Welcome Speaker: Patricia Alvarado Núñez
Currently the Co-Executive Producer of Stories from the Stage, a series about the art of true, personal storytelling (2020/2021 Webby Awards and 2022 Public Media Award), Patricia is an award-winning executive producer and series producer and has created, produced, and directed television documentaries, music specials, and series on social and cultural issues.
John Cini is President and Co-Founder of High Output, Inc., a lighting and technology company for film, TV, theatre, and events. John is committed to using his experience and resources to further the film community, which is why he has provided studios, professional equipment, and expertise to the “Backlit” series with WIFVNE.
Benjamin Davis is the Director of Studio Lab and oversees all the moving pieces that make Studio Lab a world class facility that drives creativity through community and cutting edge technology.
Arty Goldstein, the Co-Founder, Executive Producer & Facilitator of Ideas at Animus Studios, has always pursued the art of storytelling through television and film. After spending ten years reporting as an on-air personality in the New England sports scene, Arty decided to build his dream company. With the help of like-minded filmmakers and artists who love telling great stories while having the creative freedom to pursue passion projects...Animus Studios was born. It continues to thrive and grow as a premiere video creative production agency while inspiring everyone to engage in every project with courage, passion, and soul.
Christine Merser is the managing partner of Blue Shoe Content, a marketing company specializing in content creation for all media platforms. But more than marketing, she loves film and TV. Ten years ago, she started the podcast Screen Thoughts, a podcast reviewing all things on the screen from within a female lens. In addition, Christine has worked with filmmakers in expanding a film’s reach. Blue Shoe did the strategy and public relations around the documentary, India’s Daughter, in its bid for an Academy Award. Christine is a writer, and her first novel, Backgammon and Black Ops, will be on the stands in January, 2023. Read her personal blog at www.ChristineMerser.com.
Ellen Schmitt has been with Brickyard VFX for nearly 16 years and has made her career post-producing live action, 2D/3D animation and CG-heavy videos for broadcast and digital content. She has worked on major brands including Dunkin’ Donuts, Acura, Cadillac, Volvo, Royal Caribbean, Bank of America, Boston Dynamics, Progressive Insurance, Jack Daniel’s, CDC and more. In addition to being Head of Production at Brickyard, Ellen is also an instrumental part in the creative development for all projects taken on at the company.