Producer. Activist. Founder.

Nichelle S. Carr

Nichelle S. Carr
Nichelle S. Carr

Producer. Activist. Founder.

Nichelle S. Carr

About Nichelle

Nichelle S. Carr is Founder of WC1 Studios and Chief Content Officer at AudPop. She is passionate about the idea that a story well told can change the world. Through WC1 Studios, Nichelle brings to light and raises awareness of “New Stories from New Voices” — evocative and entertaining untold stories from diverse perspectives for global audiences via theatrical, television and digital distribution.

A producer with global film distribution and marketing expertise, Nichelle is a creative executive who specializes in developing big ideas and making them happen. Her creative work includes a an original docuseries exploring world travel from diverse perspectives, a documentary film about the power of Black music for social justice, and a feature film exposing the harms and horrors of human organ trafficking worldwide, among other projects.

Her varied expertise and passions are reflected in the work that she’s done and the places she’s lived – including media, finance and technology in Europe and the U.S., human rights advocacy in Nigeria, and economic development and education in Senegal. Before WC1 Studios, Nichelle was a film executive at Universal Pictures in both London and Los Angeles, and has deep experience in complex cross-border corporate, commercial, and financial transactions with elite international law firms.

Nichelle is Chair of the Board of Directors, Emerita, of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA and an executive officer of the Board of Directors of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California. She graduated from Stanford Law School and is admitted to practice in California, New York, England and Wales. She also holds dual degrees in Black Studies and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought from Amherst College.

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Founder & Producer

WC1 Studios develops and produces new, award-winning content for film, television and digital media. We illuminate stories that have not been heard before, from voices that have not been heard before. We are dedicated to the entertainment and enlightenment of all audiences.

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Chief Content Officer

AudPop is a premium video platform connecting filmmakers, brands, and audiences globally. We believe that real stories change the world. That’s why we connect our 75,000 diverse filmmakers with brands and audiences through the creation, curation, and promotion of authentic storytelling content.

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Secretary and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Board of Directors

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equal protection of the laws, and the right to privacy.

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Chair of the Board of Directors, Emerita

Not all learning happens in the classroom. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement program, equipping young people aged 14-24 for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service, and experience adventure, the Award in the USA helps young people to discover their purpose, passion, and place in the world.

Media & Speaking Engagements

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Connect. Create. Change.

– From Miss Ann to #Karen: Race and Gender in Film

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44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium

– Sports, Entertainment, and Racial Equity: Heeding the Call for Justice

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The XX Project

– In this Moment, Everyone is a Storyteller: A Discussion on Inclusion & Equality in Entertainment

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Digital Hollywood: The Future of Entertainment & Technology

– Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives….

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Stanford University Alumni Weekend

– Sports, Media and the #MeToo Movement

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Amherst College Reunion Weekend

– From Anita Hill to #MeToo: Transforming Our Campuses and the Workplace
Licensing Executives Society

Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Annual Conference

– Drafting & Structuring Intellectual Property Licenses: Global Content Licensing
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Stanford Law School Black Alumni Association

– Conversations with Faculty:
Professor of Law Richard T. Ford, BA ‘88
Moderated by Nichelle S. Carr, JD ‘03
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Connect With Me

Check out my new podcast Black Women of Amherst College - featured on NPR and winner of two Webby Awards!