Our Mission

We champion inclusion in Film, TV, and Media by connecting underrepresented creators with influential networks, valuable resources, and career-changing opportunities to impact meaningful change in the industry.

Pano Network, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the State of New York.​ Donations are 100% tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Our Story

PANO (formerly NYC Women Filmmakers) formed in 2015 out of need. Seeing a lack of women on set and at work, founder Cidney Hue sent out an informal invite to her network. That first meetup of 15 women grew as more women reached out to friends, colleagues, and now, 7 years, 6,000+ members and 150+ free events later, here we are!

As an organization, PANO stands for and supports underrepresented women, non-binary, and GNC creators in every aspect of the entertainment industry. We firmly believe Inclusion + Influence will create the Impact we aim for in film & media.

We tackle the big topics: finding more and better work; getting paid fairly; diversity and equality in front of and behind the camera. Our programming is growing all the time with our private online platform for underrepresented filmmakers including an active jobs board, microgrants, mentorship, screenings, socials, and skill-building workshops in all aspects of filmmaking.

We have big goals to create more opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers through the collective power of our community. We’ve seen that power firsthand through the many projects, collaborations, connections, and opportunities our filmmakers have forged with each other over the years.

We still have more work to do to create an equitable industry reflective of our world and welcome everyone to join us in building this future together.

Take a trip down memory lane from our early days. For more recent photos, click here.


Board of Directors

Meet Our Leadership

Advisory Board

Our Illustrious Committee of Filmmakers

Producer, Line Producer



Crowdfunding & Social Media Strategist

Colorist & Finishing Artist

Pano Team

Programming & Outreach Coordinator

Fundraising & Strategy Coordinator

Executive Assistant & Community Coordinator

Special Thanks

Thank you to our past Board Members for their service!

Thank you to our past Advisory Board Members!