August 31 - September 3, 2023
WOMEN WRITE. WOMEN DIRECT. EVERYBODY LAUGHS.
Labor Day Weekend 2023
Susan diRende - co-Founder
Susan is a an award-winning writer and director with a background in circus, opera and theater. Before coming to Los Angeles, she ran a weekly cabaret in Seattle for three years and started a women’s theatre company.
Kaat Cleenewerck - co-Founder
Kaat is an experienced producer from Brussels, Belgium, whose work includes projects with TV Brussels before coming to Los Angeles to work for a while. Now back in Belgium, Kaat has coordinated outreach to European female filmmakers for the festival.
Michelle Clay - Executive Director
Michelle is a freelance editor and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. With two feature films to her writing & directing credit, she is actively working on her third. She has worked in film and television for over a decade and was an award recipient for screenwriting in the inaugural year of Broad Humor. She has helped with the festival ever since.
Luci Hamilton - Associate Producer
Luci has been a law firm Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer in California and Rio de Janeiro for over 25 years. She is working on a non-fiction book based on her grandmother's life in Brazil at the turn of the 20th Century.
Angie Comer - Script & Film Programmer
As a writer/director who is not afraid to step out into the world, take action and make things happen. She is a fearless talent and a diverse voice, writing stories that no one else is telling. In 2009 she was accepted into the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women with her clever short script, "Career Virgin;" a comedy about a teenage girl's fear of being socially crushed by her virginity. Angie has written and directed a short film every year since 2017; Penis Envy (2017) #Captive (2018) The R Word (2019). She is diligently engaging in directing a short film in 2020.
Donna Wheeler - Social Media Coordinator
Donna Wheeler has worked in production and post production in network television, cable television, and the major Los Angeles studios. She began directing, producing and editing films while in graduate film school. She directed the documentary, Mind's Eye, which aired on German television, as well as at the Cannes Film Festival, and went on to win Best Experimental Documentary at the Fort Lauderdale Alamo Film Awards. Her directorial debut feature, Death of a Saleswoman, is in wide release in the both the U.S. and internationally. It has won multiple awards at U.S. and Canadian festivals.
Jenny Hodges - Technical Director
One of the best stage managers there is, Jenny works where and when she pleases, and, luckily, Broad Humor pleases her. When not managing, she writes, and is currently finishing her book on figure modeling, "Drawing from the Nude."
Janice Kennedy - Director, Broadsides Stage Reading
Janice is a published and produced playwright whose work has been seen in London, New York, Chicago and Seattle as well as other venues. She's also an award-winning screenwriter whose script for the dark comedy Man.Woman.Blackbird. won “Best Screenplay” at the Fifteen Minutes of Fame Festival of Shorts in competition with films from around the world. Janice also won “Best Screenplay” from the Dixie Film Festival for co-writing the comedy feature, Martial Artiste. Janice is the short film judge for the annual Borrego Springs Film Festival in Borrego Springs, California, where she lives part of the year with her artist husband, Rick Koppes.
Kim Williams - Programmer
Kim Williams is no stranger to the world of entertainment. She has worked 20 years in the television and film industry in Post Production and TV Development. She began her career in Post Production working on several TV projects before transitioning to the creative side in TV Development for Viacom Productions and the WB Network.
In 2012, she formed inkSpot Entertainment and created the popular web series, "the Unwritten Rules" based on her first novel. In 2014, she released her second series, "everything I did wrong in my 20's" and her third series, "the new shade of Black" in 2016.