Tonya Cole is a rookie to the Gallery WIHM event. She is an Executive Producer.

What motivates you to do what you do?

“Writers are some of the most powerful people in the world…they can transport us to places we’ve never been, catapult us into situations we’ve only dreamed of, and reveal universal truths that just might alter our entire perception of reality.” – Lisa Cron

Executive Producers ensure that these stories are told on screen – in a sense, this aspect of my job is a cathartic act.

Who is your favorite woman who does what you do?

Tananarive Due, Horror Noir

If you had one wish for women in your space in 2020, what would it be?

Embrace fear – everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Share a practical tip for a woman who wants to do what you do.

To develop yourself as an Executive Producer know that many decisions are anchored on your experience (and, your intuition)….know how to manage logistics, timetables and expenses of a project and be adept with acquisition of talent, equipment, and materials.

Inspire someone who is not where they want to be in the industry yet.

How I became an Executive Producer:

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity…but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”

― Richard Branson

What scares you?

The paranormal.

What projects do you have coming up?

The Ominous Project III
Facebook: @TheOminousProject2

Facebook: @RiptidesTvSeries

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