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Meta Valentic

Development Executive, Entertainment Media Management; executive producer The Donors; producer Urbania; assistant director Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Castle, Bones, Lost
Meta Valentic began her career as the youngest member of the DGA Assistant Director's
Training Program. Her assistant director credits include CASTLE, LOST, and BONES, and
all 4 seasons of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning musical comedy CRAZY EXGIRLFRIEND. Meta was
nominated for 2 Directors Guild of America Awards for her work
on ABC’s LOST.

As a producer, Meta helps filmmakers hone their vision and delivers projects on time
and on budget. Meta recently Executive Produced THE DONORS, a female driven
comedy web series for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network and Lionsgate. Meta
produced the award-winning horror comedy short GIRL #2, directed by David Jeffery
(BONES). Meta has produced 5 independent feature films, including the critically
acclaimed URBANIA, which played the Sundance and Toronto film festivals and was
released by Lionsgate. She was the UPM/Co-Producer of Lionsgate’s LADRON QUE
ROBA A LADRON (To Rob a Thief), a Spanish-language feature film starring Mexico and
Latin America’s top telenovela stars. LADRON stands as one of the top grossing Spanish
language films in US history.

In 2019, Meta joined producer Sandy Climan (THE AVIATOR) in Entertainment Media
Management, a management-production company dedicated to storytelling from the
Intelligence services, the cyber-security world, and military history.
Meta was selected as a Producer’s Guild Diversity Workshop Fellow and a Sundance
Film Financing Intensive Fellow. For the past 11 years, she has judged the the screenplay
competition and been a conference panelist at the Austin Film Festival. Meta is active in
the Producers Guild of America, and recently finished co-chairing the Mentoring
Committee since 2007. She currently heads up the PGA Mentor Shadow Program, which
allows mid-career producers to shadow the top producers in the Industry. The Shadow
Program placed producers on CRIMINAL MINDS, THE WALKING DEAD, and SPEECHLESS.
She is involved in the PGA Women's Impact Network, which seeks to increase the power
and visibility of female producers and filmmakers.
Meta grew up in Washington DC and attended The Sidwell Friends School, where she
developed a lifelong love of politics and Quaker values (and believes they are not
mutually exclusive). She attended Pomona College, majoring in Media Studies and