Creative Team 

EllaRose Chary
Writer
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Kristen SaBerre
Writer
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Melissa Lusk
Composer
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Anne Troup
Producer
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Betsy Rosenbloom
Producer
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Lara Everly
Director
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Mary John Frank
Choreographer
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Mary DeChambres
Editor
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EllaRose Chary (Writer/Lyricist) - EllaRose Chary is a member of Ars Nova’s Uncharted residency, a Finalist for the 2013 NYFA Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellowship, and a winner of the Weston Award for Musical Theatre. Her musical MARRYING ME (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre/penangpac) won the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards Audience Choice Award. Other projects include COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (in development at Ars Nova), SIDNEY D. CROSIER: AN UNFINISHED PORTRAIT (commissioned by Harrison County Arts), LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES (NAMT Jukebox, Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival Finalist), THE DAGUERREOTYPE (Prospect Theater, Musical Theatre Factory) and ENDLESS SUMMER (NYFA Estuary). EllaRose has contributed material to BE THE DEATH OF ME and OCCUPY YOUR MIND (The Civilians), WE ARE THEATRE! (Cherry Lane Theatre), and THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: UNABRIDGED (University Settlement). She is a founding member of Bastard Playground, currently in residence at the Drama League, a member of The Tank’s TV Writing Program, and the R and D Group coordinator at The Civilians. She is represented by the Susan Gurman Agency. BA: Brown University; MFA: NYU Tisch.
 
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Anne Troup (Producer/Founder Grover Knows Productions) -   Anne is an actor, producer and director based in NYC. Her earliest collaboration with EllaRose Chary and Kristen SaBerre was at Brown University with the production of the Brownbroker’s musical, MOON MARY. Although she did not attend Girls State and has no plans to run for political office, Anne does intend to lead the world with the creation of female focused comedic content. 

 

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Kristen SaBerre (Writer) - Kristen SaBerre is a television writer, blogger, editor, and career advisor living in Los Angeles. She is a member of the WGA and freelance writer for VH1s hit scripted drama series Hit the Floor (Kimberly Elise, Dean Cain).  Kristen has contributed creatively to and worked in writers rooms on various television pilots and series including ABCs Nashville (Connie Britton, Chip Estin), Missing (Ashley Judd, Sean Bean), and No Ordinary Family (Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz).  Her writing portfolio covers a wide scope of projects including women in power, diversity, history, science & medicine, and high concept world building.  Before focusing on writing, Kristen worked on the editorial side of many commercials (Volkswagen, Visa, Virgin Australia) and music videos (Beyonce, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). As a career advisor, Kristen is passionate about helping educate those interested in beginning careers in entertainment and writing. 
 
Born in New Orleans and raised in Alabama, Kristen migrated north to attend Brown University with her Girls State teammates EllaRose Chary, Anne Troup, and Betsy Rosenbloom. After college she headed west to embark on her career in Entertainment and has been writing since.
 
 

 

 

 
Betsy Rosenbloom (Producer)  - Betsy Rosenbloom is a comedy producer and writer. She is the Associate Producer of the upcoming Universal Pictures feature film SISTERS starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and written by Paula Pell. She also wrote and produced the film’s 2nd Unit shoot. Betsy has worked with Director Jason Moore since 2011, starting with the hit movie PITCH PERFECT, continuing through ABC Television’s TROPHY WIFE, and most recently the blockbuster sequel PITCH PERFECT 2. Betsy co-created the concept, wrote the script and co-produced the music video for “Cups” by Anna Kendrick, a platinum single from Pitch Perfect’s chart-topping soundtrack. At ABC Television’s SUPER FUN NIGHT, Betsy created and produced the “Don’t Stop Me Now” music video promotional campaign, as well as additional musical performance numbers and music videos. Previously, Betsy worked with Director Greg Mottola on Aaron Sorkin’s NEWSROOM and Larry David’s CLEAR HISTORY, both at HBO. Prior to that, she worked as a writers’ assistant on several television dramas with alarmingly high ratios of dead bodies to episodes produced.

Betsy has a degree in Anthropology from Brown University and has studied television writing at UCLA and improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her parents tell her it is still not too late for Med School, though less frequently than they used to.

 

Originally from a picturesque seaside town in Massachusetts, Betsy now resides in landlocked West Hollywood. She shares her life and her heart with a standard poodle named Bogie. 

 

Check out Betsy's work on Sisters, Pitch Perfect, & Super Fun Night

 

 
Lara Everly (Director)  - is a director, writer and actress. Her love of storytelling can be traced back to a childhood spent inventing and putting on “shows” in her parent’s living room, which her documentarian dad videotaped. Lara first honed these skills in front of the camera. Her affinity for comedy and improv has lead to commercial, film and sitcom work as well as sketch and improvised TV shows.Her directorial debut, Me, You, A Bag & Bamboo, was awarded Best Family Film at the Canada International Film Festival and won the Viewer's Choice award at the Ovation Short Film Contest, which led to a televised screening of the film. Me, You, A Bag & Bamboo is distributed through Shorts International and is available on iTunes.Lara’s other short films have played the film festival circuit, won awards and procured distribution, such as Pink Sweat, distributed through Snag Films.She loves directing sketches and comedy partnering with companies like FunnyorDie, Comediva, Hello Giggles and College Humor.Additional recent work includes Love Handles, a female-centric web comedy, and a music video web series called The Queue for PopularTV. She most recently directed a short documentary about teaching comedy to women recently released from prison for Oprah.Lara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Wesleyan University (CT) and is a graduate of Upright Citizen's Brigade.
 
You can check her out online at www.laraeverly.com
Melissa Lusk (Composer) is a Brooklyn-based composer, performer and musician. She is the composer and co-lyricist of Baby No More Times, a stadium pop show for small spaces that is also only about feminism. Past composing credits include christopher oscar pena's  i wonder if it's possible to have a love affair that lasts forever, or things i found on craigslist (NY, LA, Chicago), christopher oscar pena's l(y)re and Pip Ngo's Fictive Kinship.  Proud member of local bands Boy Girl Party and Teen Girl Scientist Monthly.
 
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Mary John Frank  (Choreographer) is a choreographer and filmmaker creating dance for film, commercials, the web, and stage. Recent works include directing content for New York City Ballet and choreographing content for brands including Bonnaroo, American Apparel, and Sony. Mary John has an M.F.A. in Dance from the Tisch School of the Arts and seven years of experience in the film business at studios including Miramax, Paramount, and Warner Bros. Her dance film works have been screened at film festivals in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In 2011, Mary John received Panavision's New Filmmaker Grant and directed, choreographed, and wrote her first film, EINSTEIN'S DANCE. The film received festival recognition and awards including Best Film Direction at the Women's Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles. She has also served on panels at the South By Southwest Film Festival and was a judge for the screenplay competition and the feature film competition at the Austin Film Festival. Mary John is based in New York and she hopes to continue directing, creating movement, and partnering with brands to create memorable content.
 
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Mary DeChambres (Editor) has been an editor for over 15 years. Originally beginning her career as a public school teacher in Texas, she made a massive career leap to post production and started working her way up in reality television. Serving as editor on shows like The Real World andJersey Shore, she was nominated for and won her first Primetime Emmy for Project Runway (Season 5 Finale) in 2009. (Now airing on Lifetime, Season 5 was the final to air on Bravo.) In 2015, she was nominated for her second Emmy, for Lifetime's Project Runway All-Stars (Something Wicked This Way Comes).

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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