Meet the Panelist - Angie Gaffney

Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Angie Gaffney is an award-winning producer with over seven years of experience in film, television, commercials, and theatre.  A graduate of DePaul University, Angie formed her own creative development studio and artist management company in 2010.  Through this company, Black Apple Media, Angie has completed over 50 productions, including a variety of narrative television and feature-length content.

Formerly, as the Executive Producer at The Onion, Angie managed and oversaw ideation, production, budgets, and execution for all branded content and commercial initiatives. After joining The Onion network in 2011, Angie played a leading role in furthering the development of Onion Media’s latest and greatest business venture, Onion Labs. A full service creative services agency with distribution and production capabilities, Angie has overseen campaign creation for a wide variety of brands and budgets.

Earlier this year, Angie returned from New York where she produced an off-Broadway theatre production entitled Boogie Stomp!. Since then, Angie has completed two feature-length productions, as well as a short film entitled Guidance - the latest installment in Black Apple Media’s educational initiative with DePaul University. Angie will head to the New York Television Festival this October, where Black Apple Media’s high-concept television pilot, The Wake, will be premiering. Currently, Angie is also in pre-production for Thrill Ride, a film by Chris Parrish slated to start filming at Cinespace Chicago Studios in November.

Currently, Angie continually works to develop original narrative content and manage directors, screenwriters, and actors alike. Through Black Apple Media, she oversees all creative development, content acquisition, talent and casting, project budgets, investment opportunities, and financial planning. Clients include screenwriters and directors in both LA and Chicago, as well as a few select musicians.  Angie also teaches at Columbia College Chicago, and continues to work to foster young, ambitious, and talented filmmakers.