Katrina Medoff is the co-founder of Women's Weekend Film Challenge, which works for gender equity by bringing women's leadership, talents and stories to the forefront of the film industry.
She and co-founder Tracy Sayre have worked with 900 professional female and non-binary filmmakers to produce 36 short films through WWFC's signature film challenge. Those films have been screened at 100 film festivals and counting. Katrina and Tracy also run WWFC's virtual workshop series, which brings career development opportunities to filmmakers around the world. The workshops feature the top women of Hollywood, who share their advice and give live feedback on audience work samples.
In 2021, Katrina and Tracy launched WWFC's pilot accelerator for emerging TV writers. Selected fellows go through a three-week pitch training program before having the opportunity to pitch to HBO, Netflix, Showtime and many more. Read more about this program on Variety, and apply for the 2023 accelerator by Jan. 4, 2023.
Independently, Katrina also works as a film producer and screenwriter, and she has a background in acting for film and theater.
Katrina is also the editor-in-chief of BORO, a monthly print magazine that covers the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, Queens.
Katrina is available for speaking engagements and has spoken at conferences, film festivals, colleges and high schools. She also offers private pitch coaching sessions and helps writers prepare for general meetings. Contact her here regarding speaking engagements and pitch coaching.