Nicole Swinford, the Moving Picture Institute’s Director of Talent & Creative Development, is the point person working with screenwriters and directors to develop strong concepts and scripts for production with MPI Original Films. Prior to joining MPI’s team, Nicole worked in creative development at Millennium Media, Hollywood’s largest independent film company, producing action franchises such as the Has Fallen films starring Gerard Butler, The Hitman’s Bodyguard films with Ryan Reynolds and Sam Jackson, and the Rambo franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. Nicole has a double MA in historical research and creative writing from the University of Roehampton in London where she previously lived and where she worked in historical storytelling at sites such as the Benjamin Franklin House and the Digby Stuart War Memorial Project. With her BFA in television and broadcast journalism from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media, Nicole’s work in media includes experience in multiple newsrooms on both the local and national level in mediums covering print, online, television, and radio. In addition, she is the author of three books on Amelia Earhart’s last flight.