The Chimaera Project is proud to announce that Maurissa Tancharoen will be providing a mentorship opportunity as a part of our SUPPORT.HER mentorship program. Maurissa Tancharoen is the co-creator, showrunner and Executive Producer of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. The series recently aired its seventh and final season. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maurissa has taken an unusual path to her work in television. With a background in music and dance, she’s performed with the likes of Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan, and toured the country as a member of a pop group with Motown Records. At Occidental College, she became heavily involved in theatre and wrote several award-winning plays. She then went on to write on Oliver Beene for FOX, and co-created and executive-produced the MTV series Dancelife with Jennifer Lopez. With her husband and writing partner, Jed Whedon, she created and appeared in the Emmy-award winning musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. Together, their credits also include such shows as Dollhouse, Drop Dead Diva, and Spartacus. As an Asian-American female showrunner, her advocacy for diversity and representation is reflected in her work. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not only touted as one of the most diverse shows on television, but as a show that celebrates layered, intelligent, powerful women. Maurissa still takes the occasional hip-hop class, makes music with Jed, and constantly marvels at their little superhero – their daughter, Benny Sue.
Maurissa has graciously offered two one-hour mentorship sessions over the course of a month. Once a mentee is selected, a Chimaera Project representative will facilitate the mentorship by providing assistance in coordinating schedules and providing a bridge between mentor and mentee. Due to COVID restrictions, all mentorships will be remote.
Maurissa is seeking to empower women and non-binary filmmakers from AAPI and POC communities in her mentorship. No experience necessary.