Andy Fickman (Director/Producer)- Andy is the founder of Oops Doughnuts Productions and the award-winning filmmaker behind many successful films, TV shows, and musicals. Daily VARIETY named Fickman one of the "DIRECTORS TO WATCH." His 2005 film Reefer Madness was featured at the Sundance Film Festival and received several awards, including an Emmy. In 2006, he directed his first film for wide theatrical release, She's the Man, which went on to win the Teen Choice Award for Best Comedy. After that, he went on to direct several box office hits, including The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain, You Again, Parental Guidance, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Andy is currently directing and producing Liv and Maddie on the Disney Channel, and just finished directing Recovery Road, which premieres in January on ABC Family. His next film, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, opens in theaters everywhere October 30th.
Michael Wimer (Producer)- Michael began his career in the entertainment industry at Creative Artists Agency, where he started in the mailroom and worked his way up. At CAA, Michael worked with dozens of Oscar and Emmy-winning writers, directors and producers, including Michael Crichton, John Hughes, Harold Ramis, Pedro Almodovar, Oliver Stone and Tony Scott, among others. The features and television shows he put together earned many billions of dollars in revenue, highlighted by the film Independence Day and the TV series ER. In 2005, he left the firm to produce films and television. He ran Centropolis Entertainment with feature director Roland Emmerich, developing and shooting several films around the world, including projects for Warner Bros. (10,000 B.C.) and 20th Century Fox (2012). Michael then started a television venture with Emmy winning writer Peter Tolan under the banner Fedora Entertainment, based at Sony. Since its inception in 2009, Fedora has developed shows across the broadcast and cable spectrum, including The Jim Gaffigan Show with Comedy Central, Rake starring Greg Kinnear with Fox, Outsiders with WGN and The Studio with George Clooney and Bennett Miller at Showtime.
Meredith Wechter (WME Feature Film Agent)- Meredith represents some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels, The Wedding Ringer), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), and Gal Gadot (The Fast and the Furious franchise, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice).
Elissa Leeds (Talent Manager)- Elissa is the founder/president of Reel Talent Management, and represents a wide variety of A-list actors/actresses, including Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Shanola Hampton (Shameless), and Ali Landry (Little Boy, Eve, Doritos Super Bowl commercial).
Alejandro Monteverde (Writer/Director)- Alejandro is a Mexican writer-director. His first feature, Bella, won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and brought Monteverde the "American by Choice Award” for its positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the United States. Bella was a thoughtful meditation on loss and redemption. His second feature, Little Boy, has been picked up for general release by Open Road and opened in theaters nationwide on April 24. Little Boy -- which was produced by Monteverde's Metanoia Films -- tells the gripping and universal story of a boy who is willing to believe the impossible in order to bring his father back from World War II. He is currently developing his next film, The Hidden Ones. This dark, international thriller follows a brilliant killer who is brutally murdering the twelve holiest monks on earth... and the young FBI agent who dives dangerously deep into the killer's demonic world. Monteverde is passionately committed to creating works that inspire viewers to reflect upon life's core issues. "I believe that being a filmmaker is not just a profession but also an opportunity to make a difference in the world," he says.
Alonso Alvarez Barreda (Filmmaker): Alonso was born in Mexico City and raised in the Mexican town of Tampico Tamaulipas, after being rejected from several film schools; He enrolled at the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas to study International Commerce, but after two years dropped out to pursue his dream of filmmaking. Through his mother, he met director Alejandro Monteverde (Bella, Little Boy). Monteverde became his friend and mentor encouraging Alvarez to shoot his first short film. The film entitled "Historia de un Letrero” won the highly coveted Best Short Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Shot entirely in Tampico with a 50 dollar budget, ‘Historia” has been Official Selection in countless film festivals, circulating in more than 200 Internet blogs gaining international acclaim and was also named one of the most inspirational films by Internet users. Alvarez’s second short "The Finding," penned with actor Julio César Cedillo and produced by Mexican actor Rafael Amaya was his first foray in film. Shot in super 16mm, “The Finding” stars Julio César Cedillo (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Cowboys and Aliens, The Walking Dead) and Mexican star Alejandro Felipe Flores (Innocent Voices). "The Finding" has been official selection in over 20 international film festivals around the world, grabbing 5 international awards, including the “speak out against domestic violence humanitarian award” becoming the only Latin American director to receive an award that year. The Finding was invited to be a part of the 2010 Cannes film festival, considered as one of the best cinematographic expressions against domestic violence. The film was also screened several times on National TV in México, public schools and inside the Metro bus in México City. In late 2014 Alonso was the recipient of the Best Director award at the distinguished NBC Universal Short Film festival, as well as nominated for best writing and best film. Crescendo also took the award for best Actor that year. In that same year Alonso was selected as one of four filmmakers from all around the world to be a part of the first-ever HBO Access Directing program. Alonso was the only Latin filmmaker in the program that year. Alonso is currently finishing writing his first feature film “The Wingwalker” a heartfelt suspense film about a young widower who is deported as his daughter is scheduled for a heart transplant.
Andrew Miano (Producer): Film and television producer Andrew Miano has partnered with writer-directors Paul and Chris Weitz in their production company Depth of Field for the last 15 years. In 2009, Mr. Miano produced one of the year's most acclaimed films, Tom Ford's A SINGLE MAN. It garnered Colin Firth a BAFTA Award and earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy Award nominations. Miano's other credits include ADMISSION, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd; Peter Sollett's NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings; and Paul Weitz's BEING FLYNN with Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano. He has also produced AMERICAN DREAMZ and CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT. Miano also served as executive producer on IN GOOD COMPANY and LITTLE FOCKERS and on THE GOLDEN COMPASS, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. His current movie, GRANDMA, a Paul Weitz film, starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden and Sam Elliott, is currently in theaters.
Daniel Rappaport (Management 360)- Daniel Rappaport, a founding partner of Management 360 and its production arms -- Film 360 and Television 360, launched the firm in 2002. Since its launch, the company has become one of the most reputable and established management firms in the entertainment industry. Under Rappaport's leadership, the firm also launched its film development and production arm (Film 360) and its broadcast division (Television 360). As a manager for over a decade, Rappaport has played an integral role in the day-to-day endeavors of his filmmakers, including McG, James Mangold, Phil Morrison, Will Speck & Josh Gordon, and artist Takashi Murakami. On the development and production end, Rappaport is or has been involved on a range of levels with a number of film and television projects including Phil Morrison’s Oscar-nominated film JUNEBUG starring Amy Adams (executive producer) and Mike Judge’s feature film debut OFFICE SPACE starring Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston (producer). Rappaport began his career at ICM, and also served as director of development for Sandollar Productions in the wake of such hits as FATHER OF THE BRIDE. Rappaport is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley.
Betsy Sullenger (Producer)- As director Andy Fickman’s producing partner, Betsy Sullenger runs development and production at Oops Doughnuts Productions, which focuses on film, television and web content. Currently she is in production on their hit Disney Channel television show LIV AND MADDIE, which is currently in its third season, and is a producer on their upcoming Paramount film SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, which will be released at Halloween. She was Co-Producer on YOU AGAIN, a Disney film starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver. Among other film projects that Oops is developing are the biopic KICKING UP DIRT at Sony’s Affirm, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER with Walden, a remake of the German comedy OVER MY DEAD BODY with Wind Dancer, and the Black List script THE MOST ANNOYING MAN IN THE WORLD. Along with RKO and Twisted Pictures, they are also remaking a handful of classic RKO horror films. On the television side, she is currently in active development on two family comedies for Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as a Disney Channel Original Movie for basketball star Dwight Howard.
Kimberly Bialek (Agent)- Kimberly Bialek is an agent in WME’s motion picture literary department. Bialek graduated from Michigan State University before beginning her career at Don Buchwald & Associates. She moved to the William Morris Agency as an agent trainee where she advanced quickly and for several years worked directly under the worldwide head of motion pictures before being promoted. Most recently, Kimberly’s relationships have helped WME clients book the most sought after jobs at Marvel and Universal. Some of the clients that Kimberly works with include Dwayne Johnson, Robert Zemeckis, Andy Fickman, Randall Wallace, The Russo Brothers, Tom Shadyac, Ridley Scott, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Dax Sherpard.
Phillip Raskind (WME Partner): Philip Raskind is a partner at WME. Philip was born and raised in LA, and graduated from USC. He was the first agent hired by Endeavor in the early 90s, and has since risen to department head of the motion picture literary group. He represents a wide range of talent, including actors and actresses, directors, writers, and documentary filmmakers.