Advisory Board

Thomas Bannister

Distribution & development partnership with SXM Inc.

Thomas Bannister founded SXM in 2008. He recently created Break Media’s Armed Response and VEVO’s upcoming series The Comment Show. Through SXM Thomas has also produced top digital series including CTRL, Fact Checkers Unit, Easy To Assemble, Matumbo Goldberg, Kitchen Jam, Diagnosis Stories, Extreme Retreat and a series of high profile Samsung commercials starring and directed by James Franco. Thomas has worked with companies such as Disney, NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, IKEA, Samsung, Intel, Coca-Cola and Smuckers. His series have received awards at BANFF, NATPE and The Webbys.

Barney Oldfield

Barney Oldfield Programming

Barney Oldfield has a long history serving the entertainment community on both coasts. As longstanding and current chairman of the board for New York City’s utmost respected center for independent film and film preservation – Anthology Film Achieves, Mr. Oldfield tends to many responsibilities.

Joakim Baage

Digital Media Wire

Joakim “Jay” Baage is an international media executive focused on the transition from an analog to a digital world, and how to build successful media and entertainment properties accordingly.

Nancy Collet

Cinema Collet

Nancy Collet’s experience in the film industry spans over 18 years. With her extensive knowledge of working with studios and film festivals, she founded Cinema Collet in 2007. Her company offers a variety of services to film festivals, filmmakers and distribution companies.

Michael DeVous

Director of Communications for the Aspen Filmfest

Michael DeVous Jr has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. From stage to film, nightclubs to events, and design to promotion, his work has taken him from South America to Las Vegas.

Bill Grundfest


Writer-producer and WGA member who has received a Golden Globe Award and three Emmy nominations for his work. Mr. Grundfest’s numerous writing credits include NBC’s Mad About You, CBS’s That’s Life, HBO’s Mind of the Married Man, Showtime’s special Pryor Offenses starring Eddie Griffin and Exes and Oh’s for LOGO.

Richard Krelstein

Operations and Financial Advisor

Richard Krelstein has over 40 years of operations and financial experience with both domestic and international firms. Richard’s experience as a business visionary and leader, able to “look outside of the box”, has led to numerous companies retaining him as their president and/or CEO to lead them through troubled times.

Terri Melkonian

TERRIMEL Productions

Ten years managing film and television productions at NBC/Universal preceded by a freelance television production career and the last five years as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson Studios, Terri Melkonian felt it was time to pursue her filmmaking dreams and follow her passion of producing quality, uplifting entertainment.

John W. Fagerholm

Attorney: M.E.T.A.L. Law Group LLP

John W. Fagerholm, Esq. is the managing partner of M.E.T.A.L. Law Group LLP. He gained his experience with a litigation law firm and with a high profile entertainment law firm before co-founding Fagerholm & Jefferson Law Corporation nearly a decade ago.