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Governor Gavin Newsom appoints GreenLighter Roxanne Messina Captor to the California Arts Council

Greenlight Women is thrilled to congratulate Roxanne Messina Captor on her recent appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom to the California Arts Council. Established by the state of California in 1976, the California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The Arts Council supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through many services. California’s creative sector accounts for $18.67 billion in assets and 15.4% of California’s total employment according to the 2020 Otis College Report on creative economy.


Roxanne has been an Associate Faculty member of Santa Monica College since 1986. She is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning filmmaker at Messina Capture Films, Inc. Ms. Captor was a faculty member of Emerson College LA and CalArts from 2000 to 2019. She was awarded the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des letters by the Republic of France in 2005 for her work in the arts. She was Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival and Society from 2001 to 2006. 

Her past experience includes joining Ted Turner as Senior Original Programming Executive to form Turner Network Television. Ms.Captor is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Creative Coalition and is listed in Who’s Who in America. She is also a member of Club100 Los Angeles Music Center. 


GreenLight Women is honored to have Roxanne Messina Captor as a vital member of its Membership and Connections Committees.  We are thrilled to put a spotlight on her sensational achievements in 2022. We would also like to congratulate Roxanne on her recent Indie Series Award nomination for her digital comedy piece “The Salon.”