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Marta F. Kaufmann
Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television writer, producer, and showrunner behind the hit series "Friends" and "Grace and Frankie."
Former President of Paramount Pictures and the Production President of Walt Disney Studios and has worked on over 200 motion pictures including global franchises as Indiana Jones, and Star Trek.
Former Motion Picture Academy President and Producer’s Guild co-president, responsible for films such as Chinatown, Marathon Man, Rosemary’s Baby and Wayne’s World.
Writer of Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Writers Guild award and a BAFTA Award.
Richard C. Morais
Author of bestseller, The Hundred-Foot Journey, which Spielberg and Winfrey released as film starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Recipient of many international awards.
Received Academy Award nomination for Gorillas in the Mist and wrote Disney films including Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Atlantis, and Brother Bear.
A writer and actress, notable roles include Heddy Newman on the Fox television series Herman's Head, and as Ross Geller's ex-wife, the groundbreaking role of Carol Willick in the NBC sitcom, Friends.
Award-winning head writer of the Mexican sensation, Mujer Casos de la Vida Real for eleven years, seen in 12 countries with more than 6,000 hours of programming.
Publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress and author of Write On, Sisters! and Green-light Your Book. She is the former Executive Editor of Seal Press.
Partner/Producer of the independent film company Revelations Entertainment, as well as President Emeritus of the Producer’s Guild of America. Produced Oscar winner for Best Picture "Million Dollar Baby,"
New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection, now in development for TV by Miramax.
Produced dozens of films, including:“Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Lion King.”
Grammy winner with 15 nominations, a two-time Golden Globe Award winner with six nominations and an Emmy winner. Sole owner of her publishing company, Realsongs.
Multi award winner Composer, with 6 Emmy Awards, ASCAP and BMI film awards and multiple platinum records with artists as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Spielberg, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand.
Top music supervisor, Bonnie has been involved in such motion picture classics as “Pleasantville,” “The Mask,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “What Women Want,” “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated.”
Acclaimed writer-producer-director at both Paramount and Columbia Pictures. Created the landmark Coca-Cola Polar Bears ad campaign, installed into the Library of Congress in 2000.
Executive Producer for The Hallmark Channel, with films such as Matching Hearts, Picture a Perfect Christmas; Love, of Course; Destination Wedding, All Things Valentine and 'Tis the Season for Love.
Speaker and author of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart and Just Love, and the screenwriter of the children's film, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.
Award-winning executive producer with more than thirty five years experience developing and producing content for A-list clients: CBS, FOX, IPG, Warner Horizon, PBS, MTV, FuseTV, A&E Networks, Televisa, Turner, MSN, AOL, Warner Records, and Interscope Records/Universal. Artist clients include (partial list) PRINCE, STING, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jane Fonda.
National bestselling novelist and award-winning author of Night Swim, Women In Bed, and Strangers In Budapest, which was an Indie Next pick, and an Entertainment Weekly “Best New Books” choice.
Katrina Anne Willis
Essayist and best selling author of Parting Gifts, whose award-winning writing has been anthologized in Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God.
A New York Times, USA TODAY, and international bestselling author whose work has found literary acclaim across
both faith-based and general audiences.
Television screenwriter, with 1,000 hours of television for