Special Guest, Panelist

Western Executive Director – Motion Picture Editors Guild

Cathy RepolaCathy Repola grew up in an entertainment industry family. While her siblings pursued career paths in creative post production capacities, she followed in her father’s footsteps and passion for advocating on behalf of workers. She has served for 24 years in her current capacity as the Western Executive Director of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Prior to that she worked for a union in the industry that represents office employees, and worked for MGM Studios and Turner Entertainment. Cathy serves within a broad alliance dedicated to promoting legislation to enhance production tax incentives. She was recently appointed chairperson of the newly created international IATSE Women’s Committee.