INSTRUCTORS & GUEST SPEAKERS

 
 
 

ALEJANDRO LEDA

FILM DISTRIBUTION

Alejandro Leda is the President of Independent International Television, Inc., (the U.S.A. subsidiary of Ledafilms S.A.). Ledafilms S.A. is an independent distribution company founded in mid-1974 by Pedro Felix Leda.

 

JEFFREY ANDRICK

FILM FINANCING

Jeff Andrick has over twenty years of entertainment finance and related experience. Through his boutique advisory company, XL.Ent Media Group, Mr. Andrick’s clients have ranged across financial institutions, Forbes 400 and other private investors, large US and international equity interests, studio-based and independent production companies, international sales agents and U.S. distributors.

 

RUSSELL BOAST

CASTING DIRECTOR

Los Angeles Casting Director Russell Boast was born in South Africa, where he graduated with honors with a B.A. in English and communications and a technical degree in film and television from the University of South Africa.

 

NICK TABRI

WRITER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR

With more than 15 years in entertainment, Mr. Tabri has written, produced, and directed close to 100 hours of film and television for everyone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Joan Rivers.

             
 
 
 

VIRGINIE BOURDIN

VFX ART DIRECTOR

Virginie has received her MST in 1995 (Masters degree - Maîtrise de science et technique) from Université de Valenciennes. She started her successful career first working independently and on short films and then straight into major Hollywood productions. Right now Virginie not only works as VFX Art director on some of the well known feature films but also finds pleasure in teaching her craft.

 

EDDIE J. FERNANDEZ

STUNTS

Eddie J. Fernandez started off in the stunt business in 1981 in his hometown of Chicago. He spent his earlier years honing his martial arts, wrestling and motocross skills, among others, which would eventually lead him into his chosen profession, stunt work.

 

ACE CRUZ

DIRECTING / PRODUCING

Ace Cruz was raised in Los Angeles, California. He aspired to be in the film industry since he was 13 years old. He graduated from University of Southern California Theater School with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama.

 

RICHARD MORSE

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Entertainment Attorney Richard Morse has enjoyed more than 15 years specializing in entertainment, arts, sports, new media, licensed merchandising and business development. He has served as General Counsel, head of business and legal affairs, and as a private attorney for producers and production companies, film financiers and international distribution companies.

             
 
 
 

CONNIE COOPER

ACTING

Connie Cooper is a professional working actress, with a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

 

TIM STORMS

STUNTS

Tim Storms received BS in Classical and Musical Theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has been teaching and choreographing fights, dance and other movement styles for over 30 years, for stage, screen and television.

 

DUSTIN ELLIS

SCREENWRITING

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Dustin began his career in animation with working on "The Iron Giant" with Brad Bird.

 

LANE RAICHERT

STORYBOARDING / SCRIPT WRITING & VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION

Lane Raichert is a freelance creative for hire with over 350 production credits in the game, TV, and new media industries.

             
 
 
 

JAIME MOSS

FILMMAKING

Jaime Moss has several years of experience in the film industry working as a camera assistant and digital imaging technician for multiple features, music videos, and commercials.

 

PENCY KINNARD

VFX

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PEPPI TSUI

VFX

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