FEATURED MENTORS

HILLARY CUTTER Founder/EP @ Cutter Productions   Founder of NYC-based Cutter Productions, Hillary Cutter is a seasoned Executive Producer, impassioned entrepreneur and an industry leader in women’s diversity issues. She is currently a producer on a Tribeca Studios documentary about the rise of hip hop, as seen through the lens of fashion and the woman who created the genre's iconic looks. Cutter has successfully produced numerous national TV commercials and promos, as well as pioneered original programming (TV pilot Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector), docu-series (Viacom’s  Rebel Music  &  If I were King  – Sean John Documentary), branded content and video campaigns for ad agencies including BBDO, FCB and McCann, and brands including ABC, Under Armour and Budweiser.

HILLARY CUTTER
Founder/EP @ Cutter Productions

Founder of NYC-based Cutter Productions, Hillary Cutter is a seasoned Executive Producer, impassioned entrepreneur and an industry leader in women’s diversity issues. She is currently a producer on a Tribeca Studios documentary about the rise of hip hop, as seen through the lens of fashion and the woman who created the genre's iconic looks. Cutter has successfully produced numerous national TV commercials and promos, as well as pioneered original programming (TV pilot Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector), docu-series (Viacom’s Rebel Music & If I were King – Sean John Documentary), branded content and video campaigns for ad agencies including BBDO, FCB and McCann, and brands including ABC, Under Armour and Budweiser.

AUBREY SMYTH Commercial & Film Director, represented by Cutter Productions   Recently, Aubrey was a Grand Prize Winner for Moet Moment Film Festival sponsored by Moet & Chandon for her film "The Bout" and was a recipient of a $25,000 film grant. Aubrey won 1st Place for a Lipton Iced Tea spot and was runner-up for a Klondike spot both via MoFilm's International commercial competition. Her short films have played in film festivals across the USA.  Aubrey's notable clients include Mark Ruffalo via The Solutions Project, Priyanka Chopra via ABC, Busy Philips via Campbell's Soup Well Yes!, Chef Daniel Boulud via Umami Burger, Grey Advertising, Pantene Pro-V, Colgate, Clorox, TJ Maxx, Glamour and more.

AUBREY SMYTH
Commercial & Film Director, represented by Cutter Productions

Recently, Aubrey was a Grand Prize Winner for Moet Moment Film Festival sponsored by Moet & Chandon for her film "The Bout" and was a recipient of a $25,000 film grant. Aubrey won 1st Place for a Lipton Iced Tea spot and was runner-up for a Klondike spot both via MoFilm's International commercial competition. Her short films have played in film festivals across the USA.

Aubrey's notable clients include Mark Ruffalo via The Solutions Project, Priyanka Chopra via ABC, Busy Philips via Campbell's Soup Well Yes!, Chef Daniel Boulud via Umami Burger, Grey Advertising, Pantene Pro-V, Colgate, Clorox, TJ Maxx, Glamour and more.

JESSICA EDWARDS Commercial & Film Director, represented by Cutter Productions   With experience in sports, food, real people and more, she excels at telling lifestyle stories and has worked for brands including Kellogg's, Babies R Us, Novartis, Royal Bank of Canada, Sport Chek, Fit Factory Fitness, Bayer, Interval House, and Rethink Breast Cancer. She also directed the documentary, Stay Awhile, that premiered at The Hot Docs International Film Festival and is available on iTunes, Amazon and DirecTV in the US and Netflix in Canada. She’s currently in development on her next feature film, “Motherland”. While you’re waiting for the spring 2019 release, check out the trailer  here !

JESSICA EDWARDS
Commercial & Film Director, represented by Cutter Productions

With experience in sports, food, real people and more, she excels at telling lifestyle stories and has worked for brands including Kellogg's, Babies R Us, Novartis, Royal Bank of Canada, Sport Chek, Fit Factory Fitness, Bayer, Interval House, and Rethink Breast Cancer. She also directed the documentary, Stay Awhile, that premiered at The Hot Docs International Film Festival and is available on iTunes, Amazon and DirecTV in the US and Netflix in Canada. She’s currently in development on her next feature film, “Motherland”. While you’re waiting for the spring 2019 release, check out the trailer here!

BRITTANY ROSTRON   Founder/Executive Director at Female Artistic & Commercial Entrepreneur Support(FACES)   After 15 years of diverse experience in feature film, TV, and digital content ( LinkedIn ), Brittany decided to dedicate her life to helping women break into and develop their careers in this crazy industry she loves so much. She founded  Female Artistic & Commercial Entrepreneur Support, Inc. (FACES),  a nonprofit that offers women opportunities for real-world onset experience, job placement assistance and access to their own creative platform.

BRITTANY ROSTRON
Founder/Executive Director at Female Artistic & Commercial Entrepreneur Support(FACES)

After 15 years of diverse experience in feature film, TV, and digital content (LinkedIn), Brittany decided to dedicate her life to helping women break into and develop their careers in this crazy industry she loves so much. She founded Female Artistic & Commercial Entrepreneur Support, Inc. (FACES), a nonprofit that offers women opportunities for real-world onset experience, job placement assistance and access to their own creative platform.

BECCA FALBORN Senior Producer, Sound Lounge   Becca Falborn is the Senior Producer at Sound Lounge in NYC. Becca studied Broadcast Communications & Journalism at Manhattan College. She started out working in reality TV, and pursued an opportunity to transition into post-production. Beginning at Nice Shoes as a receptionist in 2014 and then onto Hogarth Worldwide. In April 2017, Becca began working at Sound Lounge as a Producer.

BECCA FALBORN
Senior Producer, Sound Lounge

Becca Falborn is the Senior Producer at Sound Lounge in NYC. Becca studied Broadcast Communications & Journalism at Manhattan College. She started out working in reality TV, and pursued an opportunity to transition into post-production. Beginning at Nice Shoes as a receptionist in 2014 and then onto Hogarth Worldwide. In April 2017, Becca began working at Sound Lounge as a Producer.

FARAH KHALID Commercial & Film, Director/Editor (The Remix)   Farah X graduated USC’s Film Program with honors in 2000 and soon after, she was flown out to NY to work with Mariah Carey — a relationship that is ongoing to this very day. In her several years working with Mariah, she has directed several projects for her and continues to be her personal editor. Besides being an editor to the stars, Farah’s first few directorial projects led Billboard magazine to name her one of the top ten up and coming directors.

FARAH KHALID
Commercial & Film, Director/Editor (The Remix)

Farah X graduated USC’s Film Program with honors in 2000 and soon after, she was flown out to NY to work with Mariah Carey — a relationship that is ongoing to this very day. In her several years working with Mariah, she has directed several projects for her and continues to be her personal editor. Besides being an editor to the stars, Farah’s first few directorial projects led Billboard magazine to name her one of the top ten up and coming directors.

NIKA OFFENBAC Executive Producer at And/Or   Nika Offenbac is a producer and director with a decade of experience working in advertising, film and television. Her award winning body of work spans, documentary, animation and more recently narrative story telling. She is currently the Executive Producer and a Partner at And/Or, a Brooklyn based creative studio that she helms with designer Kelli Miller and writer Kendra Eash. Known for it’s distinct point of view: bold, intelligent, subversive, and clever, And/Or creates brand campaigns, promos, show packaging, rebrands, films and whatever ‘content creators’ do these days.

NIKA OFFENBAC
Executive Producer at And/Or

Nika Offenbac is a producer and director with a decade of experience working in advertising, film and television. Her award winning body of work spans, documentary, animation and more recently narrative story telling. She is currently the Executive Producer and a Partner at And/Or, a Brooklyn based creative studio that she helms with designer Kelli Miller and writer Kendra Eash. Known for it’s distinct point of view: bold, intelligent, subversive, and clever, And/Or creates brand campaigns, promos, show packaging, rebrands, films and whatever ‘content creators’ do these days.

JUSTINE SIMONSON   Producer, Writer, Director of Non-Fiction media    Justine Simonson  is a producer and writer of documentary media and the owner of Co Lab Productions in New York City. She’s worked in various genres from investigative journalism to arts and entertainment, and her work has appeared on PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, and Showtime among other outlets. Her favorite topics to cover include travel and social issues.

JUSTINE SIMONSON
Producer, Writer, Director of Non-Fiction media

Justine Simonson is a producer and writer of documentary media and the owner of Co Lab Productions in New York City. She’s worked in various genres from investigative journalism to arts and entertainment, and her work has appeared on PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, and Showtime among other outlets. Her favorite topics to cover include travel and social issues.

JAMIE BAKER Freelance Audio Mixer & Sound Designer   Jamie Baker is an NYC-area based post production sound designer and educator. She originally studied audio engineering to help create original music, but ended up also designing sound for theater and creating post production audio for award winning projects. Today she continues to sculpt post production audio and enthusiastically shares her knowledge and experience with students of all ages.

JAMIE BAKER
Freelance Audio Mixer & Sound Designer

Jamie Baker is an NYC-area based post production sound designer and educator. She originally studied audio engineering to help create original music, but ended up also designing sound for theater and creating post production audio for award winning projects. Today she continues to sculpt post production audio and enthusiastically shares her knowledge and experience with students of all ages.

NIKI JANOWSKI Producer, Production Manager and 1st AD   Niki Janowski (Producer) has more than a decade of experience as a producer, production manager, production coordinator, and 1st and 2nd assistant director on features, documentaries, shorts, television, commercials, promos, music videos and corporate videos. She has also spent time as an art coordinator for an elite design studio. Though based in New York, she has had the opportunity to film in several locations all over the United States and internationally.

NIKI JANOWSKI
Producer, Production Manager and 1st AD

Niki Janowski (Producer) has more than a decade of experience as a producer, production manager, production coordinator, and 1st and 2nd assistant director on features, documentaries, shorts, television, commercials, promos, music videos and corporate videos. She has also spent time as an art coordinator for an elite design studio. Though based in New York, she has had the opportunity to film in several locations all over the United States and internationally.

MARIA RAPETSKAYA Founder & Creative Director, Undefined Creative   Inspired artist. Inspiring leader. Dedicated pay-it-forward give-backer. Hands-on creating. Writing, speaking and occasionally teaching. Internationally honored, screened and published. Travel addict at sixty-six countries across six continents and counting. (Free travel tips with any project purchase.)

MARIA RAPETSKAYA
Founder & Creative Director, Undefined Creative

Inspired artist. Inspiring leader. Dedicated pay-it-forward give-backer. Hands-on creating. Writing, speaking and occasionally teaching. Internationally honored, screened and published. Travel addict at sixty-six countries across six continents and counting. (Free travel tips with any project purchase.)

KRISTEN PALADINO Casting Director and Founder, Paladino Casting   Casting Director. Entrepreneur. Problem-Solver. Strategist. Photographer. Entertainment Industry Enthusiast. Kristen considers herself a heart-led business owner and has been working in Entertainment as a Casting Director, Producer and Consultant since 2002. She firmly believes in the drive of her passion and intuition through experiencing the first-hand results of trusting her instincts in her life and work.

KRISTEN PALADINO
Casting Director and Founder, Paladino Casting

Casting Director. Entrepreneur. Problem-Solver. Strategist. Photographer. Entertainment Industry Enthusiast. Kristen considers herself a heart-led business owner and has been working in Entertainment as a Casting Director, Producer and Consultant since 2002. She firmly believes in the drive of her passion and intuition through experiencing the first-hand results of trusting her instincts in her life and work.

MEGHAN DINEEN Producer, SYFY WIRE at NBCUniversal Media, LLC   Meghan Dineen is currently employed as a Producer for SYFY WIRE, a genre news website that is part of the Syfy network at NBCUniversal. In her position she executes multiplatform video projects and live events while also developing creative strategies for content distribution. Working for NBCU for the past 5 years Meghan has managed a multitude of projects varying from live action, animation, editorial and social/digital. Her time at NBCU began in 2013 when she joined the Chiller marketing team but her career started however in reality TV, working on several cable docu-series for the Emmy award winning company, Gigantic! Productions and interning in development at North South Productions.

MEGHAN DINEEN
Producer, SYFY WIRE at NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Meghan Dineen is currently employed as a Producer for SYFY WIRE, a genre news website that is part of the Syfy network at NBCUniversal. In her position she executes multiplatform video projects and live events while also developing creative strategies for content distribution. Working for NBCU for the past 5 years Meghan has managed a multitude of projects varying from live action, animation, editorial and social/digital. Her time at NBCU began in 2013 when she joined the Chiller marketing team but her career started however in reality TV, working on several cable docu-series for the Emmy award winning company, Gigantic! Productions and interning in development at North South Productions.

ANN MARIE MORRIS Senior Producer, Multi-Media, Production, Integrated Marketing, Audible, Inc.   As founder of AM:PM Creative Management Consulting, I provided branding and marketing services to major clients, including NBC Universal, Essence Digital (GroupM) on Google account, USA TODAY, UniFrance, and Click 3X.

ANN MARIE MORRIS
Senior Producer, Multi-Media, Production, Integrated Marketing, Audible, Inc.

As founder of AM:PM Creative Management Consulting, I provided branding and marketing services to major clients, including NBC Universal, Essence Digital (GroupM) on Google account, USA TODAY, UniFrance, and Click 3X.

SARAH KERLIN Rental Manager at TCS   Sarah Kerlin is the creator/director of the YouTube webseries, 'Film Life Rules', a how-to series for set behavior and etiquette. She is also the creator of the upcoming podcast, Anxious AF, where people share stories and experiences with anxiety. She is currently the senior rental manager at TCS, a film/television camera rental house in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. Follow her at @sarahkerlin on Instagram or the podcast at @anxiousafshow on all platforms for updates.

SARAH KERLIN
Rental Manager at TCS

Sarah Kerlin is the creator/director of the YouTube webseries, 'Film Life Rules', a how-to series for set behavior and etiquette. She is also the creator of the upcoming podcast, Anxious AF, where people share stories and experiences with anxiety. She is currently the senior rental manager at TCS, a film/television camera rental house in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. Follow her at @sarahkerlin on Instagram or the podcast at @anxiousafshow on all platforms for updates.

PATRICE FRANCOIS Co-Founder and Director at Imagine This  Women’s International Film Festival   Patrice Francois is a Haitian-American actor, writer, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder, and program director of Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, a Brooklyn-based film festival that aims to celebrate and empower independent and aspiring women filmmakers from around the world. Continuing with her mission, she launched Girl Power Film + Media Summit and recently curated Ladies Rocking the Lens, a film series celebrating local cinema.

PATRICE FRANCOIS
Co-Founder and Director at Imagine This
Women’s International Film Festival

Patrice Francois is a Haitian-American actor, writer, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder, and program director of Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, a Brooklyn-based film festival that aims to celebrate and empower independent and aspiring women filmmakers from around the world. Continuing with her mission, she launched Girl Power Film + Media Summit and recently curated Ladies Rocking the Lens, a film series celebrating local cinema.

SUSIE FRANCOIS Co-Founder and Director at Imagine This  Women’s International Film Festival   Susie Francois is the co-founder and director of development of Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival. Her passion is to help develop people in ways that improve their working and personal lives and to promote cultural change. Together with her daughter, Patrice, they launched Girl Power Film + Media Summit and Ladies Rocking the lens to continue their support of women storytellers.

SUSIE FRANCOIS
Co-Founder and Director at Imagine This
Women’s International Film Festival

Susie Francois is the co-founder and director of development of Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival. Her passion is to help develop people in ways that improve their working and personal lives and to promote cultural change. Together with her daughter, Patrice, they launched Girl Power Film + Media Summit and Ladies Rocking the lens to continue their support of women storytellers.

JENDRA JARNAGIN Director of Photography/Cinematographer   Jendra Jarnagin is an award winning DP with over 25 years experience working in feature films, episodic television and online series, commercials, music videos, documentaries and VR. Her films have been shown at the Whitney Museum, the UN, Sundance and Camerimage. She has shot TV series for ABC, FOX, PBS, and Hulu and ad campaigns for Maybelline, Estée Lauder, Shea Moisture, Adidas, Canon and Lincoln.

JENDRA JARNAGIN
Director of Photography/Cinematographer

Jendra Jarnagin is an award winning DP with over 25 years experience working in feature films, episodic television and online series, commercials, music videos, documentaries and VR. Her films have been shown at the Whitney Museum, the UN, Sundance and Camerimage. She has shot TV series for ABC, FOX, PBS, and Hulu and ad campaigns for Maybelline, Estée Lauder, Shea Moisture, Adidas, Canon and Lincoln.

KATE PHELAN Director of Photography/Cinematographer   After years as a union gaffer lighting such films as GIRLFIGHT, PIECES OF APRIL & SUNSHINE STATE,  Kate  began shooting full time in 2005. In 2009 she lensed the first season of TOSH.0 and the Emmy nominated web series HONESTY, both for Comedy Central. She’s shot half hour pilots for MTV & VH1, five features and over 100 promos & commercials. She’s most recently shot for AMAZON, ABC & TBS. She’s been a member of the International Cinematographers Guild for 12 years.

KATE PHELAN
Director of Photography/Cinematographer

After years as a union gaffer lighting such films as GIRLFIGHT, PIECES OF APRIL & SUNSHINE STATE, Kate began shooting full time in 2005. In 2009 she lensed the first season of TOSH.0 and the Emmy nominated web series HONESTY, both for Comedy Central. She’s shot half hour pilots for MTV & VH1, five features and over 100 promos & commercials. She’s most recently shot for AMAZON, ABC & TBS. She’s been a member of the International Cinematographers Guild for 12 years.

MEG KETTELL Director of Photography/Cinematographer   Meg Kettell is a cinematographer based in New York City. She owns an Arri Alexa camera and shoots commercials, narrative films, documentaries and branded content. A member of IATSE Local 600 [International Cinematographers Guild] and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Meg won the Bahoric-Meisel Award for Women Cinematographers two years in a row. She works with some of the best film crews in New York City and around the globe and her cinematography has screened at numerous film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

MEG KETTELL
Director of Photography/Cinematographer

Meg Kettell is a cinematographer based in New York City. She owns an Arri Alexa camera and shoots commercials, narrative films, documentaries and branded content. A member of IATSE Local 600 [International Cinematographers Guild] and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Meg won the Bahoric-Meisel Award for Women Cinematographers two years in a row. She works with some of the best film crews in New York City and around the globe and her cinematography has screened at numerous film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

LAUREN MAGURA Co-Founder & CEO, Cinematcher   Lauren’s career in the media and film industry began at NBC Universal in the media operations center, supporting dozens of networks and the 2012 London Olympics. Since then, she’s worked in publicity and promotions for Universal Pictures, and has implemented and worked red carpet premieres, press junkets, celebrity public appearance tours, screening programs, radio interview tours, and more. Lauren’s love for film also enabled her to gain years of experience in film production, which led her to found her own company called Cinematcher. Cinematcher is a job placement, employee management and complete HR solution for the entertainment, and focuses on encouraging diversity inclusion and gender parity. She is also the co-founder of the Act4Wards - recognizing resilient leaders breaking diversity barriers and shattering glass ceilings in art, cinema and tech.

LAUREN MAGURA
Co-Founder & CEO, Cinematcher

Lauren’s career in the media and film industry began at NBC Universal in the media operations center, supporting dozens of networks and the 2012 London Olympics. Since then, she’s worked in publicity and promotions for Universal Pictures, and has implemented and worked red carpet premieres, press junkets, celebrity public appearance tours, screening programs, radio interview tours, and more. Lauren’s love for film also enabled her to gain years of experience in film production, which led her to found her own company called Cinematcher. Cinematcher is a job placement, employee management and complete HR solution for the entertainment, and focuses on encouraging diversity inclusion and gender parity. She is also the co-founder of the Act4Wards - recognizing resilient leaders breaking diversity barriers and shattering glass ceilings in art, cinema and tech.

JESS PETERSON CEO & Creative Producer, Mighty Oak   Jess Peterson leads business dev, operations, and concept development at Mighty Oak, an award-winning creative studio specializing in hand-made animation and design. Her background in music production and museum communications taught her how to solve problems, tell stories, and connect with audiences. As CEO & Creative Producer at Mighty Oak, she’s led campaigns for clients such as Netflix, HBO, Airbnb, NBC, G.E, Estee Lauder, and many more. To date, their work has reached over 300 million views across platforms, receiving accolades from Vulture, BroadwayWorld, Brooklyn Magazine, Fusion, Adobe’s Create Magazine, Mashable, Daily Mini, and Inc.com.

JESS PETERSON
CEO & Creative Producer, Mighty Oak

Jess Peterson leads business dev, operations, and concept development at Mighty Oak, an award-winning creative studio specializing in hand-made animation and design. Her background in music production and museum communications taught her how to solve problems, tell stories, and connect with audiences. As CEO & Creative Producer at Mighty Oak, she’s led campaigns for clients such as Netflix, HBO, Airbnb, NBC, G.E, Estee Lauder, and many more. To date, their work has reached over 300 million views across platforms, receiving accolades from Vulture, BroadwayWorld, Brooklyn Magazine, Fusion, Adobe’s Create Magazine, Mashable, Daily Mini, and Inc.com.

DANA BOL Creative Editor, Nice Shoes   Dana Bol has been a creative editor for 20 years, editing commercial content for Gillette, HP, US Navy, Esquire, Heineken, Nautica and Ford as well as experiential multi-screen installation projects for L’Oreal, NBC Universal, and WWE. She studied avant-garde cinema at the University of Colorado, Boulder, engendering a lifelong passion for expressive cinema and multi-layered imagery. In addition to her ability to craft a story through editing, Dana is experienced in working in motion graphics, animation and compositing; and has an Associates Degree in experiential space design from the Parsons School of Design.

DANA BOL
Creative Editor, Nice Shoes

Dana Bol has been a creative editor for 20 years, editing commercial content for Gillette, HP, US Navy, Esquire, Heineken, Nautica and Ford as well as experiential multi-screen installation projects for L’Oreal, NBC Universal, and WWE. She studied avant-garde cinema at the University of Colorado, Boulder, engendering a lifelong passion for expressive cinema and multi-layered imagery. In addition to her ability to craft a story through editing, Dana is experienced in working in motion graphics, animation and compositing; and has an Associates Degree in experiential space design from the Parsons School of Design.

LISA CORTÉS Director/Producer (Precious, The Apollo, The Remix)   Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award®–nominated Producer whose credits include PRECIOUS; THE WOODSMAN; and SHADOWBOXER. Her work with trailblazing companies such as Def Jam Records, Lee Daniels Entertainment and Cortés Films has defined a career that has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices in front of and behind the camera, producing content with challenging themes and for giving light to challenging, visionary stories. Since launching her production company, Cortés Films she has collaborated with directors including Ernest Dickerson and Gabourey Sidibe, producing innovative features, documentaries and short films that assert the centrality of diverse and untold stories while delighting audiences. She is currently working with Academy Award Award®-winning director, Roger Ross Williams, on a feature-length documentary about the legendary Apollo Theater and producing and co-directing the documentary, THE REMIX: HIP X FASHION.

LISA CORTÉS
Director/Producer (Precious, The Apollo, The Remix)

Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award®–nominated Producer whose credits include PRECIOUS; THE WOODSMAN; and SHADOWBOXER. Her work with trailblazing companies such as Def Jam Records, Lee Daniels Entertainment and Cortés Films has defined a career that has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices in front of and behind the camera, producing content with challenging themes and for giving light to challenging, visionary stories. Since launching her production company, Cortés Films she has collaborated with directors including Ernest Dickerson and Gabourey Sidibe, producing innovative features, documentaries and short films that assert the centrality of diverse and untold stories while delighting audiences. She is currently working with Academy Award Award®-winning director, Roger Ross Williams, on a feature-length documentary about the legendary Apollo Theater and producing and co-directing the documentary, THE REMIX: HIP X FASHION.

 
MARY NITTOLO Founder/CEO, The Studio   Mary Nittolo is the Founder and Creative Director of the STUDIO, an award winning production and animation company about to celebrate its 30th anniversary. She is widely recognized as a Creative Thought Leader and has judged highly regarded industry awards including AICP, CCDP and ADCOLOR. In addition, she has lectured at the FMX Animation Festival in Stuttgart, the Re:Design Conference, the Digital Diversity Panel during Advertising Week, The Art of Creativity panels at Soho House as well as The Warrington College of Business Women’s Collaboratory for Innovators.

MARY NITTOLO
Founder/CEO, The Studio

Mary Nittolo is the Founder and Creative Director of the STUDIO, an award winning production and animation company about to celebrate its 30th anniversary. She is widely recognized as a Creative Thought Leader and has judged highly regarded industry awards including AICP, CCDP and ADCOLOR. In addition, she has lectured at the FMX Animation Festival in Stuttgart, the Re:Design Conference, the Digital Diversity Panel during Advertising Week, The Art of Creativity panels at Soho House as well as The Warrington College of Business Women’s Collaboratory for Innovators.

JOANNA KATCHER Creative Director, Mixer, Composer, Nice Manners   Joanna Katcher is the Creative Director and Founder of Nice Manners, a mix and music house in Los Angeles, CA. Joanna’s love for creating the unexpected via unexpected means (and her extreme nostalgia for all things John Hughes) have made unconventionality the trademark of her mix and production style. Over 12 years, Joanna has mixed and composed thousands of pieces for commercials, networks, agencies, films, recording artists and video games, including writing the theme for an Emmy-award winning show. After magically convincing her clients to re-hire her, Joanna has scored amazing repeat collaborators who boastfully call her work ‘not bad’ and ‘fine’...but they’re probably just being Nice.

JOANNA KATCHER
Creative Director, Mixer, Composer, Nice Manners

Joanna Katcher is the Creative Director and Founder of Nice Manners, a mix and music house in Los Angeles, CA. Joanna’s love for creating the unexpected via unexpected means (and her extreme nostalgia for all things John Hughes) have made unconventionality the trademark of her mix and production style. Over 12 years, Joanna has mixed and composed thousands of pieces for commercials, networks, agencies, films, recording artists and video games, including writing the theme for an Emmy-award winning show. After magically convincing her clients to re-hire her, Joanna has scored amazing repeat collaborators who boastfully call her work ‘not bad’ and ‘fine’...but they’re probably just being Nice.