Workin’ It 2008

Brokers, Bakers & Girl Party Makers. These self-starters have each found their niche.

Stephanie Testa
Founder/owner, One Glass Productions

After an unhappy stint in the corporate world, Stephanie Testa did what most artists would love to be able to do: make her passion her day job. In 2006, Testa founded One Glass Productions, a full-service production and post-production company, in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Recent projects include a gay short film directed by Henry Cruz, which will tour the LGBT film festivals this year. “I’ve had to work so hard prospecting and networking, and without any immediate pay off, it can be incredibly frustrating,” Testa admits. “But I’ve learned that when you are excited about something, it’s contagious.”

Testa’s newest effort is a documentary series with profiles of environmentally minded artists from the NYC area. One Glass plans to expand its offices to include shared work stations for freelancers, and act as a creative hub and resource for independent media creators. —KL

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