award-winning WRITER. DIRECTOR.
 
Treasured the opportunity to be part of the last few episodes of TakePart Live on Pivot TV, working for good friend and NYU grad film colleague, Jato C. Smith. We created four field pieces in six weeks -- including Thanksgiving break. It was a whirlwind of research, producing, shooting and editing. We were able to talk to kids about child hunger in America and meet with the Good Eggs folks, who've taken farmer's markets online. We also got to hang out with The Bulletproof Executive, Dave Asprey and cognitive neuroscientist Andrew Hill, PhD to learn all about "smart drugs" and boosting your brain power with good fats, no sugar, meditation, mindfulness, neurofeedback and nootropics. We also met and worked with a dozen or more creative and passionate souls that made up the TakePart Live production team, including hosts Baratunde Thurston, Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain. Sad that it's over, but eager for the next challenge!
 

    Alison Marek

    received her MFA in film directing from New York University. Her thesis, "The Playground," was sponsored by a grant from Showtime Networks Inc. and broadcast extensively on their channels. Her short film "The Three-Body Solution" was sponsored by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and won the Director's Award at the Hearts & Minds Film Festival. She has also been nominated for a Los Angeles Emmy Award and received a Gold Aurora Award and Bronze Telly Award for public service announcements she has written or directed. She currently teaches directing at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, runs the video dept. and promotions for TDmonthly.com and is developing her first feature film. She lives in Los Angeles with two cats, too many toys, and dozens of voices in her head that she will translate for your amusement.

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