Kaelyn, Danae and Karen hosted an intimate virtual Q & A for a select group of promising young leaders. Kaelyn moderated the time with Abby Lynn Kang Davis, a producer who works with first-time and underrepresented filmmakers. The time was informative and inspiring: Abby spoke about her heart for diversity in media, being a Christian in the entertainment industry, her career journey, and how to make it as a producer.
Abby’s bio: Multi Emmy-nominated Abby Lynn Kang Davis primarily collaborates with storytellers and curators in the non-fiction space. Throughout her career Abby has focused on breaking underrepresented voices into the commercial television and film marketplace. Her specialized skill set in identifying viable talent, advocacy and mentorship on behalf of unknown storytellers has garnered millions in sales revenue, top tier film festival invitations and award nominations. Abby is responsible for bringing multiple projects to market most notably Blood Brother (Sundance 2013), Rich Hill (Sundance 2014), The Nightmare (Sundance 2015), The Bad Kids (Sundance 2016) and 78/52 (Sundance 2017) and executive producing Emmy nominated Long Shot (Telluride 2017/Netflix Originals), Emmy winning 306 Hollywood (Sundance 2018/PBS POV), Wrinkles the Clown (Magnolia Pictures), The New York Times’ Emmy nominated series Almost Famous (Telluride 2020/Op Docs) and the television docuseries The Devil You Know (Viceland). Abby is also the founder of character., a producing and consulting company that focuses on discovering and breaking underrepresented storytellers in the entertainment marketplace.