Tracy Schott is a producer/director and founder of Schott Productions, which develops original content including short films, television, and documentary film. She has directed FRANKLIN STREET STATION and DREAM WEDDINGS, executive produced A PERFECT YOU and TRAFFIC OPERA, produced LOCATION, LOCATION, and is the director/producer of the award-winning documentary FINDING JENN’S VOICE. She is currently developing a new project for television called LE BON CHEF.ReadingFilmFEST is one of her favorite productions yet!
Festival Operations Director
Cammie has over 20 years of operational management experience. She has worked for fortune one hundred corporations, owned and operated three successful businesses, and provides operations management consulting services for startups as well as small to midsize businesses. As a consultant, her focus is on developing strategies that foster growth and improve efficiencies, creating/improving organizational structure, vetting and hiring executive staff and vendor management. Cammie currently manages the WCR Center for the Arts as executive director.
Marketing & Project Manager
Melissa Varone previously served as FEST Manager, managing the day-to-day operations of the festival. This year, Melissa will focus on expanding the marketing efforts in gathering more filmmakers, cross-promoting with other local agencies and festivals, and advertising the festival weekend activities to a regional audience With 20 years of marketing, communications, and public relations experience, Melissa offers marketing strategy and event planning consulting services for businesses and non-profits in our community.
Dr. Chris Woodward
Associate Director – Juror Coordinator
Chris Woodward has spent his career in Medicine but has been a movie critic since childhood. At age 3, during a showing of Disney’s “The Shaggy Dog”, he told his Mom that dogs don’t talk implying the movie’s premise was absurd. This was his first lesson in the willing suspension of disbelief. For the past 2 years, Chris has been a volunteer Juror and Panel Moderator for the ReadingFilmFEST shorts.He loves to find modest budget, independent movie gems to recommend to his adult children.
Operations Manager – Volunteer Coordinator
This is Randy’s fourth year as our festival weekend Operations Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. Randy is an active participant in local theater, as an actor, director, stage manager, and technical advisor. He has performed in numerous theatrical productions over his lifetime, most recently in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He also serves as Director, Production Manager on the boards of several local community theaters, Berks Choir Games, and the Reading Choral Society. He recently served as the Business Manager for the TV pilot FRANKLIN STREET STATION.