Simone Pero is founder of For Impact Productions, a social impact film marketing and production company, specializing in the confluence of content creation, audience engagement, and advocacy. Among her slate of film projects includes A Woman, A Part with Maggie Siff; Women in Hollywood with Geena Davis, The C Word with Morgan Freeman; A Woman Like Me with Lili Taylor; and Matt Heineman and Susan Froemke’s Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. Currently, Simone is a producer on Jennifer Fox’s upcoming feature The Tale, starring Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn and Common. In addition to her producing work, Simone is on the leadership team and faculty at the new Stony Brook Killer Films MFA in Film program. Simone’s penchant for issue-driven film began as co-producer of Alice Elliott’s award-winning documentary Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. Previously, Simone was Vice President for Corporate Communications at MTV and Director of Communication and Marketing at Rainbow Media/Cablevision (now AMC Networks). Prior to joining the media and entertainment industry, Simone’s career began in public policy and national politics.