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Ashland Viscosi

Moderator - Creatives Meet Business

Ashland Viscosi is the founder of Creatives Meet Business, an event and podcast series based out of Austin, Texas for creatives of ALL disciplines to no longer think of themselves just as "artists" and "creatives" but also as "small business owners" and "entrepreneurs.” She assists a variety of film and production clients with sales and marketing efforts to advertising agencies and companies, as well as consults with independent filmmakers on festival strategies. She has produced several short films to date; including the festival hits Rat Pack Rat (Sundance 2014 - Special Jury Prize for Unique Vision, SXSW 2014), Slash (Fantastic Fest 2013, Maryland Film Festival 2013), Easy (SXSW 2014) and was a production consultant for TOWER (SXSW 2016 - Documentary Grand Jury Winner & Documentary Feature Audience Award Winner). Ashland assistant edited the 2013 narrative feature film Bob Birdnow’s Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self. Ashland continues to work with the ATX Television Festival as its Sponsor Relations Coordinator and worked at the Austin Film Society (AFS) for several years.  Ashland is on the Board of Directors for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC), is the board liaison to AYC’s arts-focused IMAGINE Committee and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin program.