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65 Ep 65 Women Making Film STEPHANIE BELL & LEANNA BONAMICI

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PALM SPRINGS CA – July 25, 2014 - COLLIDING WORLDS, an ART DOCUMENTARY, brings Women Making Film, The Work of Stephanie Bell and Leanna Bonamici. Leanna Bonamici is a Producer and Creator of the Shorts Showcase PBS television show and is also President and CCO of CV Studios Entertainment. Leanna has produced numerous TV and corporate projects. Leanna was the Head of Operations of Casablanca Studios until it closed in 2009. In 2007 she received the Women of Distinction in the Arts Award from the National League of American Pen Women and in 2009, the City of Indian Wells named her their ATHENA Award winner for Professional Excellence. Leanna continues to break ground for women in the film industry. In Part I of her interview with Colliding Worlds she delves in the challenges of being a Woman in film. Stephanie Bell, actor and producer, also discusses the challenges of the Film Industry as well as the unique challenges faced by Women in film. Stephanie is an award-winning producer of film and theater and is based in Los Angeles, with her production companies, By the Woods Productions and Remote Films, LLC. She studied with Academy-Award winning director, Mike Nichols, and Second City founder, Paul Sills. Stephanie's short films have won numerous awards in festivals throughout the country, and numerous of her short films have screened in international and national festivals. Her current movie, Inverse, a sci-fi thriller, continues to garner awards and attention in the festival circuit. General release is expected for later this year.