ATLANTA The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Fayettevilles Trilith Studios, which is a founding member of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber, has been selected as the first recipient of the 2022 Jeana Stanley Award. The award, named in honor of Hearst Vice President of Finance Jeana Stanley, who passed away in June 2020, recognizes a media company that has made a significant contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace work.
The Media Financial Management Association, which was founded in 1961 to provide national professional development for financial executives in the media industry, will present the award to Trilith Studios at the association’s annual conference on May 25.
Trilith Studios is focused on employee development, leads with empathy, and creates a diverse culture of inclusivity and accountability that really impressed us,” said Joseph J. Annotti, President and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association, in a press release. Under the direction of Zelda Hyde, Head of Talent Experiences, Trilith Studios is setting the bar high for recognition with the Jeana Stanley Award.
Stanley joined the corporate finance team of Hearst, a diversified global media, information and services company, as Vice President in August 2018, where she was responsible for overseeing internal audit functions and benefits. Stanley served as Hearst Television’s Vice President of Finance for nearly eight years, working closely with Hearst Television’s corporate management and station management to provide operational and accounting expertise.
While at Hearst, Stanley served as a scout for HearstLab, a group of female executives at Hearst who provide subject matter expertise and mentor HearstLab’s portfolio companies. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Media Financial Management Association and served as its treasurer.
We are honored to be recognized by our colleagues in the media and to be part of the legacy of Jeana Stanley’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, said Zelda Hyde, Head of talent experiences for Trilith Studios. This award serves to further inspire our team to achieve our goal of becoming a richly diverse and fully inclusive place, a place that truly benefits from each individual’s range of similarities and differences, and a place that provides equitable opportunities for everyone in function of his individual. needs an aspiration that we know can only be achieved through daily actions combined with constant responsibility.
The Trilith team continues to set the standard for studio operations not just here in Georgia but around the world, said Kelsey Moore, Executive Director of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition. We are proud to announce this important award and appreciate their leadership within the coalition.
Trilith Studios is one of the largest purpose-built film studios in North America, with a focus on world-class facilities, cutting-edge technology and premium content creation. It’s home to blockbuster movies and streaming shows like Avengers: Endgame and WandaVision, and indie shows like Moon & Me. More than just studio facilities, Trilith is a creative hub where creators live, create, and inspire the world. with great stories.
The town of Trilith, which sits adjacent to the studios, is a tailor-made artisan community for storytellers, makers and entrepreneurs, with carefully curated shops and chef-led restaurants to artfully designed single and multi-family homes. surrounded by deliberate placement of green spaces. Trilith also invests in content companies and the local community with the goal of becoming a diverse and sustainable community of storytellers.
The award will be presented at the annual Media Finance Focus conference in Tampa, Florida on May 25. Hyde will accept the award on behalf of Trilith Studios.