"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it
comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences." - P.J. O'Rourke
Jury Award First Place
Audience Award First Place
by Bethany Orr
(Key Collaborator - Xavier Santiago)
Jury Award Runner Up
Audience Award Honorable Mention
by Sharif Matar
(Key Collaborator - Andy Forrest)
"Hansel & Gretal Strike Back"
by Cristina Sasso
(Key Collaborator - Tarniesha Stimage)
Collaborator Award First Place
Skye von der Osten
Collaborator Award Runner Up
Collaborator Award Honorable Mention
Michael J. Weithorn
Award-winning writer-producer Michael J. Weithorn co-created and served as executive producer on the hit TV show The King of Queens. Earlier in his career, Weithorn created and executive produced the sitcoms Ned & Stacey from 1995-97 and True Colors from 1990-92.
Upon the formation of Weithorn’s production company, Hanley Productions,
with Twentieth Century Fox, he wrote and produced The Pursuit of Happiness, which aired in 1987. Beginning as a story editor and advancing to supervising producer, Weithorn spent four years on the hit series Family Ties. He received three Emmy nominations for his work as a producer, and another for writing the two-part 1985-86 season premiere, entitled “The Real Thing,” during his tenure with the show. Winner of the 1984 Writers Guild of America Award for an episode of Cheers.
Kurt Loder is a legendary Film critic and a television personality. To the audience, he is perhaps the most recognizable judge due to his career with MTV. To the Filmmakers, he is a daunting critic whose validation is hard-earned but always well-deserved.
Kurt Loder is a film critic, author, columnist, and sometime television presence. He spent most of the 1980s as a senior editor at Rolling Stone, and then all of the 1990s at MTV, where he hosted The Week in Rock. He has appeared as himself in a number of movies, most of them bad. He also once appeared, in cartoon form, on The Simpsons – a career highlight. His third book, The Good, the Bad and the Godawful, a collection of seven years’ worth of movie reviews, was published by St. Martin’s Press.
In his own words, Tim Minear is a non-Marxist writer/producer who grew up in Whittier, California and was horri8ied and thrilled when Harlan Ellison hit Joan Collins with a car in an episode of the original Star Trek. He’s been trying to write a moment like that ever since.
Tim’s credits include lots of shows that didn’t require a law or medical degree
or any real higher education to speak of. These include Lois and Clark: The New
Adventures of Superman, The X-Files, Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, The Inside,
Drive, Dollhouse and his personal favorite (and least watched--and that’s up
against some pretty stiff competition) FX’s Terriers. Which was not a reality
show about dog grooming. He currently serves as executive producer on FX’s
American Horror Story.
Melody joined The Collective in Beverly Hills as a manager/producer in 2010. Before that, she co-founded Adept Entertainment alongside business partner Abbey Robertson, where they managed a roster of comedians, actors, and writers, produced stand-up shows in and around Los Angeles, and helped produce the industry-leading Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. She works primarily with writers and creators developing projects for television, 8ilm, and the web, in addition to working with stand-up comics.
Andrew began his Hollywood career at Evolution Management, where he was instrumental in shepherding the ultra-successful horror franchise SAW to the big screen—he took the credit of Consigliere for the first film. During his 11-year stint at Evolution, Andrew began managing high profile clients such as horror/fantasy legend Clive Barker and filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman, whose collective worldwide 8ilm grosses equal nearly half of a billion dollars. Wilson also developed, packaged and produced Lottery Ticket starring Ice Cube for Warner Brothers while at Evolution, before moving on to the next phase of his career. Andrew joined the already successful Zero Gravity team in Spring 2012 and continues to represent some of the most exciting writers and directors in the industry with an eye towards furthering his efforts as a producer under the Zero Gravity banner.
Ray Miller started his entertainment career at the United Talent Agency (UTA), where he was charged with starting the UTA story department. In his time there, he grew it from a small operation to a full time department. after UTA, Ray joined Behaviour Worldwide as a production executive, working on feature films including Love & Sex with Famke Janssen and Jon Favreau.
He founded Archetype in the fall of 2004. There, he currently represents actors, writers and directors in film, television, and new media. Archetype’s clients have worked for most major studios and networks in Hollywood, such as ABC, USA, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Machinima, Fox, ABC Family and Disney Channel.
Ray is also a full service producer, having produced the film After Sex with Mila Kunis, Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana. Ray is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film.