Shana Betz is the Co-President & Founder of The Chimaera Project. She began producing as the ED of MVPA for the music industry, working on corporate partnerships with Universal Studios, Sony, Warner Bros., MTV and more. She produced many short format projects, including The Stranger, which won the Eastman Kodak New Filmmaker Award.
Shana honed her acting and comedic voice while performing with Tim Robbins’, The Actors’ Gang, touring as the only female in George Orwell’s 1984. Betz partnered with Robbins to program and produce the WTF?! Festival and Axis Mundi Series — over 40 music, literature and film events and more. Shana began directing when she received a grant to write and direct a film for Girls! Girls! Girls! Project. She was selected to participate in the Film Independent Directors Lab with her script, Free Ride based on her life story. Her second feature is in post- production while she preps for the third, Black Belle.