Festival Selection Committee

Joining our 2019 Showrunner Judges will be our Selection Committee of industry professionals. As Screeners for the North Fork TV Festival they work with the Showrunner Judges to select the pilots that best exemplify the spirit of independent TV. 

 
 
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KRISTINE ACEVEDO

Kristine found a way to turn her love of television content, event planning and acute attention to detail into a career. She currently works as Executive Assistant to the EVP of Americas at all3media International where she manages the New York Office and assists with local screenings and international television markets within the U.S. Before joining all3media International, 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 & Operational Management. She also had a stint working in the fashion industry for Michael Kors ready to wear.  


CARLY BAGGETT

Carly Baggett is an Associate Producer at Film45, working creatively with directors and executive producers to craft and deliver documentaries that reach a wide audience and make a strong impact across multiple platforms. Carly began her career as the assistant to Academy Award-Winning Director, Davis Guggenheim. She worked with Guggenheim for several years and eventually transitioned to the director’s producing team. She worked on a variety of projects from conception through delivery including TEACH, THE DREAM IS NOW, HE NAMED ME MALALA, as well as several short form pieces and commercials. She worked closely with both the marketing and social impact teams on all films to create substantial campaigns to further project reach and influence. After her work with Guggenheim, Carly pivoted to scripted film and television, working at Sony-based production company, Matt Tolmach Productions. She worked on the development and production of blockbuster films such as JUMANJI and VENOM, as well as several independent films and TV shows. Following the completion of these projects, Carly returned to documentaries as an Associate Producer at Film45 where she is now on her second project with company. She works on both long-form documentary projects as well as branded content pieces for high profile clients. Carly was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She majored in Media Arts and Entertainment at Elon University. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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MAGDALENE BRANDEIS

Magdalene Brandeis is a Producer, Novelist, and the Director of the MFA Program in Film at Stony Brook University. Getting her start in development at Hollywood Pictures and Caravan Pictures, she went on to translate and adapt French films, and produce television series and pilots for ABC, AMC, Bravo, and MTV. Most recently, Magdalene became a juror for the Writers Lab.


sean flax

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).
Since leaving traditional journalism, his independent work has appeared on CBS, NBC Sports, USA Today, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated and many other distribution platforms. He currently has a number of TV and film projects in development/production with top partners and talent in the entertainment industry.
Sean is based in Manhattan, where he was born, and graduated from the University of Michigan.

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Jason klorfein

Jason is a Motion Picture/TV Literary agent at The Gersh Agency based in New York.



Gabi mayers

Gabriel Mayers is a media professional with over six years of experience in television and digital content. She got her start in television as an intern for Oxygen Digital content and has since reviewed developing programming at MTV, FOX Broadcasting Company, Comedy Central, and Universal Kids. In her career, she aims to support the future of diverse narratives through the knowledge of and professional experience in all aspects of the business of storytelling. She is currently working on a ESPN’s 30/30 docuseries.

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KYLE O'DONNELL

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.


PJ POSNER

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 a one-hour drama pilot for 3311 Productions (In a World, Brigsby Bear).


 

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