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  • John Altschuler
    John Altschuler
    An American TV writer and producer who began his career as a writer while still in college. With his friend David Krinsky he began writing for the humor magazine “National Lampoon.” After finding work on the HBO series “The High Life,” Altschuler and Krinsky became writers on Fox’s “King of the Hill,” where they worked for 13 years, running the show for the final seven seasons. In 2011, they executive produced and wrote several episodes of MTV’s “Return of Beavis and Butt-head.” In 2013, Altschuler co-created the HBO series “Silicon Valley,” which won a SXSW Film Award and the sitcom series Lopez, starring George Lopez. Altschuler has received several Emmy nominations and has won an Environmental Media Award.
  • Brandt Andersen
    Brandt Andersen
    An American film director, writer, and producer, known for such films as “Everest,” “Lone Survivor,” “2 Guns,” “Escape Plan,” and “Broken City.” His film “The Flowers of War” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2011. Two of Andersen's films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival -- “Lay The Favorite” and “Don Verdean.” Other projects include “American Made” starring Tom Cruise, the Martin Scorsese film “Silence,” starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson and the Garry Marshall film “Mother's Day,” starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Kate Hudson. Andersen most recently wrote and directed the short film entitled “REFUGEE,” starring Yasmine Al Massri.
  • Chris Brancato
    Chris Brancato
    An American television and film writer and producer who has written episodes for TV series such as “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “X-Files,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and films such as “Species II,” and “Hoodlum.” Brancato created the Netflix series “Narcos” and “Narcos: Mexico” with Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro. He is credited as a co-screenwriter for the third Sherlock Holmes film that will feature Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, with an expected 2021 release date.
  • Elizabeth M. Daley
    Elizabeth M. Daley
    Dean, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles since May 1991. Daley was also the founding executive director of the USC Annenberg Center for Communication and serves as the executive director of the USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy. Dean Daley has been honored by American Women in Radio and Television and was twice nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. She has received a Cine Golden E.
  • Daniel Fisher
    Daniel Fisher
    The London-based CEO of eyepiece, an entertainment investment and commercial advisory business which builds, advises on and invests in intellectual property. Among other things, eyepiece manages the global entertainment fund for the Djarum Group (Indonesia) and the historic football franchise Como 1907.
  • David Isaacs
    David Isaacs
    An American TV screenwriter and producer who has written episodes of “M*A*S*H,” “Cheers,” “Frasier,” and “The Simpsons” with Ken Levine. He became a consulting producer and writer for the AMC television drama “Mad Men” for the show's second season, for which he won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series. He is currently a professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he teaches comedy and screenwriting.
  • Marty Kaplan
    Marty Kaplan
    The Norman Lear Professor of Entertainment, Media and Society at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. He was the founding director of the Norman Lear Center for the study of the impact of entertainment on society.
  • Chris Keyser
    Chris Keyser
    An American producer and writer best known for co-creating the television series “Party of Five,” which won a Golden Globe Award. He has also created “Significant Others” and “Time of Your Life,” “Tyrant,” and “The Last Tycoon.” From 2011 through 2015, he was president of the Writers Guild of America, West. Keyser launched the Netflix mystery drama “The Society” which he created and produced and which has been renewed for a second season.
  • Yasmine al-Massri
    Yasmine al-Massri
    An international actress and human rights advocate, Yasmine al-Massri was well known in Europe and the Middle East before her breakout performances on American TV. She recently guest starred in an acclaimed “Law and Order” episode tackling the Harvey Weinstein scandal. She starred as twin FBI agents Nima and Reina Ameen who struggle in trying to be one person and fight terrorism in America in ABC's drama series ''Quantico'' and as Selima El Sharad, Blackbeard's love interest and intellectual equal as they rule an island of pirates, in NBC's drama series "Crossbones." She also appeared in the recent film “Refugees.”
  • Jason Newman
    Jason Newman
    A manager and producer at Untitled Entertainment, Jason Newman represents some of the most recognizable artists in film, television, theater music and digital. His producing credits include “Southern Charm,” the hit Bravo series that follows a leading family in South Carolina. He also acts as a consultant for several technology companies and sits on several boards.
  • Jonathan Perelman
    Jonathan Perelman
    Former VP of Motion Pictures at BuzzFeed, Perelman now heads ICM's digital initiatives and leads an expansion of the agency’s business of representing digital content creators.
  • Dara Resnick
    Dara Resnick
    A leading TV writer, showrunner and producer, Dara Resnik wrote and produced “Mistresses and Castle,” “Jane the Virgin,” and “Shooter.” She was a co-executive producer for Marvel’s “Daredevil” series, which was released on Netflix in 2015 and the Amazon series “I Love Dick.” Resnik is currently the showrunner and executive producer of “Home Before Dark,” a Paramount series for Apple TV. Resnik is a faculty member of the Peter Stark Producing Program and the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television at the University of Southern California and teaches at the Sundance Institute Labs program.
  • Charles Schreger
    Charles Schreger
    An American senior TV program executive, Schreger has been the president of Programming Sales at Home Box Office, responsible for the domestic and international distribution of original programming. Previously, he was president, International Distribution, responsible for the theatrical and television distribution of HBO original programming outside of the U.S. Before joining HBO, Schreger served in a number of executive positions in the film and television industries. With Columbia Pictures, he was the Senior Vice President of film acquisitions and also president and founder of Triumph Films, a joint venture between Columbia Pictures and Gaumont. Triumph distributed foreign language and American independent films in the United States.