Cindy Weigand is a writer whose articles have been published in local, regional, and national magazines. She is the author of Texas Women in World War II published in 2004 by the Republic of Texas Press. Since then she has written an unpublished novella, two feature length screenplays, one based on the novella, and one short screenplay. She has also written a historical fiction novel based on the life of a great uncle who was an aviator in the 1920s titled The Cowboy Aviator, Brave and Glorious and is seeking a publisher.
Charlene Grant established her professional music career in Seattle, WA before moving to Georgetown, TX. She was awarded Best Blues Bass and Best Blues Act by Washington Blues Society and Jet City Blues Outstanding Artists Songwriter. Her CD That Would Be Me was awarded Best Produced CD by Real Blues Magazine.
Charlene performs frequently with Austin Blues and Soul band, The Unforgettables. She has a popular weekly music/conversation radio show,
Created By, on KGTN 106.7, along with producing other shows. Her music was used in a GTX Film promotional trailer. Charlene is an integral part of GTX Film and helped launch the inaugural festival.
Roxanne is a professional voiceover artist whose career in entertainment spans over 30 years. She is a native of Santiago, Chile, a graduate of Stanford University and she speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has lived all over the US and spent 6 years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In Los Angeles, Roxanne worked as a camera assistant and on-camera actress before finding her true niche in voiceover. Her professional credits include hundreds of radio and tv commercials, corporate videos, educational programs and telephony applications.
Roxanne is married to commercial director and visual effects producer Brian Coyne and they have 16-year-old twins.
TREASURER / BOOKKEEPER
Maria has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and has been in accounting 15 years. Prior to accounting, she was a dispatcher for the California Department of Transportation where she handled the import and export of international freight. She moved to Texas in 2006 and now oversees the finances of a construction company and is a notary. Maria joined GTX Film as bookkeeper before accepting the position of Treasurer. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Maria enjoys singing in the church choir and teaching children to sing, as well as being a religious education teacher. She loves to travel and being around creative and positive people.
Lisa has worked in all aspects of the music business over the past 30+ years. From the infamous mailroom at
The William Morris Agency in New York, and the Bon Jovi/hair band days of A&R at PolyGram Records, to having the honor of working with the Muppets at the Jim Henson Company in LA, as well as being the Director of film music at
20th Century Fox.
Lisa now has her own company,
Music Wrangler, which specializes in music clearance and licensing for movie trailers, film, and tv shows.
Lisa Welch, photographer, University of Texas graduate, is a native Texan who has lived in the greater Austin area for over 30 years. After years in government accounting, she launched Lisa Welch Photography. Her photography style is authentic-true to life; she strives to capture timeless images that are traditional in style.
As GTX Film photographer, Lisa’s photographs, captured the energy, and excitement of the 2019 GTX Film Festival, as well as other events held by GTX Film. Her photographs have been featured in the Williamson County Sun and requested by filmmakers, festival participants, and the Georgetown View.
After graduating from high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, David Valdez enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he was trained as a photographer. He served with the 836th Combat Support Group for four years, and then earned a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. While he was a student there, Valdez was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a photographer. He left the federal government to become chief photographer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 1983, he became personal photographer to then-Vice President George Bush. In 1988, President Bush appointed Valdez director of the White House Photo Office. During this administration, he traveled to 75 countries and all 50 states with the president. In 1997, he published George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile.
Valdez was appointed general manager of photography for Walt Disney Attractions in 1993. In 2001, he became special assistant to the HUD assistant secretary. From 2003 to 2010, Valdez was the director of visual and electronic information for HUD’s assistant secretary for public affairs.
Valdez donated his archive to the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in 2012.
In 2021 Valdez was appointed to be on the Georgetown Texas Arts and Culture Board where he serves as Vice Chairman.
Brian is an Emmy-Award winning commercial director and cinematographer. His work includes commercial campaigns for Little Caesar’s Pizza, Dr. Scholl’s, Domino’s Pizza, A&E Network, Mattel,
the Carolina Hurricanes, Nissan Trucks, Miller, Bud Light, Pepsi, and Monday Night Football with Hank Williams, Jr.
In addition to live action cinematography, Brian also produces 3-D motion graphics and video effects.
He moved to Georgetown because his wife threatened to come out here without him. But he likes it! He’s hoping to eventually become a master farmer or a superstar fisherman. Whichever comes first.
Lorraine grew up in Williamson County and studied journalism at Texas Tech. She developed award-winning feature writing and editing skills with a newspaper near Houston, and with business journals in Dallas and Denver. She returned to the Austin area, became a communications/policy specialist with the state, and moved to Georgetown in 1999.
The Williamson County Sun drew her out of retirement, and as editor she directed the newspaper’s coverage of the area for close to three years. Lorraine continues to work in community service and is also a board member with Georgetown Art Works, which operates the Georgetown Art Center just off the Square, where she hopes to help draw more attention to the area’s vibrant art community.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Todd Smith is a former Line Producer, DGA Unit Production Manager and Production Executive at both 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. and has worked on forty-five motion pictures and dozens of music videos and commercials. As a volunteer, he has worked on the Austin Film Festival, South By Southwest Festival, Santa Clarita International Family Film Festival, and most recently as Venue Operations Manager for the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Currently, Todd is a Residential Real Estate Broker and member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, where he served as Producer of the Field of Honor® Opening Ceremonies and Parade. Throughout his professional and volunteer career, Todd’s passion has been for Operations and Logistics, and he’s delighted to bring that passion to GTX Film.
Rachel is a film grad of ’19 from Full Sail University and Colorado Springs Community College for RTV Broadcasting, but loves all forms of art. She had been a production assistant involving celebrities in the entertainment and film industry such as J’Lo, Pink, and Post Malone, The Chainsmokers, and the Rolling Stones. Whatever she does, Rachel works diligently and professionally with a positive attitude. She’s thrilled to be a part of Team GTX Film.
Diana Ivy is a graduate student at the University of Arizona, currently studying Global Media with a focus on gender and sexuality. She is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, an abstract painter, and a dedicated cat mom.
Her love of film spans genres and she is especially interested in the gender dynamics of how stories are told. Diana has produced multiple theatrical events in the Austin and Round Rock areas, and is excited to bring her experience to GTX Film.