|Rachel Miller is the founder of Film2Future (F2F). When living in New York, to help pay for NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, Miller taught at a Manhattan public school where she saw first-hand how low-income students struggled to compete. That experience, coupled with years of working in the entertainment industry, led her to found the nonprofit F2F to tackle the real problem facing Hollywood — a lack of diverse students at the start of the pipeline.
Since its inception in 2016, Miller continues to lead F2F by recruiting students, creating and implementing a detailed curriculum, engaging over 500 speakers, leading classroom discussions, and placing students into paid internship/PA opportunities on TV shows such as Glow, Vida, Brooklyn 99, and Mayans MC. Under Miller’s direction, more than 125 students have gone through the F2F program and have earned $1 million in college scholarship money.
Miller is also the founding partner of Haven Entertainment (haven.la), a management and production company based in Los Angeles. Haven is a dynamic company that produces award-winning documentaries, feature films and television shows; represents top writers, directors, actors, and comedians; and collaborates with brands to develop cutting-edge digital content. Additionally, she produced Under the Electric Sky, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and sold to Focus Features, and is currently producing a series for Netflix.
Miller speaks about the entertainment industry regularly, including at UCLA, New York University, the CBS Diversity Program, Alliance of Women Directors, AFI (American Film Institute), Monterrey Film Festival (Monterrey, Mexico), and the Rio International Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Outside of Film2Future and Haven, she can usually be found curled up on the couch reading everything from esoteric Russian novels to YA fantasy adventures.