Forum Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Effie Brown EVP of Production & Development, Lee Daniels Entertainment

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Sam Esmail Creator/Producer/Director/Writer, Mr. Robot

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Panelists

Andrew Ahn Writer/Director, Spa Night

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Jason Michael Berman Vice President, Mandalay Pictures

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Mia Bruno Creative Distribution Consultant

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Burnie Burns Founder, Rooster Teeth Productions

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Lisa Callif

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Sheldon Candis Writer/Director, Bus to Canton

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Adam Chapnick Founder, Distribber

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Tender Claws Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro

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Jay Cohen Partner/Head of Film Finance & Distribution, The Gersh Agency

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Cherien Dabis Writer/Director, Amreeka, Empire

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Lori Witt Dalton President, The Domain Group
Raquel de Anda Producer, The Argus Project

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Sylvia Desrochers President, Big Time PR & Marketing

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Rafi Fine Co-founder, Fine Brothers Entertainment

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Katherine Fisher Producer, Her Story

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Sydney Freeland Director, Her Story

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Nisha Ganatra Producer/Director, Transparent

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Gan Golan Artistic Director, The Argus Project

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Ashley Hasz Sr. Director of Film & Integrated Marketing, Participant Media

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Dennis Hauck Producer/Writer/Director, Too Late

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Sian Heder Writer/Director, Tallulah, Orange Is the New Black

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Carolyn Henderson Manager of Social Impact, Participant Media

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Tyler Hurd VR Creator, Old Friend

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Stacy Jorgensen Head of Business Ventures, SpectreVision

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Shira Lazar Co-founder, What's Trending

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Matthew Lessall Co-President, Casting Society of America

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Yo-Yo Lin Installation Artist/Director/Animator, Ricerca VR

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Tina Mabry Producer/Writer/Director, Queen Sugar

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Paula Manzanedo-Schmit Sr. Vice President, Film Finances Inc.

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Joshua John Miller Co-creator, Queen of The South; Co-writer, The Final Girls

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Matt Miller Producer, Too Late

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Kel O'Neill VR Creator, The Ark

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Brian O'Shea CEO, The Exchange

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Joe Penna Director, MysteryGuitarMan

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Heather Rae Producer, Tallulah

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Elsa Ramo Entertainment Attorney, Ramo Law PC

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Jen Richards Writer/Actor, Her Story

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Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Ph.D. Director of Medical Virtual Reality, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

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Kate Roughan Producer, Day Out of Days

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Rebecca Sosa Digital Distribution Executive

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Kelly Thomas Producer, Spa Night

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Philip Wang Co-founder, Wong Fu Productions

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Stephanie L. Weier Co-founder/CEO, Brandwood Global

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Josh Welsh President

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Nina Yang Bongiovi

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Julie Young Co-founder, SH//FT

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Laura Zak Co-creator, Her Story

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