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Melinda and Wolfgang Bäumle

Melinda and Wolfgang are a husband and wife director/DP team who are the co-owners of Bäumle Studios, a commercial photography studio. Melinda also produces for advertising shoots through her production company Big Shot LA.  Wolfgang transitioned from still work to cinematography working for advertisers like Hyundai and Fujitsu while Melinda [...]

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Kimberly Bautista

Director/Producer   Kimberly Bautista is a Princess Grace Award recipient, a recipient of the prestigious yearlong Latino Artists Mentorship from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), and a 2010 NALIP Latino Producers Academy Fellow. Kimberly’s debut feature length documentary film, Justice for my Sister, received funding from [...]

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Karen Bennett

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Karen began to write and perform music by the age of 11.  After studying French horn for four years under Melanie Cottle of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, her love of music and composition took her study Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music [...]

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Daniel H. Birman

Daniel H. Birman is producing Chasing Speed, a one hour special for Velocity.  The program is about Leslie Porterfield, who has broken several world records as the fastest woman on a motorcycle at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats.  Recently he completed, Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story for Independent Lens [...]

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Beth Block

Beth Block is a filmmaker and media artist who works in film, photography and installation. She received her BFA in art from Kent State University and her MFA in film from Cal Arts. Her 16mm experimental and documentary films have been screened internationally and are included in the collections [...]

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Susan Bloom

Susan Bloom has worked in a variety of positions in the film and television industry in Hollywood, including editor and line producer on theatrically released feature documentaries, as well working in post on network dramas. Her own work has aired on PBS, been written up in Variety and [...]

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Chuck Bowman

Chuck Bowman, born in Coffeyville, Kansas, trod an unlikely path to become a Hollywood director and producer. He began as an NBC page while attending college in Hollywood and living at his aunt’s home in Burbank. After traveling back to Kansas for college, he began his career working [...]

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Megan Chao and Evan Pondel

Megan Chao is director of development and producer for Daniel H. Birman Productions, Inc., a documentary production company based in Los Angeles.  She is currently producing Chasing Speed: Leslie Porterfield (working title), a pilot for Discovery’s new speed network, Velocity.  The project follows Leslie Porterfield, the world’s fastest [...]

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Karen Covell

Karen Covell is a Producer of Specials and Documentaries and Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent television and music production company. She has produced a Boys Town TV Special, “Changed Lives: Miracles of The Passion, and she was Assoc. Producer on “Headliners & Legends with Matt [...]

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Marina Dominguez

Marina Dominguez is a visual journalist, documentary filmmaker, and editor currently living in Ventura, California. Over the past 4 years Marina’s passion for visual storytelling has flourished and taken her to such places as South America and Asia. Most recently, Dominguez has joined the Doc NOW Media team [...]

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Morgan Duff Tucker

Morgan Duff Tucker is currently a Junior screenwriting major at the University of Southern California. She has been a resident of Pasadena since the age of three and is a proud graduate of John Muir High School. Although the majority of her time at USC has been centered [...]

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Patrick Dunavan

Patrick Dunavan launched his television career in 1962. Starting literally at the bottom, his first industry job was in the basement mailroom at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. Eventually he became a news and documentary film editor at KCBS Channel Two, where he finally was promoted to Producer [...]

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Rita Grant

Rita’s career as a producer began in kindergarten, when she attempted to stage an inspired retelling of The Wizard of Oz. However, her career came to a sudden and tragic halt when Miss Binney rudely interrupted a major casting session, labeling it a major ‘class disruption’. More recently, [...]

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Julie Janata

Julie Janata is an Emmy Award-winning producer, a director and editor, sculpting acclaimed narrative and documentary features that have won more than 17 awards around the world.  She imbues them with all the richness of story and character she learned while working on Oscar and Emmy winning productions on three continents for [...]

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Jeff Johns

Jeff Johns is an award winning photographer, journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. He has lived and worked in Thailand, the Philippines and Bangladesh, and continues to pursue projects both domestically and abroad. Recently, in early 2012, Johns finished producing his fifth documentary “STIGMA”, which [...]

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Mindy Pomper Johnson

Mindy Pomper Johnson is a producer/director with over 15 years experience in documentaries. A Native New Yorker, she graduated from Queens College, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She got started working as a production coordinator on feature films and movies of the [...]

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Zack Johnson

“Zack of all trades” is currently the Media Producer and weekend Technical Producer at Lake Avenue Church. Zack has worked as a freelance editor/producer for over eight years and spent much of his time telling stories of those involved in the community and making a big difference in [...]

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Art Kellner

Art Kellner is a creative storyteller whose primary craft is editing. He is also a director and shooter with professional experience in many forms of media creation. Art’s career spans three decades beginning as a news cameraman for the CBS affiliate in San Diego, where he also worked [...]

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Jon Lake

Jon Lake is currently working on a visual journalism degree at the Brooks Institute in Ventura, California.  “Meeting people is always better than just making a photo of someone. The photo simply helps me tell their story to others. That’s what is most important to me; telling peoples [...]

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Daniel Landin

Daniel Landin is an aspiring writer-director who has worked on several short films. He has studied film production at Riverside Community College and most recently at the University of Southern California. He is proud to be a part of this project. View Daniel’s video here.       [...]

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Shun Lee and Caren Bream

Along with being an actor, writer, and producer, Shun Lee has been the CEO & Creative Principal of Genuine Productions, LLC, since 2008. He is also the President & Creative Director of The Greenhouse Arts & Media, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of creative professionals, and sits on its [...]

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Jeff Lengyl

Jeff Lengyl is an award-winning creator, producer-director of film, television and web entertainment with extensive experience in development and production. A Directing Fellow graduate of the American Film Institute, whose original film, Just For a Laugh with Robin Williams, was recently sold to I-Tunes. With Jackson/McHenry/Warner Productions he [...]

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Gina Long

Well, I am Gina Long, who goes by gishmoon, (my alter-ego) girlie-q, (if you’re my hubby Steven), and mom, (to my beautiful son, Nolan). I’m a passionate, sort of unusual, quirky, old-soul with a true penchant for imagery, story telling and design. I like to feel and reflect [...]

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Bill Megalos

Bill Megalos is a filmmaker, director, cinematographer and teacher who has made over 30 full-length documentaries for PBS, the BBC and Channel 4 (UK). His documentaries including Aretha, Paris is Burning, the Emmy Award-winning W. Eugene Smith with Peter Riegert for American Masters, A Night in Havana-Dizzy Gillespie [...]

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Marc Miller

Marc Miller has enjoyed winning numerous awards for his work as cinematographer and editor during his 38-year career. After attending Columbia College in Chicago during the early ’70s he held staff positions in Chicago and New York. Since returning from New York in 1975, Marc had free-lanced from [...]

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Rick Mills

Rick started in Television working as an engineer at network affiliates in Oregon and Tucson Arizona. After establishing himself in the industry he moved to Phoenix and soon found a niche in Production. An opportunity to work on the 1984 Olympics came along and so did a move [...]

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Eric Mofford

Eric Mofford is a producer and director that has been involved in over 50 film, television and on-line productions and numerous music videos. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Manager on another 30 feature films and television programs, including the Emmy award-winning “24,” Clockwatchers, Kalifornia [...]

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Lindsay Mofford

Director/ Editor Lindsay Mofford began her career in Cambridge, MA with seminal documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. She worked closely with him for six years on 8 films, including Near Death and Missile.  At the same time, Mofford began her directing career, seeking  to find ways of weaving her [...]

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Josh Morton

Josh Morton’s cinematography is informed by the depth of his professional experience, which ranges from 16mm political documentary (Mayday, Hurry Tomorrow) to 65mm visual effects (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Brainstorm). He has photographed several NOVAs for PBS (The Beast of Loch Ness, Daredevils in the Sky) and [...]

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Diane Namm

Diane Namm is an award-winning writer-director-producer for stage and film. Her film production company, Lady of the Canyon, LLC is currently in development on a number of multi-media projects. Her award-winning films to date are Finding Hope, The Sacrifice, Telemafia, Great American Pigeon Race and Sasa. Her non-profit [...]

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Michael Newman

Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Michael Newman first worked in Los Angeles by developing an original concept for Lincoln’s “Rising Stars” film promotion, in which his original script was shot as a promotion for the new Lincoln MKS. While still finishing up a degree in Communications [...]

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Phil Ogden

Since seeing The Love Bug at age seven, Phil has had a passion for the movies. Chasing that dream he studied acting under Deke Anderson in LA landing extra work on shows like “Boy Meets World” and “Charmed.”  Writing and directing ended up being his true passion which [...]

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Roberto S. Oregel

Roberto S. Oregel is an independent filmmaker who has been writing, directing and producing documentary films for 18 years. His works represent a variety of film genres, including experimental, narrative, and documentary and deal with a range of subjects, from the creative process to the issues that impact [...]

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Angelo Pacifici

Angelo Pacifici is a director/cameraman, director of photography, photographer and writer who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in cinematography at USC. His work has encompassed hundreds of commercials, documentaries, music videos and narrative projects and has received various awards including Addy’s and Cleos. Pacifici’s client list is both national [...]

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Jonathan Pascual

A Los Angeles native, parent, former educator and a product of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Jonathan Pascual brings a well-rounded perspective to the Go Public Team. Prior to becoming a filmmaker Jonathan worked in several Southern California school districts including Compton, Palos Verdes, Inglewood and Redondo [...]

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Ben Proudfoot

Ben Proudfoot is a native of Nova Scotia and an alumnus of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Upon his graduation in 2012, Proudfoot founded Breakwater Studios Ltd., establishing the company’s headquarters in the building where Walt Disney started his business in 1923. Based on the collaborative principles of [...]

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Stefan Rhys

Stefan Rhys is a product of the Pasadena Unified School District attending Eliot Middle School & Blair High School between the years of 1986 – 1991. Since then, he has been employed as a filmmaker and media professional. Stefan’s work is diverse, and includes Independent narrative and documentary [...]

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Danielle L. Ross

Danielle is a Pasadena, CA native. Outside of her dreams of wanting to become an Astronaut, she has always loved the cinema and after an impressive five feature films, her love still remains. In her sophomore year of college before taking her first film course, Danielle convinced her [...]

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Craig Sabin

Craig Sabin is a proud parent of a Pasadena public school daughter. He has a background in sketch comedy and improvisation, and has acted in a number of cult horror films, most recently Slime City Massacre. He has written for HBO, Disney, TNT and Showtime. He is the [...]

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William Stetz

William Stetz has generated film production and photography works from the earliest days of his career. He has filled the roles of art director, production designer, sound crew, camera and lighting crew, still photographer, producer and director. His early work in the television industry and for many years [...]

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Tamir Yardenne

While attending New York University Tamir Yardenne was asked to join the Negro Ensemble Company, where he performed several Off-Off Broadway productions. He can be seen starring with Jada Pinkett Smith on “Hawthorne” as Vernon. His past television guest spots include, “Dexter”, “NYPD Blue”, “The Young and the [...]