by Tim Gordon
On the latest episode of Conversations, we prepare for the launch of the 8th Annual Middleburg Film Festival as we speak with festival founder, Sheila Johnson, and festival director, Susan Koch.
Johnson is a businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA).
Koch is an Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker who directs writes and produces documentaries and non-fiction films and videos for worldwide distribution and broadcast. Her work has appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS, HBO, Showtime, MTV, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Turner Broadcasting, American Movie Classics, The Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel.
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