Simone Pero is an issue-driven film producer and communications executive embracing visionary projects that positively impact society, culture, and humanity. Recognizing the growing importance for brands, artists, content, storytelling, and advocacy to join forces, Simone created For Impact Productions.
Since founding her own company, Pero has gone on to become an Emmy-nominated producer, a sought-after strategic consultant, and an active leader in the media and entertainment industry. Pero currently serves on CMSI’s Documentary Power Research Institute’s Advisory Group, is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy, and is the immediate past Chair of New York Women in Film & Television’s Advisory Board and former Board Member of Women in Film & Television International . She was named by Cynopsis Media as a 2019 Top Woman in Media in Community Building.
Pero’s portfolio includes the acclaimed films THE TALE and THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING and a wide swath of film impact campaigns and needle-moving projects. Prior to her film producing work, Pero was an executive at MTV, Rainbow Media/Cablevision (now AMC Networks), and the Taproot Foundation, and she began her career as a public policy analyst with the U.S. Federal Government.
Pero is on faculty at the Stony Brook University Killer Films’ MFA in Film program. She holds a graduate degree in Public Affairs and Policy and advanced studies in Media. Simone is also a frequent public speaker on a variety of social impact topics for the public, private, and nonprofit arenas.