Sid Ganis

Sid Ganis

Mr. Ganis is a highly regarded and experienced executive in the entertainment industry and served as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2005 through 2009. Mr. Ganis has held other various industry leadership positions, including:

Vice Chairman of Columbia Pictures
President of Worldwide Marketing for Columbia/Tristar Motion Pictures
President of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group
Senior Vice President at Lucasfilm

Mr. Ganis currently produces films through Out of the Blue Entertainment, a production company he founded in 1996.

Peter Farrelly

Peter Farrelly

Mr. Farrelly is a successful director, screenwriter and producer known for working with top Hollywood talent to create a string of hit films over the years.

Mr. Farrelly's numerous film credits include: Dumb and Dumber (starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels); Kingpin (starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid and Bill Murray); There's Something About Mary (starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller); Me Myself & Irene (starring Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger); Shallow Hal (starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black); Stuck on You (starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear); Fever Pitch (starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon); The Heartbreak Kid (starring Ben Stiller and Malin Akerman); and Hall Pass (starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis).

Fredric D. Rosen

Fredric D. Rosen

Fredric D. Rosen is regarded as one of the most innovative executives in the entertainment industry, spending 17 years building the ticketing sensation Ticketmaster into a multi-billion dollar global empire. Mr. Rosen’s former roles include CEO of Ticketmaster, CEO & Co-President of Outbox Enterprises and Chairman & CEO of Stone Canyon Entertainment.

Sandy Climan

Sandy Climan

Sandy Climan is a well-respected and successful media and motion picture industry executive, talent agent, and producer. Mr. Climan currently serves as President of Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc., a media investment and strategic advisory company focusing on innovative technologies. Prior to Entertainment Media Ventures, Mr. Climan was CEO of 3ality Digital, Talent Agent & Head of Corp Practice at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and EVP & President of Worldwide Business Development of Universal Studios.

Ira Rubenstein

Ira Rubenstein

Ira Rubenstein is the general manager of PBS Digital. Rubenstein leads all digital content and service efforts for PBS and its member stations and focuses on PBS’ digital efforts in both the children’s and general audience space.

Mr. Rubenstien previously served as CEO of global media company MeeMee Company. Prior to that, Rubenstein served as EVP Digital Marketing for 20th Century Fox where he established the Digital Marketing organization and led the team behind social and mobile campaigns for Prometheus, Chronicle, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, X-Men: First Class, and others. Before joining Fox in 2011, he had stints at Marvel and Sony.

Theo Kalomirakis

Theo Kalomirakis

Mr. Kalomirakis is recognized internationally as “the Father of Home Theater” - an industry he helped inspire and define. Mr. Kalomirakis’ innovative private entertainment environments have won numerous awards, including CEDIA's Best Dedicated Home Theater design award every year he entered - a total of nine times. Mr. Kalomirakis was also awarded the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

Lauren Fryefield

Lauren Fryefield

Mrs. Fryefield is a seasoned marketing executive with over 2O years of experience developing and implementing strategic marketing plans that build brand awareness, acquire new customers, and generate loyalty. Mrs. Fryefield was most recently Senior Vice President of Marketing at Netjets Inc., and prior to NetJets, spent 10 years at American Express in the Consumer Card, Corporate Card, and Merchant Services divisions.