STAFF

CHRISTINA LEE STORM

Executive Director
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.

JUSTIN BELL

Producing and Entertainment Executive Programs Director
Justin is an active film & television producer, producing two movies for NBC in 2011 — “Magic Eye” and “Desmond Walker.” Justin comes to Act One having worked as Director of Development & Production for AcademyAward-winning producer Edward Saxon (The Silence of the Lambs). He helped Mr. Saxoncreatively produce two major motion pictures, Away We Go (2009, Focus Features) directed by Sam Mendes, and Our Family Wedding (2010, Fox Searchlight) starring Forest Whitaker. Bell is a graduate of USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program (MFA), and has also worked in development at Imagine Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. He currently has several feature films in active development.

Prior to film school, Justin was a producer of the 2004-2006 City of the Angels Film Festival. He also served as Assistant Director of Reel Spirituality, Fuller Theological Seminary’s film institute. He received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Fuller in 2006. With a dual passion for ministry and entertainment, Bell continues to create media for churches and non-profit organizations. He loves spending time with Act One students, listening to their dreams and goals, and encouraging them to go for it!

CHRIS DALTON

Communications Director
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.

DAWN LAMATTINA ASHER

Alumni & Events Director
Dawn got her start in the entertainment trailer industry, as a copywriter and producer of major studio film, television and home video advertising. In 2009 she began producing original film content and since then has branched out into commercial and television work. She currently runs her own creative production company, Tribe of Asher.

Complimentary to her life as a producer, Dawn enjoys crafting memorable experiences for Act One Alumni events and the greater Los Angeles community. Dawn has worked alongside Act One alumni and faculty on various projects, such as NOT THAT FUNNY and THE ARTIST and is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a bachelor’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communication.

Dawn is also a true Foodie by Italian decent.