Effie T. Brown is the CEO and majority owner of Gamechanger Films, where she leads the charge in producing, developing, and financing content by and about women, POC, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.
Prior to joining Gamechanger Films, Brown produced such Sundance Film Festival winners, Real Women Have Curves, Dear White People and Rocket Science. Turning to television, Brown appeared and produced HBO’s Project Greenlight as well as executive produced Lee Daniels’ Star on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies.
In 2021, Gamechanger Films co-financed Netflix’s Passing, starring Tessa Thompson. Last year’s projects include Amazon’s Run Sweetheart Run, and The Inspection, which was a co-financing and producing venture with A24. The Inspection received three Independent Spirit Awards nominations, was honored at the GLAAD Awards, and won ‘Outstanding Independent Motion Picture’ at the NAACP Image Awards.
Gamechanger’s 2023 slate includes climate justice documentary Save Yourself! in partnership with TAZO Tea, Sorcerority, starring and co-produced by Taraji P. Henson & Gabrielle Union, and Haant, a horror feature rooted in Gullah-Geeche mysticism.
As a distinguished member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Brown also serves on the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Producers Branch Executive Committee.