Anita Modak-Truran

Board Member



Anita Modak-Truran is the executive producer of the highly acclaimed documentary “Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead,” which explores the life and legacy of Nobel prize winner William Faulkner. (A little-known fact is that Faulkner was an accomplished Hollywood screenwriter). Anita is thrilled to be a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Screenwriting Association.

Anita’s journey in the entertainment industry commenced in Chicago, where she initially delved into the world of film after graduating from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Seeking to complement her legal skills with industry knowledge in a pre-web world, Anita attended Columbia College’s film program, named recently by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the top film programs in the country.

Anita has written, directed and produced numerous documentaries, short films and commercials. She has also produced feature films, including a soon-to-be-released thriller called, “Eugene The Marine,” starring Scott Glenn, Annette O’Toole and Jim Gaffigan. She has served as production counsel for many award-winning independent films that have taken center stage at Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and other festivals. Anita has also worked as an entertainment correspondent for the ABC-affiliate WAPT, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and The Clarion-Ledger, a statewide, Gannett-owned publication. She has taught contract drafting, negotiations and entertainment law as an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi Law School.

Anita currently heads Butler Snow’s Entertainment and Media Group, where she represents entertainment clients in business and litigation matters. She is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive and well-rounded guidance on film projects in the ever-evolving world of entertainment. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyer in the field of entertainment.