Nerissa L. Williams
Mrs. Williams—CEO/Owner of TCGT Entertainment, Boston, Ma. (www.tcgtentertainment.com) is the Assistant Manager for the Emerson College Paramount Center Film Sound Stage in Boston, MA. She is a graduate of Hampton University where she received a Bachelor of Art degree in Fine and Performing Arts. She has received her Masters of Fine Art degree in Film Production (emphasis in Producing) from Emerson College. Her career experience includes over thirty years of working and learning in Performing and Media Art. She began on stage and worked her way up to the position of Producer, Creative Producer, UPM and Line Producer for Film and TV. Over the past six years she has Produced and served as Production Manager for a variety of Live Events, Theatre, Fashion films, Documentaries, Narrative Shorts and Music Videos. Her world travels have set her apart in the Creative Producer role. She was awarded the LEF Foundation Fellowship to attend the Flaherty Seminar in upstate New York. Her documentary endeavors have promoted her to the final rounds of the Creative Capital granting process. She looks forward to the ongoing forward momentum of TCGT. Her favorite quote, “Wow them with Brilliance.”
Live Event Production Coordinator
Christine is the Accounting Supervisor at Creative Office Pavilion (COP) in Boston, MA, but her knack for organization and logistics has led to her love of coordinating events. Her passion comes from her personal and professional experience. She has been working with TCGT on live events throughout the Boston area for the past 7 years and is a member of COP’s event committee for the past 10 years. Personally, Christine is the “go to” among her family and friends to help in coordinating gatherings, large and small. “I thrive in the craziness and look forward the smiles at the end. Knowing I had a part of making people happy in that moment lifts my soul.”
Ale is a junior Marketing Communications student at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. While her main area of study lies in marketing, Ale has a strong passion for entertainment and the arts, specifically through the mediums of film and live theater. Having previously interned at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, one of the largest performing arts centers in the country, and now proudly interning at TCGT Entertainment, Ale greatly looks forward to continuing her education while also expanding on her professional work in the fields of entertainment and marketing.
Elías Mendoza Vivas
House Film & Video Editor
Eli is as a video editor with 10 years of experience in freelance video editing. He edits, creates video graphics, provides color grading and color correction, and designs workflows for efficient media management. While attending Emerson College in pursuit of an MFA, Eli worked in the food service industry, which has allowed him to stay closely connected to the back of house experience in event planning - something he began to be interested in while at college. He currently works in finance in the food industry and when he’s not crunching numbers, he’s nerding out on post-production. Eli finds his best media work comes from collaborations with teams seeking to share stories of social change, education and community building. He is a life-long resident of Boston.
Stephanie Houten is a producer and multimedia artist living in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an associate’s degree in the arts from Bunker Hill Community College and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Her professional expertise lies in event production, videography, photography and video installation. Her favorite hobbies are playing guitar and exploring nature, often together.
Freelance Associate Producer
Lissa Deonarain is a producer, editor and documentary filmmaker from Omaha, Nebraska. She received her B.A. in Media Arts Production from Emerson College, where she also served as president of Flawless Brown, a student-led artist collective for women and femmes of color and worked as an Office & Production Assistant for TCGT on both live events and film productions. She has worked on the production team in a variety of areas including short narratives, feature length documentaries and on high-profile advertisements at a boutique post-production house. Alongside film, she loves traveling, learning languages, and playing piano. She currently lives in New York City. Find more at her website here.