Becky Lane is an independent filmmaker and founder of Nice Girl Films, a small woman-centered production company with footprints in both Ithaca (NY) and New York City. Her first short, “Hens & Chicks,” has screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide, garnering great acclaim and awards, including Best Short Film Audience Award in both Rochester and Barcelona. She initially trained as an actor, though it soon became apparent that her interests, skills and versatility were a perfect match for directing. She enjoys bringing her vision to fruition through artistic collaboration, and is currently developing a feature-length film for production in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.