co-chairs

 
 
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Partner, Principal Entertainment LA

Mark Armstrong

Mark is Co-chair of the North Fork TV Festival. His current passion project is called Big Dead Place, an eOne series with showrunner and director Tim Van Patten. He’s Emmy-nominated and is a partner at Principal Entertainment LA. Before that, he was a partner at the management firm Sanders Armstrong Caserta for over twenty years. The firm managed and developed such actors as Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), and the late James Gandolfini among others. Mark recently executive produced the Emmy-nominated The Night Of, a limited series for HBO. He received an Emmy nomination for executive producing Hemingway and Gelhorn, starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, on HBO. Other producing credits include the CBS pilot Taxi 22, starring John Leguizamo.

 
 
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PARTNER AND HEAD OF TV LITERARY DEPARTMENT, GERSH AGENCY

Roy Ashton

Roy is Co-chair of the North Fork TV Festival. He’s also the head of the TV Literary & Packaging Department at The Gersh Agency, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Prior to joining Gersh as Partner in November 2011, he spent thirteen years at CAA. Starting in the mailroom, he now functions in all areas of television, helping clients sell shows and package projects at the major networks and major cable and premium cable outlets. He has taught at USC’s Film School and founded the Junior Hollywood Radio & Television Society. A graduate of Columbia University, he now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

 
 
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PRODUCER, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

Haleigh Raff

Haleigh is Co-chair of the North Fork TV Festival. She’s a Producer at NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she runs the talent booking department. She books celebrities, actors, athletes, politicians, comedians, and up-and-coming talent for on-air appearances. Before that, she was a Talent Executive and Producer at shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the Martha Stewart Show, and the View. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides part time on the North Fork.

 
 
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ceo, assembly entertainment

Christina Wayne

Christina is Co-chair of the North Fork TV Festival. She’s also CEO of Assembly Entertainment, where she develops and produces scripted dramas worldwide for broadcast, cable, and digital platforms. She currently is executive producer, of the Youtube Premium pilot It’s a Man’s World with Showrunner Theresa Rebeck. She recently executive produced with Jim Carrey on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and is executive producer of a new series Mercury 13 with Jessica Chastain penned by Sully screenwriter Todd Komarnicki for ABC. Before running Assembly, she was President of Cineflix Studios, executive producing Copper for BBCA. And before that, she was head of scripted programming at AMC, where she oversaw Broken Trial, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and lives with her husband and daughter in New York.

 

 

 

Judges + screeners

pilot judges

Rockne S. O’Bannon
Theresa Rebeck

David Feige
David Greenwalt

pilot screeners

Carly Baggett
Sean Flax
Kyle O’Donnell
Kristine Acevedo
Jason Klorfein
Gabi Mayers
Magdalene Brandeis

script judges

Bob Abernethy
Justin Shaiffer
Jonathan Brandeis
Tom Russo
Andy Howell
James Darling
Heather Lynch
Sheetal Verma
Kimberly Barbour

script readers

Chris Slevin
Mindy Alyse
Andrew Lessner
Nathalie Kohen
Bianca Jamotte Leroux
Lindsay Torrey
Lukas Hassel


 

executive committee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Founder

Noah Doyle


Founder

Lauren Doyle


co-founder

Jonathan Shafter

NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD CO-CHAIR

Andrea Spiegel


NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD CO-CHAIR

John Zamoiski


LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR

Linda Kessler

 

ambassadors board

board chair

Christina Wayne

co-chair

Justin Skelly

co-chair

Michaela Qvale

board members

Andrew Lessner
Jack Greenbaum
Andrew Carlberg
David Wolthoff
Matthew Barbato
Kristine Acevedo
Arlyn Katz
Boon Saleem

AMBASSADOR BOARD co-CHAIR

Michaela Qvale

AMBASSADOR BOARD co-CHAIR

Justin Skelly


MEMBER

Craig Johnson

CHAIR EMERITUS

Bill Persky

 
 
 
 

 

local advisory board

 
 

Linda Kessler

Rich Vandenburgh

Shannon Goldman

Giovanni Borghese

Cathy Boyle

Erik Warner

Kara Hoblin

Linda Sweeney

Devin McMahon

Jim O'Doherty

Barbara Poliwoda

David Gamberg

 

 

festivaL stAFF

 

Director of Programming

Elias Plagianos


Director of Events

Harlan Friedman


Director of Theater Production & Operations

Kyle Trobman


Director of Production

Amanda Ramirez


Director of Children’s Programming

Sara Berliner


Creative Director

Jaclyn Costantino


Director of Digital

Josh Young


SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Nora Lin


Theater Operations coordinator

Arlynn Katz


Senior Adviser for Representation

Marian Koltai-Levine


Senior Adviser for Representation

Lee Meltzer

Senior Adviser for Representation

Sarah Caruso


Senior Adviser for Talent

Adri Palmieri


Senior Adviser for Talent

Christina Papadopolous

SCIENCE Adviser

Shobana Shankar


SCIENCE Adviser

Alex Mentzer