Yvonne Welbon is an award-winning independent filmmaker, producer, educator, entrepreneur, and consultant. She has successfully produced and distributed over 20 films including Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100, winner of ten best documentary awards and Sisters in Cinema, a documentary on the history of black women feature film directors. Her films have been shown on PBS, Starz/Encore, TV-ONE, IFC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, BET, HBO, and in over 100 film festivals around the world. As a consultant for independent filmmakers, her focus is distribution and niche marketing, employing new media and social networking techniques. Welbon has taught at University of Chicago, Northwestern University and chaired the Journalism and Media Studies Department at Bennett College for Women as a tenured Associate Professor. Welbon received a B.A in History from Vassar College. She completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in film and video at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.