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Maikiko James

Director of Programs of WIF

Women in Film


Maikiko is Director of Programs of WIF, overseeing programs including the WIF/Black List Episodic and Feature Labs, the Emerging Producer Program, Mentoring, and the Financing Strategy Intensive with Sundance Institute among others. She co-founded INSIGHT, a WIF community for women of color in entertainment, in 2018. She previously produced impact campaigns with Active Voice, including those for FOOD INC., WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE, GIDEON’S ARMY, and KIDS FOR CASH, and was a Special Project Advisor on the WIF-supported documentary SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) - Los Angeles chapter, and currently serves on the DSA National Abolition Working Group.