2019 Mentors

Melanie Liburd

Actress, 'This Is Us'

Actress Melanie Liburd currently stars as ‘Zoe’ on the critically acclaimed NBC drama series, THIS IS US. The year is…

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Jessica Marie Garcia

Actress, 'On My Block'

Cuban-American actress, writer and all-around funny girl Jessica Marie Garcia currently stars on the NETFLIX 2018 Teen Choice Award-winning hit…

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Jessica Parker Kennedy

Actress, 'The Flash'

Jessica Parker Kennedy stars on the hit CW series, THE FLASH. Jessica also starred in the feature film GEMINI opposite Zoey Kravitz, as well as…

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Jesse Draper

Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

Jesse Draper is a mother of two boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of…

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Courtney Thomasma

BBC America Executive Director

Courtney Thomasma is the Executive Director of BBC AMERICA, a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed…

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Rain Valdez

Actress and Filmmaker

Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played Coco in Season 2 of TV…

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Lauren Schulte

Founder and CEO, The Flex Company

Lauren Schulte is the founder & CEO of The Flex Company. Lauren has spent over a decade building leading consumer…

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Adhrucia Apana

Managing Director, Creative Wealth Media (CWM)

Adhrucia Apana is Managing Director of Creative Wealth Media (CWM), a prolific film and television financing company that has executive…

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Chelsea Radler

Agent, WME

Chelsea Radler is an agent at WME in the agency’s scripted television department, representing writers and directors including Scott Derrickson, Rodrigo…

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Adelle Archer

Co-Founder, Eterneva

Adelle co-founded Eterneva, an innovative company that honors the lives of remarkable people and pets by turning their cremated ashes…

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Chandler Taslitz


Chandler is a comedian, writer, and content creator. She grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and moved to…

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Tami Holzman

Investor, Advisor, Keynote Speaker & Best Selling Author

Tami loves to make people happy – whether that means giving a confidence boost, an introduction to that person they…

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Stephanie Allain

Founder, Homegrown Pictures

An accomplished film producer and former studio executive, Ms. Allain has been an advocate for visionary filmmakers for more than…

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Christine Wang

Managing Director, Private Banking, First Republic Bank

Christine focuses on helping people manage their finances for success. She has extensive experience in both personal and business finance. To…

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Valarie Phillips

Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

Valarie Phillips started her career as an assistant at Paradigm and continued on to become an agent in the MP…

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Yasmine Campbell

Writer and Founder of Inner Voices

Yasmine Campbell, née Brito-Morales, is an entertainment industry veteran, a screenwriter and the founder of Inner Voices, which gathers inner-city high…

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Susan Brooks

Founder, FOREFRONT-Partners

Susan Brooks is a veteran television, digital and business affairs executive, bringing strategic and innovative thinking, along with decades of…

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April King

Talent Agent, ICM

April King is an agent in the talent department at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in…

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Claudia Carasso

Founder, Elastic Minds LLC

Claudia Carasso is a communications management consultant, creative director, and marketing leader with more than 20 years’ experience in developing…

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Marki Costello

President, Creative Management Entertainment Group

Marki Costello, president of Creative Management Entertainment Group is an industry veteran with over two decades on Hollywood’s front line. Being…

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Carrie Gillogly

SVP of Scripted Programming, AMC Networks

Carrie Gillogly grew up in Silver Spring, MD before heading west to attend undergrad at USC Film School. After spending…

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Debbee Klein

Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

Debbee Klein is an agent in Paradigm’s TV Literary Department, where she has packaged projects including Laurence Fishburne’s Emmy nominated series Black-ish (ABC)…

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Dana Asher Levine


Since 2001, style architect Dana Asher Levine has served as the sartorial expert for Hollywood’s most powerful female executives. Her…

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Brooke Mason

Founder/CEO, Brooke Mason Creative

Brooke Mason has one aim in life: to help and inspire women in the creative industries. An Australian native, Brooke…

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Sarah Ann Masse


Sarah Ann Masse is a hilarious woman on a mission; not only is she continuing the trend of breaking stereotypes…

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Lainie Strouse

President of Lower Merion Productions, Actress in 'Teacher of the Year'

Lainie Strouse has enjoyed success across a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry. An accomplished TV and film producer, Ms….

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Yira Vilaro

Director of Development, MACRO

Yira Vilaro is Director of Development at MACRO. A bilingual Puerto Rican raised in Mexico, she graduated from Northwestern University’s Film Program before her passion for…

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