JULIET YAA ASANTEWA ASANTE

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Dedicated to the Industry, Juliet Asante has been an industry practitioner for over two decades. Juliet is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and mentors on entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Juliet also lectures Mass Communication at Webster University and is a graduate of the New York Film Academy, the National Film & Television Institute and Cape Coast University. Juliet is a respected filmmaker on the continent. Her latest film, SilveRain is nominated for *Best film in Africa for 2015 in the AMVCA awards. The film has garnered over 13 nominations.

Juliet is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and served on the global council for Entertainment on the World Economic Forum for 2 years. As an Executive Producer, Writer and Director, Juliet was responsible for some of the most successful shows on Ghana Television. She also worked with Mnet on a number of shows including 'Studio 53' and 'Tinsel' and appeared in the HBO production, 'Deadly voyage'.

Her awards include TIAW's 100 most impactful women - The True Hollywood Reporter's Next Generation Personality and - Best Actress in Ghana for 2009.

As an Entrepreneur, Juliet is the founder of Mobilefliks, a distribution company and CEO of Eagle Productions, a Production company. She is the founding President of the Black Star international film festival.

Juliet recently completed a MasterClass with Robin Swicord, the Academy award writer of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett