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EmelynStuart,CEO&FounderofOcktoberFilmFestivalIntroducesStuartCinema&CafeinBrooklyn,NY

Judith Davis
3mo New York, NY, United States Story
Emelyn Stuart, CEO & Founder of Ocktober Film Festival Introduces Stuart Cinema & Cafe in Brooklyn, NY

New York about to be graced with another place to enjoy great films. Businesswoman and entrepreneur Emleyn Stuart introduces Stuart Cinema and Cafe coming in Summer 2018.  Along with businesswoman, Emelyn is a filmmaker and producer. 

In fact, producing is one of the precise things that Emelyn Stuart should be doing. Hard working, dedicated, committed, and an inspiration to all of those around her, Emelyn has shown the independent creative community that triumphs in the business CAN be accomplished!

Starting from a script and a dream from a friend, Emelyn found ways to transform this project into an award-winning short film. “Wings and Beer” was just the beginning of more amazing things to come. Producing projects from unknown filmmakers, Emelyn not only motivates those around her, she achieves great success!

Her short film “Heads or Tails” soared beyond the film festival circuit straight to network television. It has been broadcast on major network channels, in cities throughout the South and Midwest. Her wildly successful web series, “12 Steps to Recovery,” has also performed beyond what anyone expected. It garnered Emelyn the Best Producer award at the 2011 LAWebfest.

Having featured almost 100 local New York City actors, “12 Steps to Recovery” not only went viral throughout the world of New Media, this show can now be seen on the Punch TV cable network in as many as 5 million homes! Most recently, Emelyn’s short film “A Geek’s Guide toLove and Romance can be seen on Aspire Network. Her latest feature film “Life Is Too Short” has screened at over 10 film festivals around the country.

While handling business logistics in the entertainment world is indeed Emelyn’s forte, she never loses sight of her need to provide opportunities and show compassion. In fact, they are key factors in her decision making.

There are some projects on which Emelyn has chosen to work which focus more on giving back than they do on the financial bottom line. They specifically aim to show how life can be won despite major obstacles and difficulty.

Emelyn is frequently asked to participate in panel discussions in festivals throughout the US.  She is the founder of Stuart Films.  In 2013 she decided to launch the Ocktober Film Festival in New York City. The festival was a huge success with over 3000 people in attendance during its first year. The festival is dedicated to educating, empowering and inspiring filmmakers. Now an annual event, new and independent filmmakers submit to the festival and have the opportunity to see their hard work come to life.  

Emelyn continues to sponsor many community initiatives and small businesses through Stuart Films and in Summer 2018 will open the Stuart Cinema and Cafe in Brooklyn. Check out the website featuring her intro video.  

Emelyn is a powerhouse woman with many years in the business and still on the rise to make a mark each day.  Most of all, Emelyn Stuart – in addition to being gifted in the world of business – strives to shatter the entertainment glass ceiling.



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  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    3mo ago New York, NY, United States

    what a cool concept! @Judith Davis do you know her steps in turning this dream into a reality?

    what a cool concept! @Judith Davis do you know her steps in turning this dream into a reality?

    • Judith Davis
      3mo ago New York, NY, United States

      Oh, she has been working for years, producing films, researching film festivals and running her own business.  She truly a renegade woman. 

      Oh, she has been working for years, producing films, researching film festivals and running her own business.  She truly a renegade woman. 

      • Bethany Heinrich
        Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
        3mo ago New York, NY, United States

        she sounds like an awesome individual. so great that she's a leader in the industry!

        she sounds like an awesome individual. so great that she's a leader in the industry!


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