New York Film Academy Guest Speakers
Naomi McDougall Jones
ACTRESS | WRITER | PRODUCER
Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning writer, actress, producer, and women in film activist. based in New York City. Her first feature film, which she wrote, produced, and starred in, Imagine I’m Beautiful, received a theatrical release and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay. She also is known for her second feature film, Bite Me.
She gave a virally sensational TEDTalk on “What it’s Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood,” which has now been viewed over 1 million times and can be seen on TED.com. She is the Founder and Chief Impact Officer of The 51 Fund, a venture capital fund dedicated to financing films by female filmmakers. Naomi’s book, “The Wrong Kind of Woman: Dismantling the Gods of Hollywood,” was released in early 2020 and has since received critical acclaim.
Imagine I’m Beautiful, Bite Me, Nothing About Chloe