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Firelight Media appoints Leticia Peguero as senior vice president

Harlem-based non-fiction prodco Firelight Media, founded by Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith, has brought on Leticia Peguero to be its new senior vice president. Peguero (pictured) joins Firelight with nearly two decades ...
June 27, 2022

Harlem-based non-fiction prodco Firelight Media, founded by Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith, has brought on Leticia Peguero to be its new senior vice president.

Peguero (pictured) joins Firelight with nearly two decades of experience working in social justice philanthropy, most recently as an executive coach and organizational consultant. Prior to that she served as vice president of programs at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, where she developed programmatic strategies responsive to social change. Her resume also includes leadership positions at the Andrus Family Fund, the Posse Foundation and Planned Parenthood of New York City, among other non-profits.

“Leticia’s unique background in organization and program development, arts and culture, and social justice philanthropy make her ideally suited to advancing our mission to support non-fiction filmmakers of color,” said Firelight Media president Marcia Smith in a release. “By strengthening our artist programs for emerging filmmakers and finding new and innovative ways to support established filmmakers through grant-making initiatives so that they can remain in the field, Leticia will be a key partner in ensuring the effectiveness, sustainability and longevity of Firelight Media.”

Added Peguero: “I look forward to working closely with Marcia and Stanley to further develop Firelight Media’s artist programs, which truly have raised the bar for supporting filmmakers of color within the documentary field.”

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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