Filmmaker Annetta Marion hails originally from a small Pennsylvania coal-mining town, and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a director, line producer, and co-founding Artistic Director of Independent Pictures, presenter of the Ohio Independent Film Festival. Her body of work as a filmmaker and director includes short documentary and narrative films (recently A Wise Decision won a national award for outstanding communication from the national American Federation of Teachers), video installations, and ultra-short and primarily experimental films and public service announcement-type expressions (exploring the interplay between structure and content ala Canadian artist Stan Douglas' work); recently the ultra-short horror film The Doll Collector that was shown on American Movie Channel as part of its promotion for Monster Week 2003. Marion's professional producing work includes the award-winning feature films Pants on Fire (Associate Producer, Best Screenplay at the 1998 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival) and The Dream Catcher (Line Producer, Best Director at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and Eric Schaeffer’s Never Again (Line Producer) with Jill Clayburgh and Jeffrey Tambor (released in 2001 by USA Films). Marion has served on the boards of non-profit media and activist organizations, has been invited to speak at schools and conferences, has worked as a film critic and film judge, and is a frequent guest on WCPN, an affiliate of National Public Radio. For her work, Marion has been nominated for the Northern Ohio Live 1999 Awards of Achievement in Film/Radio/TV and the Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.