Blackacre Productions has a very wide ranging team of professionals.
From acting and directing, to running small businesses, to global branding and marketing. Our team features very diverse backgrounds, but with a common goal of bringing attention to the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Hollywood by producing films that feature above-the-line cast and crew from traditionally underrepresented demographics in the industry.
CEO / Chief Executive Officer
Dan Chen is an actor best known for his work in film and television. When not on set, he enjoys working in education at an independent school for girls in Manhattan, and as a college adjunct professor (including a course on Art and Social Change). He is a graduate of Cornell University, Brooklyn Law School, and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Michelle Miller Baughman
CFO / Chief Financial Officer
Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge with her as Chief Financial Officer. She is focused on driving the company's financial planning as well as providing strategic recommendations to the CEO/president and members of the executive management team. She is active in the autism community and runs several small businesses as well.
CTO / Chief Technology Officer
Chris Cayden is a graphic designer, web designer, and developer with over 20 years of professional experience. An authority on multimedia design, he has designed numerous websites for filmmakers, directors, productions companies, and feature films. He has built a diverse portfolio with clients located all over the world. He studied acting at HB Studios and is a graduate of the New York Film Academy.