Suzanne Stefanac

Director, AFI Digital Content Lab

After abandoning her first career as a chemist, Suzanne Stefanac wrote about technology and its social and business implications for more than fifteen years and published in Wired, Macworld, Salon, PC World, Publish, New Media, San Francisco Chronicle, California Lawyer, and Rolling Stone, among others.

With the emergence of the web, Stefanac was founding editor of Macworld Online, overseeing technology, creative, editorial, and business aspects. She was an executive producer for The Site, an hour-long, nightly program about technology that launched on MSNBC. She co-founded RespondTV, an interactive television infrastructure company, where she served as senior vice president for creative and production, overseeing applications for clients such as Coca-Cola, Ford, American Airlines, Purina, Comedy Central, and PBS.

She is currently working as the Director of the American Film Institute’s Digital Content Labs.