Effie T. Brown is CEO of Gamechanger, which launched in 2013 as the first film financing fund by and for women. Now under Brown’s leadership, it also includes projects by and about people of color, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities, and has expanded into television and digital content.
Brown is also an award-winning film, television, and digital producer known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Brown has produced several critically acclaimed films and award-winning projects, including Real Women Have Curves (directed by Patricia Cardosa) Dear White People (2015 Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Screenplay), and HBO’s Project Greenlight (Executive Produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck), among several others. Brown also served as an executive producer on Lee Daniels’ STAR on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies.
Prior to Gamechanger, Brown founded Duly Noted Inc., a company dedicated to ground-breaking narratives that use genre to challenge and advance our culture in a disruptive way. Brown’s dream is to change the world through film and TV—celebrating our differences while bringing us all closer together.