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Guest Name
Charlene Davis
Charlene Davis
Guest Occupation
Writer, Producer
Guest Biography
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At a time when most of her contemporaries are snowboarding, golfing or downsizing, Charlene Davis is launching a feature length narrative film, Relative Control, that she not only financed but wrote. Her screenwriting and film making venture represents career of Charlene's life, giving rise to the name of Relative Control’s production company, Third Act Film, LLC.

The film, Relative Control, is the story a middle-aged, divorced, Type A attorney, whose life spirals out of control as she juggles the demands of her aging parents and her perpetually job-seeking son at the same time she’s defending against the biggest corporate takeover of her career.  The story line was inspired, in part, by Charlene's experiences with her own parents.  And it's a tale of love, laughter and loss experienced by many members of the sandwich generation.  The film (currently in post-production) stars Teri Polo, known best for her roles as Ben Stiller's fiancé and wife the Welcome to the Parents trilogy and as a spouse in The Fosters television series.  For additional Information on Teri and Relative Control visit the film's Facebook page. 

Charlene who was born in southern New Jersey, graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in political science.   She spent her early adulthood in South Jersey working in the social service field as a probation officer for the State of New Jersey and as a certified school social worker for a number of public-school districts. While working as a social worker, Charlene attended the Delaware School of Law at night, leading to her law degree and to Delaware, where she practiced law for 34 years. 

During her legal career, Charlene served initially as a federal prosecutor and thereafter as a successful litigator and corporate bankruptcy lawyer with Bayard, P.A., a Delaware commercial law firm. She retired from Bayard after 30 years, having served as a director, executive committee member, marketing committee chair and president of the firm. She also served as president of the Delaware chapter of the Federal Bar Association and chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.  While approaching retirement at Bayard, Charlene attended evening screenwriting classes at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, motivated by her desire to tell the Relative Control story.   She is now working on her fourth script. 

Most importantly, Charlene is enjoying life, developing new and enriching relationships and as always planning for the future.   She's fueled by her constants: a love of learning, an appreciation of friendship and an enthusiasm for storytelling.   During her free time, she loves spending time with her son, daughter-in-law and twin grandchildren and attending Philadelphia Eagles football games.  She also devotes time to community efforts to reform and improve the criminal justice system in Delaware.