Horsetooth Productions is a non-profit educational organization
that provides opportunities for local actors, crew, and writers to gain experience
making independent films, TV, and theatre productions in Northern Colorado. Our
long-term mission is to make Northern Colorado a magnet location for regaional
and national companies to bring their productions here. To achieve our goals,
we offer seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects related to "the
business," facilitate networking between local artists and technical
specialists, and produce independent film, theatre, and television productions.
Horsetooth Productions is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS, and
is registered with the State of Colorado as a charitable organization.
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Officers and Board of Directors
Francie Meyer Glycenfer,
Vice President and chair of the board of directors, has 20 years of teaching experience in
acting and dance. She received her M.A. in Dance and then went on to teach at
San Jose State University, Foothill College, and University of Northern California.
She has taught in the California public schools and in studios across the U.S. Currently,
she is on the faculty at Colorado State University and teaches at University of Northern
Francie has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) since 1988
and is currently represented by Big Fish Talent Agency. She has performed numerous principle
roles in national markets for film, television, and commercials including
The Windsor Wizards, Daydreamer, and It's A Miracle. Francie's
stage experience involves both theater and dance. Her love of theater has been
shared in theater improvisation groups and many musical theater productions
as a choreographer and performer. Her choreography has been commissioned by
professional dance companies and universities throughout the U.S. She has also
been awarded national-level grants for her creative work for both theater and dance.
Carol Van Natta,
President and member of the board, is an actor, writer, and voiceover talent with
extensive stage and on-camera experience. Acting credits include appearances in
Fort Collins theatre productions, including I Am A Camera, Impassioned
Embraces, and Cry Havoc, and in television and independent films,
including Encounters with the Unexplained, Our Burden is Light,
and Miyolarosa. She has an M.A. in theatre performance and provides acting
coaching for both classes and individuals. She also has experience as a production
coordinator for both theatre and film.
Carol's writing experience includes both fiction and non-fiction, as
well as screenplays, television scripts, and plays. She is also a technical writer,
corporate trainer, and Web designer with 20 years of business experience working and
consulting for all types of organizations, from Fortune 500 to small businesses and startup
Cathi Baker, member of
the Board of Directors, provides marketing, publicity, and hospitality expertise.
Cathi is a freelance events and planning coordinator, taking care of all aspects
of domestic and international tradeshow arrangements for her primary client,
Advanced Energy. She is a sustaining member of Junior League of Fort Collins,
and former Advisory Board Chair and House Board Chairman for Kappa Kappa Gamma
Sorority at CSU.
Nick LoRusso, member of
the Board of Directors, provides expertise in accounting and financial matters.
Nick is a graduate of CSU's Business School, and the president of Denver Mortgage
Funding, a Colorado residential mortgage company. He is also the owner of Nick
LoRusso Tax Preparation and Planning, and an accountant, and a licensed stock
broker, real estate broker, and insurance agent.
Steve Roberts, member of
the Board of Directors, provides expertise in film, television, and commercial
production. Steve is the president of Crescent Sun Pictures, a northern Colorado
production company. He has a technical journalism degree from Colorado State
University, where he produced several documentaries and created Backyard Videos,
a music video program still in production today.
Ashley Scott, member of
the Board of Directors, provides expertise in film and documentary writing,
production, and marketing. Ashley is the president of Iniosante Digital Studios,
a firm that provides film, photo, and DVD authoring. He has a degree in fashion
design, and is currently attending Colorado Film School. He also volunteers his
time and expertise for local churches and schools.
Monica Sweere, member of
the Board of Directors, provides business and financial guidance to the
organization. Monica is the president of Palladian Homes and several other
construction-related businesses, including the "Old Town North" development.
While her primary business focus for the last ten years has been in the
construction business, her business plan also includes investing in the
"entrepreneurial arts" to partner with artists.
Instructors, Guest Artists, and Professionals
Horsetooth Productions brings in a variety of
instructors, guest artists, and professionals
to enhance the value of our seminars and workshops.
Publicly Available Information Regarding Horsetooth Productions
Horsetooth Productions, Fort Collins, CO