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Board of Directors

Susan Lynton, Executive Director

lyntonSusan Lynton has been Head of Creative and Strategy for Worldwide Advertising, Direct, and Interactive for British Telecom’s Global Service business having previously held many senior executive roles in interactive at IBM for seven years. She has written several screenplays for feature films; produced and written documentaries and public affairs programming for various networks, including five half-hours for CNBC Europe

In 2003, Susan received a Highest Leaf Award as one of 15 women honored in the United States for innovation and leadership from the Women’s Venture Fund. She has won two CINE Gold Eagles, an ACE educational award, and was selected as a National Science Foundation Scholar. She has been on the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film and Television and a secretary/treasurer on the board of the Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media. She has also served on an advisory panel for the United States Corporation for Public Broadcasting to create a National Training Laboratory for Interactive Media, and on an advisory panel for the India-US Sub-commission on Interactive Media. She was the founder and executive director of another non-profit, Womanspace, for which she raised funding from foundations, private donors, and the government. She is on the board of Westport Writers Workshop and is currently writing novels when not at work for Eurica Media Lab.

Richard Dailey, Executive Board Member

DailyRichard Dailey is an independent film maker based in Paris and the President of Afterart Productions (www.afterart.com). He is also editor-in-chief of Afterart News, a contemporary art journal and blog. His current film projects include a feature-length documentary about French/American relations as seen from the French banlieues (NOS STATES), and a political get-out-the-vote music video involving numerous French artists (NOUS SOMMES TOUS FRANCAIS). His films have been screened recently at the London Independent Film Festival, the Portobello Film Festival, the New Filmmakers Film Festival (N.Y.C.), the Cannes Independent Film Festival, the Africa World Documentary Festival, La Peniche Cinema, the Jonkoping Film Festival & E.S.R.A. as well as Les Voûtes in Paris. He received his B.A. from Bennington College, an M.A. from Middlebury College and completed class work toward a Ph.D. from New York University. He has taught at Saint Ann’s School, New York University, Pratt Institute, Wagner College and the Université de Rouen.

Aubrey Balkind. Executive Board Member

BalkindAubrey Balkind is Chairman of Bemis Balkind, one of the world’s leading film marketing agencies based in Los Angeles. He is also a co-founder of Strat B, an incubator of new companies that mentors individuals and provides strategic branding for non-profits. Previously Aubrey was a founder of Frankfurt Balkind, a global branding agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, purchased during 2002 by Interpublic/Hill Holliday. As FB’s CEO and Chief Creative Strategist, he consulted with the C-suite of many of the world’s leading global entertainment, financial, technological, and educational institutions including Time Warner, Viacom, Comcast, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Verizon, Fordham University, The Getty, and the Guggenheim.

He was named Ernst & Young’s prestigious « Entrepreneur of the Year, » and the creative teams he has led have won every major national and international industry award as well as being selected to be part of many permanent museum design collections including the Smithsonian and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Aubrey has served on the Board of the Strategic Dialogue Center (together with a number of world leaders including six prior prime ministers); he has been a speaker at industry events too numerous to mention and serves as a mentor of Columbia’s MBA Entrepreneurship Program.

Carlos Cashman, Executive Board member

CashmanCarlos Cashman has worked with numerous successful start-ups as an executive, founder, investor, and advisor in the US and abroad. He is a search marketing specialist, currently an active angel investor and involved with several charities related to promotion of global peace and education. Carlos serves on the Board of Directors of SecretBuilders.com, an immersive online educational world for children, as well as Asset Performance Technologies, an advanced data and analytics provider for heavy industrial equipment he co-founded in 2003. In 2005 he co-founded CourseAdvisor, a leading Search Engine Marketing firm in the post-secondary education industry which was sold two years later to the Washington Post. CourseAdvisor was designated one of the fastest growing companies in New England and voted one of Boston’s Best Places to Work in 2007. The first company Carlos founded, Opus360, went public on the NASDAQ in 2000 and was sold in 2001 to Artemis International.

Sandrine Butteau, Executive Board member

butteauSandrine Butteau was the executive director of the Festival des 3 Continents, which takes place every November in Nantes (France) and which is dedicated to films from Africa, Latino America and Asia. From 2006 to 2010, she was the audiovisual attaché at the French Embassy in New York where she promoted French cinema and TV programs in the United States and encouraged the exchanges between French and American universities’ film and media departments. Before heading to New York City, she worked for 4 year as the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she was in charge of the film office, dedicated to support the diffusion of French cinema abroad and especially in cultural institutions and universities. In 2012, she returned to the United States to work again for the French Embassy.

Fabienne Mitchell-Vigier, Executive Board member

VigierFabienne Mitchell-Vigier is a translator and reviewer based in the U.K. IBM, BT and Videology are among her clients. She is also a French teacher at l’InstitutFrançais. She taught French in the Foreign and Modern Languages Departments of Iona and The College of New Rochelle, two American colleges, and at the Alliance Française. Prior to that, she worked in Paris at Draft Worldwide, a marketing and communication group, as an account manager. Born in France, she lived in New York and currently lives in London.

Anthony Katagas. Executive Board member

KatagasAnthony Katagas is one of the most prolific producers working in American independent film. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture for his role in producing « 12 Years a Slave, » he has produced nearly 35 films in the last twelve years. He has worked with a variety of innovative and award-winning filmmakers, including James Gray, John Hillcoat, Steve McQueen, Andrew Dominik, Paul Haggis, Brad Pitt, John Singleton, Wes Craven, Vadim Perelman, LasseHallstrom, Ben Younger, Nanette Burstein, Denys Arcand, and Sofia Coppola.

Along with his Oscar, Katagas’ awards include a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Broadcast Critics’ Choice Award, Independent Spirit Award and the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck PGA Award for Best Picture. He has had four films nominated for the Palme d’Or and two films nominated for César Awards. Additionally, his films have garnered nominations or awards from the DGA, SAG, National Board of Review, Gotham Awards, New York Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics and appeared on the prestigious AFI list for achievement in film.


Operating Council

Eileen Newmark, Board member

Eileen Newmark has a unique expertise and passion for working with global companies and non-profit organizations. Her focus is in the design and development of products and programs for multicultural markets and audiences as demonstrated in her work with: IBM, the Peace Corps, Boston Council for International Business, the Society for Intercultural Training, Research and Education (a founding member ), U.S. Department of Education, WNET public television in NY, United Nations Institute for the Development of Women, Lucas Arts Entertainment, Paramount Entertainment, Home Box Office (HBO), Wang Laboratories, Goldman Sachs, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Houghton Mifflin, and others in Western Europe, West Africa and the Middle East.

She currently serves on two Boards: WebPlay, an internet and classroom-based theatre-arts program for primary schools in the UK, NY and Los Angeles; and Common Ground, a nonprofit organization working to bring digital artists together around the theme of environmental stewardship and promoting artist collaborations at major events around the world. She holds a doctorate in Intercultural/International Communications.

Michael Marcinelli, Board member

Michael Marcinelli is a digital designer and inventor of innovative interactive new media applications, winning such renowned awards as: National Educational Film and Video Awards Festival Finalist, One Show Interactive Bronze Award, Spirit and Sky Award, and Webmaster Award for excellence in web design and production. Much of his attention has been applied to the areas of education enhancement and museum exhibition, and his interactive software can be found in such renowned museums as: the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Natural History in New York; Avid Technology; the W5 museum in Belfast, Ireland; and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Canada. Michael has been an information architect for Fortune 500 companies, such as IBM, Fidelity Investments, Target, Mastercard, and others too numerous to mention.

Stephen Fritz, Board Member

Stephen Fritz spent a decade as co-founder and creative director of Olive, a brand strategy and advertising interactive agency, with a diverse range of clients from MTV, Comedy Central, AMC, WE, Noggin, Crunch Fitness and Fresh Direct to Honeywell, Delloitte&Touche, SmartMoney and Pfizer. He also worked for agencies, Siegel & Gale and Poppe Tyson as creative director on accounts for Kodak, Toys R’Us, Merrill Lynch, Lucent, Chase, T.Rowe Price, Merrill Lynch, Siemens, Valvoline, Lenscrafters, Toshiba, and the ‘Got Milk?’ campaign.

Stephen’s work has won such industry awards as The One Show Merit, The One Show finalist, BDA Gold Medal Awards, New York Festival finalist, Macromedia’s Shocked Site of the Week, Shocked Site of the Day, WEB AWARD For Excellence and The International Web Page Awards. His work has also appeared in many industry publications including: USA Today, Communication Arts, Cre@te Online and Esquire. Stephen has been published in several books including: « DPI: The Best of Web Design, » « Idea Revolution, » « Identity Solutions: How to Create Effective Brands » and « The Reinterpretation Project. »

Adrienne Hamalian, Board member

Adrienne Hamalian has been a professional Script Supervisor in Hollywood, New York and Europe for the past 30 years. She has worked on award winning motion pictures, such as, the The Informant directed by Steven Soderbergh and Mr Holland’s Opus. Her latest television series have included: Entourage, The Office, Playing House and Community. She has taught script supervising at UCLA, mentored many aspiring script supervisors and conducted seminars for I.A.T.S.E. Local 871.

She is on the Board of Director’s of Blue Palm, A.C.E. a multicultural nonprofit dedicated to reaching the underserved school children of Los Angeles by delivering multi-modal technique-oriented arts programs. BluePalm has brought its arts program into the Montebello Unified School District, the George de la Torre Jr Elementary School (Wilmington), Micheltorena Elementary School (Los Angeles), Vilette School, Rilleux-La-Page (Lyon) and music Center Summer institute for Educators. She produced a documentary film Journey Without Distance chronicling the lives of a group of women battling cancer.

Harriett Levin, Board Member

A partner of award-winning Frankfurt Balkind, one of the first integrated communications agencies, Harriett comes from the world of branding, communications and marketing. With offices in NY, LA and San Francisco, she spent more than three decades working with clients in industries going through change. The agency was sold to Hill Holiday/Interpublic, and today Harriett is focused on bringing people into-the-know about political advertising and working with organizations to increase political literacy. In 2014, she founded nonprofit HonestAds.org and most recently launched “I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE: Decoding Political Ads” at Ohio’s Toledo Museum of Art with plans for that exhibit to travel; also in process are a documentary film and a political nomenclature project. She continues to work as an advisor for start-ups and brand strategy firms.

MaryLou Floyd,  Board Member/Program Director

MaryLou Floyd’s career has spanned all aspects of TV/film production to global promotions to Internet marketing for a number of corporations. She was head of a large video team and facilities at AT&T and Prudential where she won a Cine Gold Eagle, IABC Award of Excellence, PRSA Corporate Identity, JVC Business Video Festival, two U.S. Industrial Silver Screen, two AWRT Pinnacle and three International Television Association awards. She was the executive producer of the award-winning “ Carry The Fire” , a documentary on the Los Angeles Olympic Torch Relay that was broadcast and distributed nationally. She also produced the large video wall installation at AT&T’s EPCOT exhibit.

With MaryLou’s move into brand advertising and marketing, she initiated and managed over fifty campaigns and event sponsorships that well positioned AT&T in the competitive marketplace. She promoted AT&T’s support of the arts with such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, the Almeida Theater in London and Cirque du Soleil to name a few. She was early to the Internet and led the small team that launched att.com. As its General Manager, she initiated their first interactive ad campaigns, media buying and ecommerce site. She went on to advance ibm.com to its second phase by hiring a team of 15 account managers to develop an accessible and unified brand web experience, resulting in the corporate website being consistently selected as one of the top ten business sites during her tenure at the company. She broadened her digital marketing experience at British Telecom (BT) where she managed a sponsored webcast series with CNBC that featured BT and well-known business leaders.

 Peggy Dunn, Board Member/Project Manager, Financial & Logistics  

Peggy Dunn has had a long career in design and performance related mediums. During her creative endeavors, she honed her abilities as a formidable producer while acting as a mentor to up and coming artists and filmmakers.  She started her career as an Art Teacher for at-risk youth in one of Boston’s tougher neighborhoods. During this time she collaborated on a visual literacy program for semi-illiterate youth.  She then went on to get her MFA in theatrical design. Versed in costume & set design, she excelled in lighting design, and was project manager for both the director’s and playwrights programs. She had relationships with the Magic Theater, ACT, Berkeley Rep and many other Regional theaters, as well as the Asian Art Museum and local Art Galleries both as designer & producer. She worked with esteemed directors such as Sam Shepard, Joseph Chaiken and Robert Woodruff.

Peggy then moved to LA and parlayed her design and producing experience into a position as Executive Producer for several well-respected Commercial Production Companies ending up at Partners, USA, the largest commercial production company in the US, while designing at The Taper Theater, LACT and other So Cal Regional theaters. She collaborated on several large scale performance art pieces for the “ 87 &’90 LA Festivals. Her design work has garnered several Critics Circle awards. Commercial Production allowed her to use her technical skills in the complex area of SFX while mentoring younger music video directors into the Commercial industry, advertising world.

Cabell Smith, Board Member

Cabell Smith is a groundbreaker in the motion picture industry as the first woman technician (sound mixer) hired at NBC-TV on local and national TV news. She was the first woman in the international Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (Union Local #52). Cabell helped start the Women’s Video Collective, and was a founding member of New York Women in Film. She was part of a remarkable delegation of women Shirley MacLaine led to China (shortly after President Richard Nixon’s historic visit) to film the Oscar-nominated feature documentary, The Other Half of the Sky. She has worked with Mike Wallace, Morley Safer and Bill Moyers on60 Minutes, CBS Reports and numerous PBS documentaries. She worked with Director James Ivory on three films, and Michael Apted, director of features and documentaries. Her extensive commercial work includes American Express, Duracell and Nike. Awards – Cine Golden Eagle and a British Emmy

Charly Favier, Board member

CharlyFaviertook part in an Eurica Media Lab director’s training course in New York funded by FACE and the French Government’s Cultural Affairs Department, and then returned as a mentor/art director for a short film shot in the New York City area funded by the US Department of State. Her short film, “Freefall” was broadcast on French TV channel, France 2, in 2015. “Omessa” her second short has won the public award at the Les Nuits Med Festival, been chosen for several other festivals, and will be broadcast on French TV channel, France 3. She is a participant in the prestigious French Cinema School, La Femis. A self-made woman, she has never been to university, and, instead, chose at an early age to travel the world and record moments of wonder found in the stories of ordinary people. She directed, and with Didier Ballivet’s camera work, captured the plight of two young Palestinian men, one of whom turned his life around after having been in an Israeli prison. She is fluent in English and French.

Didier Ballivet, Board member

Didier Ballivet was an Eurica Media Lab mentor/assistant director for a short film shot in the New York City area in 2012. He is self-taught, and created the association, Visual Cirkus, which works on local government and institutional films. In partnership with the M6 Foundation he works in French prisons teaching inmates about media. He has made films in Egypt, Palestine, and France. He is fluent in French and speaks some English.

Bonnie Andrikopoulos, Board Member

Bonnie Andrikopoulos has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 30 years. She has also been a lobbyist for National Organization of Women and was on the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado for 20 years. She is a results-oriented coach for Fortune 500 companies and private individuals. She has been involved with doing micro-financing for underprivileged women in Colorado for the past 12 years.

Melody London, Board Member/Editor

Melody London is one of the most talented editors of her generation. She has worked on films directed by Jim Jarmusch, Frank Whaley and FatihAkim and has won awards for her work at the Cannes, Sundance, Locarno and Tribeca film festivals.

Selected Credits:

  • NY I Love You, by Fatih Akin
  • Preaching To The Choir, by Charles Randolph-Wright
  • Coffee& Cigarettes, by Jim Jarmusch starring Roberto Beni­gni& Steven Wright
  • Novocaine, by David Atkins
  • Joe The King, by Frank Whaley
  • Mystery Train, by Jim Jarmusch
  • Down By Law, by Jim Jarmusch
  • Stranger Than Paradise, by Jim Jarmusch
  • Angela, by Rebecca Miller


Workshop Leaders

Patrizia von Brandenstein, Production Designer

Patriziavon Brandensteinhas spent 35 years as a production designer for film and television. In 1985, Patrizia was awarded an Academy Award for “Amadeus” for Best Art Director and Set Direction, and in 1982 was nominated for “Ragtime” followed by another nomination in 1988 for the “Untouchables”. In 1986, she was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for “Amadeus”. She was recently in production on “Dark Fields and the Irishman”. Her most recent success was a period piece, “The Last Station”, starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, where she had to recreate the physical environment of Russia to portray the life and death of Tolstoy. She has been the production designer for over forty very diverse films. Some other notable ones have been: “Tell Me a Riddle”, “Silkwood”, “A Chorus Line”, “The Money Pit”, “No Mercy”, “Working Girl”, “The Lemon Sisters”, “Postcards From The Edge’, “Billy Bathgate”, “Six Degress of Separation”, “Emperor’s Club”, and “Nights In Rodanthe”. In her early years, she was the Art Director for “Breaking Away” among others and the Costume Designer on “Saturday Night Fever”. Patrizia has taught at NYU and Carnegie Mellon and has worked internationally. She has been a tireless contributor to non-profits bringing her insight, artistic vision and intelligence to any discussion.

Stuart Wurtzel, Production Designer

Stuart Wurtzel has also spent over 35 years as a production designer. He has worked closely with Woody Allen on a number of films and was nominated for an Academy Award for “Hannah and Her Sisters” in 1987. He has also worked in television and was awarded an Emmy in 2004 for “Angels in America” and a nomination for “Little

Gloria”, “Happy At Last” and for “Empire Falls”. He has won two Excellence in Production Design Awards: one for “Angels in America”

in 2004, and the other in 2006, for “Empire Falls”. He has been the production designer for over forty films, including “Marley and Me”,

“Enchanted”, “Charlotte’s Web”, “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “The Mambo Kings”, “Staying Together”, “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, “The Purple Rose of Cairo”, “The Chosen”, and “Hair”. His television work has also included “Wit” directed by Mike Nichols and starring Emma Thompson where the set was very austere and stylized. A talented artist he prefers to do his work off the computer but likes to use a staff of computer and non-computer literate designers and art directors.

Lenore de Koven, Director and Producer

Lenore de Koven’s career as director, producer and educator has spanned both east and west coasts and includes theatre, film and television. She has held executive positions at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Repertory Theater, the National Repertory Theatre and Roundabout Theatre in New York and was former Chairperson of the Board of Theatre West, L.A. In addition to directing many plays in both cities, she has been a free-lance director on ANOTHER WORLD and TEXAS, NBC TV and produced a pilot for a series written by Charles Fuller and starring Ossie Davis and Maureen Stapleton for NBC. She was a grant recipient of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, directing the film TAPS, TREMORS AND TIME STEPS starring Betty Garrett. She is the Artistic Director of OUR WORKSHOP EAST, a development gym for actors, writers and directors. A member of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division for twenty years, she has also taught on the faculties of UCLA’s Theatre Department and NYU’s Theatre and Film Divisions. She has conducted master classes in New York City, at the AFI in L.A., at FAMU in Prague as well as in Montreal, Ottawa and Cologne. She has written two short plays, both of which have been produced in short play festivals in New York. She has been a Vice President and member of the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women, is a Special Adviser for the N.Y. Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media and was co-founder and former Vice President of N.Y. Women In Film and TV. She is listed in WHO’S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT.

Fred Murphy, Cinematographer

Fred Murphy is a New York-based cinematographer who has worked on over 50 movies, among them such films as “Secret Window”, “Auto Focus” and “The Mothman Prophecies. In 2006 he shot the US boxoffice hit “RV”, starring Robin Williams, and in 2007 the indie thriller “Anamorph” with Willem Dafoe.

Selected Filmography Credits

  • 1979 – Heartland
  • 1986 – Hoosiers
  • 1998 – Dance with Me
  • 1999 – October Sky; Stir of Echoes; Witness Protection
  • 1999 – Hypnose
  • 2000 – The Fantasticks
  • 2001 – Soul Survivors
  • 2002 – The Mothman Prophecies; Auto Focus; Cheats
  • 2003 – Freddy vs. Jason
  • 2004 – Secret Window
  • 2005 – Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
  • 2006 – RV
  • 2007 – Anamorph
  • 2008 – Drillbit Taylor

Professional Support

Thea Samuels, Key Makeup Artist

Thea Samuels is a very experienced Makeup Artist who she works essentially on big audience TV Series. She is recently working on the feature film “Just Go With It”, starring Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and Nicole Kidman.

Selected Credits

  • Entourage» key makeup artist
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia» key makeup artist
  • House M.D.» key makeup artist
  • Ugly Betty» makeup artist
  • Heroes» makeup artist
  • NCIS: Naval CriminalInvestigative Service» TV series, assistant makeupartist

Marie France, Costume designer

Marie France is a graduate of Fine Arts at the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been designing costumes for 27 years, and began her career collaborating with musician-compo­ser Prince, designing for his features “Purple Rain” and “Un­der the Cherry Moon”, and his music videos. She also designed for other music videos for such artists as Nathalie Cole, Don Henley, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood and George Clinton, to name a few.

Selected Credits

  • High School (2010) starring Adrian brody
  • Garfield (2004)
  • Never Die Alone (2004)
  • The Borrowers (1997)
  • Gridlock’d (1997)
  • Coneheads (1993)
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
  • Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
  • Purple Rain (1984)

Steven Fierberg, Director of Photography

Selected Credits: Film – Rage, starring Jude Law, Judi Dench, and Steve Buscemi;Fur, Moulin Rouge additional photography; First 25 TV episodes of Entourage; Teaching Credentials – Maine Media and Photographic Workshops, AFI, American Society of Cinematographers student sessions

Nick McLean, Director of Photography

Selected Credits: Career spanning 30 years film and TV – Friends, TV seasons 2000-2004; Film – Joey, Staying Alive among other feature films

Michelle Milosh, Production Designer & Art Director

Selected Credits: Film – Radioland Murders, The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam; TV – Dixie Chicks, NBC Special, South Park Live Action; Commericials – Sony, Sara Lee, Nissan, Toyota, Mattel/Barbie among others.

Tony Porter, Editor

Selected Credits: « It’s like, You Know, » TV situation comedy for Dreamworks, Alf, TV situation comedy, Patchett/Kaufmann Entertainment, Faces of Culture, 28 part Emmy Award winning series; Teaching Credentials – USC School of Cinematic Arts, Multi-camera comedy course, and editing course

Renee Rosenfeld, Script Supervisor

Selected Credits: TV – The West Wing, second season all episodes, Felicity, pilot and two seasons all espisodes; TV movies – Saturday Night Live, commercial satires, Night Sins, Mother of the Bride, A Tangled Web; Feature films: Scout’s Honor,Martians Go Home

Judi Townsend, Script Supervisor

Selected Credits: Film – Bedazzled, Goundhog Day, Mighty Joe Young, Addams Family Values; Second Unit Additional Photography – Vanilla Sky, Mission Impossible 2; TV – Twin Peaks; Teaching Credentials – Maine Media Workshops

Cynnie Troup, Script Supervisor

Selected Credits: Film – for Burt Reynolds, Sharky’s Machine, Stick; American Gigolo, Moon over Parador, The Goodbye Girl, The Sting II; TV – Columbo, LA LAW, Life with Bonnie, Murder She Wrote; TV movies – The Shadow Box for Paul Newman

Giles Khan, Sound

Selected Credits: Documentaries: PBS Nova, Human Origins, shot in Ehiopia, Benazir Bhutto, Truman Capote, Batting for Palestine, The Palaces of India for David Attenborough, Birds of North India; Film – The Keeper: Legend of Omar Khayyam,The War Within, A Bahrani Tale, The River Jordan; Teaching Credentials – Maisha Film Workshop, Kampala, Uganda, Nos Do Cinema, Brazil, Maine Film and TV Workshop

PeturHliddal, Sound

Selected Credits: Film – Defiance, Charlie Wilson’s War, Blades of Glory, You, Me and Dupree, Syriana, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Cider House Rules.

Lisa Pinero, Sound

Selected Credits: Film – Notorious, Young Americans, Home at the End of the World, Three Kings; TV – In Treatment, HBO season 1, Commander in Chief, Monk,Bones, Heroes, Medium, The OC; Commercials – Adidas, Budwieser, Burger King, Nike, Reebok

Susan Zwerman, Visual Effects

Selected Credits: Animation Producer, Fat Albert, Around the World in Eighty Days, X-Men, Midsummers’s Night Dream, Alien Resurrection; Awards – 1994, Award of Excellence, Parent’s Choice, Grammy Award, Video Producer, I’m Fat

Colin Campbell, Gaffer

Selected Credits: Film – Charlie Wilson’s War, Rent, Live from Baghdad, Mulholland Falls, The Bridges of Madison County, The Pelican Brief, Ghostbusters, The Witches of Eastwick

Jeffrey Murrell, Gaffer

Selected Credits: Film – Marley and Me, G-Force, Live Free or Die Hard, You, Me and Dupree, When a Stranger Calls, War of the Worlds, Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Missing, Jerry Maguire, Men in Black, Get Shorty

Jon Tower, Gaffer

Selected Credits: The Fantasticks, Sleeping with the Enemy, Exocist III, Bourne Ultimatum, Hollywoodland, Deep Impact, Conair, Ghost and over 1500 commercials, lighting consultant, Cube, Sol LeWitt

Dick Deats, Grip

Selected Credits: Film – Black Dahlia, National Treasure, The Patriot, Dante’s Peak, The Bridges of Madison County, Heaven’s Gate, The Seduction of Joe Tynan

James Shelton, Grip

Selected Credits: Film – The Ugly Truth, Nowhereland, Bewitched, The Fast and the Furious, Mumford, Money Train, Congo


Funding Partners

Eurica Media Lab is working with the following organizations in France and the United States:

  • City of Collobrieres in France
  • United States Department of State
  • Kaufman Astoria Film Studios in Astoria, , New York
  • French American Cultural Exchange
  • French Embassy, Cultural Affairs, New York City
  • The Ghetto School, New York City
  • Atlas Graphic Communications School, La Farlède
  • Lycée St. Exupery, Marseille
  • School of the Second Chance, Marseille
  • Collobrières Youth Center
  • CADASE, audiovisual association school, Toulon