About Us

Who are we?

Production Inclusion Project DC (PIP DC) is a collective of producers, production managers and media executives who pledge to use our production community networks to increase hiring, visibility, and development opportunities for people of color in the Washington, DC area.

Tai Davis

Tai Davis began her career casting feature films and music videos in high school. After graduating from Howard University, she transitioned into TV and has since worked on live events such as the VMAs, BET Awards, Black Girls Rock, and Kennedy Center Honors to name a few. More recently she’s been working on docu-reality and documentary projects for Travel Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, MotorTrend, etc. Tai has always had a passion for the field of entertainment. She joined the Production Inclusion Project because she believes that diversity is great to quell this country’s systemic racist undertones. Seeing reflections of ourselves in positive positions throughout society is important for our community’s growth.

Libby Richman

Libby Richman is VP of development and production for Lusid Media. For Lusid Media Libby has created and Executive Produced series for HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, TLC, Cooking Channel and Investigation Discovery. Prior to Lusid Media, Libby ran development for Discovery Fit and Health, headed production for several independent production companies, and managed a daily news show for National Geographic. Libby began her career production managing feature films with some of the film industry’s most respected producers, directors and actors.Libby hopes PIP DC will help the DC production community become more inclusive, and open up more opportunities for young people of color.

Sarah Hume

Sarah is a production management professional specializing in consulting assignments at philanthropic foundations, networks and production entities that value quality, mission driven programming. Sarah began her career in the independent sector followed by network experience at National Geographic Television and most recently working as Vice President of Production Management at Discovery Communications overseeing production management operations for an average of 3200 hours of programming annually. Sarah is excited to be a part of the Production Inclusion Project, which she hopes will result in widespread opportunities for young Black and Brown production people in the local production community and beyond.

Namita Chopra

Namita Chopra has been working in television production for over 20 years and has produced on shows for networks such as NBC, FOX, The Discovery Channel, E! Entertainment Television, Lifetime, The CW Network, Black Entertainment Television and many more. Namita feels enormously blessed of the diverse background she’s earned by working on a wide range of genres; reality, news, sketch-comedy, talk, true crime, etc... and has also produced on a few music videos and documentaries as well. Namita truly loves what she does and feels that being a producer gives her the opportunity to learn something new on every show. Namita joined PIP DC with the hopes of inspiring and guiding young and talented people of color in her community.

Naima Simmons

Naima H. Simmons is an Associate Director of production management and operations for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). While working with PBS, Naima manages logistics and budgets for numerous productions including film documentaries, television series and specials. She also serves on diversity council to the CEO of PBS. Prior to her career at PBS, Naima has managed and coordinated News, Documentaries, daily and live specials and events for Vh1, BET, and Aljazeera America. Naima began her career in production in game day event production for the formerly named Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Naima hopes PIP DC will create industry connections, job opportunities, and nurtured careers for up-and-coming people of color within the film and television media industry.

Morgan Saunders

Morgan Saunders is on the Nonfiction Physical Production team at Netflix. Where she oversees titles like Love is Blind, Floor is Lava, Drive to Survive: Formula 1, and Indian Matchmaking. Before working at Netflix, Morgan worked in the DC area for National Geographic Studios, National Geographic Society, Half Yard, and Sirens Media. She's extremely passionate about making sure people get opportunities who might not necessarily get a chance. Her ties to the DC area are strong, and she wants to make sure all people from all different walks of life can showcase their skills in the television industry! Morgan hopes PIP DC will be the catalyst for providing those opportunites!

Kelsey Marsh

Kelsey Marsh is a Production Manager at NowThis currently overseeing their Impact and (soon to be) Earth verticals. She has five years experience managing inspiring, entertaining, and educational visual productions for broadcast and digital platforms. Her experience in development, production operations, and post management helps seamlessly guide projects from concept thru to final delivery. Kelsey began her career working in unscripted at Maryland Public Television, Discovery and National Geographic. Kelsey hopes PIP DC unites the city's vibrant film and video community encouraging an inclusive industry and creates more opportunity for BIPOC and young professionals to achieve career goals.

David Falcone

With over 20 years of experience, David S. Falcone has been involved in various facets of the DC television industry. Currently serving as a Director, Production Management for National Geographic Channels, David leads a team managing hundreds of hours of programming for NatGeo Wild, National Geographic Channels and Disney+. Before joining NGC, David served in various production roles for the NAHB Production Group, producing content for multiple TV networks, including Discovery, HGTV and DYI Network, as well as corporate content for the National Association of Home Builders. David began is career in the field, producing international breaking news and events for the Associated Press Television. As a first generation immigrant, David knows first hand the importance of expanding opportunities to underrepresented groups in this industry and hopes he can help PIP make a positive impact within the DC community.

Danielle Skipper

Danielle M. Skipper is a Sr. Associate Producer at National Geographic Studios where she creates content for their Core, WILD, and International channels. Previously, she produced and wrote for various HGTV and DIY Network projects including I Want That!, Building off the Grid, and ad sales short form. She has also worked in development and production management spanning a wide range of TV network styles. Danielle is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in Television, Radio, and Film. Danielle is excited to be part of PIP DC to help establish a more diverse media community that not only utilizes the many talented professionals all around us, but also fosters an environment for aspiring production talents to grow. She hopes this will encourage more POC storytelling that illuminates and celebrates their unique, valuable, and essential voices.

Ashley Green

Ashley Green is the Production Manager of the Pristine Seas and Impact Media team at National Geographic Society. For NG, Ashley has led the charge on the production of several documentaries that have been instrumental in influencing policy makers to create Marine Protected Areas worldwide. Prior to NG, Ashley worked for Smithsonian Channel managing the delivery of over 250 hours of content for their OTT platform, Smithsonian Earth and managing the production of many independent films and stage plays. Ashley began her career at Maryland Public Television, serving as an intern and eventually a teleprompter operator and studio camera operator on several programs including the hometown favorite, Chesapeake Collectibles.Ashley holds a B.A. in Communications - Media Production from Salisbury University. Ashley hopes that PIP DC will make the DC production community become more accessible to people of color by pairing the up and coming youth with established industry professionals that have pledged their commitment to this initiative.

Marjolaine Souquet

Marjolaine Souquet is Sr Director of Regional Production Management at National Geographic Channels, managing over 180+ hours of Local & International Programming in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Marjolaine has over 30 years of experience in scripted and non-scripted, in the field and on the Network side, in all stages of production from Development to Final payment. She works with a very diverse community and does a great majority of her business with people for whom English is a second language. In joining PIP DC, Marjolaine hopes to contribute to a more inclusive and respectful industry community, giving everyone a chance to have a voice and a hand at creating magic.