||A former child actor, Aaron Cooley now runs development for acclaimed film director Joel Schumacher. You can watch the trailer for Aaron’s first novel SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED here: You Tube Follow Aaron on Twitter @fleming17f
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||Abby Ex is currently a production executive at GK Films, but got her start at age 15 with an internship at The Jerry Springer Show. After having worked at a publicity agency, two studios and two production companies, in the words of one former boss, Abby is “not just a f*cking D-girl anymore”.
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||Aimée Lagos is an award winning writer and director, a storyteller, an activist and an entrepreneur dedicated to a life of adventure and raising her daughter with her soulmate.
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||A.J. Weiner is a Los Angeles based multimedia producer and manager. He is a major partner of 4 Day Creeper Productions as well as a senior account executive at Schawk, a global brand management company. You can follow A.J. Weiner on twitter and Instagram.
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||Alexander Burke is a Los Angeles based film composer, producer and multi instrumentalist. He is also a member of the band Magnolia Memoir.
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||Amir Abdullah is an actor primarily and sometimes writer hailing from Florida. Please follow him on twitter @siramirabdullah.
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||Amy Simon is a writer/performer, mother, humanist, questioner, and new empty nester who loves to read, dance, cook, talk on the phone, play on the beach and see theater, in that order. Find her at sheshistory.com and on Twitter @ShesHistoryAmy
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||Originally from Fayetteville, GA, Amy Tipton currently lives in Wilmington, NC. A southern girl who works hard for what she has, Tipton has high hopes wagered on her dreams. She is an art department coordinator for film and television, entrepreneur and entertainer, but is most proud of her role as a philanthropist.
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||Angel Lopez currently works in development for Participant Media's digital content division, TakePart TV. Previously, he spent five years at the company in their narrative features division, and before then worked at Focus Features in both development and marketing. Angel is also a professional astrologer, having read for hundreds of clients around the country, and he has his own blog, Astrology Realness (www.astrologyrealness.com).
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||The ministry of Anthony Scannell, a Capuchin Franciscan priest, has been almost entirely in communications media. After teaching communication arts at a seminary in his native Wisconsin, he became President of Franciscan Communications in Los Angeles, producing short films for schools and spots for radio and television. He has been President of the national and international organization for Catholic broadcasting, and co-founded the annual Catholics In Media Awards and Advent and Lent Soup and Cinema. After retiring as Executive Publisher of the LA Archdiocese newspapers, he now assists at parishes in Pasadena and South Pasadena.
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||Ashley Ballard is a recording artist and mother of two. Visit Ashley on Facebook and follow her on Twitter
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|Barry L. Levy
||Barry Levy is a husband. A father. A writer. His "credits" include Noa, Jordan, Ben. His writing credits include Vantage Point & Paranoia. Follow him on Twitter @barryllevy
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||Becky Curran was born a little person in Boston, Massachusetts. Most recently, she worked in television casting at CBS Television Studios, after spending 5 years working at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, CA. As a motivational speaker and blogger, she's on a mission to find a way to change the way little people and all people with disabilities are perceived in the media, which ultimately influences the opinions of society as a whole. You can check out her website at beckymotivates.com, her blog at beckymotivates.tumblr.com and follow her on Twitter @beckymotivates.
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||Brooke Berman is a playwright, screenwriter and the author of No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments. She lives in Echo Park with her husband, son and a cat called Meowstein. She is working on a web series called “Uggs For Gaza” and a play about the 1967 Detroit riots. More information: www.brookeberman.net
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||Carol Casselman is a writer who loves art, dogs, television, movies, nature, cooking, traveling, University of Michigan football, Redwings and Kings hockey.
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||British born actor, Charles Shaughnessy, known to millions as Fran Drescher's long-suffering boss, Max Sheffield, on the CBS sitcom, The Nanny, lives with his family in Los Angeles, where, he is delighted to say, he continues to make his living as an actor. Despite the heavy preponderance of estrogen in his household, he is never happier than when he is at home with Susan, Jenny, Madelyn, Maya (the dog), and Lulabelle (the feral cat!). Please follow Charles: @C_Shaughnessy, charlesshaughnessy.com, CharlesShaughnessy Facebook Fan Page.
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||Christian Duguay is a comedian, writer and producer. He has appeared on MadTV and Arrested Development, has produced on MTV shows Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory, and is currently Executive Producer of Ridiculousness. He performs stand up regularly in the Los Angeles area. You can follow him on twitter at @christianduguay.
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||Claudia Grazioso is a writer in Los Angeles. She has written for most major studios and networks. She confesses to a insatiable addiction to reality television.
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||Craig Detweiler is a filmmaker, author, and director of the Center for
Entertainment, Media, and Culture at Pepperdine University.
He is co-founder of The Windrider Forum, a traveling film fest
designed to spark conversation, awaken compassion, and inspire change.
Craig's cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN,
Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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||Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for JewishJournal.com which was awarded “Best Blog” in Los Angeles by the L.A. Press Club. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her 'a natural born provocateur' for her commentaries on the business, culture and characters of Hollywood. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, British Esquire and The Huffington Post. Follow Danielle on Twitter @hollywoodjew
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|Dani Klein Modisett
||Creator of "Afterbirth..." - the show and book. Currently working on a new book for Random House, "Laughter Party of Two", about long-term marriage and humor. Can also been seen on Deepak Chopra's "Perfectly Imperfect Parents" on ChopraWell. www.daniklein.com
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|Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus
||An award-winning Israeli filmmaker, Dan Katzir's first film, Out for Love . . . Be Back Shortly, was narrated by Sacha Baron Cohen, and aired on multiple stations world-wide including the HBO network. He and his business and life partner Ravit Markus made together the critically acclaimed documentary Yiddish Theater: A Love Story. They are currently in post-production of a new film Legalize It, in collaboration with Willie Nelson's production company, Luck Films, and producer Lati Grobman. They will alternate writing this blog, updating from the road on their journey to release of this new documentary. To read more about their previous works go to: www.newlovefilms.com, to read more about their current venture and watch some clips from the film go to: legalizeitmovie.com or Facebook.com/legalizeitmovie.
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|Dara Resnik Creasey
||Dara Resnik Creasey is a Jewish former Manhattanite who writes film and television with her goyish Coloradan husband, Chad Gomez Creasey. Among their credits are Sydney White, Pushing Daisies, and the upcoming Mistresses on ABC. Dara loves John Hughes, couponing, and the New York Giants/Mets/Rangers/Knicks in no particular order of importance.
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||David Gerken is a television and feature writer in Los Angeles. After graduating from Princeton, he worked for fourteen years in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill and as a lobbyist.
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||David Marko lives in Silver Lake. He is a retired network longform executive. Prior to that, he worked as a dog walker, courier company dispatcher, and screenwriter.
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||David Suissa is president of TRIBE Media Corp./Jewish Journal and can be reached at
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||David Wolpe is Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Facebook
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||Debi Pomerantz is mom to four kids, ages 11, 10, 8 1/2 and 6 1/2. Her OTHER full time job is as VP, Research for OWN, the Oprah Winfrey network. She is also a writer, wife, friend and daughter.
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||Diana Prince saves the world everyday at her job of making movies,
television and theater projects by finding creative solutions to a myriad
of unforeseen obstacles. At the end of the day, she flies home in her
invisible jet to take care of her family and cats. In short, she is a
superhero that is all things to all people - otherwise known as a woman.
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|Diane Minter Lewis
||Diane Minter Lewis is an award winning producer.
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||Donyea Rochlin is a development executive at Storyline Entertainment, who wears her rose colored glasses slightly askew, wears her heart proudly on her sleeve and speaks her mind with sweet and spicy sarcasm. She also likes dogs.
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||Dustin Pearlman is a cinematographer who has lensed numerous features, music videos, short films, and commercials since graduating from Northwestern University. Aside from his dedication to cinema, he is an outdoor enthusiast, fixed-gear cyclist, and avid environmentalist. You can learn more at dustinpearlman.com and follow him on Twitter @dustinpearlman.
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||Eddie Gamarra could have been a shrink, but ended up in literary representation. He is married to Katrina Knudson, the “non-pro” to his “pro.”
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||The author is a screenwriter who is a Warne Marsh nut, and is working on the documentary "An Improvised Life." A former college professor who discovered the eerie similarities between academia and organized crime, he is currently working on the true story of a young woman who was sexually assaulted during a robbery and then arrested. Two wonderful directors are attached to two of his crime scripts, and two unapologetically Noirish scripts are seeking directors.
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||Eileen Grubba is an accomplished actress, writer and producer. She’s worked on The Five Year Engagement, Sons of Anarchy, The Closer, Cold Case, Hung, CSI Miami, The Mentalist, Masters of Sex, Nip/Tuck, Monk, E.R. and many other shows, films and in theater. She is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, a spokesperson for LSI: Families with hereditary cancers, and an advocate for the hiring of people with physical challenges in the entertainment industry.
Twitter: @EileenGrubba |
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||Erin Stam is a development executive and film producer originally from Boston. She's a pop culture enthusiast, which means she knows a little bit about a lot of things. When she's not trying to make the world a more entertaining place, she's an NFL junkie (go Patriots!) and non-annoying foodie.
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||Mother of two and recently unemployed, esleigh has been a studio executive for fourteen years and worked on over twenty pictures ranging in budget from $3M to over $300M. When not on the hunt for a new job, esleigh enjoys gardening, visiting eccentric Los Angeles sites (anyone want to join for a day trip to the Gift Shop at the L.A. Coroner's Office??) and forcing her children to watch classic movies.
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||Felicia Cameron is a writer of Christian fiction and has a background in historical research. She has a fascination with the events that have passed before us, and the primordial ways in which they influence us today. She is presently working on a novel set in first century Rome.
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||Gaylyn Fraiche is a Producer and Development Executive. She previously worked at Martin Chase Productions and Castle Rock Pictures and is excited to be returning to her first love . . . television. She believes that life is more fun when people are singing and dancing. Her credits include Just Wright, Sparkle, and Lemonade Mouth. Her latest production, Lovestruck The Musical, starring Chelsea Kane, Jane Seymour and Sara Paxton and Drew Seeley airs on ABC Family April 21st, 8pm/7pm central.
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|Georgia Van Cuylenburg
||Georgia is a comedian, writer and actress who started her production company to create work that makes people laugh and makes a difference. Through her entertainment and philanthropic work she is committed to sharing her personal trials to help others, and to having children around the world believe in their magic.
Follow Georgia on Twitter @georgiavanc and YouTube
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|Heather Courtney Quinn
||Heather Courtney Quinn is a TV/film producer who is partnered with Andrew Cosby (Co-created EUREKA and Boom! Comics) in their company, Lost Mountain Entertainment.
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||Howard Gordon is the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of the Showtime series "Homeland."
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||Jack Leslie is President of Production of The Donners’ Company. Previously, he worked at Fox 2000, John Wells Productions, and the William Morris Agency. He has been very active in dog rescue in Los Angeles for the past seven years. He resides in Studio City with his pack of rescued Pit Bulls.
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||Throughout her life, Janet Yang has distinguished herself by serving as a cultural ambassador, whether by bringing the creative and business worlds together, or by bridging East and West. Most recently, Yang wrapped production on SHANGHAI CALLING. Yang is the president of Janet Yang Productions and The Manifest Film Company and some of her productions include Carl Franklin’s HIGH CRIMES, a military courtroom thriller starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman (20th Century Fox); THE WEIGHT OF WATER, a drama directed by Academy-Award winner Kathryn Bigelow and starring Academy Award-winner Sean Penn (Lion’s Gate Films); THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, which won the 1996 Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Actor; THE JOY LUCK CLUB, based on the best-selling novel by Amy Tan. Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and splits her time between Los Angeles and China. www.janetyang.com
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|Rev. Jane Voigts
||Since July of last year, the Rev. Jane Voigts has served as pastor at the Toluca Lake United Methodist Church, which she and the congregation are morphing into a
"Comedy Church." She began her professional life as a stand-up comic and improvisor in Chicago, and since becoming an ordained minister 16 years ago has had a passion for discovering new ways of connecting humor and faith. When asked about the future of the Church, she replies, "Big props!" She then adds, "And polyester pant suits. They have both male and female attributes and last forever. Like God."
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|Jason Benoit, Esq.
||Jason Benoit is a young screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He has developed projects in both film and television with producers around town. He was reared on Cheetos and nightly doses of Tylenol PM and is adamant about attaching the suffix Esquire to his name. We've agreed to humor his request.
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||Jason is Co-Chair of the Producers Guild of America’s FilmUSA Comm. He advises governments & private businesses on production incentive and infrastructure development projects worldwide. Jason began his career at Paramount and then Universal before managing some of Hollywood’s most historic studio campuses, most recently the original Warner Bros. (SBS) and Columbia Pictures (SGS) campuses in Hollywood. Twitter @MarshalWillKane.
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||Jen Grisanti, Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc, Writing Instructor, Blogger and Author.
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||Jennifer Cott lives in New York and has spent over a decade in the entertainment business. She attended the University of Southern California, after which she entered the film and television field in the New York office of International Creative Management. She then returned to Los Angeles to join the staff of Creative Artists Agency. She also ran her own management company for several years. Jennifer has been a film critic and commentator, and entertainment consultant.
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||Jeremy Spektor and Tim McGovern first met at The Groundlings School of Comedy. Jeremy Spektor was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He stayed in his hometown and attended the University of Washington where he majored in drama. He’s a member of the Groundlings School of Comedy as well as a performer for The Story Pirates of Los Angeles. Jeremy hopes to eventually team up with his brother Jordan and open up a film studio. One thing is certain: Jeremy loves what he does and will never stop doing it.
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||Jessica Cabot is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles who has worked for such notable TV programs as Web Therapy, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Weeds, and Wilfred. She hopes to one day change and inspire the world with her comedy, or at least be roasted on Comedy Central. Jessica even co-hosts a monthly comedy show at Bar Lubitsch as an intergalactic super model, Lady Sodium. Other than that she shares a birthday with Gary Busey.
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||Jill Effron is a writer and mom of two darling kiddies. Prior to the mom gig, she spent ten plus years working in every genre of television. Outside of the TV world, Effron wrote, directed and produced plays and award-winning short films.
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||Jonah Platt is a writer/actor/boy from Los Angeles, CA. He's worked on several TV shows, most recently Fox's long-running animated series Family Guy. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, where he also has a sandwich named after him at the Hemo's food truck on 38th and Walnut. You can follow him on Twitter @MMMaven.
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|Jonathan F. Cohen
||Originally from the rough and tough streets of Chicago’s south suburbs, Jonathan enjoys writing comedy for TV and the web for free in Los Angeles. He recently wrote and co-created the web series “Howard Gets an Interview” and has been sharing his comedic misfortunes with the world on his blog “The Awkward Chronicles.” And if you’re not sick of Jonathan yet, you can follow him on Twitter @awkwardjonno.
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||The author is a manager-producer in Beverly Hills, CA.
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||Julia Chasman is a veteran film producer, with more than a dozen features to her credit. A resident of Downtown LA's Arts District, she heads her own production company, RubberTreePlant, and travels as much as she can to her other two hometowns -- New York City, and London, England, where she went to high school. A graduate of UCLA's Film of Theater, Film and TV, she's a secret cinema studies nerd, and hopes to complete a masters in Italian one day. Julia is a member of AMPAS, BAFTA, the PGA, and Film Independent. Her favorite film is THE APARTMENT by Billy Wilder. Her proudest accomplishments are her two daughters -- singer/songwriter Johanna Samuels, and Becky Samuels, a junior at Bard College.
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||During the past decade, Julianne has established herself as a voice actor, working consistently in commercial, promo, and animation voiceover work. Her solo show From Bonkers to Botox enjoyed a 9-week sold out run in L.A., was selected by HBO to perform in their U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and secured her a development deal by NBC/Universal Television.
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||Kara Holden is a screenwriter. She is also a dreamer, a thinker, a pessimistic optimist, a faithful skeptic, and a full time wonderer. She wishes she had written the lines: “I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen.”,“Death can’t stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” and “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible!” She received a Master's of Professional Writing degree from USC and has written scripts for almost every major studio including adaptations of THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE and SOUL SURFER, and the original film MEANT TO BE. Follow her truncated musings on twitter at @joydelightsnjoy.
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||Kate VanDevender is a comedy writer, producer and performer in Los Angeles. She is currently enrolled in trapeze school, where she practices jumping off a ledge.
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||Kathryn Tyus-Adair is a senior executive at an active film and TV production company. During her career, she has had the opportunity to work with many iconic directors including Robert Redford, Curtis Hanson and the late Alan Pakula. She is also the mother of a future Yankee center fielder and a world-renowned paleontologist.
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||Katrina Knudson is a writer, educator, and DIY philanthropist living in Los Angeles. She is married to Eddie Gamarra, a manager and producer at the Gotham Group.
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||Lee Clay is an independent producer, surfer, woodworker, husband, and father. He enjoys flea markets, thai food, making his own beer, and Big Sur.
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||Lindsay Goffman is currently the Vice President of Development for Gross Entertainment. Before coming to Gross Entertainment, Lindsay was a development executive at Fremantle Media (Wedding Band, Secret Girlfriend). Additionally, she produced the feature Dumbstruck, a quirky documentary about ventriloquists that was released in theaters last year.
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||Lisa Ullmann is an independent producer working in television and film. She is the Executive Producer of The Ricky Gervais Show, which ran on HBO for three seasons. Lisa lives in Echo Park and enjoys eccentric people, places and things. If you follow her, maybe she will tweet: @lisaullmann.
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||Lynnette Ramirez is a producer and screenwriter. She considers herself a rarity in Hollywood being that she’s a native Los Angeleno, Latina and resides in Pasadena. She believes in the universe, woo hoo and that the glass must always be at least half full of wine during first dates, family gatherings and coed showers of any kind. Her favorite quote is “don’t be fancey, just get dancey.” Join her on twitter @lynnetteramirez
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||Lynn Messina is the author of eight novels, including Bleak and The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies. Her essays have appeared in Self, EW and Modern Bride, and she's a regular contributor to The New York Times Motherlode blog. Lynn lives in New York City with her husband and sons. Find her on Facebook, Twitter: @lynnmessina or at lynnmessina.com.
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||Magdalena recently graduated from the University of Southern California where she achieved a B.A. in English. She has worked at Participant Media in the Marketing and Publishing department where she assists with the campaigns and social media mediums. She believes that everyone has a story to tell and she is just beginning to tell hers. Most importantly, she believes that everyone has the power and ability to be great.
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||Malina Saval is the author of The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens and Jewish Summer Camp Mafia. She’s written scripts for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Television and pens entertainment features and celebrity profiles for lots of different magazines. She has a two year-old voicemail message from William H. Macy on her phone that she just can’t bear to erase. Follow Malina on Twitter @Malinasarah
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||Mara Shapshay is a writer/comedian/performer who has a BFA from NYU Film and an MFA from the American Film Institute. She is a stand-up comic who performs regularly at The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory, and many other venues. Mara is currently writing her memoir, Sleeping With The Dalai Lama. In addition, Mara writes for The Huffington Post, Thefix.com and Glamour Magazine. She can be seen in an episode of season 6’s Kathy Griffin’s Life On The D-List.
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||Marci Liroff’s extensive credits as a casting director span more than 50 films including E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Footloose, Pretty in Pink, Freaky Friday, and Mean Girls to name but a few. Whether it’s an indie or a big blockbuster movie, Liroff makes a good film great and a great film a classic.
In addition to casting film and television, Liroff is an acting coach working with actors in person and worldwide thru Skype.
YouTube: themarciliroff |
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||Marc Platt has been a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter for more than 30 years. He has had many songs placed on TV shows like “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy,” “E True Hollywood,” MTV programming. Marc is also a political blogger at www.marcplatt.net.
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||Maren Fischer is an actress, writer, dreamer, and popcorn lover in New York City. Originally from the good ol' Mitten State (Michigan), she graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University, and now does way too many things at once, including Shakespeare, musicals, screenwriting, teaching, and even some inventive baking. Her favorite quote: "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels." -Faith Whittlesey. Follow Maren on Twitter @MarenBFischer
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||Matt Boren grew up on the East Coast. He is a writer/actor currently living in Los Angeles. He danced to "My Prerogative" at his bar mitzvah where his theme was Hollywood.
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||Mela Lee is the lead composer & singer for the band, Magnolia Memoir. A voiceover artist for animation and commercials, and a voice replacement specialist for series including, "The Good Wife", "CSI New York", and "House of Lies" and for films including "Drive", "Immortals" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides".
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||Mia Schaikewitz was born a creative problem solver. Paralyzed at age 15, she saw it as an opportunity to learn how to get over any hurdle, or occasional staircase with no elevator. Her professional background is in post production and graphic design and most passionately enjoys public speaking and following baseball. She is a cast member of the show Push Girls on Sundance Channel where you can watch some of her current adventures unfold. Find Mia on Twitter@MiaSchaikewitz, Facebook, and Instagram.
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||Michael A. Norton loves writing (the only thing more than that is directing). He enjoys all kinds of music and plans to take up surf lessons this summer.
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||In his four decades as a literary agent in Hollywood, first at William Morris, then later at the Creative Artists Agency, Michael Peretzian has represented many distinguished international film screenwriters and directors, many of whom started their careers in the theatre. Included in that long list are Christopher Hampton, John Madden, Peter Hedges, Zach Helm, Isabel Coixet, and Anthony Minghella. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and now directs plays locally in Los Angeles.
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||Mike Tringe is the co-founder of CreatorUp, the online web series school. Mike worked in Film Finance/Sales at CAA, Creative Development at Vuguru, and on the Content Partnerships team at Blip Networks. He earned his MFA in Film from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. CreatorUp is one of sixteen companies accepted into the DreamIt/Startl Accelerator program in NYC for Summer 2013.
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||Nelson is a music supervisor based in Los Feliz, CA. Follow Nelson on twitter @nelrock123
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|Non Traditional Student
||The author is a twenty-year veteran of the entertainment industry, with several produced movie credits and two produced children. She has two television projects currently in development, and her organic chemistry class begins next week.
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||Norman Golightly, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, held positions with Creative Artists Agency and Ben Stiller prior to partnering with Nicolas Cage. In his twelve year run as President of Cage's Saturn Films, Golightly produced over a dozen feature film and television projects. He is completing work on his first nonfiction book, entitled “When I Do Good” – an account of his personal journey traversing the worlds of opulent Hollywood and poverty-stricken Africa, revealing his own life lessons supported by his research into the biology and psychology of altruism. Golightly is currently producing “The Flickering Light” for Motion Picture Capital and “Sense8” for Georgeville Television and Netflix. Follow Norman on Twitter, @NormanGolightly
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||Pamela Buchignani is a screenwriter, photographer, banjo enthusiast and Events Producer for KCRW 89.9 FM public radio in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @MsPamelaB.
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||Pat Sierchio is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to The Jewish Journal and Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild, west. He is also the co-writer/co-producer of the stage comedy Boomermania: The Musical About the Baby Boomers.
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||Perry Zimel, a Toronto based manager is an anomaly in the entertainment business. A full-service talent & literary manager who works through lunch & speaks the painful truths up front. Follow me on TWITTER! @perryzimelmgr
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||Peter Riche began his career in production, spent two years working for Scott Rudin, before becoming a talent and literary manager at More Medavoy (now Management 360). He is presently partnered with his father Alan at Riche Productions. They are producing several film/television projects, including Tarzan (Warner Bros.), Rex Mundi with Johnny Depp (Warner Bros.), Southpaw (The Weinstein Company), The Book of Joe (Sony). Peter is a loving husband, proud father to an amazing four year old boy, an avid UCLA fan, lifelong drummer and scuba diver.
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||Rebecca is a native of So. Cal. A former TV executive, she recently finished a feature spec and is working on her blog, “It’s Rebecca not Becky…Or Is It?” When not busy with her duties as room parent, she’s hanging with her wonderful hubby and nine year old son. You can check out her blog at It’s Rebecca, not Becky . . . Or Is It? and follow her on Twitter @stayrebecca
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||Author of "Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events" and a former attorney, Richard Greene does media training, public speaking coaching and communication strategy for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors, CEOs, celebrities and major corporations around the world. A radio host for 7 years, Richard has also interviewed some of the most fascinating people in entertainment, politics, environmental activism and one of his favorite topics, the science of consciousness and spirituality, the subject of his recent children's eBook entitled "E=MC2 and The New Definition of God". www.RichardGreene.org.
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||Rob Cowan is a veteran film producer, having worked on over 30 productions, including Sandra Bullock’s "The Net" to the Golden Globe nominated films, "Life As A House" and "De-Lovely", and most recently "The Crazies" and the upcoming James Wan directed "The Conjuring". A native of British Columbia, he now lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles. Follow Rob on Twitter @filmpov
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||Robbie Fox studied theater at Northwestern and film at NYU. His screenplays include "So I Married An Axe Murderer" with Mike Myers, "In The Army Now" with Pauly Shore and most recently "Playing For Keeps" with Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel. He is currently writing "Christmas Neverending" for Hallmark which he will direct this Fall.
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||Sean McGinly was born in Philadelphia and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Philosophy and went on to USC Film School where he got an MFA in Film Production. He wrote and directed the film, "The Great Buck Howard" starring John Malkovich and Colin Hanks. He also directed the documentary film, "Brothers Lost: Stories of 9/11" about men who lost their brothers on September 11th. He lives in Los Angeles.
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||Seth Jaret is a Hollywood veteran and the CEO of Content Engine, a creative media studio that produces inspiring content to empower Content Creators to become instruments of their own success in the New Hollywood™. Seth's weekly series, Hollywood Drive & Talk, is "a business seminar from the car" in which he offers inspiration, advice & business wisdom while driving the conversation in Hollywood.
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|Rabbi Sherre Hirsch
||Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is the author of We Plan, God Laughs. Widely known as the relationship rabbi, she Is the spiritual consultant for Canyon Ranch and regularly appears on shows such as Today and Naomi's New Morning. She lives in L.A. with her husband and 4 children.
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||Stella Braintree is a screenwriter, performance artist and dreamer.
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|Tammi Leader Fuller
||Tammi Leader Fuller is still an Emmy-Award winning Television Producer, adding Camp Director/Owner to her resume. For more information, check out Campowerment.
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||Tess Paras is an actress who has appeared on hit shows such as “Weeds,” “White Collar,” and “The Good Wife.” She can be seen on the upcoming season of “Wilfred" on F/X and currently performs in L.A. with the improv comedy team, CONRAD. As a writer, Tess has had a series of articles about relationships published on SheKnows.com and is a frequent dating expert guest on Huffington Post Live. You can follow Tess at: Twitter - @tessparas Facebook, www.tessparas.com, and IMDB.
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||Tim McGovern and his writing partner Jeremy Spektor first met at The Groundlings School of Comedy. Tim originally hails from Long Island, New York. He eventually moved to Evanston, Illinois to attend Northwestern. Tim aspires to follow in Johnny Carson’s footsteps and one day be the host of a late night talk show. One thing is certain: Tim loves what he does and will never stop doing it.
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||Tom is a contributing editor for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and the West Coast correspondent for the Jerusalem Post in Israel, Jewish Chronicle in Britain, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New York. He has written on films for the Los Angeles Times and occasional features for Hadassah Magazine, Lifestyles and other publications.
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||Winston Perez is the founder/CEO of Concept Modeling, perfecting ideas in film, biz & tech. His clients include NBC/Universal, Interscope, Warner Bros. For more information about Winston, please check out The New York Times article. For questions, please email Winston at Winston@ conceptmodeling.com.
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