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Katy Chevigny, Executive Director, brings several years experience as a documentary filmmaker and managing a film company to MediaRights. A co-founder along with Julia Pimsleur, Katy also works as a producer and director at Big Mouth Productions, and serves as Executive Director of Arts Engine,Inc. Most recently, she directed Deadline, a documentary about the dramatic events that took place in Illinois in 2002-3 regarding the death penalty. The film aired on NBC in July 2004 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She also directed Journey To The West: Chinese Medicine Today, a documentary about traditional Chinese medicine and its influence in the West. She has produced many award-winning documentaries, including Nuyorican Dream, Brother Born Again and Outside Looking In.

Enrico Cullen, Director of Development and External Affairs, is a nonprofit manager, filmmaker, educator, and development specialist. Before joining Arts Engine, Cullen was the Director of Development & Public Affairs for Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment, a $2.5 million nonprofit providing environmental education programs to over 100,000 children, youth, and adults each year. He has worked on documentary films and narrative shorts and most recently screened his film, The Misadventure of 95, at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room. Cullen also managed an employment program for ex-prisoners at The Fortune Society, an organization that serves people in transition from prison, placing an average of 200 people in jobs annually. Cullen taught American Civilization at St. Petersburg University in Russia and writing courses at Richard Daley City College in

Jean Seok, Director of Technology and Programs, is a multimedia designer and web developer with a master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Prior to joining Arts Engine she developed interactive projects and sites for various nonprofit organizations such as Working Playground, Inc. and the American Museum of Natural History. She also worked as a web consultant for Thomson Healthcare. Jean led the CNET Korea team during the first year of its inception, and has been a reporter at the Korea Herald and South Korea's first English-language cable television channel. Throughout college, she participated in a university-sponsored volunteer program, making the trek up a mountain in Seoul each week to teach and counsel underprivileged children.

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