Kristine Acevedo - All 3 Media
Before joining all3media International as Executive Assistant, Kristine worked at A+E Networks International assisting both the Creative and Programming departments. Her previous background includes several years in the hospitality business, specializing in Sales & Events as well as Operational Management.
Bridget Baker - Baker Media
A co-founder of CNBC and 23-year veteran of NBCUNIVERSAL, Bridget is the CEO of Baker Media, an independent consultancy focused on entertainment and tech companies. She was NBCU’s longtime President of Content Distribution and key senior executive, overseeing its $5 billion subscription revenue business. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards and corporate leadership recognition including the National Cable Television Association’s highest honor, “Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership.”
Giovanni Borghese - Borghese Winery
Giovanni moved to the North Fork of Long Island when his family acquired Hargrave Vineyard, Long Island's founding vineyard. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship in 2010 from Suffolk University in Boston then eventually moved to NYC and worked in digital media sales for two years. Giovanni then returned to take the helm at Borghese Vineyard and continues the family business today.
Jon Brandeis - PRODUCER
After graduating NYU in film, Jon learned the ropes working as a PA, soundman, DP, director, producer, editor, writer, showrunner and executive producer. Brandeis has led small teams in the entertainment field around the world as well as staffs of over 150 in offices in New York and LA. Jon believes that the planning and execution of an idea is as critical to the success of a project as the idea itself. Clients include AMC, PBS, Comedy Central, fX, Showtime, Bravo, ABC, Lifetime, VH1, MTV as well as numerous production companies, universities and corporations.
Eddie Brooks - BROOKSFILMS LIMITED
Eddie has worked for his families business Brooksfilms Limited (HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I, SPACEBALLS, THE PRODUCERS) for well over the past decade where he has overseen foreign distribution deals, investor relations and royalty settlements. Additionally, he has been an integral part of the production and business development teams for Mel Brooks’ theatrical endeavors (THE PRODUCERS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN) for the Broadway, West End and touring productions. Through the years he has sat behind the board for some of music's historic recording sessions as both a producer and an engineer. As an associate partner at the Harlan Agency, Eddie brings his business development and project management skills to many new and exciting projects in the music, film and theater spaces.
Chris Davis - ECHO Lake entertainment
Chris is the Head of Television for Echo Lake Entertainment shepherding more than 30 projects in development including series, mini-series and television movies. Prior to joining Echo Lake, Chris worked at A&E, first in the publicity department and then in movies and mini-series. From there he moved into scripted development, helping to launch A&E’s first two scripted drama series, THE CLEANER as well as THE BEAST. As Manager of Development and Current programming for A&E scripted series, he also oversaw BREAKOUT KINGS, LONGMIRE, BATES MOTEL, THOSE WHO KILL and THE RETURNED.
Perri Dorset - Bonnier Corp
Perri is the Vice President of Communications at Bonnier Corp where she oversees corporate communications and public relations for the media company’s 30-plus brands. She joined Bonnier from The Huffington Post, where she was Senior Executive Director, Global Communications. Prior to that Perri oversaw communications for the launch of The Atlantic’s global business website Quartz. Perri spent 12 years at Condé Nast as Executive Director, Corporate Communications, directing editorial and business communications for established brands including— The New Yorker, WWD, W, Gourmet, and GQ — and the launch of Portfolio.
Bridget Elkin - Daniel Gale Sotheby's International realty
Bridget began her career working in merchandising and brand development for LVMH in Hong Kong and San Francisco. She returned to New York City in 2010 to pursue a similar role with Ralph Lauren. She relocated to the North Fork of Long island in 2013 where she started a small creative agency that focused on social media consulting and visual content creation. Today, she continues to work with clients across the region and is currently a top producing Real Estate agent at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. In her free time she can be found chatting up guests at her Bed and Breakfast in Greenport, NY.
Lindsay Firestone - BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES
Lindsay manages film efforts for Bloomberg Philanthropies by supporting and developing projects that spark conversation, action, and impact. She also manages the development and execution of select special content projects on behalf of the foundation, including FROM THE ASHES, the first feature film documentary produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia, which she was a co-producer on. Following a successful launch at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and a 15-city screening tour activating local leaders around the world, the film was distributed globally by National Geographic in June of 2017.
Sean Flax - Director/ Producer
Sean is an award-winning producer/director that has worked for numerous major media corporations including the BBC, Eurovision, NHK, and Time Warner Cable (Spectrum). Since leaving traditional journalism, he has co-founded two media startups, and his independent work has appeared on CBS, NBC Sports, USA Today, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated and many other distribution platforms. Sean currently has several film and TV projects in development, ranging from a feature investigative documentary to a season-long sports show.
Mark is a former Director of Content Development at Twitter, which acquired his Trendrr company and the television ratings system. Previously, he was a founder of Wiredset, a digital agency and technology incubator, and Senior Vice President for Online Services at Sony's Columbia Records. He was a curator at the 2017 "Public, Private, Secret" exhibition at the International Center of Photography and has been an Associate Producer with BBC Pictures.
Liz Glotzer - King size productions
Liz is the president of King Size Productions, the company founded by Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of the acclaimed CBS show THE GOOD WIFE. Prior to this appointment in 2015, she was president of Castle Rock Productions (since 1996.) During her tenure, the company produced more than 90 films, including such iconic movies as: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, A FEW GOOD MEN, MISS CONGENIALITY, and BEST IN SHOW. Her production credits include: BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE MIST, and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. Prior to joining Castle Rock, she was an executive at the Samuel Goldwyn Company.
David GoodfrienD - Goodfriend Group
David, in partnership with his wife Sue, is the owner of the Goodfriend Group. A veteran of DC, David has had substantial experience in the executive and legislative branches and leverages his longstanding relationships to help advance your cause. Heralded for his outside-the-box thinking, David guides the rest of the team in developing the most creative and effective strategies for advocacy.
Heidi Kelso - HK Media Group
Heidi is the owner of HK Media Group, a full service media and marketing company. She’s produced high-profile multi-camera entertainment specials all over the world including award shows, music concert broadcasts, fashion specials and branded partnerships with all major networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, MTV Networks, FOX and more. Notable projects include two Super Bowls and countless special projects with Jimmy Kimmel Live, New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop, VH1/VOGUE Fashion Awards, Christmas In Rockefeller Center, Nokia Presents Rihanna and Jay-Z Live From Brixton Academy London, Audioslave Live in Cuba (documentary and concert), Elite Model Look World Finale Shanghai, Fashion Rocks Rio and more. Heidi also owns the boutique LIDO in Greenport, and resides part time in Orient.
Linda Kessler - Kessie
Linda has been a successful retailer in Manhattan and now exclusively Greenport for the past 25 years. Her love of business and care for the communities in which she lives and works led her to activism socially and commercially. She is a board member of the Greenport Improvement District and Co-Chair of the annual Maritime Festival.
CHARLES KIPPS - WRITER
Writer/Producer Charles Kipps has won an Emmy, Peabody, Humanitas Prize, and Mystery Writers Edgar Award. His TV credits include THE COSBY MYSTERIES, FATHERHOOD, LITTLE BILL, LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, EXILED: A LAW & ORDER MOVIE and the 25th Anniversary Columbo Special, A TRACE OF MURDER. His film credits include FAT ALBERT: THE MOVE, FRAME OF MIND, ZARRA’S LAW, and ANATOMY OF THE TIDE. Kipps is the author of the Conor Bard Mysteries. Kipps has received numerous gold records and Broadcast Music awards while writing and producing songs for artists such as: Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Melba Moore, and Temptations lead singer David Ruffin (for whom he wrote the hit single "Walk Away From Love.").
JASON KLORFEIN - The GERSH AGENCY
Jason is a motion picture and television literary agent at The Gersh Agency in New York. Prior to this he was a manager and producer at AMC Networks and Sundance TV. Jason Klorfein's credits include: the feature RICHARD'S WEDDING (Onur Tukel, 2012) which was distributed theatrically by Factory 25 and won awards at the Sarasota Film Festival and SideWalk Film Festival. He has also served as Associate Producer on THE FOXY MERKINS (Madeleine Olnek, 2013) which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Nathalie Kohen - Above Average
Nathalie Kohen is an entertainment professional with over eight years of experience in talent, events, and strategic communications. She currently serves as the Talent & Editorial Producer for Marvel Entertainment's New Media division. Prior, she served as the Talent & Strategic Communications Producer at Broadway Video's digital studio Above Average. In 2012, she joined the 92nd Street Y to serve as the Assistant Director of 92Y Talks where she spearheaded programs with A-list talent such as Will Ferrell, Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Page, Julia Louis Dreyfus, George R.R. Martin and more.
Andrew Lessner - Discovery Communications
Andrew works in Development & Production for the Science Channel, part of Discovery Communications, LLC. He has been instrumental in the development of entertainment-driven series for Science, including MYTHBUSTERS JR, SCIJINKS and BATTLEBOTS; and works in production on established hit series such as: THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, MYTHBUSTERS, and HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS. Andrew has also contributed to other networks during his tenure at Discovery, including: Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Velocity, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
Yvonne Lieblein - Poet/ Producer
Yvonne is a poet, creative producer, business strategist and author of The Wheelhouse Café. Yvonne owns a communications firm Lieblein Associates LLC in 2003. A lifelong ombudsman for Greenport and the North Fork, she serves on the boards of the East End Tourism Alliance and Greenport Business Improvement District. Yvonne produces the annual poet / artist mashup Poetry at Poquatuck and is the founder of Wish Factory Inc, a non-profit that has been brightening the holiday season for local families in need since 1995.
Heidi Nel - The Raben Group
Heidi is a social impact producer using stories, art, film, and technology to change the world. Heidi is a Principal at The Raben Group where she leads the firm’s Social Impact Entertainment practice area. Prior to joining the Raben team, Heidi was a Partner at Picture Motion. There, she worked with organizations such as The Redford Center, the American Film Institute, and PBS to further social issues through targeted grassroots communications campaigns tied to award-winning films, such as THE HUNTING GROUND, NEWTON, THE RETURN, and RACING EXTINCTION, among others.
Greg O'Connor - SOLARIS ENTERTAINMENT
Greg is an award-winning film producer, content creator, and entrepreneur. He started his career in film in 1999 with TUMBLEWEEDS, an independent film that won the Filmmaker’s Award at Sundance, was nominated for an Academy Award, and won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for Janet McTeer. Since, he has created and produced films including MIRACLE with Kurt Russell for Disney, PRIDE & GLORY with Ed Norton, Colin Farrell and Jon Voigt for Warner Brothers, THE SMASHING MACHINE for HBO, and the recently released WARRIOR with Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte for Lionsgate.
Jim O'Doherty - Writer/Producer
Jim is a TV comedy writer, producer, and show creator. He grew up on Long Island where he started his career as a stand up comic at Governors Comedy Club in Levittown. Jim began his writing career as one of the driving forces behind the NBC show THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN. He won two Golden Globes and three Emmy nominations. From there Jim went on to be a Co-Executive Producer on the Fox comedy GROUNDED FOR LIFE. Jim has written TV comedy for all of the major networks and was one of the creators of the TRACY MORGAN SHOW for NBC.
Kyle O'Donnell - Late Night with Seth Meyers
Kyle is a talent booker at LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. After graduating from Georgetown University, he went on to enroll in the NBCUniversal Page Program where he worked with The Meredith Vieira Show, Saturday Night Live, and the Cable Entertainment Group.
Blessing Okorougo - Silicon valley community foundation
Blessing carries a decade of experience in the global development and philanthropic sector. Currently she is a philanthropic advisor with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation where she acts as a strategic advisor to corporations on how to advance their giving. A strong supporter of the arts, Blessing recently moderated a podcast featuring StubHub Foundation and Applied Materials to discuss how corporations can support strong communities through arts focused grantmaking. She is a current Steering Committee Member with the Peninsula Philanthropy Network and previously served as a Clinton Fellow in India.
Bob Okun - The O Team
Bob has over 35 years experience working in Washington DC, including 14 years in the executive and legislative branches of government where he served as the assistant secretary of education and as staff director of the House republican leadership offices. In addition, he has also worked for 16 years in the private sector as head of NBC Universal's Washington, DC government relations office. Bob is CEO of The O Team, lobbying on behalf of media companies and developing and developing TV content. He also is CEO of America Salutes You which produces nationally broadcast concerts benefiting military and first responder charities.
Brent Pelton - American Beech
Brent fell in love with Greenport during the summer of 2011. Several years later Brent had the opportunity to purchase Stirling Square and opened American Beech Restaurant & Hotel. With American Beech, Brent combines his passions for food, wine, and hospitality while getting to enjoy the Greenport community, farms, and waterways. When not working at American Beech, you can find Brent defending employee and plaintiffs’ rights at his Manhattan-based law firm or sailing his boat on Gardiner’s Bay.
PJ Posner - Director/ producer
Having spent his career as a director, writer, and producer of independent films, PJ has hands-on experience in every aspect of filmmaking. PJ’s first script, GETTING IN, marked the directorial debut of Doug Liman (SWINGERS, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, EDGE OF TOMORROW). PJ made his own directorial debut with his next script, LAST BREATH, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. PJ has served as Executive Producer of four other films including SECRETARY an offbeat love story starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Currently, PJ is developing a one-hour drama for 3311 Productions.
Noah Schwartz - Noah's
Executive Chef Noah, a native Long Islander and New England Culinary Institute alum, began his culinary career in Sonoma, California. Since its opening in 2010, noah’s has received numerous accolades and Chef Noah has been lauded by Best Chefs America in both 2012 and 2013. Chef Noah is the inspiration behind a cuisine that places great emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients from the North Fork and East End of Long Island.
Chris is legislative director for Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, leading Booker’s policy efforts on a range of issues in Congress. He was previously a senior policy advisor for Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee. Prior to his time in the U.S. Senate he worked for Public Citizen, the national consumer interest organization, and began his career as a reporter for various publications in New Jersey. He volunteers for a number of organizations focused on workforce development and criminal justice reform in the greater Washington DC area, and toils at writing plays for his kids and passersby.
Richard Vandenburgh - Greenport Brewing Company
Richard, Co-Founder of The Greenport Brewing Company, is also a local attorney with an extensive background in real estate development, business management and construction experience. Richard serves as President of the Greenport Business Improvement District and sits on the Board of Directors for the New York State Brewers Association, the Long Island Farm Bureau and the North Fork Promotion Council.
Erik Warner - Eagle point hotel Partners
Erik Warner is the co-founder and a lead principal in Eagle Point Hotel Partners (“EPHP”), a hotel real estate platform created in 2011 to transact value-add investments in the hotel sector. Since the founding of his company he and his partner Stephen Chan have placed over $600mm of equity in 17 investments that range from the off-the-grid 24-key wellbeing and educational experience www.lumeriamaui.com to the Waikiki phenomenon and award winning www.surfjack.com, as well as larger investments like the creation and development of www.arlohotels.com in New York City. Warner is also back into the management company arena with the start-up www.filamenthospitality.com which is a new type of hotel operator designed to manage hotels better than typical operators as the platform is owned by hotel owners.
Mara Webster - TRibeca Film FEstival
Mara is presently the Director of Panels & Special Events and an Associate Programmer for Tribeca Film Festival. She spearheads the highly respected Tribeca Talks series. Recent speakers have included Barbra Streisand, Alejandro Inarittu, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Christopher Nolan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Tina Fey and many more. She is also part of the film and television programming team, having helped to create Tribeca's inaugural television section at the festival in 2016. She has amassed several years of experience working film festivals including Sundance, Abu Dhabi, Nantucket, Hamptons, Rooftop Films, First Time Fest, Newfest and more.
David Wolthoff - Producer
David Wolthoff is a television and film producer with an interest in socially relevant projects. He was a producer of the Will Smith drama, “Concussion,” as well as of the Tribeca-premiering feature documentary, “I Voted?,” Executive Produced by Katie Couric. On the television side, Wolthoff has developed scripted projects set up at various networks, including FBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, USA and Lifetime. He is also an Executive Producer of an upcoming, uplifting “life makeover” reality show for Litton Entertainment.