Brenda Robinson is an entertainment attorney and producer with extensive experience in the film, television and music industries. Brenda is a co-founder of Gamechanger Films, an equity fund that finances feature films and television series by women and diverse storytellers. Brenda is a graduate of the University of Michigan and obtained her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a certificate in business and public policy from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
As a dedicated philanthropist in the arts and entertainment community and advocate on behalf of creative artists, Brenda currently serves on the boards of The Representation Project, Chicken & Egg Pictures and the International Documentary Association (IDA) and is a founding advisory board member of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Brenda is also active in the Sundance Institute as a member of the Women at Sundance Leadership Council and serves as an advisor to The Redford Center. She is a proud board member of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival and currently serves as legal counsel to the festival, known as the longest running international competitive film festival in North America. On the music side, Brenda is a member of The Recording Academy and sits on the board of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation. She was named one of “50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz” by Billboard in 2014.
Brenda was most recently an equity financier on the Academy Award-winning documentary Icarus as well as Won’t You Be My Neighbor and Step. She is an executive producer on numerous projects including Passing, produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker and Significant Productions; United Skates, alongside executive producer John Legend; The Great American Lie by director Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story, alongside executive producer Steph Curry, and Marian Anderson: The Whole World In Her Hands for PBS’ American Masters series.