCU alumni, Iz Web’s background is in writing, filmmaking and the arts. Her diverse career has included information architecture, theatrical/festival/event production, community organization, and circus. As Head of Development for Social Construct Films and Convergent Media, she oversees the development of a slate of film and television projects. She is Co-Producer of the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ADIOS documentary, and Associate Producer on THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE. Also a lifelong environmental activist, she is currently Producing the documentary DEGREES TO EXTINCTION: CAN WE SURVIVE CLIMATE CHANGE?, executive produced by Dan Rather. In 2017 she launched her production company Creatrix Laboratories, focused on short form and web-based content; “Dancing In Place” is the company’s first production.

A VCU alumni, Iz Web’s background is in writing, filmmaking and the arts. Her diverse career has included information architecture, theatrical/festival/event production, community organization, and circus. As Head of Development for Social Construct Films and Convergent Media, she oversees the development of a slate of film and television projects. She is Co-Producer of the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ADIOS documentary, and Associate Producer on THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE. Also a lifelong environmental activist, she is currently Producing the documentary DEGREES TO EXTINCTION: CAN WE SURVIVE CLIMATE CHANGE?, executive produced by Dan Rather. In 2017 she launched her production company Creatrix Laboratories, focused on short form and web-based content; “Dancing In Place” is the company’s first production.

Iz Web