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Live Chat with Tara Westwood & Kyra Knox

June 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

June 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PDT


A native of Manitoba, Canada, Tara began her career modeling in Paris. She studied acting at The William Esper Studio in New York City, then completed the master classes at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. 

Tara’s movie credits include PLANE, THE GRUDGE, QUEEN OF KNIVES, THE BIG TAKE and THE KARMA CLUB. Her television credits include THE BLACKLIST, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, FBI, and FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, among others. 

A passion for filmmaking led to her growing desire to get behind the camera, which she did for the first time when she produced the feature film DETOURS, in which she also starred. She has since produced the television pilots HIT MAN and HUDSON FALLS. TRIGGERED is her directorial debut. Tara hopes that TRIGGERED galvanizes the conversation of the importance of gun violence prevention, and the real world consequences inaction can have on the lives of everyday Americans.

Kyra is an award-winning impact, Producer and Director. Her love and passion for the arts started at the age of six when her journey began as a student at Freedom Theatre. She understands the power of storytelling across mediums and her producing experience has taken her on shoots across the country, from commercial to corporate to documentary. Her Social Impact work has been recognized with two Silver Tellys Awards for “Watch In The Know” by Yahoo. She has also won a Gold Addy and Mosaic Award for her work with the Philadelphia Eagles producing a PSA to bring awareness to the gun violence in her city. Kyra most recently was featured on 6ABC, Deadline, Vibe Magazine, and the Philadelphia Tribune for her debut feature documentary Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia which is about the impact of gun violence in her city and the nonprofits that are working hard to create change. She believes her work behind the scenes is just as important as what makes it to the screen and brings an infectious enthusiasm to every shoot while creating a safe space for the creatives on her sets.

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