Julie Parker Benello

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Julie’s work has always been driven by a shared belief in the power of women storytellers to build and sustain movements for justice, equity, and health. She is Founder and Managing Director of Gamechanger Films, a newly launched equity fund that is actively investing in a slate of independent narrative films by women directors. Julie previously served as Executive Producer on a host of award-winning and critically acclaimed films, including Jill Soloway’s 2013 Sundance award-winning debut feature, Afternoon Delight; Dee Rees’ feature Pariah; and Leigh Janiak’s debut horror film, Honeymoon. She also co-produced the 2002 Sundance award-winning documentary, Blue Vinyl, directed by Judith Helfand. Early in her career, she served as a Production Executive for the distribution company Non Fiction Films and as an archival researcher for the Discovery Channel series “Cronkite Remembers.” Julie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Fund for Women, the San Francisco Film Society, and the Gruber Family Foundation.