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New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

Naomi McDougall Jones


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 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


TED Talk: "The Women in Film Revolution Begins with You"


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