Effie T. Brown is an L.A.-based independent producer. She became director of development for Tim Burton Productions, and then went on to line produce several features, including Desert Blue (Kate Hudson and Christina Ricci), the subversive cult satire But I'm a Cheerleader, and Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter). More recently, Brown was a Producer on Cheryl Dunye's HBO film Stranger Inside, winner of several film awards and nominated for three IFP Spirit Awards. She then produced Patricia Cardosa's HBO/ Newmarket film Real Woman Have Curves, winner of two Sundance Film festival awards. These two films earned Brown the Motorola Producer Award at the 2003 IFP/ West Independent Spirit Awards.Brown was Executive Producer for Jane Campion's film In The Cut, (Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh), released in 2003. More recently, she produced Jim McKay's (Girlstown and Our Song) film, Everyday People, which premiered this year at Sundance, where she also served as a juror for the short film competition. Brown currently has several features in development and serves on the board of IFP/ West.