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Marjorie Galas


Marjorie Galas is the Editor for Variety 411 where she manages and contributes to a weekly and monthly eNewsletter that focuses on the film, television and commercial production world. Additionally, she oversees the content supplied for the Variety 411 national production directory and produces a production incentives webinar series with partners the Producers Guild of […]

Andrew Acedo


Andrew Acedo is a UCLA graduate with experience working on several student films as a writer, director, editor and director of photography. He has volunteered for both the AFI Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. In college, he taught a class about the lack of access to higher education for Samahang Pilipino Advancing […]

Larry Laboe

Executive Director
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Larry Laboe began producing film, television, commercials and new media projects with international production and distribution company SXM. His first network series was NBC’s ‘Ctrl’ starring Tony Hale and Steve Howey.

Susie Kim

Artistic Director
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From producing the Program12 Art Events around the globe to her involvement with Vice Magazine and the A+D Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles, Susie Kim is known as a visionary and innovator.

Rosalind Helfand

CFO & Organizational Development Adviser
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Rosalind Helfand has consulted in non-profit management and development for over 15 years. She works with non-profit organizations, community organizations, government, and campaigns.

James Defebaugh

Industry Relations Coordinator
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James Defebaugh grew up in Detroit, MI and moved to California upongraduating from University of Michigan’s Residential College in 2008. In the time since then, he has: authored a number of award-winning scripts and films featured at several notable festivals; done development work for such outfits as Phoenix Pictures’ story department; assisted in programming for […]

David Quan

Festival Consultant
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