PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & RELATED WORK
THE DAILY SHOW VETERANS IMMERSION PROGRAM
Industry Panelist and Mentor
Yearly pro-bono participation in Jon Stewart’s program to mentor and help veterans move forward with careers in the entertainment business.
SAG-AFTRA CONSERVATORY & FOUNDATION
Industry Speaker and Seminar Leader at SAG-AFTRA Conservatory
Ongoing pro-bono speaking and teaching engagements several times a year for actors who are members of SAG-AFTRA to advance their on-camera audition technique and share insight into the business to help advance their careers.
Industry Speaker and Seminar Leader at SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Ongoing speaking and teaching engagements several times a year for actors who are members of SAG-AFTRA to advance their on-camera audition technique and share insight into the business to help advance their careers.
AMPAS – ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS & SCIENCES
Juror for narrative film competition for Student Academy Awards
Pro-bono participation as a juror of the final films nominated for a Student Academy Award to help determine which filmmakers should win top awards in the narrative competition from The Academy.
ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION & HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Producer and Casting Director
Producer and casting director for spotlight reading events, responsible for attaching name actors and assembling high profile casts that have included Melissa Leo, Michael Stuhlbarg, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Richard Kind, Chris Bauer, Harris Yulin, Alysia Reiner, Tom Pelphrey, Amy Carlson, etc., to bring Sloan Foundation nominated screenplays to life before large audiences during The Hamptons International Film Festival.
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pro-bono participation as an industry mentor, meeting with and advising both emerging and established filmmakers who are guests of Hamptons International Film Festival as to how they can move forward more successfully with their upcoming film projects.
Juror for Nominated Student Short Films and Panelist
Pro-bono participation as a juror evaluating the nominated student short films and determining which film deserves the award for Best Student Short with a group of industry colleagues and then participating in industry panels following the screening of the nominated short film at the festival.
THE CREATIVE COALITION
Industry Mentor and Speaker
Pro-bono speaker and educator helping interns at the Creative Coalition who are pursuing careers in entertainment.
BROWN UNIVERSITY – RHODE ISLAND
Pro-bono participation as a panelist on campus during reunions to inform and help new graduates interesting in moving forward with careers in the entertainment business.
BROWN UNIVERSITY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP NEW YORK
Pro-bono participation as a panelist and industry expert at events hosted by Brown University Entertainment Group New York to enlighten fellow Brown alumni from a variety of professional backgrounds about the entertainment business.
AMDA – AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY
Participation as a panelist at events organized by the American Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts to advise theater majors as to the best strategies to find success as they embark on their new path in pursuit of professional acting careers.
HOLA – HISPANIC ORGANIZATION FOR LATINO ACTORS
Speaking engagements to raise funds for HOLA
Pro-bono speaking engagements to help actors who are members of HOLA advance their careers and shed light on the many changes in the industry so they have access to more work opportunities, with proceeds going towards HOLA’s fundraising efforts.
YOUNG STORYTELLERS FOUNDATION
Casting Director for Non-Profilt Organization
Pro-bono casting services and support, including outreach to well known actors and encouraging them to contribute their time and talent and work with students from inner city schools and bring their scripts to life in front of audiences, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the organization’s efforts to inspire ongoing creativity within inner city schools.
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
Juror for Narrative Film Competitions
Ongoing pro-bono participation as a juror, evaluating nominated films in various competitions (narrative short films, ultra indie features, etc.) and along with a group of industry colleagues, determining which film deserves the “Best Film” prize in its category and then presenting the award to the winning filmmaker at WFF’s Awards Gala.
Pro-bono participation as an industry mentor for high school students in Woodstock, offering informational meetings to students who are interested in pursuing careers in entertainment.