About Us

Eve Honthaner

The Deputy Director of the California Film Commission, Eve has an extensive background
in physical production, having freelanced for many years as a production coordinator and
production supervisor and having worked on films such as Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder.

Shelley Leopold – Board Co-Chair

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Home » About Us » Board of Directors » Shelley Leopold http://shelleyleopold.com/ Shelley Leopold is an award-winning creative director, film maker and writer, who’s work has appeared in many publications, books, and one Oscar-nominated street art documentary. She currently produces events and runs top tier marketing strategies for numerous arts-related organizations and […]

Damien Lichtenstein – Board Co-Chair

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Home » About Us » Board of Directors » Damien Lichtenstein CEO of Equilibrium Entertainment www.eq-ent.com Born in 1966, Demian Lichtenstein began his career as a child actor in New York City, performing at the distinguished 18th Street Playhouse, Circle in the Square, and Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre. Lichtenstein graduated in 1984 […]

William Swann – Board Vice Chair

Charged with heading the Television and Feature Film arm of Walton Isaacson, William Swann joined WI directly from The Weinstein Company (TWC), where he was Vice President, Promotions and Integrated Marketing. Swann recently developed sponsorships and promotional partnerships for the TWC and Dimension Films slates, including Oscar winners, “Django Unchained” and “Silver Linings Playbook” and […]

John W. Fagerholm – Board Member

Attorney: M.E.T.A.L. Law Group LLP www.metallawgroup.com 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. His background is in business and entrepreneurship and […]

Steven J. Wolfe – Board Treasurer

Sneak Preview Entertainment – President www.sneakpreviewentertain.com/‎ Steven J. Wolfe is a seasoned film producer (500 DAYS OF SUMMER, BAGGAGE CLAIM) and president of Sneak Preview Entertainment, a Production and Talent Management Company currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. He has produced a diverse range of films throughout his career including Fox Searchlight’s sleeper hit 500 DAYS […]

Thomas Bannister

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.

Barney Oldfield

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

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.