18 names.

Wendy Makkena

Wendy Makkena is an accomplished actress, musician and entrepreneur from New York City, with a diverse background in film, television, theatre, and the arts. Ms. Makkena is a classically trained Juilliard harpist, performing at Carnegie Hall. She also plays R&B guitar, danced for six years with Balanchine's New York City Ballet, and is the founder of a successful startup.

In feature films Ms. Makkena recently appeared in "The Discovery" with Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, and Robert Redford, as Mr. Redford's beloved wife Maggie; "The Enchanted Forest", directed by Josh Klausner, and as the British real estate agent Maggie in "Fair Market Value", which had its world premiere at the Bentonville Film Festival winning the Best Ensemble Award. Other films include State of Play as Ben Affleck's erstwhile assistant Greer Thornton and leads in "Finding North", "Camp Nowhere", "Noise", "Air Bud" and John Sayle's "Eight Men Out". Wendy is perhaps best known for her role of shy novice sister Mary Robert in "Sister Act" and "Sister Act 2".

In television, Wendy has a recurring role on "NCIS" as Kate Todd's sister Dr. Rachel Cranston. She has also starred in the Fox comedy series "Oliver Beene"; the CBS series "Listen Up" opposite Jason Alexander; the ABC series "The Job" opposite Denis Leary; Fox's "The Mob Doctor" and the role of "All the Way" Mae in the TV series A League of Their Own, directed by Penny Marshall. Other TV roles include recurring roles on "Judging Amy" opposite Tyne Daly; "NYPD Blue" opposite David Caruso; "Alpha House" on Amazon Prime; "Rizzoli & Isles", "The Good Wife", "Desperate Housewives", "Law & Order", "Law & Order: SVU", "CSI", "House", "The Nine" and "Philly".

As a theatre actress, her roles on stage as varied as they are on screen, ranging from leads in the farce of Broadway's "Lend Me a Tenor", to the holocaust drama, Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl" opposite Dianne Wiest and directed by Sidney Lumet. On Broadway, Wendy has appeared in numerous productions earning rave reviews, including the leading role of Crazy Terry in Roundabout's "Side Man", Tony Award winner for Best Play, and "Pygmalion" with Peter O'Toole. Off Broadway, she has appeared in Richard Greenberg's "American Plan"; Donald Margulies's "Loman Family Picnic" and "Prin" with Eileen Atkins. At Playwrights Horizons, Wendy originated the roles of Carmen Berra in "Bronx Bombers" and Megan in The Water Children (NY & LA), winning the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and the Robby Award for Best Actress. She was selected by Harold Pinter to appear in the American premiere of "Mountain Language", opposite David Strathairn, and performed in "The Birthday Party" with Jean Stapleton. She has also worked with such artists as Beth Henley at New York Stage & Film and Julie Taymor in "The Taming of the Shrew".

A successful entrepreneur, Wendy is the founder and recipe inventor behind "Ruby's Rockets" frozen fruit and veggie pops. Conceived and crafted with her daughter Ruby, their first-to-market recipes have won the Masters Of Taste Award, The New Hope Editor's Choice NEXTY Award, and the SupplySide West Award. Ruby's Rockets have been featured on The Today Show, Forbes, and NY Business Insider, among others, and were selected to be in Oprah's coveted O list. They are now in over 3,000 doors nationwide.

Peter Guber

Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, has been a force in the entertainment industry for over thirty years. He has leveraged his creativity and business acumen into record-breaking profits and critical acclaim, establishing him as an enormously successful executive and entrepreneur in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced, including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas In The Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance, have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over three billion dollars worldwide and garnering more than 50 Academy Award nominations.

Guber joined Columbia pictures in 1968 and within three years became Studio Chief. During his tenure at the creative helm, Columbia surged to record breaking profits on the strength of such box office hits as Shampoo, Taxi Driver, Tommy, The Way We Were and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In 1976, Guber co-founded Casablanca Record and Filmworks. Its record operation included such superstars as KISS, Donna Summer and The Village People, and included some of the most successful soundtracks of all time including Flashdance, which sold more than 14 million albums. In 1979 Guber formed PolyGram Entertainment where he was Chairman of the Board and CEO. He sold his interest in Polygram in 1983 and formed and served as Co-Owner of the Guber-Peters Entertainment Company (GPEC) which established a major presence in motion pictures, television and music including producing the Grammy Award winning music and official soundtrack for the 1984 Summer Olympics. Within five years, GPEC became a public company and in 1989, was acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In 1989, Guber was named Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Under his visionary leadership, the company re-framed its entire Loews exhibition circuit, introducing Sony's SDDS sound system, introduced the concept of IMAX theater and films integrated into multi-plex theaters and transformed the Sony lot into a state of the art digital production facility. Guber acquired for Sony the Magic Johnson Theatres and began an ongoing twenty year business relationship with Magic Johnson. SPE's motion picture business earned an industry best domestic box office market share averaging 17% over four years, propelled by an enormous string of successes including A Few Good Men, Philadelphia, Basic Instinct, A League of Their Own and Sleepless in Seattle among many others. During this same period, Sony Pictures led all competitors with a total of 120 Academy Award Nominations.

After leaving Sony as CEO in 1995, Guber formed Mandalay Entertainment Group as a multi-media joint venture with Sony in motion pictures and television. Mandalay Entertainment Group later added professional sports, sports entertainment and digital media as business enterprises.

Mandalay Pictures, a division of Mandalay Entertainment Group, produces motion pictures for the global marketplace. The company's rich history of creating filmed entertainment includes the box office hits, Donnie Brasco, Seven Years in Tibet, Wild Things, Les Miserables, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sleepy Hollow, Enemy At The Gates, The Score, Beyond Borders, Into the Blue, The Jacket, Never Back Down, When The Game Stands Tall, Horns, and Dark Places. Mandalay's most recent release, The Birth of a Nation, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and swept the two top prizes - the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the prestigious U.S. Dramatic Jury Award. The film sold to Fox Searchlight for a record breaking price.

Mandalay Vision is the company's independent development, production and financing label that focuses on innovative storytelling with premier talent. Mandalay Vision's first release, The Kids Are All Right, won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Mandalay Vision also released Soul Surfer starring Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and Carrie Underwood, The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds, and Bernie, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jack Black. Bernie garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Jack Black and was selected as a 2012 Top Independent Film by the National Board of Review.

Following his location based entertainment leadership experience with Loews, Guber expanded Mandalay into a national entertainment sports provider with Mandalay Sports Entertainment. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and is the Managing Partner of Mandalay Baseball LLC, which is a joint venture with ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers that recently acquired the Triple-A affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise in Oklahoma City, and commencing with the 2015 baseball season, became the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers. He also continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mandalay Baseball Properties, which has owned and operated a national array of affiliated Minor League Baseball franchises and venues.

Peter Guber is the owner and serves as the Co-Executive Chairman of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. As co-managing partner, he and Joe Lacob were the driving forces behind the ownership group's NBA record-setting bid (at the time) to purchase the Warriors in 2010. The Warriors were named "Sports Team of the Year" by the Sports Business Journal at the seventh annual Sports Business Awards.

2015 was a monumental year for the Golden State Warriors. In April, two-time NBA All-Star, Steph Curry, was voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player. In May, the Warriors won the Western Conference Finals. In June, the Warriors won the NBA Championship. Also, in 2015, Steph Curry won the ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete and Steve Kerr won the ESPY Award for Best Coach/Manager.

2016 brought great success to the Golden State Warriors. The franchise went 73-9, breaking the record for the most wins in a single NBA season. Steve Kerr was named NBA Coach of the Year. Three-time NBA All-Star, Steph Curry, was unanimously voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player for a second year in a row. The Warriors were named "Sports Team of the Year" by the Sports Business Journal at the ninth annual Sports Business Awards. The team has 183 consecutive sellouts with over 28,000 members currently on the Season Ticket Priority Wait List.

In 2014, Guber and Lacob proposed to build a new state-of-the-art privately financed sports and entertainment venue in San Francisco and entered into an agreement with salesforce.com to purchase private land in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. In 2016, the ownership group announced a 20 year naming rights partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. The new arena will be called the Chase Center where the team will play their 2019-2020 season.

Prior to the 2011-12 season, the Warriors ownership group acquired the D-League team, the Dakota Wizards, and moved the franchise to Santa Cruz, California. With a new name and location, the Santa Cruz Warriors are the official NBA D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors and play in the newly built Kaiser Permanente Arena. In 2015, the team won the NBA D-League Championship.

In 2012, in a third partnership with Magic Johnson, Peter Guber became an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the storied Major League Baseball franchise, led by the Guggenheim Baseball Management group headed by Mark Walter together with Magic Johnson. Under their ownership, the franchise has won the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 National League West championships.

Also in 2012, Guber and Mandalay Entertainment partnered with CAA Sports, the world's leading athlete representation agency and Mike Tollin, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning film and television producer/director to create Mandalay Sports Media. The diversified sports media business creates, finances, and acquires operating businesses, intellectual property, and varied enterprises within the sports and media sectors, as well as develops high-quality sports-themed entertainment programming for distribution across multiple platforms including film, television, mobile and digital. Mandalay Sports Media has several entertainment projects in development with ESPN, Turner Sports, New Line Cinema, and Incognito Pictures, among other distribution media venues.

In addition, in 2012, Guber joined with Guggenheim Partners and Allen Shapiro as CEO to purchase Dick Clark Productions. Founded by the late Dick Clark, Dick Clark Productions is a leading independent producer of television programming including perennial hits such as the American Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and So You Think You Can Dance.

Peter Guber is an investor, board member, and Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board for NextVR. NextVR enables the transmission of live, long-form virtual reality content in broadcast quality - leading the way for live and on-demand VR to become a mainstream experience for sporting events, concerts, cinematic productions and more. As a board member and Chairman of the advisory board, Peter develops initiatives with established leagues and musical venues. In addition, he develops IP opportunities, creating value propositions from sponsors, investors and advertisers. In 2016, NextVR received the "Best in Sports Technology" Award at the ninth annual Sports Business Awards.

In October of 2014, Peter Guber became the owner and executive chairman of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). The ownership group includes sports veteran Tom Penn, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mia Hamm Garciaparra and Tony Robbins, among others. LAFC is scheduled to debut in 2018 in the Banc of California Stadium, the first new open-air stadium built in the city of Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962.

In September of 2016, Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis led an ownership group in the purchase of the controlling interest in Team Liquid, one of the most successful global esports team franchises. Team Liquid competes at the highest level in global tournaments including StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Halo, Street Fighter, and SSBM.

Peter Guber is a full professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and has been a member of the faculty for over 30 years. He also co-teaches an annual MBA course with the dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management. He is a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the winner of UCLA's prestigious Service Award for his accomplishments and association with the university. Guber is the Chair of the Founding Board of Advisors for The Center for Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. MEMES is the preeminent Center for thought leadership and management education in the global media, entertainment and sports industries.

Guber has turned this legacy and experience in front of the camera where he has been seen every Sunday morning for six years on American Movie Classics (AMC) cable network, as co-host of the critically acclaimed national TV show, Shootout. AMC moved Guber's talents to prime time with a series of one hour specials in 2009 called StoryMakers. Guber was most recently seen as co-host of In the House, a weekly, national half-hour news and interview show on Encore and KNBC.

Peter Guber is a noted author with works including "Inside The Deep" and the L.A. Times best-seller "Shootout: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood," which was the impetus of his long running TV show of the same title. In December 2007, Guber wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled," The Four Truths of the Storyteller." He has also authored op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Guber recently released his third book, Tell To Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, which became an instant #1 best seller in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and on Amazon.com. Fortune magazine chose Tell To Win as one of their "5 Business Books You Can Really Use" and Hudson Booksellers, retail book stores in airports throughout North America, chose Tell To Win as one of the "5 Best Business Books of the Year."

A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator, Guber is a sought after speaker for corporations and global events. He is a regular contributor in the national media, both in print and on television. Since October of 2008, he has been seen on Fox Business News, appearing on America's Nightly Scoreboard and After The Bell as an Entertainment and Media Analyst. He has also appeared on Good Morning America (ABC), Today (NBC), The Charlie Rose Show (PBS), Your World with Neil Cavuto (FOX NEWS), Lou Dobbs Tonight (FOX NEWS), Bloomberg TV and Morning Joe (MSNBC), among others.

Joe Dain

Dain has been an Actor, UPM, Line Producer, Producer, Executive Producer and Film Executive on various independent films across all genres - from horror, to comedy and dramas. Since 2011 he has held the position of Executive in Charge of Production of the award winning production company Sunrise Pictures. Under the same umbrella, he and his fellow executives launched the genre distribution label Terror Films in 2013, which currently has 14 films being release Worldwide into 2017.

Dain has overseen the structure of financing, development, acquisition and production of various award winning projects including the Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection "Gardens Of The Night" starring Gillian Jacobs, Evan Ross, John Malkovich, Tom Arnold, Kevin Zegers and Jeremy Sisto; the multi-award winning film, "The Whistleblower" starring Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vanessa Redgrave and David Strathairn; the GLADD Media Award Nominated film, "Geography Club" based on the best selling book; and "The Trials of Cate McCall" starring Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and James Cromwell which premiered on Lifetime Television Network in 2014 - among others.

In addition Dain is the producing partner of award winning writer / director, Vincent Sabella (Anonymous, Note) and recently wrapped their first feature film together, "Elizabeth Blue" starring Anna Schafer, Ryan Vincent, Oscar Nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan and Screen Actor's Guild Award winning actor, Adelwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The film slated for release in 2017. He is developing several projects, including the Doug Liman feature film, "Attica" written by Oscar Winning writer, Geoffrey Fletcher and produced by Elliot Abbott (Awakenings, A League of Their Own), among others.

Stev Elam

Stev Elam is a International award winning visual/storytelling director whose cinematic style is marked by strong visuals, subtle humor and natural performances.

Whether working with actors with honed skills and talent or real people with unique life experiences, under Elam's direction, the performances are always honest, emotional and above all, human. Whether it's a shy little girl with a hole in her heart, or five-time Emmy nominee, Jill Eikenberry and husband, Michael Tucker, Olympic Gold medalist Tara Lipinski, or Larry King and Vice President Dan Quayle, Elam guides them to the heart of the story.

Elam has been honored by the International Academy of Visual Arts, The American Pixel Academy, featured in Shoot Magazine's Best Work, and has won over two dozen awards in commercials and film.

His first feature film "Moments of Clarity" won (Best Director) and (Best Actress) at the 2015 Boston International Film Festival. The film stars, Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita, Kick-Ass), Xander Berkeley (24, Terminator 2), Jon Lajoie (The League), Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer), Angela McEwan (Nebraska), AJ Trauth (Even Stevens), Golden Globe nominee Bitty Schram (Monk, A League of Their Own) and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).

In 2013 Elam directed a family TV pilot "Zombeo & Juliecula" (4 Telly Awards) and a hard-hitting documentary "Salvage" about homeless women and children on skid row. Elam's short film "The Gadfly" starring Xander Berkeley (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Apollo 13 and the TV series "24") has won numerous awards including Platinum Remi (Best Dramatic Short) at WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival and (Best Actor) at the Maverick Movie Awards.

Stephen Graziano

Stephen Graziano's career as a composer features credits that span an eclectic cross section of TV series and movies as well as commercials, trailers and promos.

His composing credits for film and television series include: Highlander Endgame (MIramax), The Outer Limits (Fox), Party of Five (Fox), Dawson's Creek (Fox), Sliders (Fox), Ed (NBC), The Client (CBS) and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (Fox).

In addition to a long list of film and TV credits, he has scored over a hundred film trailers including such blockbusters as: Dances With Wolves, Silence of the Lambs, Bram Stoker's Dracula, A River Runs Through It and A League of Their Own.

For commercials and promos, his music has been heard on national spots for Heineken, General Mills, Toyota, Verizon, U.S. Air Force, Florida Orange Juice, Starz and HBO.

Stephen splits his time between L.A. and New York City.

Dennis Dreith

Dennis Dreith, an accomplished film composer, arranger, and conductor is also known in the motion picture industry as one of the hardest working advocates for musician's rights.

Born in Burbank, California, Dreith showed a remarkable talent for music at an early age. He learned to play a variety of keyboard and reed instruments and while still in his teens. He formed a jazz combo in the late 1960s, and was so good, the late music promoter Ray Bowman scheduled them for a number of Monday night concerts at the legendary Ice House in Pasadena.

Dreith grew to work as a musician in the film music industry and eventually worked with the International President of the Recording Musicians' Association (RMA), becoming its president... a post he held for over 15 years.

Dennis was also a member and consultant for the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Negotiating Sub-committee for every major electronic media agreement negotiated by them. During that time, he was also AFM liaison to both the Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Special Payments Fund (MPSPF), and the Phonograph Record Manufacturers' Special Payments Fund, even addressing the House Sub-committee on Intellectual Properties in support of Digital Performers Rights legislation in Washington D.C. that was signed into law by President Clinton in November of 1995.

In 1996, he traveled to Japan where he negotiated and executed a "Friendship Agreement" between the Musicians Rights Commission of Japan and the RMA, which in turn has resulted in the substantial distribution of Japanese royalties to U.S. recording musicians.

Dreith is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund as well as the Independent Administrator of the AFM & AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, overseeing the Japanese Record Rental Royalty Fund, the AHRA Fund (Audio Home Recording Act), and Digital Performance Royalties on behalf of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

For several years, Dreith has headed his own publishing company "Magic Closet Music" and is a partner in "Maverick Music", a production company scoring for both films and commercials. In addition to his career as an active film, television and advertising jingle composer, he has orchestrated and/or conducted scores for such motion pictures as "Misery", "Addams Family", "Heart and Souls", "A League of Their Own" and many others, providing services to composers John Williams, Lalo Schifrin, Dominick Frontiere, Marc Shaiman, Hans Zimmer, Eliott Goldenthal, Mark Isham and Cliff Eidelman.

He was Music Supervisor on several major motion pictures as well as Music Consultant for the legendary Barbra Streisand "New Year's Las Vegas Concert".

Dennis Dreith is a frequent and distinguished panelist for music industry seminars and has often been a guest lecturer at a number of universities. He has been a speaker at a variety of music education and related conferences in the United States and recently at the Cannes during the famed film festival there. He is a former member of the faculty at UCLA Extension as well as a past member of the UCLA Advisory Board to the Department of Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts.

He lives in Studio City with his wife Leslieanne and daughter Marcella. He enjoys sailing, flying and travel. He is a recognized authority on the history of film music and has composed several classical pieces for orchestra and soloists.

Ellie Weingardt

Eleanor (Bass) Weingardt lives in Highland Park Illinois with her husband, where she raised four children. One daughter, Traci, is a noted Chicago musician and song writer. Ellie, was raised on the south side of Chicago in an area called Marquette Park with her brother and sister. Ellie performed as a child actor on stage and as a singer. Most notably with Jack and Jill Players in the fifties. After high school she ventured to New York and performed off Broadway in "Beauty and the Beast" at the Royal Playhouse. She returned to Chicago a year later and performed in THE "Fantastics", at Roosevelt. She married and later moved to a home in Highland Park with four little ones in tow. Needing a creative outlet, her husband encouraged her to do some theater, again. She did a local theater play and fell in love all over again with the stage. A new theater company was starting out in Highland Park, and she decided to audition. She won the role of Queen Gertrude in "Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead" with the notable Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Being drawn to this life again, with four little ones was a maddening experience to say the least. Raising her kids was her first priority so she worked in a play whenever she could and took acting classes. She studied at Second City loving improvisation and pursued a voice-over career with some success. She even taught at Columbia College. Then came her first major film winning the role of the charm school teacher in "A League of Their Own" working with every major star of the day. A fitting beginning for the girl who won a trip to the Oscars on a radio show. Ellie also performs as an impersonator for corporate events as she awaits the prime film and television roles she so justly deserves.

Peter M. Green

Peter Green has over 24 years experience in Hollywood - as a film and television producer, a development and production executive at Paramount and Disney, and Head of Programming for the cable network G4 For the third year in a row, Mr. Green created and produced a live 24-hour streaming broadcast from all 24 time zones around the world for Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project. Prior to that, he spent several years as Senior Vice President, Production and Development at Paramount Picture's Paramount Famous Productions. While at Paramount, Mr. Green produced Mean Girls 2 and Road Trip - Beer Pong. He also developed scripts for Clueless 2, Shooter 2, The Second Wives Club, Naked Gun 4 ¼, and Bad New Bears - Sudden Death Soccer.

Prior to joining Paramount in 2008, Mr. Green served as President and Producer at Fountain Productions, where he managed a development slate of more than (20) projects including Parent Trap 2 and Herbie Rides Again for Walt Disney Pictures. He also developed and produced Inspector Gadget 2, Disney's first foray into the live-action DVD Premiere space that was shot and post produced entirely in Australia.

For ABC, Mr. Green executive produced the critically acclaimed and highly rated movie for television The Miracle Worker starring David Strathairn; Ladies and the Champ starring Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis; and Geppetto, an original TV musical by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) that starred Drew Carey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Prior to that, Mr. Green spent three years as Vice President, Production for Disney Telefilms, overseeing the development and production of some (35) telefilms, all in the 3.2 million dollar to 14 million dollar range for ABC's Wonderful World of Disney. They include the top-rated Annie, for which Green tapped theater director Rob Marshall (Chicago) for his first film-directing role. The film starred Tony-winners Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Kristen Chenowith and Victor Garber, and garnered nominations for a Golden Globe and 12 Emmy Awards. Green also guided Jerry Bruckheimer's first foray into long form television with MaxQ: Emergency Landing and Justin Timberlake's television debut in Model Behavior. Green began his career at Disney in development, production and casting at Disney's Hollywood Pictures working on such features as Crimson Tide, The Rock, While You Were Sleeping, Evita, Nixon, Eddie, The Associate and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. He began his career as an independent casting associate on the films A League of Their Own and Cool World.

In 2003, Mr. Green was a guiding force in building the cable network G4 from a small video game destination to a male lifestyle network serving 55 million homes. As Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Mr. Green oversaw all of the networks programming as well as Executive Producing G4's (12) original shows and Executive Producing the world's first video game awards show, G-Phoria.

Mr. Green is a graduate of Wesleyan University and native of Chicago.

Judi Lewinson

As a writer, director and producer, Ms. Lewinson (aka JudiLew) has enjoyed an adventure filled career, packed with eclectic projects in Canada, the United States and West Indies. The diverse nature of her work coupled with an unwavering commitment to excellence serves as a testament to her love of entertaining and delivering top notch work. From in-house produced projects to collaborations and client driven opportunities, Judi Lewinson has been privileged to make a significant impression within Hollywood circles, political arenas and the private sector.

Some of Ms. Lewinson's most notable works include Emmy nominated & Parent's Choice Award winning television series, Hip Hop Harry, Official Sundance Selection & Peabody Award winning documentary, Bhutto, Hollywood Black Film Festival winner, Tigerman and Fathers of the Sport - a thorough examination of the history of professional basketball and the legends who would play the game, featuring Penny Marshall (League of Their Own) and Julius "Dr. J" Irving (NBA Legend). Judi Lewinson is also the creator and executive producer of the successful web chat series, The Stevie D. Show. Judi is also quite proud of her work as the writer, director and producer of I Have A Story..., a peer-led AIDS Awareness teaching film, which saw her named the national youth representative at Canada's International AIDS Conference.

Ms. Lewinson's work is as eclectic as her interests. In addition to her film and television offerings, JudiLew is a published author (Never Can Say Goodbye); as well, Ms. Lewinson's time in the music industry as both artist and producer adds another valuable dimension of creativity and key relationships that continue to support her current endeavors. As a person of Jamaican heritage, Judi Lewinson proudly embraces the country's motto "Out of Many, One People" and seeks to tell diverse and incredible stories that highlight a multi-cultural world while celebrating the universal strength of the human spirit.

Judi Lewinson currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to her film & television work Ms. Lewinson is working on her next two novels, Finding Fame and Prey for November. She also loves to deejay a good party.

Anne Chamberlain

A filmmaker, scholar and activist, Anne Chamberlain was born in Louisville, KY. She received a B.A. in History and Certificate in Film Studies from Indiana University and an M.F.A. in Cinema & Photography from Southern Illinois University. After making several widely screened short films of the New Queer Cinema, she went on to teach film courses in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Department at City College of San Francisco. Anne later wed actress Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own, Exes & Oh's) during the brief period when same sex marriage was legal in California in 2008. They remain among the approximately 18,000 same sex couples still legally married in the state. As of 2012, Chamberlain teaches at Academy of Art University and lives in Hollywood, California.

Michael G. Nathanson

Michael Nathanson grew up in New York City and graduated from Ithaca College. He has more then three and half decades of experience in the Motion Picture industry. His first entry as a production assistant was in 1975 on the motion picture Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. He continued the following year on the movie The Deep in 1976. Mr Nathanson moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and worked at Columbia Pictures for the Begelman/Fields production company. In 1980 Mr Nathanson went to work for MGM as a junior production executive. He remained at MGM until 1982 when he joined United Artists as a Vice President of Production where supervised the production of the movie War Games. Mr Nathanson left UA in 1983 to join Sherwood Productions a independent Production Company with a distribution arrangement with 20th Century Fox. At Sherwood Mr Nathanson was the Production Executive on the movie Mr Mom and Buckero Banzai. Mr Nathanson in 1985 went on to join Warner Brothers as Vice President of Theatrical Motion Pictures. In 1987 Mr Nathanson went to Columbia Pictures as Executive Vice President of Production. 1989 - 1994 President of World Wide Production of Columbia Pictures 1994 - 1997 Chairman and C.E.O. New Regency Pictures 1997 - 2005 President and C.O.O. MGM Studios 2005 - 2012 President and C.E.O. ONC Entertainment 2012 - 2015 President Oddlot Entertainment

Mr Nathanson has supervised the production of over 500 motion pictures and has been responsible for the development, business affairs, marketing and distribution while President or Chairman at each of the studios he ran. Some of the films made under his watch have been. Boyz in the hood, River Runs Through it, Ground Hog Day, League of Their Own, Copy Cat. LA Confidential; Heat, A Time To Kill, Three Movies of the James Bond franchise, Pink Panther and both Legally Blond movies.

Mr Nathanson as of 2016 resides in Los Angeles and is producing pictures for his own company ONC Entertainment. He is the father of 3 Children.

Laura Caulfield

Laura began her career in the entertainment industry as a dancer in musical theater performing in "Guys and Dolls", "Lil Abner", "No No Nanette", and numerous others.

Heading to Hollywood in pursuit of a career in front of the camera, she garnered roles in feature films, television series, commercials, and print ads. Falling in love with the motion picture industry, she went back to college and earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies at California State University of Los Angeles, where she graduated cum laude, Laura went on to work her way up the ranks of the studio system.

Upon graduation, she obtained a job working physical production with Ivan Reitman on "Ghostbusters II" and "Twins." From there Laura became the Executive Assistant and in-house reader for Producer/Director Irwin Winkler ("Rockies I -V," "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas"). During her five-year tenure at Winkler Films, she worked in all aspects of operations, from development through post.

Laura moved on to work for Producer/Director Renny Harlin ("Die Hard II," "Cliffhanger," and "Rambling Rose") and Actress Geena Davis ("A League of Their Own," "Thelma and Louise") where she ran the story department, developed material, and worked on the action picture "The Long Kiss Goodnight."

Branching out on her own, Laura began working as a freelance story consultant for Sony Pictures, MPCA, Pandora, Jersey Films and others. She set up "The Label" with Banque Paribas/Patriot Pictures and produced numerous projects, including: "Independent Spotlight," a reality style TV show that focused on independent films; "Kate's Addiction" (a/k/a "Circle of Deception") which was picked up by Lion's Gate for distribution; and, "Rocky Road" and "Social Misfits" which both had limited releases at Laemmle's. After raising financing to form her indie banner, Winding Road Entertainment, she produced the romantic comedy "Face the Music," which won numerous awards touring the festival circuit and was released by New Line Cinema.

Furthering her career, Laura enrolled in the Paralegal Training Program at UCLA and upon graduation, she joined the team at New Line Cinema, where she had a meteoric rise to Executive Director of Business & Legal Affairs Administration, where she supervised the production legal staff, handled in house theatrical production issues, negotiations of negative pickup and acquisition agreements and handled delivery due diligence review.

After New Line, Laura joined the law firm of Stroock, Stroock & Lavan where she worked directly for renowned senior entertainment partner Sky Moore. There she drafted above and below-the-line agreements including option/purchase, writer, director, and producer contracts, reviewed chain of title, prepared guild signatory paperwork and handled union related issues, negotiated license agreements for use of copyrighted and trademarked materials, and prepared and filed security agreements including copyright mortgages, assignments, and UCC's. She handled corporate formation and maintenance, including preparation of resolutions, secretary certificates, and stock certificates and coordinated numerous related federal and state regulatory matters including, SEC, DOC and IRS filings. Being courted by the prestigious law firm O'Melveny & Myers she went on to work on complex slate financing transactions.

From there, she was brought on board at Paramount Pictures where as the Executive Director of Production Legal she supervised, trained and managed the production legal staff. She was instrumental in implementation of production legal policies and procedures. There after, Laura became the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Red Granite Pictures where she played a critical role in the start up by establishing business and legal affairs policies and procedures and handled all production legal matters on the pictures "Wolf of Wall Street" and "Horns".

Drawing on over twenty years of experience, she launched her own Business and Legal Affairs consulting practice where she currently serves a number of clients facilitating corporate matters, copyright filings, production legal, guild signatory paperwork, and provides other entertainment solutions.

Craig Duncan

Craig is BBC trained and has produced and directed LIVE performances for BBC 1. As a studio, LIVE outside broadcast producer and director his first role as a series producer was a science and tech series presented by Charlie Brooker. In 2015/2016 Craig series produced and directed a series of 6 x 1hour documentaries for Discovery traveling and filming all over the world. The series has since been broadcast in the UK and the US under several reformatted names including "Inside Secret Societies". In 2016 Craig started producing and directing episodes of the US hit property series "International House Hunters" for Leopard Films USA.

He has also self-shot and produced several daytime shows for the BBC and Channel 4 including:

Coast V Country Traffic Cops Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Alan Davies: The Dog Rescuers James Cordon: League Of Their Own

C. Alec Rossel

Alec Rossel came to L.A. in 2007 by way of Columbus, Ohio where he graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Film Studies and Production. Alec's first feature film, entitled Jack's Habit, was distributed by Brentwood Home Video in 2005. Alec wrote, produced, directed and starred in that film. Alec then went on to create several award-winning short films and videos. Alec also starred in the 2006 feature, Horrors Of War as the dreaded Captain Mitchell. Since moving to Los Angeles, Alec has worked with Penny Marshall (Laverne and Shirley, Big, A League of Their Own), Colleen Camp (Apocalypse Now, Clue, Election), Argonaut Pictures (Welcome to the Rileys), Rainstorm Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Keith Schrader

Keith Schrader attended The University of Cincinnati, Ohio with undergraduate studies in Radio and Television, 1966 and 1967, and has performed on stage in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Man of LaMancha and The King and I. He has appeared on telelvision in Crimestoppers (robber, murder victim), Crazy Crimes, Crazy Criminals (police detective), Angel Street (policeman) and three episodes of The Untouchables (reporter, street person, chauffeur).

He appeared in several films as either a bit part player or an extra. Some of his works were Ferris Bueller's Day Off (crowd member), Harper Valley P.T.A. (crowd member), Eight Men Out (umpire), Rage in Harlem (policeman), A League of their Own (umpire), Hoffa (teamster), Sleepless in Seattle (architect), Rudy(reporter), Hudsucker Proxy (businessman), With Honors (lawyer), The Fugitive (hotel security guard), Natural Born Killers (member of the press), Roommates (fan), Blue Chips (alumnus), Best of the Best 3 (crowd member), Crocodile Shoes (chauffeur) and Richie Rich (policeman). He was a master of talking his way into getting film roles and being seen on camera. He was devoted to his craft and will forever be a part of films which he loved so much.

Basia Emano

Basia Emano (nee Staszel) was born in the mountainous region near Zakopane, Poland, before migrating to the flatlands of the Midwest. Now a full-fledged Chicagoan, Basia's passion for the arts and humanities has propelled her through life with an ever-increasing sense of commitment to her community and culture. Her internship at the Illinois Film Office launched her into a 20-year trek through the film, television and theater industries. Her zeal and enthusiasm are refreshed daily. Between managing the aspiring careers of her children, she has worked in numerous film and television roles. She served as Casting Director for the independent film "Dog Jack," and her resume includes film credits for "Batman Begins," "Spiderman II," "Drunkboat," "What Women Want" and "A League of Their Own." She has added to television series such as "Judge Alex," "Cristina's Court," "Texas Justice" and "Rozmowy w Toku." She now simultaneously fills the role of Marketing Director for the Lira Ensemble (a not-for-profit professional performing arts company comprised of a Symphony, female vocal ensemble, a chamber chorus, a children's chorus and a dance company) and will contribute to the upcoming feature film "Jerzy," to be produced by the famed and multi-talented Paul Hensler ("Star Wars"). On the horizon, Ms. Emano has 3 independent film casting projects that she is excited to begin.

George Francisco

George Francisco has just finished post-production on the feature length documentary "The Big Shootout" about the fabled 1969 Texas-Arkansas football game. He is also in post-production on the feature-length documentary "The League." A story of athletics and academics, the film chronicles the birth of football in the Ivy League. Featuring never-before seen footage and exclusive interviews with luminaries such as Tommy Lee Jones, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, Matthew Fox, Brian Dennehy, Dean Cain, Kip Pardue, NFL legend Chuck Bednarik and many, many more, the film promises to finally unearth the real connection between athletics and academics in American colleges. Along with Miami-based Access Marketing Group, Francisco is also in partnership with the NFL to produce the first-ever IMAX interpretation of the sport of football.

Francisco first made his mark as a multi-talented producer by writing, directing and producing the A&E special presentation American Veteran Awards show for half a decade. Described as "The Golden Globes for the Military, the show featured our nation's highest profile veterans such as Dennis Franz, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Chuck Norris, the show received numerous awards and national recognition. Over the course of the show, Francisco has worked with and directed performances by stars such as Gary Sinise, Eric Roberts, Jim Belushi, Catherine Bell, Ernest Borgnine, the late Steve Allen, Red Skelton, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, plus live music performances by Brian Setzer, Michael Bolton, Travis Tritt, Daveigh Chase and MC Hammer. An official Department of Defense recognized event, the show allowed Francisco to collaborate with high-ranking officials such as former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, and current National Security Advisor James Jones during its run. It received the United State's government's highest civilian honor: the Secretary's Award.

As a feature screenwriter, Francisco received industry-wide praise for his work on the crime drama WhistleBlower, about the undercover police career of NBA ref Bob Delaney. He also has written the actioneer Stringer for A Man Apart and Red Dawn producer Vincent Newman and the comedy Blue Balls, for former Lois & Clark star Dean Cain. His latest project "Kashmir" - an "Expendables-esque" take on "The Magnificent Seven" was profiled on The Wrap.

Francisco also has a long career as a producer for hire, working with a variety of cable networks, national charitable foundations, local and federal government agencies, and top politicians and even Olympians. These efforts often involved important public messages, but a good portion focused on helping organizations and companies create brand identity or rebrand themselves. These include CNBC, NASA, the Disabled American Veterans, Michael Phelp's PureSport sports drink company, NBA Entertainment (for which his work was nominated for an Emmy) and the Yanks Air Museum Foundation, The Texas Mile, and the Inde MotorSports Ranch, with new clients the new website JoyRide and Hennessey Performance & Engineering coming online soon. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Veterans Foundation Inc and the Be The Ball Foundation where he is creating a national PSA campaign using sports stars to raise awareness about the dangers of childhood obesity. After 9/11 Francisco was fortunate to be able to go to the White House to direct public service announcements for First Lady Laura Bush's literacy initiative in South America and her Troop For Teachers program.

Before that Francisco was a free-lance journalist, covering independent film for Vencie Magazine and working for publications such as the DGA Magazine, Razor, Los Angeles, and Military Spouse. To his credit are some of the first written profiles of performers such as Charlize Theron, Denise Richards, Shooter Jennings, Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Sizemore, and Michael Jai White.

Francisco was a collegiate football player at Columbia University during their infamous losing streak of the 1980s and wrote an unpublished memoir of the experience. He received his law degree from Fordham Law School where he was selected to write on the prestigious Fordham International Law Journal. Francisco also received an MFA from USC's legendary School Of Cinema Television. He has coached NBA prospects in Nike's annual pro development league in Los Angeles for several years, helping lead a team of future pros to the league championship. His uncle was famed boxer Tony Zale and his aunt was one of the founding players of the AAGPL, lovingly memorialized in the hit film "A League of Their Own."

Debbie Bolsky

Debbie Bolsky has over twenty years experience in the entertainment industry in media advertising and marketing. Most of those twenty years were spent working at Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures Entertainment) or for one of their advertising agencies. She successfully planned and implemented media plans for over 400 films for nine regimes over 16 years, including such diverse releases as: Men In Black, Airforce One, As Good As It Gets, My Best Friend's Wedding, Sense and Sensibility, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, The Last Emperor, When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men, A League of Their Own and more. She is currently working on the feature film _Rogues (2002)_, along with pursuing her own projects, City of Nets, Ashes to Ashes, and several stage plays.

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