Shana Betz, America Young and J. Cheryl Bookout Co-Founders 

Mission: The Chimaera Project recognizes the collective voice as a catalyst for social change. We are dedicated to empowering women to reach their highest potential in the film, television and media industries.


Action: The Chimaera Project illuminates visionary female filmmakers who are creating equality in the industry through action.

Core Programs

  • Mentoring: Partnerships with key media agencies meeting the needs of participants by providing mentoring in front of and/or behind the camera.
  • Media Arts: Opportunities to create and promote artist projects through exhibitions and screenings.
  • Outreach Program: Artists, filmmakers, theater, music and media arts sectors come together to discuss what they are experiencing in their specific fields.