Leading Director Writer and Producer
Founded two female Native American-Owned investment banks on Wall Street (one believed to be the first ever).
Holds six NASD Securities Licenses including Registered Principal and Registered Investment Advisor
Has raised or assisted in more than $2 billion in financings for American Indian Tribal Projects

 

Curriculum Vitae

Valerie Red-Horse, of Cherokee ancestry, is the owner/founder of RED-HORSE NATIVE PRODUCTIONS, INC.which has become the preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations to bring important Native stories accurately and respectfully to the screen. Red-Horse’s body of work spans over two decades of film and television content creation and production; always providing insightful, sensitive and unique perspectives for both the historical and contemporary indigenous story.  From the Company’s premiere feature film, NATURALLY NATIVE, an official Sundance Festival selection which Red-Horse wrote, produced, co-directed, starred in, and distributed, to “DIVERSITY IN THE DELTA”, an interactive piece for the B.B. King Museum which Red-Horse collobratively produced/directed,  Red-Horse consistently brings unique access, community based insight and a depth of creative experience to any production. Perhaps best known for her award winning “TRUE WHISPERS: THE STORY OF THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS”, a PBS nationally broadcast documentary produced with Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures, Red-Horse is currently producing/directing a follow up program, also produced by Hurd, about the Choctaw Code Talkers’ involvement in WWI.  Red-Horse is also attached to direct two feature films: the Standing Bear Human Rights story and “Echota” the Cherokee Trail of Tears Epic. Red-Horse’s collaborations have included projects funded by or working with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Navajo Nation, The Powhatan Renape Nation, the Chumash Band of Mission Indians, The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay,  and The Choctaw Nation. Ms. Red-Horse is a current member of the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild. 

In addition to her entertainment expertise, Ms. Red-Horse is also an investment banker personally holding six securities industry licenses; she has raised over $2 billion in capital for American Indian Tribal Nations and their casino/gaming enterprises. Red-Horse works with tribal nations throughout North America providing them with financing and economic development solutions, specializing in gaming, infrastructure and long term financial planning. Ms. Red-Horse has assisted tribes in financings ranging from $1 million to $500 million and has been requested to testify, as a professional expert, regarding tribal finance for both State and Federal Legislative bodies. Red-Horse is also a licensed Life Insurance Agent.

Red-Horse earned a B.A. with Cum Laude honors from UCLA and previously was the founder and majority shareholder of Red-Horse Securities, LLC, and Native Nations Securities where she served as Chairman and CEO. She began her securities industry career in 1978 in the Investment Banking and High Yield Bond departments of Drexel Burnham Lambert.   Red-Horse has been profiled in cover stories of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, FORTUNE SMALL BUSINESS and MINORITY BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR.   In addition to film and finance, Ms. Red-Horse is a diversely accomplished entrepreneur, also heading successful firms in the advertising specialties, and cosmetics industries.  She is also the founder of the Hollywood Access Program for Natives (H.A.P.N.), a non-profit educational/training organization for Native youth and the White Earth Ojibwe Community Mission serving elders and children in Northern Minnesota. Red-Horse was inducted into the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Hall of Fame in 2008.  She is a current member of the International Women’s Forum and serves on the National Boys and Girls Clubs Board for American Indians. She has been married to former NFL football player, Curt Mohl since 1982; they have three children.

For information on filmography please see Valerie Red-Horse Filmography (PDF)

 

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