President of Programming, Bentonville Film Festival

Wendy Guerrero

Wendy Guerrero currently serves as President of Programming for the Bentonville Film Festival, a research based and commercially focused film festival with the primary mission of championing inclusion in all forms of media. As the programming director Wendy does more than just watch films, her work building partnerships with talent, civic leaders, government officials, key members of media, other festivals and non-profit organizations has helped to make the mission of BFF one of the most trusted film festivals in the country. She directs the organizations national objectives of raising awareness and strengthening resources for women and inclusion initiatives, in addition to the Off-Screen panel programming as well as educational programs year-round.

She is also the CEO & Co-founder of the production company, Publicly Private, which she founded with Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Dern. Staying true to her goal of promoting diversity, she served as a Producer for A
A COUNTRY CALLED HOME, a film that incorporates stories from people of all walks of life, starring Ryan Bingham, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and June Squibb which premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and just
finished production on the independent feature film COAST, starring Cristela Alonza, Melissa Leo, Ciara Bravo, Mia Rose Frampton and Fatima Ptacek, that was partially based on her childhood experience of growing up mixed race.
She is currently working on a documentary that examines the lives of young Latinx Americans. No matter what hat she is wearing her goal is simple – to empower individuals and organizations to produce and promote inclusive
content that reflects the diverse world we live in.

Wendy studied theater at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and at Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City. She is an alumni of Film Independents Producers Lab & Sundance Creative
Producing Summit.

Are there any parallel programs in Georgia that specifically amplify diversity or diverse voices?