SAMANTHA LAVIN... Founder of Fair Fight Films.
Samantha Lavin is an award winning writer and DGA director who has worked on over 30 film and television projects including CSI NY, Criminal Minds and Law and Order-SVU as an assistant director. Her film "In Memory of Me" screened at over 40 festivals world wide, winning awards including Best Performance, Best Female Director, Best Short Film and Panavision’s New Filmmaker Grant. She has also written and directed several other films, TV Pilots, promos and music videos. Samantha created a hybrid scripted/reality show called "Out of the Frying Pan" which was optioned by NBC Universal. Samantha won a national competition for a PSA she wrote and directed on Marriage Equality during the height of the Proposition 8 battle. It was highlighted and shown on NBC L.A. and was a featured video on Funny or Die. Her writing, which includes several feature film and television scripts, has won recognition at competitions including Outfest, Moondance, Scriptapalooza and American Accolades. She was also a writer on the TV show "Cinematherapy" and has produced international promos for E! Entertainment and the Style Networks. Samantha graduated from Purchase College with a degree in Theater. From there she founded the first gay and lesbian theater company in Westchester, NY and went on to direct and perform in its improvisational comedy group and main stage productions.
Currently, Samantha works on the new ABC TV show "The Mayor" and is in pre-production on her feature film "7 on 10". She also proudly serves on the Lesbian and Gay board for the City of West Hollywood as well as Women For Sobriety Center Inc, an organization serving women and women with children who are formerly incarcerated, homeless or just seeking a new life in sobriety by offering them housing and a safe place to begin again.