Cheryl Bedford

Producer/Educator/Activist/JTC List Founder



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Cheryl L. Bedford, a NAACP Image Award Nominee for “Dark Girls” and Baltimore native, holds a BFA from NYU’s TSOA and MFA in Producing from AFI. She is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. As a Production Manager, Line Producer, and Producer, Cheryl has worked on countless film/tv/digital projects, including 16 Independent Features. Ms. Bedford served as CFO and Supervising Producer for a boutique studio. She was formerly Chair of Diversity Development and a Producing Instructor at a Film School in Los Angeles, California. As the very first Chair of Diversity Development, Ms. Bedford developed the Diversity Series, the Industry Lab (creating a bridge from school to work), among other initiatives. She has also taught The Art of Line Producing at UCLA Extension in Westwood, CA. Ms. Bedford formed her own company, Cheryl L. Bedford Productions, in January of 2001. In her spare time, she judges film festivals.

More recently, Ms. Bedford founded Women of Color Unite, a 501(c)(3). WOCU’s motto: Hire, Fund, Distribute. Hire WOC, Fund their projects and Distribute their content. From the members of WOC Unite, Cheryl created The JTC List. The JTC List is a Google Doc of 1k+ Women of Color in Entertainment, which is being shared throughout the Industry. Never again will someone be able to say, they can’t find any WOC for any job above or below the line. The list is named after her mother, Joan Theresa Curtis, an activist, warrior and Ms. Bedford’s biggest fan, who passed away in 2016. General inquiries or to hire qualified women from the list can be sent to:

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