MONICA RICHARDSON: FILMMAKER- – Activist for Safety- Singer/Songwriter/ Actress
Monica Richardson is a filmmaker; grass roots activist and national blog talk radio person for her show “Safe Recovery”. Her show has over 240,000 downloads, available free on iTunes and @ blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery. Monica is an avid supporter for those harmed in any AA or NA meeting or it’s culture.
Monica recently appeared on the July 16, 2013 episode on Katie Couric’s show “Katie” for her social activism and her life story’s featured in the New York Times best-selling book, Her Best Kept Secret – Why Women Drink – and How They Can Regain Control by journalist Gabrielle Glaser.
Monica was also interviewed for the upcoming episode of CBS 48 hours where she was interviewed for her activism work to make things safer within AA, problems with the court system and the making of her Documentary film The 13th Step.
Monica began her career studying both music and acting. She was a member of the Groundlings Improvisation School with fellow classmates Conan O’Brien and Damon Wayans. She also studied at Playhouse West with Shawnee Smith and Heather Graham. She has since released three music albums. She has also had a modest success as a voice actor appearing on the animated series Batman, Sofia the First and a number of national commercials.
Monica is also the business manager of KMR Productions. She previously held positions at LACER Afterschool Programs, and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.
More recently in preparation for her documentary, Monica attended classes at the UCLA extension Documentary Film Class, “Produced By” Conferences, Hot Docs Conference in Toronto, (2013 and 2014), 2012 and 2013 West Docs, and the 2014 Getting Real Doc film Conference in Los Angeles. She also attended the 2008 Midem Music conferences at Cannes, and many ASCAP Expo’s. She attended Santa Monica College for music classes. She studied Voice and piano.