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Chinisha Scott is the Associate Director of Media Fellows. As such, she works with Director, Johnny Ramos to see that all Media Fellows receive the top-of-the-line media arts instruction in New York City. She also works as teaching artist for the various levels of PRO-TV media training and is critical to the proper administration of the program.
Chinisha is an artist, independent filmmaker, and musician whose work is heavily entrenched in public activism and storytelling. She received her BA from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY in Cinema and African-American Studies, cum laude. She received her MA in Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement (The New School). Her academic interests center on the intersection of media, representations of persons of color, identity formation/politics, and the development of public policy. Her experience in film has been expressed in the narrative, documentary, and experimental short forms, working on a number of projects as a professional independent artist and at DCTV for the last ten years.
She has worked with DCTV on productions, notably the Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story educational tour as a camera operator. In addition, her undergraduate senior thesis project was a documentary film entitled What Are You? which received recognition including consideration at the IFP independent filmmakers' market, among others. Chinisha has been commissioned to create a number of works at some of the premiere venues in NYC, including Symphony Space and Lincoln Center. She has a wide range of production experiences in different capacities as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor. All of her storytelling is driven by the desire to address communities at large, beginning at the level of the individual.