Entrepreneur, Producer, Co-Founder at Stage 18
Named by New City as one of the top 50 people in Chicago’s booming film industry, Angie is an award-winning producer, speaker, and entrepreneur with experience in film, television, commercials, and theatre.
Formerly, Angie Gaffney acted as the Executive Producer for The Onion, where she worked to develop their in-house agency, Onion Labs, and managed all branded content campaigns from ideation through execution. She has also Line Produced and managed numerous independent film and TV productions in the greater Chicago area.
Currently, Angie works through her own company, Black Apple Media, to develop original, narrative content and cultivate the artists that make it. Additionally, Angie also serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Director for Stage 18, a non-profit entertainment incubator and development lab located on the lot of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. Stage 18 develops local narrative content and connects qualified filmmakers with capital networks.
Angie’s passionate about creative storytelling, risk-taking, general business development, speaking, and maintaining a regular intake of dark chocolate and rich coffee.