Creative Producer + Youth Educator
Jasmine is a native Los Angelena with cultural roots from India and Mexico and a professional background in theater, music and film which shapes her lens of diversity and celebration of creativity she brings to each project. Jasmine has worked extensively with AFI FEST, a program of the American Film Institute, creating the Cultural Relations department and facilitating Foreign Film Language Oscar contenders. She garnered sponsorships from embassies, cultural institutions and media networks to support the festival's robust slate of world cinema. During her tenure, she helped revive a Screen Education program for nearly 2,000 students.
Jasmine recently produced an Intensive Media Training Program at USC Annenberg for GlobalGirl Media which trained young women ages 15-22 from underrepresented communities to use digital journalism and storytelling to affect social change.
Jasmine served as the first Artistic Director for the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, one of the oldest US festivals focused on Indian and diasporic film. Intimately involved in all aspects of the festival including programming, marketing and production. As a producer, Jasmine has developed diversity driven feature film content for studios and international producers. She started in independent producing while working for Wim Wenders Productions in LA. She has produced two films for ITVS including Beholder directed by Nisha Ganatra (Transparent) starring which screened at the SXSW Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.
Jasmine's professional background began in the music industry at Capitol Records, segueing her to George Harrison’s Estate. She has credits on music documentary Concert For George; Harrison's Grammy-winning album Brainwashed; The Dark Horse Years box set and The Traveling Wilburys.
Jasmine is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s Drama Program in Direction and currently serves on Arts for LA's Program Advisory Committee.