STAFF

CHRISTINA LEE STORM

President
Christina Lee Storm is an international independent producer who has collaborated with filmmakers from around the world. Her most recent producing credits include To Save A Life, The Least of These, and Flesh: Bought & Sold in the U.S., a documentary about the widely overlooked yet widespread practice of human trafficking in the United States. Christina was Production Supervisor for the highly acclaimed, 2012 Oscar-winning film The Artist. She was Manager of Digital Production at Rhythm & Hues Studios (R&H), which recently won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for their ground-breaking visual effects work on Life of Pi. While at R&H in digital production management, Christina also worked on over a dozen films including The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Happy Feet, and most recently Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

Christina currently is Executive Director of Act One, Inc. where she provides leadership and vision for the 15 year innovative, faith-based training and incubator for writers and producers in film, television, and digital media. Her latest producing project is a documentary about Rhythm & Hues which explores the factors that led to the company’s bankruptcy, ironically at the very time it was receiving accolades and awards for its work on Life of Pi and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Christina has a passion for making films with profound themes. She is an alumnus of Act One: Writing for Hollywood program and has served on its Advisory Board for the Executive/Producing Program. She is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and has been serving on the guild’s National Board of Directors and AP Council Delegates for the last 6 years. She recently received the AP Council Commitment Award, the highest award given by the AP Council.

CHRIS DALTON

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Chris has worked as a graphic designer, corporate communications director, and creative director for the likes of Eli Lilly and Lockheed Martin, along with non-profits and small businesses for the last 17 years. He is an avid reader — bordering on an addict — and loves to write film, novels, and plays. Chris is an Act One Writing Program alum. He is also married and has three sons.

 

LARA SUMERA

Vice President, Programming

Lara is responsible for creating and implementing programs that further Act One’s mission and equip Alumni to make an impact in the industry.  Her love for story-telling was influenced by her humanitarian work abroad, and has worked with local communities in the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Kenya, Mexico, and Chile.  She has lived in England and the Dominican Republic, has backpacked through the Mediterranean countries, and couch-surfed her way throughout the United States.  Currently she lives in LA working with Act One, as well as an independent producer and project coordinator for film projects.

 

TISH DRAGONETTE

Vice President, Operations & Finance

Tish balances time as a screenwriter, producer and events coordinator. Tish Stage Manages the Biola Media Conference. Academically, she studied Religion, Psychology and Acting as well as was a Real Estate Appraiser in another life. She completed the Act One Producing & Entertainment Executive Program, Act One Writing Certificate Program and Act Two. Tish serves as current Chairperson for Premise Prayer Group for Christian Professionals in Film and Television. Tish lives right under the Hollywood sign with her five pound security alarm dog, Cleo.