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EMELLIE O’BRIEN

Founder & President

EOB has become a leading expert in the field of sustainable entertainment production through her work with studios such as Paramount, Sony, HBO, CBS Television, Disney, Amazon Studios and Marvel Studios. Her sustainability leadership on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 contributed to it being acclaimed as “the most eco-friendly blockbuster in Sony Pictures’ history.” She is the author of “Going Green & Saving Green: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sustainable Filmmaking” – a Producer’s Guild of America Green report. EOB is also a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow and has been invited to speak around the world on the topic of sustainable production. EOB graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Film & Television and a minor in Producing.

MICHELINE BIRKHEAD

Director of Business Development | MBA, LEED-GA
Ms. Birkhead offers over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, research, analysis, business development, operations, marketing and project management. Micheline is appointed as the Chair of the Film/Entertainment Chapter of the ISSP (International Society of Sustainability Professionals), and is the Executive Director for the Sustainable Entertainment Production Alliance. Birkhead is also a Professor and Advisory Board member for Sustainability Programs at California State University. Her memberships/ affiliations include: Georgia (Film) Production Partnership, Women in Film & Television – Atlanta, and Association of Environmental Professionals. 

DAPHNE MEDINA

Sustainability & Finance Manager | MBA, MS

Daphne Medina is a film geek and sustainability expert focused on the ways in which businesses can help solve global social and environmental issues. She honed her skills in business development, strategic planning and corporate greening during her time in the MBA/MS dual degree program at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She also gained valuable experience working for Environmental Defense Fund on green business practices in the Corporate Partnerships Program. Hailing from Boston, she attended Boston University, graduating with BA in Political Science. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, watching as many movies as possible, cooking a delicious meal and hoping that someday she will be coordinated enough to learn to surf.

KELSEY KAHN

Operations Manager

Kelsey Kahn has been an environmental advocate since she first learned to recycle. Her passion for environmentalism have taken her from the backcountry of Alaska to the mountains of Swaziland as she has studied topics ranging from youth’s understanding of conservation to alternative energy policy and dam deconstruction. Kelsey graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

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GRACE GIFFUNE

Production Coordinator

Grace Giffune has two passions in life: saving our planet and making movies. She first joined the Earth Angel team as an Eco Assistant on the set of Big Beach's Puzzle before being promoted to Production Coordinator. Grace worked as a Camera Assistant and Grip on student sets in addition to directing and producing a short film as an undergraduate student. Grace graduated with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A in Film & Television.