CINELAN

Cinelan produces and distributes award-winning short film programs that influence audiences by fulfilling the fundamental human desire to experience a good story. Cinelan recently completed WE THE ECONOMY - 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss, and GE FOCUS FORWARD - Short Films, Big Ideas. Cinelan founding partners are Morgan Spurlock, Damon Smith, David Laks, Douglas Dicconson, Jack Myers and Karol Martesko-Fenster. 


LES GARLAND  

Co-founder/originator of both MTV: Music Television and VH-1, Les was the Executive Producer of the first six “MTV Video Music Award Shows” and the historic Live Aid Concert. Les is a founding member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Academy of Digital Music Arts and Sciences. Garland’s decades of accomplishments were acknowledged at the September 27th, 2014 38th Annual Mid-America Emmy® Awards where he received the prestigious Governor’s Award for his lifetime achievements. .


 

MORGAN SPURLOCK

Oscar® nominated Director of Supersize Me, Morgan is a New York based Producer, Writer and is a Founder of digital film studio Cinelan and his production company, Warrior Poets. Morgan Directed and Co-Produced (with Simon Cowell) the 3D concert film One Direction: This is Us which included concerts filmed in Tokyo, London and New York City. Morgan also directs, executive produces and hosts in the award-winning CNN series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man.


MARC SCARPA

Founder and Executive Producer/Director at Simplynew. Marc has directed Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend as well as 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Beastie Boys, Elton John, Moby, Steve Aoki and many others. Additionally, he produced and directed several pioneering “firsts” for the live participatory programming genre including Townhall with President Clinton, Woodstock ’99, The Tibetan Freedom Festivals and THSX/Excite Rocks the Oscars featuring Beck.  Scarpa is a national board member and founding New York committee chair for the Producers Guild of America New Media Council and is a voting member of The Recording Academy.


KEVIN KERSLAKE

Kerslake is one of a handful of directors responsible for forging the visual identity of the MTV generation, developing a diverse body of work including award-winning music videos for Nirvana, Green Day, R.E.M., the Rolling Stones, Rise Against and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with commercials for Nike, Puma, Kohler, Compaq, AT&T, Sprite, Coca-Cola and Sony Playstation, Kerslake's forays into longform include network dramas (Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's Fox sci-fi series The Visitor and the four-hour ABC Family miniseries Fallen), a pair of long-running live concert series for RealNetworks and AOL, and numerous music documentaries, notably Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!, Soundgarden's Louder Than Live, and The Ramones: We're Outta Here! In addition to directing, Kerslake has sold screenplays to major studios (Sony, Warner Bros) and independents (Millenium, Ed Pressman, A Band Apart), and exhibited his photography internationally. A surf film for Quiksilver and the first of several movies on Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival launched a move into client-direct, branded content, chiefly in the realms of core culture. Kerslake has since created several multi-platform, new media campaigns that have been instrumental in advancing or, in some cases, defining the brand identity for Vevo, DC Shoes, Quiksilver, Hard Events, Insomniac Events, and Hyundai. Kerslake is currently in production on a theatrical documentary entitled As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM.

 


SHIVA ELAHI

 

 

Creator of Travelectric & Founder of 5FT Giant, Shiva began her career in talent management with WME, and later at Principato Young  Entertainment, where she worked with actors, writers and directors in both Feature and Television departments.  Shiva then joined Mandate Pictures (Lionsgate) working on titles such as This is The End and Harold and Kumar. Shiva joined Fox soon thereafter where she conceptualized the Youth Culture Think Tank designed to market Fox Films to millennials by leveraging emerging and digital channels. Since leaving Fox, and starting 5FT Giant, she has produced shows for the Virgin Produced Channel as well as Voice of America.