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Industry Advisory Board

Jeb Brody

Jeb Brody joined as Co-President of Production at Amblin Partners in 2017 where he oversees films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners. Brody came to Amblin from Secret Hideout, where he was an Executive Producer of the most recent reimagining of “The Mummy.” Prior to that, he was the President of Production at Focus Features, where he oversaw the global production and acquisition team. While there, he was responsible for overseeing the adaptation of the massive best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” as well as the acquisition and production of such diverse films as the Academy Award-winning “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Anna Karenina,” and “The Place Beyond the Pines.” He began in the movie business making independent films as a founding partner at Big Beach. He was a Producer or Executive Producer on a number of films and documentaries there, including the Academy Award winning “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Sherrybaby,” and “Chop Shop.” Following this, he helped start Vendome Pictures and oversaw a diverse slate of films including “Larry Crowne” and “Source Code.”

Steve Conrad

Steven Conrad is the writer of The Pursuit of HappynessThe Weather Man, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. His latest work includes Patriot, an Amazon dramatic series, which he writes, directs, and executive produces.

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 an Executive 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 (Director) Broadway: Fully Committed, Shrek the Musical (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for Best Direction), Steel MagnoliasAvenue Q (Tony nomination, Best Direction). Carnegie Hall: Jerry Springer: The Opera. Off-Broadway: Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Avenue Q (the Vineyard), Guardians (the Culture Project), The Crumple Zone and Tales of the City, with music by the Scissor Sisters (American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco). Associate directing: Les Misérables (Broadway, national tour), Ragtime (Vancouver). Writer: The Floatplane Notebooks (Charlotte Repertory Theatre). Television: “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” “One Tree Hill,” “Brothers and Sisters,” and “Trophy Wife.” Film: Pitch PerfectPitch Perfect 2 & 3 (Executive Producer)Sisters. Upcoming: “The Cher Show” on Broadway in 2018. Moore divides his time between New York and Los Angeles and received a B.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.

David Zucker

David W. Zucker is President of Television for Scott Free, and Executive Producer of the series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE for Amazon, THE GOOD FIGHT, the widely acclaimed CBS All-Access spin-off of THE GOOD WIFE, the Amazon half-hour action-comedy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, the CBS All-Access drama, the forthcoming AMC psychological thriller THE TERROR, STRANGE ANGEL, exploring the intersection of rocketry and the occult, and THE PASSAGE, based on Justin Cronin’s NY Times best-selling fantasy book trilogy for Fox. During his tenure, Scott Free has produced a steady stream of highly acclaimed programs including the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated, Peabody-winning drama, THE GOOD WIFE (seven seasons), crime drama NUMB3RS (six seasons) and the summer satire BRAINDEAD on CBS, plus the esteemed Civil War medical drama MERCY STREET on PBS. Notable long form programs include the National Geographic channel series of KILLING telefilms (which include REAGAN, JESUS, and KENNEDY, the latter both Emmy-nominated, plus the docudrama KILLING LINCOLN), KLONDIKE for Discovery, the Emmy and 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, the Golden Globe-nominated THE COMPANY at TNT and a feature-length digital series for X-Box/Microsoft, HALO: NIGHTFALL. 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.