Elizabeth Monroy is the CEO of the Florence International Film School, Infinite Human Productions and the creator of The Florence International Film Festival. Elizabeth expanded her knowledge to include a degree in mental health counseling. She studies Yoga and Psychotherapy at the Himalayian Institute and knowledge aquired from her Master Spiritual Teachers as she traveled around the world with her husband, a physician, laying a foundation for a deeper level of healing based on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual evolvement. Together they wrote The Pathway Home, which outlines the spiritual foundation given to them by their spiritual teachers Elizabeth is an accomplished author, artist, film maker, and Producer. Her vision for Humanity is to help individuals tap into their own creative sparkle and light up the planet with that sparkle!
Steven Bratter: As a major Hollywood Studio Executive Producer and screenwriter (WGAw), Steven Bratter has had over 25 years experience in the industry working with some of the biggest names in show business. Producer of the Demolition Man starring SyvesterStalone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. Among many other productions. IMB Steven Bratter
An Independent Production Company. Nancy Ogden, Executive Producer, has been working in TV,Cable, Documentaries and fiction films for more than 30 years. Her background as a film editor, story teller has brought a richness to her productions that could only come with her love of film. As she has said many times, “I just love what I do. It’s too much fun to ever stop.” http://www.whitegatemedia.com/
Lorenzo Minoli: Lorenzo Minoli was born in 1951 in Turin, Italy. He is a producer and writer, known for Joseph (1995), Jesus (1999) and Caesar (2002). IMB Lorenzo Minoli
Ambrogio King: Creator of Facebox TV
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Jason actively works in various art modes including film, video, photography and performance. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts/Media with an emphasis in Film and Video Studies from the University of California, San Diego where he has also conducted Documentary Technique and Practice courses. Jason has shown video work at festivals in the United States, Mexico and Italy. His collaboration with the international collective, DoEAT (The Department of Ecological Authoring Tactics) has accumulated in performances at Pond Gallery (San Francisco), EXIT Art (New York City), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles) and The Museum of Modern Art (San Diego). He currently is residing in Florence, Italy endeavoring to develop a media blog as well as instruct for The New Renaissance Florence Film School.
Bari Hochwald received her undergraduate degree in acting from Syracuse University, 1984; she did her graduate studies with the American Repertory Institute in Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard in 1990. She is a member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity. Upon graduation from Harvard Bari immediately began work with the professional company of the American Repertory Theatre. She has been nominated and awarded for theatrical performances in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, The Garland Awards, the Maddy Awards and the L.A. Weekly Awards. Her most recent performance in L.A. as Gina in Murray Mednick's "Fedunn" was called "the best performance of the year in Los Angeles" by LA Weekly. Ms. Hochwald has worked as a Guest Star on major US network television productions including: NYPD Blue, The Practice, Judging Amy, Desperate Housewives, Star Trek - Voyager, Enterprise and DS9, The Guardian, The Drew Carey Show, The George Lopez Show, etc. working opposite such individuals as Sharon Stone, Jane Alexander, Drew Carey, Bill Macy, Felicity Huffman, David Morse, Tyne Daly, etc. She has starred in several independent films, two of which (The Open Gate, The Collectors) are award-winning festival favourites. Her work as writer/performer of the solo play, "Net Worth," was labelled as "A hit," "cracking with professionalism. . . impossible to dislike" and "The American Bridget Jones ten years on" by Edinburgh Weekly at the premiere of her play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August, 2005. As an instructor, Ms. Hochwald has taught mask work, acting and script analysis in Los Angeles for the Laura Henry Studios and privately. She coached acting during that time as well to young actors (10-18) as well as adults (over a ten year period). She has also taught playwriting and acting to underprivileged youth for 8 years in Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles Youth and is a founding member of their theatre section. Ms. Hochwald was the recipient of the California Grant for Youth Arts Services to teach playwriting to children with Celiac Disease. She combined this effort to include youth from the above-mentioned organization for a more cross-cultural experience for both groups. Ms. Hochwald is author of "Your Money, Your Art. . . . Your Life" which is currently under consideration for publication by several major publishing companies in New York City based on articles written for Back Stage West as well as other periodicals and workshops given at Julliard, Syracuse University, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, Screen Actors Guild, etc. on the subject of artists and their relationship and responsibility to managing their personal finance.
Andrea Parente is an independent filmmaker. He holds a communication degree and a postgraduate course in management from the University of Salerno and he worked as copywriter and writer/executive producer for several local TVs. Then he moved in Rome where ha attended a post graduate master in screenwriting and he shot with three friends a documentary, La Notte è Piccola selected for the XI edition of the Festival scrittura e immagine in Pescara and aired on Roma Uno. In 2004 he moved in New York working for two years as a producer/media analyst for Rai Corporation, the New York subsidiary of Rai, the Italian public TV. He’s been also a contributor of the section VC2 of the cable channel Current TV and he completed several projects: the short movie The Subway, winner of the best director prize to the Capri Film Festival, and the shorts Ithaca (HD, Color) and Cultural Selection (16mm, B/W). In New York he also attended a course at the New York Film Academy to enhance his education in filmmaking. Currently Andrea works as a producer for Sky TG24, the main Italian all news channel, freelance producer for Studio Universal Network Italia, freelance copywriter for advertising agencies. He’s also writing and producing two projects, a short movie set in Salento, in the south of Italy and a documentary set between Naples and New York.
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