Directing for the Screen - Board Members

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Jeb Brody

Jeb Brody is a Producer at newly-formed Secret Hideout where he, along with writer/producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Amazing Spider-Man, Transformers) will help oversee Universal’s upcoming reimagining of their classic monster movies, beginning with The Mummy in the Summer of 2017, and quickly followed by Van Helsing, Bride of Frankenstein, Wolfman and many others. Brody began in the movie business making independent films as a founding partner at Big Beach, the development, production and finance company based out of New York. As Producer or Executive Producer on a number of films and documentaries there, including the Academy Award winning Little Miss Sunshine, SherryBaby, and Chop Shop, he had a front row seat to the emerging world of being an independent financier while still being a creative producer. After moving to Los Angeles, he helped start Vendome Pictures with Philippe Rousselet and Studio Canal, where he oversaw the production of such diverse films as Duncan Jones' Source Code and Tom Hanks’ Larry Crowne, while also looking after original development for the independent finance company. In 2011, he left Vendome to be the President of Production at Focus Features, where he oversaw the global Focus production and acquisitions team reporting to Focus CEO's James Schamus and Peter Schlessel. He was responsible for bringing in and overseeing the extremely successful adaptation of the massive best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. He also oversaw the acquisition and production of such diverse films as the Academy Award-winning Dallas Buyers Club, Anna Karenina, The Place Beyond the Pines, Admission, Kill the Messenger, Bad Words and Black Sea. Earlier in his career, he was an executive at Ed Saxon and Peter Saraf’s Magnet Entertainment, working on such projects as Spike Jonze’s Adaptation, as well as a number of films and documentaries directed by Jonathan Demme. He was previously a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image; and was also an editor and managing director at the celebrated film magazine Scenario.

Richard J. Lewis

Mr. Lewis is currently the producing director on HBO’s, WESTWORLD starring Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris.  Before that Mr. Lewis served as director and executive producer on the drama, PERSON OF INTEREST for CBS. Mr. Lewis' most recent feature film, BARNEY’S VERSION (Sony Pictures Classic) starring Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman was honored in Toronto and Venice, and received a GOLDEN GLOBE for Paul Giamatti's portrayal of the title character. Mr. Lewis' first feature film, WHALE MUSIC opened both The Toronto and Vancouver International film festivals and received nine Genie nominations including Best Achievement in Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. Mr. Lewis has directed K-9:P.I. for Universal Pictures starring James Belushi and helmed the pilots for THE CHRIS ISAAK SHOW (Showtime) and WATERFRONT (CBS). For nine seasons, Mr. Lewis produced, directed, and wrote on C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation for CBS. Mr. Lewis lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife, Emily and their three children.

Olivia Mascheroni

Olivia has been working in the field that she loves since she was 14 years old. She is the Executive of New Media at Blumhouse Productions, a multi-media production company that specializes in micro-budget genre films and television. Some of Blumhouse's work includes Get Out, Split, Happy Death Day and the Purge franchise as well as Oscar-winning Whiplash and highly acclaimed Normal Heart. Previously, Olivia, who has been with Blumhouse for four years, acted as the Manager of Acquisitions at Blumhouse Tilt, a division that acquires content for specialized theatrical release. She served in other roles including Chief of Staff for the company and Creative Coordinator in the Feature Film Department. She joined Blumhouse from CAA where she worked for two years in both the Television and Motion Picture Literary Departments. Completing the New York Film Academy when she was fifteen, she pursued her interest in filmmaking at Phillips Academy before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Radio / Television / Film at Northwestern University. She acts as an Advisor to students in the Senior Directing Program at Northwestern. Olivia loves to find up-and-coming voices in storytelling and looks to support them as they make their way through the industry.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore is a theater, film, and television director. His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, Steel Magnolias and Avenue Q, for which he earned a Tony nomination for Best Director. Most recently, he directed Fully Committed on Broadway, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson.   He directed the feature film Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, as well as the sleeper hit Pitch Perfect. He serves as an Executive Producer on its sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3, which is to be released next December. He has also directed for television, including episodes of Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood and the pilot episode for ABC’s Trophy Wife. Mr. Moore is a native of Arkansas and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York.

David Zucker

David W. Zucker is President of Television for Scott Free, and Executive Producer of the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated, Peabody-acclaimed drama, The Good Wife, which recently concluded its 7th and final season on CBS, as well as Numb3rs, which ran for six successful seasons on the same network.  2016 productions include the Civil War medical drama, Mercy Street, PBS’ first scripted series in over a decade, the CBS satirical summer series Braindead, an Amazon action-comedy half-hour pilot starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the AMC historical anthology series The Terror, an on-line all-access spin-off The Good Wife, and Killing Reagan, the fourth in the acclaimed National Geographic channel series of Killing telefilms (prior record-setting broadcasts include Killing Jesus and Killing Kennedy, both Emmy-nominated, plus the docudrama Killing Lincoln).  Notable projects on the current development slate include Strange Angel for AMC, Vatican City for Amazon, and 3001: The Final Odyssey for Syfy, as well as limited series adaptations of Blood & Thunder, the epic tale of Kit Carson and the conquering of the American West, and the best-selling non-fiction thriller The Hot Zone. During his tenure, Scott Free has produced a steady stream of highly acclaimed longform programs including Klondike for Discovery, the Emmy & Golden Globe-nominated The Pillars of the Earth for Starz, World Without End for Reelz, Emmy-nominated Into the Storm for HBO, Emmy-nominated The Andromeda Strain and Coma for A&E, and Golden Globe-nominated The Company at TNT and a feature-length digital series for X-Box/Microsoft, Halo: Nightfall.  Notable non-fiction programs include Crimes of the Century and the Emmy-winning documentary special Gettysburg for History Channel. Previously, Zucker worked as a Story Editor on the CBS series, Judging Amy, wrote pilot scripts for CBS and ABC, as well as various stage plays, and served as VP of Drama Series for CBS in addition to VP of Drama Series & Current Programs at Warner Bros. TV.