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Marc OstrickCEO & Co-Founder
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Marc's latest project was directing and producing part of the historic Barack Obama Special. This thirty-minute program aired on CBS, NBC, FOX and other networks a week prior to the election. Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) hired Marc to direct & produce two of the segments for this landmark broadcast. Marc followed the Stuart family in Ohio and the Dowell family in Louisville, KY.
In addition to being an acclaimed documentarian, Marc has also been at the forefront of New Media programming for the last several years. In September, 2007 Marc completed working on HBO's new series JOHN FROM CINCINNATI (JFC) as the producer for New Media. Previous to working on JFC, Marc served as Executive Producer of the DVD/New Media division for Stun Creative, an L.A. based advertising agency. Clients included Freemantle Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Brothers. In 2004, Marc co-produced and directed 24: Conspiracy, the first original mobile series created as a spin-off of the hit TV show 24 which was nominated for an Emmy Award. Marc also has produced and directed numerous award-winning documentaries and short films since graduating from NYU in 1994. He is currently guest-lecturing at Columbia University and working on a book with Evangeline Morphos on how the Internet has evolved as a platform for storytellers.
Evangeline Morphos is a professor of film and theater at Columbia University. She developed the university's first courses in television as dramatic literature. Her scholarly work includes articles on American and British theater, narrative uses of the Internet and film.
She was recently the consulting producer of The Bedford Diaries, a television series for the WB network (The Levinson/Fontana Company). Off-Broadway producing credits include the long-running comedies The Food Chain by Nicky Silver, After-Play by Anne Meara and Blown Sideways Through Life by Claudia Shear. Most recently she produced The God of Hell, a new play by Sam Shepard. Other new work includes The Dog Problem, and Those the River Keeps by David Rabe, The Cryptogram by David Mamet (Obie Award) and Aven'U Boys by Frank Pugliese (Obie Award).
She has taught at Harvard University and Oxford University and was previously the Chairman of the Undergraduate Drama Department at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
As a consultant she has worked on a variety of projects involving theater, film and television. She appeared regularly on New York Theater Review, which was broadcast nationally on PBS from 1994 to 1996. She is the editor of Lee Strasberg's A Dream of Passion, and has taught Method Acting in New York, Los Angeles and London.
Evangeline holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in English from Harvard University.
David Milch is a multiple Emmy Award-winning television series creator, writer and icon in the entertainment industry. Milch graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Yale and won the Tinker Prize in English. He earned an MFA from the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa.
In 1982, Milch wrote the script Trial By Fury for the premiere of Hill Street Blues third season which won the Emmy, the Writers Guild Award, and the Humanitas Prize for that season. This began his career in television. He worked five seasons on Hill Street Blues as executive story editor and then as executive producer. Milch earned two more Writers Guild Awards, a second Humanitas prize, and another Emmy while working on that show.
In 1992, Milch co-created the history-making police drama NYPD BLUE. The highly-rated series set a record by garnering 26 Emmy Nominations in its premier season, and winning the award for Best Drama Series in 1994-1995. Milch took home Emmys for Best Writing in a Drama for the 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 seasons. The first season of NYPD BLUE also earned Milch a Humanitas Prize and an Edgar Award for his screenwriting.
From 2002-2006, Milch produced Deadwood, a dramatic series for HBO. Milch served as creator, writer, and executive producer. The hit series based on actual events in Deadwood, South Dakota, during the 1870's, has received 6 Emmy Awards, a Peabody and a Best Actor Golden Globe for actor Ian McShane.
Milch began production in 2006 on John from Cincinnati, another dramatic series for HBO. In October 2007 HBO renewed its contract with Milch. He is currently developing additional series for the network.
Alex is a serial entrepreneur based in New York City. Alex is also the co-founder of Glowcast Ventures, LLC which incubates and invests in media businesses and develops entertainment-based properties. Alex serves as EVP of Strategic Partnerships for The Filter founded by Peter Gabriel and is a Strategic Advisor to eGuiders.com and Idiomag.com. Previously, Alex was President of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Enterprises. Alex began his career as a journalist at The Wall Street Journal/Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
Gavin is currently the principal at Jumpwire Media, a cross media consulting company that specializes in helping traditional media companies build strategiesto profit from the emerging digital market place on the mobile, social media, gaming, and web video platforms. Before founding Jumpwire Media in 2009 Gavin worked for online video start up Joost and was the Head of Cross Platform Business Development at global television production company Endemol.
Gavin has a been working in media space for over 15 years. His past experience includes positions at major television networks as well as owning and operating a television production company and a boutique advertising agency. His company created some of the first cross media TV content and worked with major networks including NBC, Discovery, CTV, and Global Television. The full service ad agency serviced two national clients and explored integrating brands into television and online properties. In 2004 he moved from his native Canada to the UK to better understand the rapidly emerging mobile phone space. Through his position at Endemol he worked closely with the UK’s largest mobile operator O2 and helped develop leading edge content for multiple platform release.
Currently, Zlotnik is Head of Global Media Operations for IMG and is responsible for creative execution, operational management and fiscal performance of all production companies and services within IMG, including Tiger Aspect Productions, Darlow Smithson Productions, IMG Sport Production, IMG Digital Media, and Media House which is IMG’s post-production and distribution business. Zlotnik oversees the operation of Nunet, IMG’s wireless, VOD and broadband programming and distribution business. Zlotnik was instrumental in the launch of the India Premiere League, cricket tournament across India.
Zlotnik joined IMG Media from HBO, Inc., after a 20-year tenure that included positions as Executive Vice President of New Media Programming and Executive Vice President of Creative Operations & Business Development. During this time, Zlotnik oversaw strategy and implementation of all HBO Original Programming objectives, as well as activities in new media and technology. Zlotnik’s responsibilities included HBO.com, HBO’s Online Store and HBO On Demand.
Some of the recognition that Zlotnik has received includes the first interactive Emmy for the website supporting "Band of Brothers” and a Cable ACE® Award and an Emmy® nomination for the HBO Comedy Special "Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow." He has also been named to the AlwaysOn “IT” list in one of its annual cover stories. Zlotnik is currently on the board of GoTV, a leading wireless programming company.