Angie Gaffney

We are constantly invited to be who we are.

-Henry David Thoreau

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Angie Gaffney is an Entrepreneur, Film Producer, and Life Coach based in Chicago, Illinois.

As an entrepreneur

Angie’s latest initiative is Stage 18 Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving independent filmmakers and elevating the Chicago film economy.

Her production company, Black Apple Media, has been active since 2010, and she’s a proud co-founder of the Chicago Media Standards initiative, dedicated to creating safe and inclusive film sets.

As a life coach

Angie is a champion of full expression. She believes that everyone has their own unique, creative power that’s worthy of illuminating. She works with individuals and teams alike to uncover their inner-radiance in a comfortable, egoless, and loving environment.

As a producer

Angie develops authentic independent film, television, and digital content. Previously, Angie served as the Executive Producer at The Onion, managing writers, brands, and creative teams.

Angie was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is a proud graduate of DePaul University, and an adjunct professor at the Harold Ramis Film School.

Shout outs go to her family, her man, her dog, and her high school softball coach.



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Stage 18 Chicago, Founded 2015

Stage 18 Chicago is a 501(c) 3 organization established to elevate Chicago’s independent film and new media industries by providing members access to space, resources and education. 

Featuring a 4,000 SqFt collaborative work space, Stage 18 Chicago operates at the nexus of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios’ lot. The office headquarters, along with a 7000 SqFt sound stage provides filmmakers, industry professionals, investors and content creators with an opportunity to advance the role of Chicago’s talent in the media revolution.

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Black Apple Media, Founded 2010

Black Apple Media is an independent creative development and film production company based in Chicago, Illinois. Focusing on film, television, web, and theater, Black Apple develops and produces strong narrative content while cultivating artistic integrity.


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