Michelle Mower is bursting onto the global filmmaking scene with her recent 2016 acquisition of Imagination Worldwide. IWW is a LosAngeles based international sales and distribution company. Mower will be refocusing the company’s efforts by producing & distributing motion pictures directed by women and/or targeted to female audiences – thereby bringing more gender parity to the entertainment industry.
Prior to heading up Imagination Worldwide, Mower was an acclaimed writer, producer and director whose work has been featured on Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) and Nuvo Television. Her debut feature film, “The Preacher’s Daughter,” starring Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) garnered the highest ratings for LMN that year. After that success, Mower wrote, co-produced and directed two more telefilms for the network, “The Preacher’s Mistress” and “The Preacher’s Sin.”
Mower received her B.A. degree in Radio/Television/Film from the University in Houston in 2000. After graduation, Mower was hired by Houston’s NBC affiliate as Associate Producer for the morning news program. In 2003, Mower went to work for Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), a non-profit media arts organization. As Program Coordinator, her primary function was to organize their professional development workshops, youth after-school programs, independent film screenings, monthly networking mixers & special film-related events. Through her work with SWAMP, Mower started “Lights! Camera! Action! Summer Moviemaking Camp” for teens and the annual Business of Film Conference with takes place annually at Rice University.
Mower will continue her creative efforts by turning 14-year old Imagination Worldwide into the premier development, production, sales & distribution company for engaging, compelling, female-driven narratives.