Co-founder, Creative Director, Writer, Film and Video Director
With a rich background in advertising, including being a Creative Director for RED Marketing and a Creative Strategist/Copywriter for Chiat Day/True Agency, LLC, Marshall most recently worked under contract as a Senior Copywriter for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online. A graduate of Boston College with a B.S. in Finance/Statistics and a background in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Marshall worked his way to the level of Senior Financial Analyst and Project Supervisor before taking a radical turn toward the creative. In 2000, he entered the world of film, becoming a writer, director, producer and postproduction supervisor on A Porcelain Dream, a 35mm short film, and his first HD feature film entitled, A Light in the Darkness. Later in 2006, he penned and sold the horror/thriller, The Fourth Horsemen to Intrepid Pictures.
Brooke Harris Wolff
Co-Founder, President, Creative Director, Writer
Brooke is a screenwriter who spent the last four years working within the digital realm. She combines the benefits of a classical education with years in the business and entertainment worlds. She became fascinated by the power of new media, digital communications, social networking and cutting-edge technology and has worked on multiple platforms.
After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans with a degree in Liberal Arts, Alex returned to Los Angeles to begin his career in the entertainment industry. Starting as a set PA on such shows as Without A Trace, Cold Case and The X-Files, Alex soon moved on to construction, griping, gaffing, camera operation and then art direction for the Sony television series Strong Medicine. Alex then worked for a multi-media advertising company called Windstar Studios in Colorado where he helped to create and produce numerous television and Internet advertisements. Upon returning to Hollywood, Alex joined the development team of Bruce Willis' production company, working on features such as Live Free or Die Hard, Three Stories About Joan and Surrogates.
Director of Development
Geoff was Vice President of NBC in charge of Story and Writer Development for twelve years before becoming a free-lance writer/producer and teacher of TV-writing intensive workshops for Native American and Latino writers, sponsored by ABC and NBC. He is a judge in the ABC Fellowship program and leads seminars for ABC executives about television writing. With an M.A. degree from Notre Dame University in Political Theory and a Ph.D. (abd) from Columbia University in Political Philosophy, he was a reporter at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner before becoming a creative executive in television.
Producer, Director of User Research
A graduate of New York University, Cathy has spent nearly ten years at The Walt Disney Company, most recently at the Parks & Resorts Online division. There she established an in-house qualitative research department, responsible for the quality of the guest experience for over 40 websites. Her Disney career began at Feature Animation, where she received credit on films such as The Lion King, Pocahontas and Mulan. Upon first arriving in Los Angeles, she worked for various production companies at 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Her career began in NY where she worked her way up from “gofer” to Head of Production at Serino, Coyne Advertising, producing numerous CLIO award-winning commercials and having the time of her life.
Nancy is at heart a storyteller, using her visual art as the method for conveying her message. A freelance artist employing various skills, she has worked primarily with an emphasis on illustration: children’s pop-up books, digital illustration, graphic design, and design for interactive CD-Roms, kiosks and websites. For the past ten years, she has been a designer for numerous licensed products, such as Shrek2, Austin Powers, Napoleon Dynamite, Edward Scissorhands, Golden Compass, Eragon, Batman, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, South Park, Naruto, Care Bears, Sesame Street, The Muppets, Sponge Bob Square Pants, The Power Puff Girls, Marilyn Munroe, Betty Boop, Three Stooges and Jackie Chan, among others. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Portland State University and Univeristy of Portland, she has degrees in both Literature and Art (printmaking and drawing).
Brian grew up in the John Hughes suburbs of the Midwest before graduating from the University of Michigan and moving to California. Somewhere along the way, he fell in love with entertainment and technology. Now he applies the insights gained from experience in both sectors to a career as a creative producer with a focus on content strategy, editorial leadership and project management. He's developed the creative for dozens of websites, video pieces, applications, games and email campaigns for Disney, CBS, NBC, World Poker Tour, Citysearch.com, Ericsson and other major brands. He lives in Los Angeles with his significant other and is an associate member of the Writer's Guild of America.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Brandy was the visual designer for the Twilight movie website. At Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online, she was in charge of the maintenance and enhancement of Disneyland.com as well as being part of the design and production of pages, promotions and visual elements for Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club websites. Prior to Disney, she was Art Director of Marketing for The Hollywood Reporter and a Senior Designer at Variety. She developed new print and Internet advertising initiatives during Oscar and Emmy Awards seasons, maximizing exposure for clients such as Paramount Vantage, SONY Pictures, DreamWorks and Focus Features.
Through her own management consulting company JESTIM, Janet led project planning and management of internal resources for implementation of new audit software at ValueClick, Inc. She worked with Information Systems Security personnel as well as outside vendors, contractors and business partners. In addition, she managed a team of fifteen for ValueClick’s IT Sarbanes Oxley testing and developed successful communications between Corporate Governance, IT groups and an external auditing team. Janet received her B.A. in Finance and Management at the University of San Diego and was employed as a senior financial analyst at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) and the aerospace firm L-3 Communications, Temetry West, before she became an Inventory Control Manager in charge of daily operations at TAG-IT Pacific.
Known for his stunning artwork in graphic novels and comics, Rob studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he received his M.A. He was first published at age 17, and his work in the comic world includes painting Spawn and The Impaler, among others for Marvel Comics. The first series Rob created was Lost Heroes. He worked on George Lucas' Star Wars and has exhibited at the Smithsonian. Currently, he's involved in developing two television series through Brillstein-Grey.
Recently a Senior Information Architect at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online, Christian has a B.S. in Product Design from Art Center College of Design and studied Interaction Design Practicum at Cooper U. His past employment includes interaction design positions at iRise, Creative Source, Inc., iOM Composition Group and Universal Electronics, Inc. In addition to detailed interaction design, he has explored new technologies and been responsible for user research, usability testing and writing specifications for testing. Always a team builder, he has sometimes worked in coordination with international companies to develop projects. He is skilled on twenty computer programs, has had specialized training in Graphic Design as well as Interaction and Product Design, and is fluent in Spanish.
With strong problem solving and logic skills, Marcos founded his own social networking site, YUNiTi, building it from the ground up in PHP/C++. He also created OpenGame, an ActionScript API that allows game scores to be submitted securely to prevent tampering of date pre-submission. Prior to branching out on his own, he worked primarily as an VFX software engineer at Electronic Arts in L.A., adding new features to VFX rendering on both PS2 and Xbox as well as developing game STL from the ground up, re-factoring old code, and implementing debugging systems. He also worked as a software engineer at I/O Software, Inc., creating low-level hardware APIs for biometric and token devices and high-level GUIs. Strong in mathematics and physics as well as fluent in a dozen computer languages, he received his BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside.
Jarrad J. Henry
Jarrad is a web developer with impeccable aesthetic judgment. He is adept with leading industry web applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and InDesign as well as being expertly skilled in XHTML, HTML, DHTML and CSS. Working at Disney Consumer Products as a front-end web developer, he ideated, created, designed and implemented the templates needed to accomplish the Disney Consumer partnerships, including media, assortment and networked partners. He also implemented the software to support coded website functions as well as created working prototypes to use for product visualization, feasibility, ease of use, and GUIs. Prior to Disney, he worked at Panda Global Communications, Wasserman Media Group, SpiritClips.com, Marjjorie, Inc. and Renaissance Consulting Services, among others. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in advertising and marketing, and a minor in multi-media design.
Bethany brings a wealth of practical experience to the art of storytelling and messaging. A winning producer in the Pan-African Film Festival, she has also won awards from the Austin Film Festival and International Telly for both commercials and television. With shows on channels as diverse as the Food Network, Fox Sports Net, The Learning Channel, Discovery and MTV, Bethany has shown the range of her interests and skill sets. She is as at home producing the news for NBC and CBS as she is producing commercials for the Cartoon Network. From the nuts and bolts of working as a line producer to being the director/producer of the visionary Logo Pilot On the Bound, Bethany has demonstrated her flexibility as well as artistic integrity.
With a Masters in Library & Information Studies from UCLA and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida, John most recently worked at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online as an Information Architect. Currently, he works for The Civil Rights Project at UCLA as their Web Site Content Manager. He also worked at June Wayne Art Studios and the Craft & Folk Art Museum. His experience includes Web site creation, building interactive UT prototypes, Web content and custodial duties, assessing and researching - using comparative analyses and user interviews - as well as usability testing and design recommendations based upon that testing. Fluent in XHTML and CSS coding, he has interests in user experience and a special affinity for Drupal and Plone.
After working at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online, Eugene was hired by AT&T Interactive as a Senior Human Factors Engineer. There he was engaged with AT&T Interactive properties such as Yellowpages.com and mobile products for iPhone and Android. He also recently was a contractor for a stealth social networking startup called Ranker. Immediately prior to Disney, he worked at IGN, redesigning its video player. Before that, Eugene was employed eight years for MindSpring/EarthLink, creating websites for external clients, such as Turner Broadcasting System and the Atlanta Zoo. He created and redesigned MindSpring/EarthLink's web-based email, account maintenance, marketing site, shopping cart and Internet telephony. With a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Georgia State University, he studied Web Site Administration and Multimedia at the Art Institute of Atlanta.
With six years as a TV staff situation comedy writer for NBC, Paramount and Turner Broadcasting, Jane brings well-rounded experience to the table. At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online, she wrote marketing/information copy for websites promoting Disney products, resorts, tours and theme parks for a variety of audiences. Skilled in SEO and currently achieving certification in Glendale College’s Web Development certificate program, Jane received her B.A. from USC in Humanities, followed with an M.A. from USC in English. Prior to working for Disney, she was a researcher, writer and editor of textbooks and websites for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. She has also written online training manuals for business workshops while employed at CRM Learning and for various other companies, including Lexus and Fed-Ex, while working at Quisic/IEC.
Interactive Games Copywriter
A graduate of University of California, San Diego in Literature/Writing, Abe specializes in conceptualizing and developing interactive games and content. As a contractor for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, he enhanced the online presence of Disney partners, including Siemens Healthcare, Waste Management, Liberty Mutual and T. Rowe Price, by creating online games for children, tweens and teens. Prior to Disney, he wrote interactive content for Nexon America sites and community - including an Online Kart Racing game that reached over 100 million global users, and the critically acclaimed fantasy MMORPG, Maginogi. He also wrote for Reebok brands and promotions, the American Football Alumni and Speed Steam, Inc. Familiar with video scripts, headlines, and PR/marketing materials, he is comfortable working in many online environments and has been creative lead on numerous pitch teams.
Senior Art Director/Designer
Stacy was Senior Art Director at Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro and responsible for the visual direction of Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition. She routinely outsourced high volumes of art, working with award-winning artists worldwide, and led the design of digital web content and electronic game applications for D&D Insider. In addition, she worked as the licensor and the licensee maintaining the visual consistency of the Dungeons & Dragons and Star Wars brands as well as being responsible for innovating art production processes necessary for the creation of plastic miniatures for those two brands. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego, she has been awarded honors from Spectrum - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Annuals and the Belding Bowl from the Advertising Club of Los Angeles.
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Art Director/Developer
Senior Art Director/Developer
Jacqueline Harris has worked with children of all ages in various settings for 20 years. She has her B.A. from UC Berkeley in Psychology, as well as an M.A. and Teaching Credential. She is an expert in curriculum development and assessment strategies for all grade levels. She specializes in challenged learners and is particularly adept at applying diverse learning techniques to individuals and classrooms to improve academic performance and self-esteem.
Jonathan Harris received an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. His first book of poetry, The Wave That Did Not Break, was published by Tebot Bach Press in 2010. A finalist for Cutthroat’s Joy Harjo Poetry Contest, his work has appeared in many magazines and journals. Along with being head of development for the entertainment agency Atoll Productions, he serves as a judge for the Page International Screenwriting Contest. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Jonathan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and kids.
Jason has been drawing since he was two years old. With the support of his family, he continued studying art through high school and at North Texas State University for Fine Arts and Vancouver Film School for Classical Animation. He spent eleven years developing his skills at Disney, Nickelodeon and on TV movies. Performing the intensely creative work of illustration/design, Jason stands out for his ability to conceive and execute original ideas. His vast body of work as a cartoonist has been used to tell stories, instruct and guide, and offer commentary on life and society.