The CreativeFuture Leadership Committee members are some of the most innovative minds in the creative communities from across all disciplines: film, television, music, theater, photography, and book publishing. The Committee’s members routinely appear to advocate for issues concerning our communities and lend their names to important CreativeFuture initiatives aimed at protecting the next generation of creatives.

Pamela Abdy

Pamela Abdy recently ended her post as the President of Production at New Regency Productions where she managed the creative team and all feature development, production,... Read more

Jessica Bendinger

@JBendinger

Jessica Bendinger’s movies have grossed over $500 million worldwide and have spawned sequels, TV shows, and Jeopardy! questions. Her directorial debut Stick It (starring Jeff... Read more

Alec Berg

Alec Berg

@realalecberg

Alec Berg’s television work includes Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and the current HBO series Silicon Valley

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Albert Berger

Albert Berger

Albert Berger formed Bona Fide Productions with Ron Yerxa in 1993. Their producing credits include King of the Hill, Election, Cold Mountain,

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Jason Blum

Jason Blum

@jason_blum

Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Jason Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions …

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Marty Bowen

Marty Bowen

Marty Bowen is a co-founder of the West Hollywood based film and TV production company, Temple Hill Entertainment. In 2012, Temple Hill …

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Jon Cassar

Jon Cassar

Before becoming a full-time director, Jon Cassar had an extensive background working as a Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and Steadicam Operator on over 35... Read more

Tena Clark

Tena Clark

Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Jennifer Holliday, Gladys Knight, CeCe Winans, Dionne Warwick, Patti Austin, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams and Rev. Shirley... Read more

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen

@BruceCohen83

Bruce Cohen is an Academy Award®-winning producer of film, television, theater, and live events. He won an Academy Award® for Best Picture in 2000, alongside... Read more

Charlie Corwin

Charlie Corwin

Charlie Corwin is Co-CEO of SK Global Entertainment. An entrepreneur with over 20 years of media experience, Charlie Corwin co-founded and led Original Media as... Read more

Martha De Laurentiis

Martha De Laurentiis

@neoprod

Martha De Laurentiis formed the Dino De Laurentiis Company (DDLC) in 1980 with her partner and husband, …

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Cassian Elwes

Cassian Elwes

@cassianelwes

Cassian Elwes began his producing career with 1983’s Oxford Blues starring Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy and …

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Blye Faust

@byblye

Blye is an Academy Award®-winning producer of Spotlight, the true-life drama surrounding the Boston Globe’s investigations into abuses in the Boston Archdiocese, which was awarded Best... Read more

Evelina Fernandez

Evelina Fernández

@evelinafern

Fernández is an award-winning actor and writer. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, she attended Garfield High School, East L.A. College, and Cal State... Read more

Wendy Finerman

Independent film and television producer Wendy Finerman founded WENDY FINERMAN PRODUCTIONS in 1988. In 1994, she became the first solo female producer in the history... Read more

Anne Marie Fox

Anne Marie Fox is a native of southern California, educated at private Catholic schools with the exception of the three years spent attending Helmholtz Gymnasium... Read more

Elizabeth Frank

Elizabeth Frank

Elizabeth Frank is Executive Vice President and Chief Content & Programming Officer for AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC).  She oversees the sourcing, scheduling, and promotion of... Read more

Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua is the director behind such films as Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2...

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Richard Gladstein

@filmcolony

Two-time Academy Award® nominated film producer Richard Gladstein is the Founder & President …

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Wyck Godfrey

@wyckgodfrey

Wyck Godfrey (Producer) began his career as a creative executive at New Line Cinema after graduating …

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John Hart

John N. Hart Jr.

John N Hart Jr has produced over 15 Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning Once and …

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Marshall Herskovitz

Marshall Herskovitz

@mherskovitz

Marshall Herskovitz is a writer, producer, and director in Los Angeles who has won many awards for his work in …

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Gale Anne Hurd

Gale Anne Hurd

@GunnerGale

Gale Anne Hurd, known as the “First Lady of Sci-Fi,” is a producer of Academy Award-winning films and ...

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Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz

@GreggHurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty thrillers including OUT OF THE DARK (January 2019). His novels have won...

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Katie Irish

@knirish

Katie Irish is a costume designer, best known for her work on the award-winning FX series The Americans. She began as a shopper for the first... Read more

Charles King

Charles King

@IAmCharlesDKing

Charles King is founder and CEO of MACRO. Launched in 2015, MACRO is a newly formed venture …

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Hawk Koch

Hawk Koch

Hawk Koch is a veteran movie producer, as well as the former President of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and past President of …

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John Krokidas

John Krokidas

@krokasaurusrex

John Krokidas made his feature directorial debut with Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, …

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Mark Leibowitz

Mark Leibowitz

Mark Leibowitz graduated from Stanford University in 1998 with a degree in Economics. After working as an international business consultant in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo,... Read more

Harry Lennix

@HarryJLennix

Harry Lennix is a distinguished film, television, stage actor, and producer. For the last seven seasons, he has starred as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of... Read more

Ron Maxwell

His epic Civil War films Gettysburg (New Line Cinema, 1993) and Gods and Generals (Warners, 2003) have established Ron Maxwell as the cinema’s leading interpreter of that complex, lethal,... Read more

Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips

Weaned on the images of Kirby and Steranko in comics and Hammet and Himes in prose, Gary Phillips was born under a bad sign and... Read more

Samantha Ramirez-Herrera

Samantha Ramirez-Herrera

“Samofftharecord” is CEO & Founder of Offtharecord.com, a creative content agency and digital magazine run by people of color with a focus on uplifting marginalized voices.... Read more

Karen Rosenfelt

Karen Rosenfelt is a producer based at Paramount Studios. Her credits include The Book Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. She also produced Me Before You, Max and Max 2 for MGM.... Read more

Ann Roth

Ann Roth

Ann Roth (Costume Design). Select theatre: Fish in the Dark, A Delicate Balance, This Is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal, The Nance

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Nina Sadowski

Nina Sadowsky

A New York City native, Nina R. Sadowsky is an entertainment lawyer (in recovery) who has worked as a film and television producer and writer... Read more

Robin Sax

@robinsax

Robin Sax is an experienced litigator with an emphasis on criminal and family law. Robin has developed …

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Teddy Schwarzman

Teddy Schwarzman

@tschwarzman

Teddy Schwarzman serves as President & CEO of Black Bear Pictures ...

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Keri Selig

Keri Selig

Keri Selig is a Golden Globe® and 5-time Emmy®-nominated producer and the Founder and President of Intuition Productions, a feature film and television production company... Read more

Jeffrey Sharp

Jeffrey Sharp

@JeffreySHARP

Sharp joined Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) in March 2019 as Executive Director. Sharp is a member of AMPAS (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), BAFTA...

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Kurt Sutter

Kurt Sutter

@sutterink

Raised in the suburbs of Central New Jersey, Kurt Sutter spent most of his childhood indoors, avoiding people, three fee

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John Toll

John Toll

John Toll began his career as a filmmaker working on documentary films while attending college in Los Angeles. …

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Joana Vicente

Joana Vicente

Joana Vicente is the Executive Director and the Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival. She previously served as the Executive Director of...

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Janet Yang

Janet Yang

@janetyang1

Janet Yang is a prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. She has worked with some of the most …

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Jonathan Yunger

Jonathan Yunger joined Millennium Films/Nu Image in 2011 and has worked on more than 50 films during his tenure at the company, including The Expendables... Read more