Deborah Riley Draper

Deborah Riley Draper is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed filmmaker and advertising agency veteran. Variety Magazine named Riley Draper to their “2016 Top 10 Documakers to Watch“ list. Her latest film "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" is nominated for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Documentary - Film and is eligible for Best Original Song for the 2017 Oscars. Her groundbreaking fashion documentary "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution" was seen at film festivals and fashion weeks around the world and has been optioned by Director Tate Taylor ("The Help" and "Girl on the Train") for a feature film. "Versailles '73" enjoyed a successful broadcast debut on LogoTV in 2015. Riley Draper’s leadership in advertising can be seen in campaigns and projects for Lamborghini, Coca-Cola classic, ExxonMobil, HP, AT&T, FedEx, and The Georgia Lottery Corporation. She has earned two regional Emmys, a Gold Effie and several Addy Awards. Draper's 12+ years of agency account management and strategy experience includes roles at Ogilvy Atlanta, BBDO, Publicis and Tracy-Locke. She is a Johnson & Wales University Distinguished Visiting Professor and Indiana University Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecturer. The diehard FSU Seminole resides in Atlanta.