Women in Media & Entertainment

29 August 2023 - 10:00 AM (PST)
45 minutes

This popular session, Women in Media & Entertainment, brings forward-thinkers from all areas of the entertainment industry to explore various topics from post production and beyond. Join us to learn about their decision-making processes, the technology they use, and their views on current issues in tech.


Katie Wade, Casual, Head of Post Production

Katie Wade is the U.S. Head of Post Production at Casual with 9 years of experience in editing, motion graphics, and media management. She joined Casual in 2018 and brought with her editing experience from commercial work for national clients with VMLR&Y in Kansas City and internal corporate communications at Endeavor in Beverly Hills. Her editing portfolio at Casual ranges from narrative stories highlighting small business owners to fully animated explainer videos. As U.S. Head of Post, her drive for efficiency has helped simplify remote workflows and streamline the U.S. post production process, making large scale productions more accessible.

Monesha Madison Lever, Freelance Producer

Monesha Madison Lever is a multi-disciplinary executive producer with experience across the entire production pipeline. She has written and produced national commercials, television promos, trailers, documentaries, branded content, and virtual productions. Monesha is equally comfortable in a brainstorm room, virtual production studio, on location, or in an edit suite. She excels at projects that are collaborative from concept to delivery.

Currently, Monesha is putting her diverse skill set to work as a freelance producer. She enjoys partnering with creative teams, anticipating and solving problems, and managing productions with her signature cool, calm, and collected disposition.

Alex Budzinski, Designory, Director, Post Production

12+ years experience in advertising and various aspects of production including line, content and post production. She has supported the growth of eg+ post production by handling client work including Amazon, Sony, LinkedIn and more. She prides herself in delivering top of the line quality in each project and likes to spend her time at home with her new son.

Moderated by Julie O’Grady, LucidLink, Marketing Director

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