Great people who work with great people.

It's all about who you know, isn't it? We KNOW you'll like the folks at MNFilmTV.


Lucinda Winter, Executive Director


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For the last eight years Lucinda has led Minnesota Film and TV, Minnesota’s full-service film commission, as its executive director.  She's been active in the Minnesota production community for more than 20 years, first as a freelance writer/producer working in the U.S., Europe and Asia and then in creative and management positions at Blue Earth Pictures, a Twin Cities-based production company.

Lucinda has a B.A. from the Honors College at Michigan State University and completed coursework for her M.A. in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she was a Herbert Berridge Ellison Fellow.


Jill Johansen, Incentives Specialist


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Jill Johansen has worked in the production industry for eighteen years on everything from public television to national cable series. She now finds her organizational strengths and radical attention to detail most useful in managing the Snowbate Production Incentive Program and the Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Reimbursement programs. 

Jade Orth, Business Manager


Jade's love of production and travel took him to Buenos Aires where he worked with production companies on widening their distribution network and help market Argentina's unique locations. Jade also worked as a buyer for Whole Foods for 3 years.  He is seriously one of the nicest and most enthusiastic folks you could ever meet and we're really lucky to have him!

Troy Parkinson, Director of Production


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After he got his BA in film production from Emerson College in Boston, Troy's logged over 15 years of production experience as writer, producer & director. He produced projects for companies like Microsoft and TV networks including the History Channel and for 6 years he served on the board of the historic Fargo Theater and 3 years as co-chair for The Fargo Film Festival. Shoot him an email or call and introduce yourself. He is not only ready and able to take on your every MN industry question, he's a super nice guy every step of the way.

Lu Lippold, Marketing and Development Manager

Lu has worked as a documentary filmmaker, producer, writer/editor, journalism professor, film festival programmer, and grant administrator. Her creative work ranges from in-depth examination of social justice issues to semi-hilarious food reviews. Previous careers include teaching English in Japan and Greece, computer systems analysis, and degrees in Classics, Linguistics, and Journalism. In addition to her work at MNFilmTV, she currently teaches documentary film at St. Thomas University and is a consultant with Twelve Plus Media in Saint Paul.