The Women’s Elon in Entertainment Empire (WEEE) seeks to serve as a key support and networking group for Elon alumnae working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and Elon undergraduates seeking a career in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and operates according to three core tenets.
We, as a collective, are building a space to sponsor, coach and mentor, to support and to accelerate both female students and alumnae.
For more information about the initiatives’s programming and events, email womenoftheEEE@gmail.com.
Elizabeth Baldridge ’13
Elizabeth Baldridge is a lawyer at the firm of Jassy Vick Carolan LLP. Her practice focuses on media and First Amendment law, and she frequently advises newspapers, digital media companies and television production companies. She is also involved in public records work and litigates the right of access to public records in California. Before joining Jassy Vick Carolan, she practiced law at an Am Law 100 firm, clerked for a federal judge, and received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. While at Berkeley, she was a Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
“WEEE is a vital group for women Elon alumnae and their success in Los Angeles. As one of the resident non-entertainment industry members of WEEE, I learn so much from my entertainment-focused colleagues in a region where that industry is a driver of movement in all kinds of businesses. Being able to connect across areas of professional interest with other Elon women is an encouragement and a huge benefit in seeking upward momentum in our respective fields.”
– Elizabeth Baldridge
Madeline Carlin ’14
Madeline Carlin currently works in original film development and acquisition for Amazon Studios. She previously worked for the talent agency William Morris Endeavor in its motion picture literary department. Prior to graduating in 2014, Madeline participated in the Elon in LA summer program and attended the 2012 Sundance Film Festival through the Communications Fellows program. On campus she participated in the elondocs documentary production program, was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and served as a Periclean scholar. Madeline feels passionately about bringing more women’s stories to the screen and looks forward to uniting alumnae voices in achieving this goal through WEEE.
Nneka Enurah ’11
Nneka Enurah serves as a digital development executive for Hello Sunshine. In her role, Enurah helps lead creative development efforts for original video content across all platforms. Nneka is a versatile entertainment professional with experience in physical production, creative development and content strategy. She specializes in creating premium content including branded entertainment, lifestyle, docu-follow and food-related programming. Prior to joining Hello Sunshine, Enurah served as vice president of multiplatform content and partnerships at Authentic Entertainment. In 2017, Nneka was honored by Cynopsis Media as a member of the Digital It List that recognizes the most innovative executives in digital media.
Katrina Taylor ’04
Katrina Taylor is a Los Angeles-based film editor who specializes in documentary film. She was a member of the the inaugural documentary program at Elon and served as filmmaker in residence for elondocs. Her films have shown at the Sundance Film Festival, Venice Biennale, Berlinale and SXSW, among others. She was a contributing editor at the 2016 Sundance Institute Edit and Story Labs and early roles include associate producer for the Discovery Channel Global Education Project and director of film acquisitions for the distribution company Collective Eye.
“It is vital in the media industry to have a network of support for women to excel creatively and professionally and excited for WEEE to provide that community for Elon students and alumnae.”
– Katrina Taylor
Rachel Zain ’16
Originally from Pickerington, Ohio, Rachel Zain grew up with a love for dance. Throughout her teenage years she performed both competitively and professionally, eventually pursuing her passion at Elon and double majored in dance and arts administration. After having an incredible experience in the Elon in LA program, she set her sights on making Los Angeles her post-grad home. Following graduation, Rachel was hired by Bloc Talent Agency, one of the prestigious agencies for dance in Los Angeles, where she serves as head assistant. She loves being on the other side of the business for a change and works hard to make her dancers dreams come true each and every day. Rachel is incredibly thankful for her time at Elon, her friends, family and teachers that supported her throughout the years.
“I believe if we, as strong females, start small and think big, we can change, progress and transform the world around us.”
– Rachel Zain