Meet the team

Our startup is headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, but we’ve got an amazing distributed team all over the country. This small but passionate team of smart, creative and purpose-driven experts work hard to change the entertainment industry for the better. We stand together that all voices, stories and perspectives should be seen.

Oh, and we LOVE movies and TV.

Emily Best

Founder • CEO

Blessing Yen

Chief Design Officer

Kt McBratney

Chief Marketing Officer

Ejimofor Oruche

Head of Product

Vishnu Babu

Senior Back-End Developer

John Dimatos

Head of Community Growth

Brandi Nicole Payne

Crowdfunding Specialist

Bri Castellini

Crowdfunding Specialist

Clay Pruitt

Head of Programming

Christina Raia

Head of Education & Outreach

Julie Haberstick

Managing Director, Programming

Catrina Dennis

Digital Storyteller

Want to join in on the fun? Check out our careers page or find us at our events.


Megan Colligan

MC Strategy Consulting

Wendy Smith

Global Brand Strategist

Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital

David Williams III


Lisa Kleiner Chanoff

Catapult Film Fund,

Adam Leipzig

Entertainment Media Partners,

Alexis Finch

Dir of Customer Experience Marketing, Emarsys

Peter Samuelson

Film Producer, Educator

Harold Sylvester

Blue Bayou Productions,

Nancy Schafer

Tribeca Film Festival,
Fmr Executive Director


Max Silverman

Entrepreneur at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Erica Anderson

Creative Producer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

James Kaelan

Director at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Eve Cohen

Cinematographer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Liam Brady

Director at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Simon Sorich

Technologist at Large

Caitlin Gold

Producer at Large

Gerry Maravilla

Filmmaker at Large

Julie Keck

Writer at Large

Hillary Krutzsch Fong

Developer at Large



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