Charmatz founded Mediaxiom LLC, a media consultancy and multi-platform production company, in 2010. Charmatz has successfully turned around troubled organizations and helped to optimize the potential of a variety of mid- to large-sized media companies. He is also an expert in research; marketing; original programming; new programming models; broadband video and infrastructure; multi-platform displays; interactive media; and media ecosystems.
Patrick Hackett is a Producer and Director and founded Neon Sheep Pictures, a feature film production company. Working in both narrative and documentary films, Patrick has proudly screened at some of the premiere film festivals in the world and has also successful sold films into distribution deals. He currently has a few films in production and is developing a television show. When Patrick isn't on set, he's either in a movie theatre gaining inspiration or at a local music venue.
Jim Janicek is President & CEO of Janicek Media Creative, Inc, a Colorado Company founded in 1990. The firm has produced over 3,000 hours of original programming and promotion for major networks and studios including Comcast, NBC, Disney and ABC. Jim is the creative / collaborative force behind five nine-figure brands with five to 18-year runs.
Michael Haskins is General Counsel of Great Hall Partners a public private partnership with the City of Denver, Ferrovial Airports, Saunders Construction, Loop Capital and Magic Johnson Enterprises overseeing the redevelopment and operations of the Great Hall at DIA to improve security, provide capacity for growing needs and improve the overall experience.
Julie Crane is the Director of Locals Administration for SAG-AFTRA, a proud member of the AFL-CIO. In her role, she supervises the Colorado and New Mexico Locals and is responsible for education & outreach and promoting the interests of the union. She is also an active member of a team tasked with helping streamline, create and implement national initiatives.
David Emrich is a second-generation filmmaker and a fourth-generation Coloradan. For 65 years his father Paul and David have worked in the film and video business in Colorado. In 1992 David founded Postmodern Company, a media production company producing documentary, feature film, web and corporate content. It also is one of the largest independent providers of post-production services in the Rockies.
Former SVP Production and Acquisition for Initial Entertainment Group. Her film producing credits include THE GOOD GIRL for Fox Searchlight; PREFONTAINE for Disney; YELLOW, and EULOGY with for Lionsgate. Currently, Shelly has a film project based on Barbara Jordan: AN AMERICAN HERO, with Viola Davis, at Fox Searchlight; WHERE THE NILE TURNS BLACK with The Hideaway; and the TV projects based on the books Danger Close at Warner Bros TV as well as The Insiders with Zadan Meron set up at Universal Television.
Donald Zuckerman has produced over twenty major motion pictures and documentaries with some of Hollywood’s top directors and actors. His most recent feature films include CASINO JACK with director George Hickenlooper, and GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS, starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. Zuckerman has also produced multiple television series, created a number of successful New York City nightlife venues, and managed recording artists and sports professionals.
CINEMA: Advisory Board
Jeff Thormodsgaard -- Partner; Michael Best Strategies
Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Jeff founded Precision Policy Group and served as the company’s president. In this role, he led Precision’s team in political consulting, policy advising, and lobbying. He was first a lobbyist and then a partner with Mendez Steadman & Associates, a political consulting firm in Denver which became Mendez Consulting Inc. when Pat Steadman was appointed to the State Senate in 2009.
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill -- Deputy Film Commissioner -- Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill is an Emmy Award-Winning creative producer, director and editor focused on documentary filmmaking with a passion for telling inspirational and compelling stories. Currently, Mariel serves as the Deputy Film Commissioner for the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media.