Our Advisors

One of our top priorities was to identify advisors that share our passion
and vision for equipping young minds with the practical tools and
hands-on experiences needed to thrive in a creative environment.

Board of Advisors

Our ECA Board of Advisors are current leaders in the film and entertainment industry. To inform the direction and strategy of our institution, we have a Board of Advisors who actively participate in the decision making of the industry today, allowing the ECA School of Film & Entertainment to best position our students for long-term success.

Adam Kanter

Emmy Award-winning Producer and Head Of Motion Picture Literary Department at Paradigm Talent Agency

Adia Matthews

Director of Program Brand and Strategy for Disney Movie Insiders at Walt Disney Studios, Former Co-President of The Bond

Andy Heyward

Chairman & CEO at Genius Brands International, 2 Emmy Awards Won, 9 Nominated, Former Producer at Hanna-Barbera

Andy Wolk

Acclaimed American Screenwriter, Television and Theatre Director, Winner of Writer's Guild Award

Annmarie Sairrino

President of Akatsuki Entertainment USA. Former Head of Production at All Nippon Entertainment, Film producer

Brian Harke

Former Dean of Students at USC School of Cinematic Arts, Former Director of Marketing at LVMH-Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Blair Westlake

Former VP of Media and Entertainment at Microsoft Corporation, former Chairman at Universal Television and Networks Group

Bruce Eskowitz

COO of Red Light Management, Manager of Lionel Richie, Il Divo, Herbie Hancock, Mat Franco, Former CEO of Live Nation North America

Cathy Tarr

Veteran Motion Picture Agent and Former Head of the Story Department at Creative Artists Agency

Conrad Riggs

Emmy nominated producer, Former Head of Unscripted Programming for Amazon Prime Video, Former Partner at Mark Burnett Studios

David Sable

Senior Advisor at WPP, Author. Former Global CEO of VMLY&R, Advertising Council's Board Chairman, Jury President at Cannes

Gary Marenzi

CEO of Marenzi & Associates. Former President of World Television at MGM Studios. Former President of International Television at Paramount Pictures

Geoffrey Gilmore

Principal Consultant at Gilmore Consultancy. Former Director of Tribeca Film Festival, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, and Director of Sundance Film Festival

Hawk Koch

Former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America. American Film Producer

Isaac Lee Possin

Founder and Executive Chairman at Exile Content Studio, Former Chief Content Officer at Univision Communications and Televisa

James Sehwang

Renown Musician inducted in the RockWalk of Fame. Guitarist, Songwriter, Television Producer, Professor of Applied Music and Arts

Jamie Masada

Founder of The Laugh Factory, NAACP Freedom Award Winner, Ellis Island Award Winner, ACLU Freedom of Speech Award Winner

John Couch

Vice President of Product Design at Hulu, Television Writer, Author of “The Art of Creative Rebellion”

John Kao

Executive Chairman of ThayerMahan Inc, Former Harvard Business School Professor, Thought Leader of the Creative Process

Johnny McMahon

VP at Studios at WPT Enterprise. Esports and Digital Media Entrepreneur

Jonathan Perelman

Partner at Albinen. Former VP of Agency Strategy and Industry Development at BuzzFeed, Former Global Lead for Industry Relations at Google

Ken Scherer

Executive Director of The American Cinematheque, CEO/Founder of Scherer Strategies, Former Director at American Film Institute

Kevin Iwashina

Head of Reality Programming at Endeavor Content, Acclaimed Documentary Producer

Liam Collins

Partner at O&A PC, Former Head of Youtube Studios, Founder & CEO of Sonic Sando, COO at Next New Networks

Louie Schwartzberg

Award Winning Director, Producer and Cinematographer. Pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography. President of Moving Art

Marc Wanamaker

Historical Author, Founder of Bison Archives, Co-Founder of the LA International Film Expo and The American Cinematheque

Mark Johnson

Acclaimed American Film and Television Producer. Won Best Picture Academy Awarded for Producing Rain Man

Matt Mahvi

Founder and CEO of Staminus, Cyber Security Entrepreneur, Inventor, Investor, Writer

Mel McKeon

President at McKeon-Myones Entertainment, Former Talent Manager at Creative Artists Agency

Michael J. Wolf

Founder/CEO of Activate. Former President and Chief Operating Officer of MTV Networks, Former Global Managing Partner at McKinsey

Michael Peyser

Producer, Tenured Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts, Former Sr. VP of Hollywood Pictures at Walt Disney Studios

Michael Tolkin

Academy Award and Emmy Award Nominated Screenwriter, Winner of Edgar Award, Filmmaker, Novelist

Michael Tadross

Legendary Hollywood Producer, Former Executive VP of Feature Films at Paramount Pictures

Nancy Foy

EMMY Award Nominated Casting Director. Former Executive of Casting at Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox

Nicolas Van Dyk

Co-President of Activision Blizzard Productions, Producer of Call of Duty, Former Senior VP of Strategy for Walt Disney

Nikki Rocco

Former President of Distribution at NBC Universal Pictures from 1996 to 2014, NBC Domestic Distribution Consultant

Robin Jonas

Production Executive and Producer at Voltage Pictures. Formerly at Miramax Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Sean Daniel

Television and Film Producer, Former Senior Production Executive at Universal Pictures

Ted Mundorff

President and COO of ArcLight Cinemas, Vice Chair of American Film Institute Corporate Council, Former CEO of Landmark Theaters

Teri Schwartz

Producer, Professor, Former Dean of UCLA School of Theater Film & Television and Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television

Toby Berlin

Head of Business Affairs at Twitch. Former VP of Programming Acquisitions at DirecTV, Former Exec at Sony Pictures

Thomas McGrath

Tony Award Winning Producer. CEO of Crossroads Live. Former COO of STX Media, EVP of Viacom Entertainment, Senior Exec at Columbia Pictures

Yule Caise

Emmy Award-Winning American Film Writer, Director, and Producer. Partner at Behind the Billboards

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