Speakers

Anthony McCarten

Anthony McCarten Main Headliner

Writer & Producer, “The Theory of Everything”

David Wolpe

David Wolpe Main Headliner

Author; Public Speaker; Rabbi, Sinai Temple

Steve Parrott

Steve Parrott Guest Speaker

President, Legacy.com

Michael Rossato-Bennett

Michael Rossato-Bennett Guest Speaker

Writer, Director & Producer, “Alive Inside”

Judy Carter

Judy Carter Guest Speaker

Author, Speaker & Coach

Robin Schwartz

Robin Schwartz Panelist

President of Television, Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Gerard Bocaccio

Gerard Bocaccio Panelist

SVP of US Scripted Development, eOne Entertainment

Mike Menchel

Mike Menchel Panelist

President, Evolution Entertainment

Stephen Nemeth

Stephen Nemeth Panelist

President, Rhino Films

SJ Hodges

SJ Hodges Panel Co-Moderator

Award Winning Author & Playwright

Carl Bressler

Carl Bressler VIP Think Tank Moderator

Actor & General Business Advisor

John Woldenberg

John Woldenberg VIP Think Tank Moderator

Producer

Roger Lowenstein

Roger Lowenstein Guest Storyteller

Founder, Charter School; TV Writer/Producer; Lawyer

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule Guest Performer

Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

David Beebe

David Beebe

Digital Entertainment Executive, Producer, Advisor

Frank Beddor

Frank Beddor Marquee Transmedia Storyteller

Writer, Producer

Carl Bressler

Carl Bressler Emcee & Panel Moderator

Media Advisor, Tech Humanist

David Madden

David Madden TV Panelist

Entertainment President, Fox Broadcasting Network

Jean-Luc DeFanti

Jean-Luc DeFanti Film Panelist

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Hemisphere Capital Management

Bill George

Bill George

Estate Planning Attorney & Partner, BKCG Law

Lynn Isenberg

Lynn Isenberg

Author, Screenwriter, Literary Brand Manager

Thom Kephart

Thom Kephart

Community Outreach Manager, CreateSpace & Amazon KDP

Stephen Nemeth

Stephen Nemeth Film Panelist

President, Rhino Films

Steve Parrott

Steve Parrott

Chief Operating Officer, Legacy.com

Deborah M. Pratt

Deborah M. Pratt TV Panelist

Head Writer, Co-Executive Producer

Lindsey Rudnickas

Lindsey Rudnickas

VP & Digital Marketing Manager, NetGalley

David Shore

David Shore TV Panelist

Writer, Producer, Former Lawyer

Ken Stern

Ken Stern

Managing Director, Ken Stern & Associates

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

President, FastPencil

Jacqueline Suskin

Jacqueline Suskin Guest Poet

Poet, The Poem Store

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander Guest Speaker

Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Singer, Comedian

Tom Schlesinger

Tom Schlesinger Story Lecturer

Story Consultant

Kevin Smokler

Kevin Smokler BookTech

Writer, Performer, Public Speaker

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule Guest Musician

Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

Christopher Volger

Christopher Volger Guest Speaker

Hollywood Development Executive

David S. Ward

David S. Ward Guest Speaker

Director, Screenwriter

Lauren Weissman

Lauren Weissman Guest Speaker

Producer

Donald Davis

Donald Davis Featured Storyteller

Award-Winning Storyteller

Jay O’Callahan

Jay O’Callahan Featured Storyteller

Award-Winning Storyteller

David Novak

David Novak Featured Storyteller

Award-Winning Storyteller

Judith Black

Judith Black Featured Storyteller

Storyteller

Milbre Burch

Milbre Burch Featured Storyteller

Award-Winning Performer & Recording Artist, Storyteller

Gioia Timpanelli

Gioia Timpanelli Featured Storyteller

Author, Storyteller, Lecturer, Radio Program Host

Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy Featured Storyteller

Award-Winning Author, Storyteller, Radio Contributor

Jon Samsel

Jon Samsel

Marketing Consultant, Author, Thought-Leader

Jim Suave

Jim Suave

Writer

Carl Bressler

Carl Bressler

Media Advisor, Tech Humanist

Scott Rosenfelt

Scott Rosenfelt

Producer, Director

Stephen Nemeth

Stephen Nemeth

President, Rhino Films

Carolyn Caldera

Carolyn Caldera

Producer, Manager

Adam Belanoff

Adam Belanoff

Producer, Writer

Roger Lowenstein

Roger Lowenstein

Founder, Charter School; TV Writer/Producer; Lawyer

Curt Sobel

Curt Sobel

Award-Winning Composer

Joe LoDuca

Joe LoDuca

TV & Film Score Composer

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Film Composer, Trumpet Player

Bruce Broughton

Bruce Broughton

Emmy Award-Winning Composer

Ken Hertz

Ken Hertz

Entertainment Attorney & Marketing Strategist

Joel Roman

Joel Roman

Agent

Robin Burgess

Robin Burgess

Film Composer

Cynthia Gibb

Cynthia Gibb

TV & Film Actress, Former Model

Valerie Landsburg

Valerie Landsburg

Actress, TV & Film director, Screenwriter, Singer-Songwriter

Jim Pasternak

Jim Pasternak

Producer, Director, Actor

Lynn Isenberg

Lynn Isenberg

Author, Screenwriter, Literary Brand Manager

Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro

Award-Winning Journalism Professor, Author

Charlie Rubin

Charlie Rubin

TV Comedy Writer, Producer, Humorist

Kevin Smokler

Kevin Smokler Guest Speaker

Writer, Performer, Public Speaker