How a Scrappy New York Studio Became a Major Platform for Filmmakers of Color
Wavelength founder and CEO Jenifer Westphal told IndieWire about our evolving mission to amplify the creative voices of women and people of color.
Rae has provided strategic and administrative support to agents, executives, and creatives in many corners of the entertainment industry. She began her career assisting an Academy Award winning writer-director, and later held several executive assistant positions within Creative Artists Agency (CAA), in the Theatre department and the Social Impact group. Immediately prior to Wavelength, Rae spent two years as Chief of Staff to TV personality Jonathan Van Ness, during which time she helped to manage an international tour, launch two bestselling books, and coordinate many political, charitable, and commercial partnerships. She also served as a producer on the award-winning weekly podcast Getting Curious.
Rae grew up in a small town in Vermont, and studied Film and English Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. Outside of her work in entertainment, Rae is a dedicated community organizer. She is the founder and director of the mutual aid initiative North Brooklyn Care Kits, which builds and distributes kits of hygiene and personal care products to neighbors experiencing houselessness. When she’s not working, Rae can be found among the many boxes of bulk toiletries in her apartment, making kits, crafts, or food.