Lana Link

VP of Talent Development, Moving Picture Institute | Indie-IY: Finding Financing for Your Film


Lana Link, the Moving Picture Institute's vice president of talent development, recruits filmmakers into MPI's grant programs and masterclasses, which she also produces. She is also a producer and award-winning writer of original screenplays, such as GRINGA, a bilingual dramedy short which premiered in 2018 and has screened at dozens of festivals. 

She is a creative producer for a Webby-winning online comedy news channel and has associate producer credits on documentaries including MAMA RWANDA and INCARCERATING US. She has years of experience mentoring filmmakers in their careers and during all stages of production, including development, marketing, and distribution.


Lana is a graduate of the University of Chicago and a former Fulbright grant recipient in Vienna, Austria. She earned her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and her certificate in independent producing from UCLA Extension. Lana is an associate member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.