Dolly Turner is President of The Turner Group and responsible for award winning projects in film, TV, music, and books as a Producer, marketing and outreach specialist, and curator. Her production and development projects include Producer of Garrett Bradley’s 2017 Sundance Official Selection Alone, a short doc supported by New York Times Op Docs, Sundance Institute, and MacArthur Foundation; Associate Producer of Mike Brown’s 25 TO LIFE documentary supported by Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Firelight Media, Ford Foundation and Good Pitch and winner of the ABFF CNN Best Documentary Award; Producer of a series of 20 on-air branding spots for the launch of Aspire TV featuring African Americans who are breaking boundaries; critically acclaimed “Unpretty” transmedia project from TBoz (poetry book, Grammy Award winning song and music video); and producer for numerous music tours and events.
She recently provided marketing and outreach for Academy Award winning Director Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela (Kino Lorber), Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (Tugg.com, Codeblack, Lionsgate, South Africa’s feature Otelo Burning (Sundance #ArtistServices), Black Women in Medicine (PBS), and The Labyrinth Theater’s A Sucker Emcee. She is Festival Programmer for Da Bounce Urban Film Festival in Amsterdam, and consults on marketing, outreach and engagement, sponsorship, and content development strategy for a variety of brands, entertainment companies, agencies, and non profits.
Dolly serves on the Boards of The Blackhouse Foundation and ImageNation and the Advisory Board for Independent Filmmaker Project. Her prior experience includes marketing, sponsorship, and content development leadership roles for with USA Network, American Black Film Festival, Disperse Interactive, LaFace Records, Hitco Music Publishing, The Truth Campaign, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank. She is a graduate student at NYU in Integrated, Digital Marketing & Technology, holds a BBA in Marketing from Howard University, and a certificate in Digital Media Marketing from NYU.