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A queer activist meets a hot punk loner during a clinic defense demonstration in 1993. When events spin out of control, both women learn what they are truly capable of.

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The Line film director, Melisa Resch.

Melisa Resch - Director

Melisa Resch is a graduate of DePaul University’s Digital Cinema program, where she obtained an MS in film. She has written, directed and produced several short films. For the last two years she worked at Freedom Road Productions as a Creative Executive, working on both film and TV projects. During her tenure she’s worked on a variety of projects for Freedom Road including the critically acclaimed, “The Chi” for Showtime and the feature documentary, “They Fight” by director Andrew Renzi. Melisa previously served as executive assistant to Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winning hip hop artist and actor Common.


Common, The Line film Mentor

Common - Mentor

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success at the box office. Common can currently be seen in the Warner Bros animated film, Smallfoot and the Fox 2000 film, The Hate You Give with Amanda Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae and KJ Apa, based on the novel by Angela Thomas. Later this month he can also be seen Hunter Killer with Gerard Butler and Linda Cardellini which will open October 26th. Common recently wrapped production of The Kitchen alongside Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss.

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Shelby Stone, The Line film mentor

Shelby Stone - Mentor

Shelby Stone is the President of Production and Development for Freedom Road Productions. She has produced over 80 hours of episodic television, including the critically acclaimed The Chi, for Showtime, as well as 12 feature films, including HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Bessie, which was written and directed by Dee Rees (Mudbound). Shelby is the recipient of over 60 awards and nominations, including Emmys, Golden Globes, People’s Choice, GLAAD,George F. Peabody Awards, Humanitas Award, and NAACP awards. Shelby was an active member of Women in Film, where she served on the Board from 2007-2014, as well as the Producers Guild, and Film Independent where she taught the Producer’s Lab.

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The Mentorship Program is an AT&T Hello Lab initiative that connects emerging multicultural and LGBTQ filmmakers with leaders in the entertainment industry to tell bold stories.