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.
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A co-founder of CNBC and 23-year veteran of NBCUNIVERSAL, Bridget Baker 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.Today Baker serves as a director on the board of Alaska’s largest diversified communications provider, GCIAK (Nasdaq: GNCMA), as well as several non-profit boards including her alma mater, Pitzer College. 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.” After growing up in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau, Baker began her career on Capitol Hill as an aide to the late US Senator Ted Stevens. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and family.
Giovanni Borghese moved to the North Fork of Long Island when his family acquired Hargrave Vineyard, Long Island's founding vineyard. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Entrepreneurship in 2010 from Suffolk University in Boston, MA then eventually moved to NYC and worked in digital media sales for two years. Next, he ran a Castskills B&B for one year before an opportunity to help sail a yacht to Cuba arrived. This lead to eight months of sailing/working on four different yachts while exploring many islands in the Caribbean and ultimately sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer of 2014, shortly after the crossing, Giovanni returned to take the helm at Borghese Vineyard and continues the family business today. Giovanni has backpacked most of Europe and the Caribbean and hopes to continue to travel the world as the opportunity allows.
After graduating NYU in film, Jon Brandeis learned the ropes working as a PA, soundman, DP, director, producer, editor, writer, showrunner and executive producer. This progression started with corporate clients, and expanded to universities, cable and broadcast networks, theatrically released independent films and projects for the web. Brandeis has led small teams in the field around the world as well as staffs of over 150 in offices in New York and LA. As a showrunner, he’s frequently developed, written, directed and edited the pilot for a series. 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. More than anything else, what drives Jon toward excellence is his passion for creating or just being part of a community of skilled professionals, as both a leader and an employee.
Chris Davis is the Head of Television for Echo Lake Entertainment shepherding more than 30 projects in development including series, mini-series and television movies. During his tenure there, Chris and the team at Echo Lake have set up a two-hour film with HBO about the making of The Godfather, a period miniseries with The BBC and the company’s first series Van Helsing, one of SyFy’s highest rated shows which is set to return this fall for its second season. Prior to joining Echo Lake, Chris worked at A&E for over a decade, 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.” He holds a degree from University of Hartford and lives in Los Angeles.
Perri Dorset is the Vice President, Communications at Bonnier Corp, where she oversees corporate communications and public relations for the media company’s 30-plus brands. Perri has established herself as a highly respected and versatile communications strategist within print and digital media. 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. There she directed editorial and business communications for established brands including— The New Yorker, WWD, W, Gourmet, andGQ — and the launch of Portfolio.
Perri graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lives in Tribeca and Southold with her husband and their daughter.
Bridget grew up on the East Coast and 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. No longer able to ignore the entrepreneurial itch, she and her husband 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 flying drones over the beautiful landscapes that encompass the North Fork or chatting up guests at her Bed and Breakfast in Greenport, NY.
Lindsay Firestone manages film efforts for Bloomberg Philanthropies by supporting and developing projects that spark conversation, action and impact. In this capacity, Lindsay leads partnerships with storytellers, festivals and non-profit organizations and 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. 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. Lindsay served as a co-producer on From the Ashes, and through her work at the foundation has consulted on other documentary projects, including the 2017 Sundance hit STEP.
Sean Flax is an award-winning journalist and director/producer that has worked for numerous major media corporations including the BBC, Eurovision, NHK, and Time Warner Cable (Spectrum) - where his content was seen by millions of viewers. 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. He is based in New York City, where he was born, and graduated from the University of Michigan.
Mark is a former Director of Content Development at Twitter, which acquired his Trendrr company and the television ratings (can we be more precise or distinctive?) system he created. Previously, he was a founder of Wiredset, a digital agency and technology incubator. He was a Senior Vice President for Online Services at Sony's Columbia Records, in charge of music-video and TV placements. He was a curator at last year's "Public, Private, Secretâ€ exhibition at the International Center of Photography and has been an Associate Producer with BBC Pictures. His early work on information security was cited by the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during a Senate hearing.
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 is the owner of HK Media Group, a full service media and marketing company. Heidi spent the first part of her career in the music business working with Delsener Slater, and then as a principal of the HORDE Festival, The Beastie Boys Tibet Freedom Concerts, Woodstock 99, Live 8 and The Paris Concert for Amnesty before moving into broadcast television as a producer and talent executive.She’s produced high-profile multi-camera entertainment specials all over the world including award shows, music concert broadcasts, fashion specials, pop-culture projects and branded corporate partnerships for networks including NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH1, E!, ESPN, FOX, Spike TV, Univision, Bravo and Comedy Central. Notable projects include VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, MTV VMAs, Elite Model Look World Finale Shanghai, Audioslave Live In Havana, Cuba, New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop, Nokia Presents Rihanna and Jay-Z Live From Brixton Academy London, NBC Macy’s July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular, NBC Christmas and Rockefeller Center, Fashion Rocks development in Abu Dhabi and Brazil, Two Super Bowl projects with ABC and Jimmy Kimmel Live, A Night To Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF hosted by Madonna and Gucci and A race To The Top with The White House and Viacom. Heidi also owns the boutique LIDO in Greenport, and resides part time in Orient.
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.
Nathalie is a Talent Producer for the digital comedy network Above Average. Previously she served as the Assistant Director of 92Y Talks at the 92nd Street Y where she led the programming efforts for pop-culture and entertainment related events. She's also held positions in TV development at Radical Media and in film marketing and publicity at PMK*BNC. Nathalie is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Yvonne is a poet, creative producer, business strategist and author of The Wheelhouse Café, a novel with a songscape. After playing a Triple Word Score role at the National SCRABBLE Association for several years, Yvonne launched her communications firm liebleinassociates 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 is a social impact producer using stories, art, film, and technology to change the world. Nel is a Principal at The Raben Group where she leads the firm’s Social Impact Entertainment practice area. She also serves as Director of the Raben_Impact Arts for Change Initiative, connecting artists and social entrepreneurs with movement leaders, innovative strategy, resources, and opportunities to ensure lasting progressive change. An expert in impact media, Nel helps her clients harness the power of great storytelling to engage the public and catalyze change. With over a decade of experience at the intersection of entertainment and advocacy, she has used stories and art to help move the needle on important civil and human rights issues, including sexual assault, criminal justice, islamophobia, and immigration. Prior to joining the Raben team, Nel was a Partner at Picture Motion where she led the Washington, DC office. 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, Newtown, The Return, Racing Extinction, and Food Chains, among others.
Greg is an award-wining 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 also nominated for an Academy Award and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actress for Janet McTeer. Since he has created and/or 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, indie cult favorite The Slaughter Rule with Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams, and the recently released Warrior with Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte for Lionsgate.
Jim O’Doherty 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”. His work on Third Rock” won him two Golden Globes, and three Emmy nominations. From there Jim went on to be a Co Ex 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 is a junior 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.
Bob Okun 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. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in economics from Duke University.
Brent Pelton fell in love with Greenport, and specifically Stirling Square, when he had dinner in the square during the summer of 2011. Several years later Brent had the opportunity to purchase the square and, after substantial renovations, has 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.
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, a comedy/thriller satirizing the cutthroat competition for admission to medical school, 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, a thriller starring Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210) about a man desperate to find a transplant donor for his dying wife. Last Breath premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Variety called it “a solid, thoughtful little thriller... [that] keeps you guessing right until the end and even past it.” His following movie, The Next Big Thing, a light-hearted satire of the art world, which he co-wrote and directed, opened to rave reviews. The New York Times called it, “a deftly satisfying, comically coherent sendup of the world of art... that does with a lighter hand for art what The Producers does for show business.” PJ has served as Executive Producer of three other films including Secretary, an offbeat love story starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and The Dying Gaul, written and directed by renowned playwright Craig Lucas. He wrote a screenplay for a remake of the 1960 cult classic Horror Hotel for producers Nancy Tenenbaum (sex, lies & videotape, Daytrippers, Meet The Parents) and Jeffrey Korchek (former Universal Pictures executive). Currently, PJ is developing a one-hour drama for 3311 Productions (In a World, Brigsby Bear).
Executive Chef Noah Schwartz, 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.
Andrea Spiegel is a 20+ year branding and marketing veteran who built her career on developing integrated brand solutions, building businesses and leading teams for many iconic travel, lifestyle, and challenger brands. Andrea is currently a Partner at VSA, the award-winning, design-driven creative agency, leading and growing their NY office. Previous roles include EVP of Account Management at Leo Burnett, head of Sales and Marketing at JetBlue and founding CMO of Virgin America, to name a few. Andrea currently resides in Greenwich CT and New Suffolk NY is thrilled to be a part of North Fork TV Festival.
Richard Vandenburgh, 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. Richard has developed numerous local contacts and is well known among local municipal government and business owners. Richard, is an active Boy Scout leader in his local troop, has two sons and resides with his wife of 25 years, Ann in her hometown of Southold, New York .
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 business partner 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 to the management platformwww.aquaresorts.com as well as larger investments like the creation and development of www.arlohotels.com in New York City, the award nominatedwww.anvilhotel.com in Jackson, Wyoming as well as his latest award winning www.soundviewgreenport.com . 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 who appreciate the math behind the art of today’s hotels. Prior to EPHP, Erik was previously a principal and managing director of Ramsfield Hospitality Finance a partnership between Carval Investors and Ramsfield Real Estate. In addition to helping launch the platform, during his tenure he was involved in over $325 million of hotel debt and equity investments. Prior to RHF, Warner was with Jones Lang Lasalle Hotels and HVS International. Erik Warner is a graduate of Cornell University.
Mara Webster is presently the Director of Panels & Special Events and an Associate Programmer for Tribeca Film Festival. She spearheads the highly respected Tribeca Talks series which has grown vastly in size and profile under her leadership. 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. Originally from England, she moved to New York in 2008.
David Wolthoff is an independent television and film producer with an interest in socially relevant projects. On the feature side, he was a producer of the Will Smith drama, “Concussion,” as well as of the Tribeca-premiering documentary, “I Voted?”, Executive Produced by Katie Couric. On the television side, Wolthoff has developed projects based upon books, articles and life rights, many of which have been set up at various networks, including FBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, USA and Lifetime. Wolthoff’s first development job was in Creative Affairs at the L.A. office of David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants production company. Subsequently, he spent more than a decade working with The Shuman Company, a preeminent literary management company in Hollywood.