VAG Productions is a development house comprised of three incredible women dedicated to creating actionable, real world change & intersectional gender equality through scripted and unscripted television.
V for Victoria Elena Nones
A for Ana Bretón
G for Genevieve Thiers
Put it together and what have you got? VAG productions! Because well, they thought it was hilarious. (When else do the first letters of your three names make the best acronym ever?)
VICTORIA ELENA NONES
Victoria Elena Nones is a girlboss, business owner, creative, talent, and producer. She is the founder of Women In Comedy, Satira Comedy (tech platform) and currently developing comedic scripted and empowerment focused unscripted concepts with VAG Productions.
Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, NY Magazine, ELLE Magazine, CBS, PBS, NBC, Jezebel, and Timeout including others. In addition, Victoria is regularly invited to be a speaker and workshop leader at places such as the Yale Women In Leadership Conference, Caterpillar, Accenture, 1871, IHCC, Pace University and more.
Victoria's scripted comedic storytelling passions lie in using satire to give voice to historically marginalized groups and experiences.
Victoria's unscripted storytelling passions revolve around narratives about empowerment, exposing inequity, and the ways love drives humanity for better or worse.
Ana Bretón is a twice-Emmy nominated director and producer who focuses her work on comedy, sketch and late night. She currently works at the The Drew Barrymore Show.
Ana was the longest-tenured digital producer at the late night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee when the department was nominated for two Emmy awards. She's is one of the few Latinas to have been nominated for an Emmy in 2017 and 2018.
This year she also directed her first pilot, RUN, a docu-series where a team of female political experts transform the campaign of a woman running for office. Watch the trailer. Ana has produced video content for IFC, DETAILS Magazine, GQ, UCB Comedy, and Brava, a new video platform focusing on the Latina experience.
She was a camera operator for the movie "In Football We Trust," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and won a regional Emmy in 2017. Ana was part the the UCB Digital Teams LASH and The Council; The PIT’s all female team The Box; and directed the now-famous sketch team Kids These Days. She's proud to be one of the few Latinas to have been nominated for an Emmy in 2017 and 2018. She was born in Mexico City, and currently lives in NYC.
Si, hablo Español.
Genevieve Thiers is a disruptor, entrepreneur, speaker and investor that lives in the Chicago area. Her first company, Sittercity.com, is America’s first company to take caregiving services online. Sittercity.com now has millions of users and new locations in the UK and Canada.
Genevieve was recognized by President Bush at the White House as the Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year for 2006, and her companies have won over 18 major awards, including the CEC Momentum Award, the WBDC Rising Start Award, a CNN Young Heroes feature, the UPS Out of the Box Award, the INC 500 list, and more. Genevieve has been featured thousands of times in the press for her work, by the TODAY show, Ellen, the View, MSNBC, the CBS Early Show, CNN, Live & Style, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, Marie Clare, TIME, Better Homes and Gardens, Working Mother and more. She has lectured or spoken at the TED Global, Cusp, Amex, Groupon, Enova, Inland, the CEO Conference, the Heartland Conference, Microsoft, Harvard business school, Kellogg, Columbia, Babson, Boston College, U Chicago and for hundreds of other entrepreneurial groups around the country. She is the author of the book Love at First Sit, and frequently writes for various tech publications in the Chicago area.
Genevieve has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs throughout her career. She is on the board of the CEC, which has created 1871, a co-working space in Chicago. Genevieve teaches classes at 1871 and is a frequent mentor and teacher within the space. She is also an investor in TechStars and the Firestarter fund, and in several female-run new tech startups that target women and lesser-known industries. A mother of twins, she speaks regularly on the lack of women in tech and how to right the balance. She is a Chartwell speaker, and see her profile on their site here: http://www.chartwellspeakers.com/speaker/genevieve-thiers-exclusive-speaker/