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Tina Mabry

A native of Tupelo, Miss., Tina Mabry graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, with an MFA in Film Production in 2005. Her first short film, Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan, which she wrote and directed, has been screened in more than 50 film festivals worldwide. In 2007, she also co-wrote a feature screenplay entitled Itty Bitty Titty Committee, directed by Jamie Babbit. In 2008, Tina participated in the FIND Directors Lab with her feature film, Mississippi Damned, which an impressive 13 awards from participation in 15 film festivals, including the awards for Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay at the Chicago International Film Festival (2009). The film premiered on Showtime in February 2011.Tina was named among the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in Filmmaker Magazine in July 2009 and was recognized by Out magazine as one of the most inspirational and outstanding people of 2009. Huffington post description-