Geralyn DreyfousCo-Founder, Impact Partners Film Fund; and Founder/Board Chair, Utah Film Center
Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts, extensive experience in consulting in the philanthropic sector, and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the founder and board chair of the Utah Film Center, a nonprofit that curates free screenings and outreach programs for communities throughout Utah.
In 2007, Geralyn co-founded Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan, bringing together financiers and filmmakers so that they can create great films that entertain audiences, enrich lives, and ignite social change. Since its inception, IP has been involved in the financing of over 70 films. In 2013, Geralyn became a founding member of Gamechanger, the first for-profit film fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women.
Geralyn's independent executive producing and producing credits include the Academy Award-winning Born into Brothels, the Emmy-nominated The Day My God Died, the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning The Square, the Academy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning The Invisible War, and multiple film festival winners, such as Miss Representation, Meet the Patels, Anita, In Football We Trust, The Hunting Ground, Dreamcatcher, and Alive Inside. Her works in production include Wait for Me and Be Natural.
Geralyn was honored by the International Documentary Association with the Amicus Award in 2013 for her significant contribution to documentary filmmaking. Variety recognized Geralyn in its 2014 "Women's Impact Report," highlighting her work in the entertainment industry.