SPEED MENTORING: TELEVISION

Saturday , February 20, 2016, from 9:00am - 12:00pm
LOCATION: SAG-AFTRA Plaza, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Join us for one of our most popular events: SPEED MENTORING! This Spring we are pleased to announce that our speed mentoring event will be sponsored by SAG-AFTRA and will be specializing in all areas of Television - both in front of and behind the camera. Sign up today as this event always sells out! Pre-registration is required.

Online registration closes on February 18th at 5pm.

Speed Mentoring is modeled after the speed-dating concept where industry professionals serve as mentors to give valuable career advice to mentees through 5 minutes one-on-one conversations.  This setting is ideal for both students and young professionals who may be established or exploring a career change.  It’s all about meeting people, making connections and helping each other. All ages and career levels are welcome. 

Mentors and mentees will be seated at tables. A five-minute stop watch will mark the time and when the bell rings, mentees will move down the line to the next mentor. It's fun and a great way to meet a lot of people.

Light breakfast will be served. Space is limited. This event sells out every year. 

Please note: No refunds or exchanges. No-shows will be billed. Thank you.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

* Mentors added as they confirm. Continue to check back for updates.
* Mentors not guaranteed. Cancellations may occur. 


JANE AUSTIN
 
Los Angeles Local president for SAG-AFTRA, Jane is also a venerable veteran
in the stunt industry having worked on television shows like 
True Blood and Key and Peele among others. 

JULIE BENSON 
Television writer currently staffed on The CW's 
The 100. She has previously written for the Emmy Award winning show 
Emma Approved

SHAWNA BENSON 
Television writer currently staffed on The CW's 
The 100. She has previously written for the Emmy Award winning show 
Emma Approved. 

GABRIEL BERGER
As Executive Vice President of Sales of Vubiquity, Gabriel oversees and orchestrates monetization efforts 
throughout North America.
He works
with a host of service and content
providers - studios and networks alike.

SAMANTHA BROWN
Vice President of Strategic Sales at Vubiquity and AWMSoCal President.

ANGEL GAMBOA BRYANT
Director & Editor at Keylight Multimedia Inc. Angel has worked as an editor on 
shows like The Real L Word: Los Angeles,Last Comic Standing and Little Women: LA. 

ANNA CALDERON
Director of News & Broadcast at SAG-AFTRA.

L. SCOTT CALDWELL 
Serves as the National Chair of SAG-AFTRA's Women's Committee and is a prominent actress featured in over 40 television shows including new PBS drama 
Mercy Street, Madam
Secretary, LOST
 and many more. 

JAMES CROSS 
T
elevision Animator at Uncle Porkchop Productions and creator of 
It's Monkey Time! 

SARAH CUNNINGHAM 
Emmy nominated television writer of 
Last Man Standing, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

DANIELA D'ANGELO 
Producer of over 50 series including 
The Amazing Race & Masterchef Australia. 

GABRIELA DE LA CRUZ 
Associate director at FOX Sports, working with live production and maintains
network programming. 

JENNIFER J. DUNCAN
Award-winning Executive Producer of Unscripted Television and Digital Content. As a Showrunner, she has overseen varying types of series from Competition Reality Shows, to episodic Docu-Series, to Format shows. 





HARRIET ELLS

Has spent 19 years working in live TV productions specializing in live sports events and live studio programming. She has won multiple Emmy awards as a producer and associate director.

SUZIE V. FREEMAN 
Emmy nominated television writer of 
Last Man Standing, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

KIM M. FERRY
 
Department Head of Hair for Pretty Little Liars. She has previously worked on The OfficeFaking ItVeronica Mars and more.

NATASHA 'TASH' GRAY
Application Consultant at BecomeATVWriter.com. Tash was a staff writer on the 2014 Emmy nominated show Dog With A Blog. She has previously been selected for PGA’s Diversity Workshop, NBC's “Writers on the Verge",
and ABC-DISNEY’s Writing program. 

BRYAN GUSDORF 
Owner of Gusdorf Marketing Group
working with television companies in
major US markets like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles + more. 


CUPID HAYES 
Award-winning commercial casting
director with clients including LEGO, Procter & Gamble, and Western Union.
She serves on the SAG-AFTRA Board of Directors, and is Vice President of Business Development for MCMG (Missing Channel Media Group). 


KELLEY LAST
Senior Production Manager for On-Air Promotions at Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel and
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)


ROBYN-LATTAKER JOHNSON 
Owner of RLJ Management, managing television writers and producers. 


ILYANNE MORDEN KICHAVEN 
Serves as Los Angeles Executive Director
of SAG-AFTRA, representing over 70,000 actors, broadcasters, dancers, singers,
stunt-persons, voiceover and recording artists.

RANDY KOSZELA
Technician at CNN and on CBS' Big Brother. Randy also works for E! as a talent wrangler for award shows like the Grammys, Golden Globes and the Emmys. 

TANYA MEMME
Host of two Emmy Nominated TV shows on A&E "Sell This House" and "Sell This House Extreme," as well as Hallmark Channel's Home & Family. 

STACEY MOORADIAN
Executive Vice President of Publicity at Relativity Media.

TESSA NIELSEN
Writer/Producer for BrandWorks Dept. at The Oprah Winfrey Network.





JENNY O'HARA
SAG-AFTRA National Board member 
and well known Film and Television actress 
featured in shows like Transparent, The Mindy Project, Supernatural
, ER, Six Feet Under, Big Love and many more. 

JEANETTE OLIVER
Manager of Brand Marketing at Paramount Pictures and Marketing director of AWMSoCal.


ERICA OLSEN

TV Host & Producer, CBS Local.

MARC PARISER
Has over 25 years’ experience as a television packaging agent at The William Morris Agency and Creative Artists Agency. Currently he is founder/CEO of ShowBizCentral, a revolutionary new platform to help people who work in film, television and digital media manage their careers more effectively.

ROSE PEREZ
SVP of Business and Legal Affairs for Vubiquity, negotiating television transport and licensing agreements for several major network clients.

KATE POWERS
Writer on Sundance Channel's Rectify 
and has previously worked on Breaking BadMad Men and The Good Wife as a writers assistant and script coordinator. 

LESLIE SIMMONS
Communications & Marketing Consultant, and AWMSoCal's scholarship director. 

NICOLE SMITH
Vice President of Brand New Media.
She has developed television in Australia,
the US and the UK. She has also run both the sales and marketing teams and
worked across TV, Digital, Out of Home
and integrated content.

ANDREA TIMONERE
Manager of Global marketing for FOX International Channels. 

AARON VACCARO 
Story Editor at Warner Bros. for Mike & Molly.

SUSANNE WHATLEY
News Anchor at KPCC. Susanne also currently hosts "Healthline", a weekly cable interview show.

JUDE WENG
Veteran director, writer, and producer 
of Emmy Award winning shows like CBS' 
Survivor: Borneo and FX's Black.White. Jude is currently 
directing on her second episode of ABC's 
Fresh of the Boat.

AISHA CORPAS WYNN
Executive Producer with over 10 years of experience in programming development, production, strategic branding and sales. She has created and sold 7 original projects to networks, such as VH1, A&E, and OWN. She has also developed over 20 TV shows that have aired on broadcast, cable, and digital networks.

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