Shirin Etessam is an entrepreneur, advisor and seasoned media executive. She has produced films, original television series and specials, created several companies, and led brand and product campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized companies (ABC, CBS, Discovery, BBC, Facebook, Apple, Intel, Virgin and many more). She holds a BA in Film and Broadcasting, is an avid soul seeker, traveler and a dedicated mom to two teens.
Nanci began making films and performing in her native metro-NYC at 15 years-old. She is a writer/director of shorts, features and TV. Her shorts have screened in over 150 festivals across the world. Nanci has developed programs for BBC, Channel 4, Amazon Prime, STARZ, Facebook and A+E. She is an active member of several professional film organizations including NY Women in Film & TV, and the San Francisco Film Society where she has participated as film juror, screenwriting instructor, and distribution consultant. She is a Nicholl QF, a finalist with the Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards, and a Sundance Screenwriting Intensive Knight Fellow. She earned an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts on a full tuition scholarship.