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LACEY SCHWARTZ

Writer/Director/Producer, Truth Aid

Lacey Schwartz is the CEO of the production company Truth Aid. She is a filmmaker and outreach and community strategist who has worked with a variety of companies and organizations, including MTV, BET, Be’chol Lashon, NASCAR and @radical.media. Lacey directed, wrote and produced Little White Lie, an award-winning, highly rated and critically acclaimed personal documentary about dual identity and family secrets which was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens and is nowavailable on iTunes and Amazon. She also Executive Produced the narrative film DIFRET which won audience awards at the 2014 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals and will be in theaters in the Fall of 2015. Lacey has a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

Age:

38

Position:

Writer/Director/Producer

City, State you live in:

Montclair, NJ

One Great Achievement:

Deciding to be a filmmaker while in law school and sticking to that dream.

Currently Reading:

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Social Media:

Mostly Instagram, but I am really trying to get better on Twitter.

Philosophy of Life:

To be self aware and honest first and foremost with yourself.

Favorite Indulgence:

Soft serve vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

What’s a favorite restaurant in NJ? And what dish do you love there?

I love the Farm Fresh salad with Chicken Tarragon Salad at Red Eye in Montclair, NJ.

What’s one thing you love about the WA?

Connecting with inspiring other women in the area.

One thing most people don’t know about me:

If I am going to watch anything on TV it is Family Feud with Steve Harvey .