Ashley Chrisman (Women in Films) is a film professional from the south side of Chicago. She completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, and received her M.F.A in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California (USC). Her goal is to shed a different light on the everyday representations of minorities, and to find new and innovative ways to bridge the gap between community activism and filmmaking. Chrisman was a 2016 Film Independent, Project Involve Producing Fellow. She currently resides in Los Angeles and works at Women In Film, an organization that advocates for gender parity in the entertainment industry.