Susan Cartsonis a producer and executive, is co-founder of and partner in Resonate Entertainment, a media company focused on films for the female audience that are inclusive.  She has produced popular hits including What Women Want the second highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, and the top grossing romantic comedy at the time of its release, as well as other popular films that include Where the Heart Is and No Reservations.  Cartsonis is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the Television Academy and the Producer’s Guild.  In addition to her work with The Writer’s Lab, Cartsonis serves on the board of the non-profit screenwriters workshop, Cinestory, and teaches producing at USC. Her dance musical, Feel the Beat, starring Latinx multi-hyphenate, Sofia Carson and directed by Elissa Down, was released by Netflix, June of 2020 and in August 2020, Upside Down Magic, executive produced for the Disney Channel was released end of July 2020.  Cartsonis produced the highly rated third of the Disney Channel hit musical trilogy, The Descendants 3 (2019), Freaky Friday the Musical (2018), and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, (Sundance, 2017).  She produced the young adult favorites The Duff, Beastly, Aquamarine, Middle School, Invisible Sister, and Carrie Pilby, (Toronto Film Festival 2016) as well. Upcoming is the original romantic comedy, Give or Take for MRC Productions, Sitting in Bars with Cake, adapted by Audrey Shulman from her cookbook/memoir, for Amazon Studios, and the indie comedy/drama to star Geena Davis, Cowgirl’s Last Ride, which will be directed by Leena Yadav.