Networking is a critical life skill for anyone pursuing a career in media production, so as a part of our curriculum, we invite industry professionals into the workshop to participate, to share their stories and offer brass-tacks, vocational pointers.  It's also an opportunity for our champions in the industry–potential future employers–to see how amazing our participants are.

We couldn’t do what we do without the spirit and generosity of our professional mentors.


Steve Golin: Founder, Anonymous Content

Steve Golin: Founder, Anonymous Content

Quinn Moran: Manager of Production Supplies, Quixote

Quinn Moran: Manager of Production Supplies, Quixote

Shepherd Frankel: Production Designer

Shepherd Frankel: Production Designer

Scott Budnick: Producer, Activist

Scott Budnick: Producer, Activist

Jess Hall: Cinematographer

Jess Hall: Cinematographer

Ross Pollack: Executive Vice President, Lionsgate

Ross Pollack: Executive Vice President, Lionsgate

Malin Ackerman: Actor

Malin Ackerman: Actor

Michelle Monaghan: Actor

Michelle Monaghan: Actor

Erin Heidenreich: Director

Erin Heidenreich: Director

Ben Lear: Director

Ben Lear: Director

Tricia Linklater: Technicolor

Tricia Linklater: Technicolor

Blaine Miller: Actor, Correspondent

Blaine Miller: Actor, Correspondent

Alex Cohn: Executive Producer

Alex Cohn: Executive Producer

David Thorne: Executive Producer

David Thorne: Executive Producer

Amy Brooks: Writer, Director

Amy Brooks: Writer, Director

Eric Noe: Editor-In-Chief

Eric Noe: Editor-In-Chief