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Melissa Azizi

Melissa Azizi earned a Bachelor of Arts Hons I (Performance Studies and Art History & Theory) at The University of Sydney followed by a Masters in Media Arts and Production at The University of Technology, Sydney. After being awarded several prizes from both universities for her short films, Melissa produced the short film, THE DISTANCE […]

Alexandra Diantgikis

Alex is a writer, television addict, and semi-professional dog belly-scratcher. She has a strong passion for storytelling and aims to advance the careers of underrepresented talent in the industry. Alex currently serves as the Marketing Manager of Scriptation, a PDF annotator app specifically designed for film and television professionals and created by the script coordinator […]

Cassandra Coppola

Cassandra Coppola has been working in Los Angeles ever since she graduated from Syracuse University where she received her M.A. in Television, Radio and Film. Before receiving her Master’s degree, she graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College in Westchester County, New York. Cassandra is thrilled to be working for NewFilmmakers LA and […]

Bojana Sandic

Bojana Sandic is a film festival programmer with an enthusiasm for emerging voices. She is the Shorts Programmer for South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles and a Senior Programmer at the Newport Beach Film Festival, where she was formerly Director of Short Film Programming. In the past, she has worked with Lexus Short […]

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 who is passionate about cinema, literature, Bojack Horseman, Kanye West and the Lakers. In college, he taught a course about the lack of access to higher education in the Pilipinx Community and currently serves as a counselor for UCLA’s largest non-profit organization called UniCamp, where he leads groups of […]

Larry Laboe

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.

James Defebaugh

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 […]