FOUNDERS

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Noah ANd Lauren Doyle

Lauren Doyle is an associate in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. 

Jonathan Shafter

Jonathan Shafter is an investor in the financial services sector.


ARTISTIC TEAM

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Christina wayne
Festival Director

Christina Wayne is CEO of Assembly Entertainment, with an overall deal at ITV Studios America, where she develops and produces scripted dramas worldwide for cable and digital platforms. She currently is executive producer, with Jim Carrey, on Showtime's I’m Dying Up Here.

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Jerry Foley
Artistic Director

Jerry Foley is an American Director and Producer formerly with The Late Show with David Letterman. He is an Executive Producer and Director of the Live on Letterman concert series. He has 8 DGA Award nominations and 21 Emmy nominations—a record for a single person working on a variety series.

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BILL PERSKY
FESTIVAL CHAIRMAN

Bill Persky is a 5 time Emmy Award winning writer, director and producer for shows such as the Dick Van Dyke ShowThat GirlSid CaesarBill Cosby and Kate And Allie

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PRODUCTION TEAM

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Michaela Qvale
Producer

Gersh Agency

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LeaH Caddigan
Producer

Indie Director/Producer

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Justin Skelly
Assoc. Producer

Columbia U Class of 2019


SEASONAL STAFF

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Kyle Trobman
Director of communications

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John Zamoiski
chief Marketing officer

Partner AdLarge Media

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Cathy Boyle
Director of Sponsors

 
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Andrea Spiegel
Senior adviser

VSA Partners

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Harlan FriedmAn
EVENTS MANAGER

Harlan Agency