Smartypants Behind the Camera
NMWA’s monthly talk show connects viewers to the museum and its mission to champion women artists. In this episode, NMWA hosts are joined by collaborators from the video production company Smartypants. They discuss the museum’s newly commissioned series of videos featuring eight contemporary artists represented in the collection: Ambreen Butt, Sonya Clark, Colette Fu, the Guerrilla Girls, Graciela Iturbide, Rania Matar, Delita Martin, and Alison Saar.
About the Speakers
From documentaries and broadcast television to social platforms and commercial advertising, Chelsea Noll-McClintock has executive produced projects of all scales.
She got her start in daytime talk television for ITV, then managed logistics for comedy specials and docu-series for IFC, Comedy Central, Investigation Discovery, and MSNBC. She also had a multi-year stint with HBO running office, field, and studio operations on the award-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Since 2018, she has expanded her producing expertise into commercial advertising, largely working with major pharmaceutical companies on projects across the U.S.
Director Merete Mueller is a writer and documentary filmmaker based in New York. Her work explores landscapes, bodies, architecture, the environment, and how we fill space and find ourselves at home. Mueller’s films have screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, and DOC NYC, via Al Jazeera, the Canadian Broadcasting Channel, Netflix, the New York Times Op-Docs series, and in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, VICE, and as a Vimeo Staff Pick. In addition to her independent film work, Mueller also directs commercial and editorial pieces. Past clients include GE, Toyota, Ford, Facebook, Citbank, Vox Media, Vice Media, and Conde Nast.
Kya Quinn is a writer and producer born and raised in Brooklyn. Quinn started her career as a journalist at NowThis News, focusing on diversifying the media landscape with unique, impactful stories. She has worked for brands such as AFROPUNK, MTV, YouTube, PBS and more. Her projects have accrued over 50 million views across platforms, and she recently launched a grant program for emerging filmmakers. Quinn explores the intersectionality of marginalized communities, usually through documentary or scripted concepts.
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