Nicole Hansen @nikkihans President | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Hansen is the founder and president of eBrandgelize Digital. She leads a dedicated team in online brand management, marketing, production, and fan engagement. Her clients include Sony’s Affirm Films, Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), Dan Paulson Productions, Crown Media Family Networks executives, Sobini Films, Vertical Entertainment, AMBI Group, Alane Adams Studios, DCDC and Brilliant Consulting Group. She draws from a rich history in writing, social media and the entertainment industry. She is accredited by Facebook in Social Media Marketing and Social Media Management to supplement her expertise in crafting the best posts and ads for her clients.
Nicole is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Producers Guild of America and serves on the PGA Green Social Media Steering Committee and the International Committee. Nicole has written articles for The Nation, Indiewire, Produced By Magazine and blogged for non-profits including Habitat for Humanity. She has been a featured speaker, adviser and panelist for many organizations including the PGA International Committee, ProVisors, Ideation Conferences, Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles and the National Women’s History Museum’s L.A. Council. Nicole has lectured for the MFA filmmaking program at both University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Columbia College of Chicago. She has also coached students at Edinburgh University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow on digital pitches and promotions of film and TV projects in Hollywood.
Focused on sustainability, Nicole produced the first Renewable Energy Conference and Awards Gala at the UN and was subsequently named Deputy Secretary-General of a renewable energy IGO. She partnered with Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles to raise funds for renewable energy initiatives and green their event. Nicole secured FTL Solar tent donations following the Haiti earthquake and provided logistics to deliver them to charities there.
Nicole has a passion for finding unique and unforgettable stories to produce across multiple platforms through Green Galaxy Pictures. She has served as an executive producer for documentaries and as a branding producer for reality television. She began her career as a film actress and co-produced and starred in feature films that appeared at festivals including Tribeca, Austin, Montreal, Vail and Santa Barbara. Nicole produced Save It by award-winning 10-year-old Nikos Spiridakis with Executive Producer Marshall Herskovitz.
Technology Director | email@example.com
Alastair Shearman is responsible for the company’s technological infrastructure and oversees all web design, online publishing, and SEO for its clients. He assists in the management of client intake, new technology analysis and review, as well as brand marketing, events, and publications. This includes the design, layout, editing and review of documents essential to the organization and its clients.
Previously, he served as the Technical Coordinator of scientists and helped produce the first Renewable Energy Conference and Awards at the United Nations. At Columbia University, Alastair co-developed new operating rules for the Upper Delaware River system, published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association. He also worked for the Web Team at the Earth Institute, managed the Columbia Political Union, and served as an administrator at Columbia University IT. He holds a Bachelors of Science from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, having majored in Environmental Engineering, with a concentration in Water Resources and Climate Risks, and a minor in Economics.
Debra Bailey @Debdebbailey
Director of Faith and Family Social Media
Debra Bailey was one of the co-founders and volunteer managers of a grassroots Facebook fan page of nearly 65,000 fans for the Hallmark Channel TV series, When Calls the Heart. As an admin, Debra has shown her organizational skills and marketing savvy. She created events, compiled files from Frequently Asked Questions, and created sponsor lists for members and producers of the show. She also made campaigns which encouraged members to tweet their appreciation to the sponsors, who have helped keep the show on the air.
Debra executed numerous contests for the fans, and collaborated with the show’s executive producers to bring exclusive announcements and arrange for branded prizes and test-marketing. She developed and executed a strategy to kick-start a successful When Calls the Heart trending drive on Facebook, which led to #Hearties trending at number 1 on Facebook in all categories on the night of a series episode premiere. She also closely follows the stars of the shows to help elevate their own social posts to help promote viewership.
For fans that were previously not social media savvy, she co-hosted Twitter Tutorials, and taught new members how to Tweet who never had before. This led to #Hearties trending on Twitter during each week’s new episodes. Debra has also played an integral role in organizing the annual Hearties Family Reunions, a fan convention featuring the actors and production crew at a weekend convention in Vancouver, with hundreds of devoted Hearties in attendance.
Debra is also a founder and director of Hearties International, an all-volunteer umbrella organization to help manage and oversea the Hearties Family Reunion and promote other family-friendly and faith based entertainment and media content with encouragement, marketing support and networking events.
Social Media Marketing Consultant & Content Host
Juliet Guisasola is an international speaker, LA-based writer, blogger, and digital content creator who approaches her work with mindfulness and humor. Driven by attention to detail, she takes pride in providing the best care for her clients. As a wife, mom, and successful business owner, she knows how valuable time is and relishes in making everything as streamlined as possible. Frankly, she’s a perfectionist. Over the past decade and a half she’s traveled the world — leading retreats, trainings, and speaking engagements.
Juliet is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She’s an E-RYT 500 yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. In 2017, she founded The BEaUtiful Warriors: yoga empowerment for teens, bringing mindfulness to schools around the Los Angeles area. She created Reset with Juliet, developing yoga and fitness programs designed for individual and group corporate wellness programs. You can find her instructing live and on-demand classes for YogaWorks, the largest digital yoga platform.
Juliet has a passion to empower, encourage, and enlighten. She volunteers with The Boys and Girls Club and Friends of El Faro (an orphanage in Tijuana). She’s run events to raise money and awareness for Operations Blanket of Love, The Watts Project, American Cancer Society: Relay for Life, The Boys & Girls Club, and Friends of El Faro.
Director of Diversity and Inclusive Branding
Jamar Muhammad professionally resides at the intersection of technology and communications. He is a dynamic writer, graphic designer, political strategist, public relations expert, voiceover talent and content creator. He has impacted politics in Mississippi as the Campaign Manager for Mississippi State Representative Jeffery Harness, and served as Communications Director for the campaigns of District Attorney Shameca Collins, State Senator Albert Butler and Fayette Mayor Londell Eanochs. He also managed actress Aunjanue Ellis’ social media campaign to activate a movement to remove the Confederate symbol from the Mississippi state flag. In June 2020, the flag was replaced with one that is now representative of all Mississippians.
As a PR agent, he provides celebrity reputation management to help navigate controversy and creates content to engage and build audiences through branded social media, direct mail, online communications, conferences and events. A creative thinker and trend-watcher, Jamar produces exciting and engaging content for media consumption. He researches and pitches show concepts and stories, and he has collaborated with producers, editors and other team members to create thrilling content.
Jamar is the founder and CEO of Theatrical Harmony Media, a full-service marketing agency. As an experienced web designer and brand strategist, he’s worked with companies to create visual guidelines, conceptualize and design modern logos, as well as produce brand and style guides. Jamar designs and develops cutting-edge websites to help clients exponentially grow exposure within their target audience. He has also donated his services to civic and community projects, notably providing graphic design schematics and color schemes for the cosmetic look of his local water tower. In 2020, he became a contributing writer for the Mississippi Free Press, with a focus on solutions-based reporting.
Music Supervisor (Film, TV, Online)
Cathy Waldman is an accomplished music industry entrepreneur, with a focus on music for film and television. Using her keen networking skills and flourishing A-List connections, Cathy contributed to many careers of talented musicians. Cathy’s tenacity and enterprising spirit had her leap-frogging through the music industry with positions such as talent booker for a historic music club, and then transitioning into artist management, talent scout and various jobs at agencies, management, record and music publishing companies, working with these exploding future music icons.
After years in the music industry, Cathy took a position with a high-powered television production company. That job grew into Cathy becoming one of the first hires on one of the most famous shows of these times, American Idol. As the Music Supervisor of American Idol, Cathy’s special brew of creativity, organization, strategy, and consummate diplomacy paid off. American Idol‘s music demands were the ultimate; managing over 2,000 songs for rights in a single season was merely one aspect of this coveted job. With the show’s success came the adjuncts, American Idol Extra, American Idol website, the American Idol iTunes partnership, ringtones, Ford video spots and various DVD projects. Some of these partnerships had never been done before and Cathy’s competence and vast experience lead to successful negotiations of these prosperous and groundbreaking deals. With 5 years of American Idol under her belt, years that produced stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson, Cathy is well-versed in what it takes to be a music superstar.
Brent V. Friedman @BFree63
Transmedia and Gaming
As a Creator, Writer and Producer, Brent has more than 25 years of experience in entertainment across all platforms. In traditional media, Brent has worked with nearly all the major studios and networks on everything from the classic Star Trek: Enterprise TV show to the new hit series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels and the feature film Mortal Kombat Annihilation, which opened #1 at the US box office. In games, Brent has worked as a Narrative Designer and Writer for some of the top companies in the business such as Electronic Arts, SCEA, ngmoco, Zynga and 343 Industries on such games as Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Empires & Allies and HALO 4. Combining his traditional media skills with vast interactive knowledge, Brent founded Electric Farm Entertainment, a leading digital media company, in 2006. Before it was sold to Granda/ITV, EFE produced four award-winning multi-platform web series, working with a range of partners including Sony and NBC to Microsoft and Kodak. Valemont, Brent’s last EFE project, was produced for MTV & Verizon and set the standard in revenue and reach for original transmedia properties. Currently, Brent is the Co-Founder and CCO of Artifact Technlogies, a mobile development accelerator transforming the relationship between the real and the virtual to produce immersive mobile experiences. Brent and Artifact Technologies recently collaborated with GGE to assist client, Alane Adams in creating the mobile game, BattleKasters on the Mixby platform.
Marshall Herskovitz @MHerskovitz
Writer, director, producer Marshall Herskovitz has enjoyed a distinguished career in the separate worlds of film and television. He attended Brandeis University and then the American Film Institute, where he and Edward Zwick met in 1975 and formed their long and successful creative partnership.
Following AFI, Herskovitz wrote and directed for several television series, including Family and The White Shadow, until he teamed up with Zwick to create the explosive television movie Special Bulletin in 1983, for which Herskovitz won two Emmys — for best dramatic film and best writing for a dramatic film — a Writers Guild Award, and the Humanitas Award. Herskovitz was a creator and executive producer of the television shows Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and Once and Again, and also wrote and directed several episodes of all three series.
In 2003, Herskovitz co-wrote and produced The Last Samurai, directed by Zwick and starring Tom Cruise. He and Zwick also produced Blood Diamond in South Africa, which Herskovitz also co-wrote. Herskovitz recently married photographer, Landry Major in Los Angeles and have two daughters and a son between them from previous marriages. He is President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America.
An active environmentalist, he has served on the board of several organizations committed to preserving America’s precious natural resources. Read “Marshall Herskovitz: World War II the Key to America’s Energy Future” in Forbes. You can read more about Marshall’s career at Box Office Insider on Indiwire.
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