Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, McGregor is a director and writer working in theatre, television, film, and music. McGregor has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. She was inaugural Artist in Residence for Adam Driver's Arts in the Armed Forces and is an Old Globe Resident Artist. Her productions include Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (co-writer and director; Geffen Playhouse, People’s Light), Sisters in Law (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts), Shakespeare: Call and Response, Krapp’s Last Tape, What You Are, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Measure for Measure (The Old Globe), Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse), Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Place (Brooklyn Academy of Music),The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), Indomitable: James Brown (Apollo Theater), Holding It Down (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater), Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR Theatre), Blood Dazzler (Harlem Stage), Four Electric Ghosts (The Kitchen), and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company).
McGregor served as director for HBO’s emerging writer’s showcase, and as tour consultant to Raphael Saadiq and J. Cole. She was Associate Director of Fela! on Broadway and for many years she has directed The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. She co-founded Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer, and organizer Paloma McGregor. McGregor attended Yale School of Drama, where she was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow and Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret.
Director John de Graaf has directed PBS biographies of many prominent individuals, including David Brower. In his 43-year career, he has created 15 national PBS specials and more than 25 other documentaries, including the PBS hit AFFLUENZA. He spent 32 years as an independent contract producer with KCTS, the Seattle PBS affiliate. His films have won more than 100 regional, national and international awards, and the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award, named for him, is presented annually at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California. He is the author of four books and dozens of published articles and is a prominent speaker on environmental and historical subjects. His website is www.johndegraaf.com.
Cheryl Montalvo is a director, producer, documentary filmmaker as well as the founder and CEO of Insite Media Network. Insite is a minority woman-owned company offering affordable, engaging, and high quality video solutions. Boasting an innovative team of videographers, photographers, animators, and editors, Montalvo’s leadership has helped secure the company’s place as a trusted content creator for local and national brands, NGOs, and agencies through distinctive campaigns that resonate with key stakeholders.
Montalvo began her unique journey in broadcast media with the first Arabic television and radio network in North America, ANA Television & Radio Network, where she served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for over a decade. She went on to become part of MBC Group’s North America team that launched Al Arabiya News Group, which resulted in a high-profile co-production of Michael Jackson’s first televised Arabic language special. Throughout these endeavors, Montalvo has trained and managed award-winning journalists and has produced original content and programming for CNN, HuffPost, Fusion, Now This News, The Hill, MiSK, and numerous broadcast channels in the MENA region.
This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.
Articles – Good topics for articles include anything related to your company – recent changes to operations, the latest company softball game – or the industry you’re in. General business trends (think national and even international) are great article fodder, too.
Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.
Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.
Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
John Gray is a New York based writer-director-producer. He created the long running hit CBS series GHOST WHISPERER, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, as well as writing and directing many award winning and critically acclaimed movies for television, such as MARTIN AND LEWIS, starring Sean Hayes and Jeremy Northam, the Emmy nominated A PLACE FOR ANNIE with Sissy Spacek, the Emmy nominated mini-series HAVEN with Natasha Richardson and Anne Bancroft, HELTER SKELTER with Bruno Kirby, and many others. He has directed dozens of episodes of series across the broadcast and cable spectrum, and was also the producing director of the CBS series RECKLESS. He has written and directed several studio and independent feature films, including the award winning WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, starring Stephen Lang and Karen Allen, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. His acclaimed short films have played and are playing in film festivals all over the world. His short film FRENCH KISS has notched 6.3 million views to date on YouTube.
Michael Patrick Davidson is a Senior Advisor guiding Global Workplace, Location & People Strategies, helping organizations curate and deliver thoughtful, authentic, empathetic and principles-based employee experiences across all lines of business, technology product areas and geographies.
Michael led the global workplace, transformation and people strategy for JPMorgan Chase as a Managing Director and his career spans thirty-two years with prior leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, all of which were global and include expatriate assignments in London and Tokyo.
In 2012, Michael completed The TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program and earned a degree conferred by the NYU Stern School of Business, London School of Economics & Political Science and École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC School of Management, Paris).
In 1994, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts dual-major in Economics & Philosophy.
Michael has traveled to fifty countries, completed thirty-five marathons across all seven continents, fundraised for a range of charitable causes, is an avid wildlife photographer and filmmaker.
Michael was born and raised in Nyack by the O’Donoghue Family, who owned and operated the beloved Tavern that was a haven for generations since 1960.
Joey Krulock was born and raised in Pennsylvania where, at a young age, his love and talent for acting, cinematography, editing and production emerged. After graduating from Bucknell University in 2017, where he was a collegiate wrestler, Joey worked in Philadelphia further honing his filmmaking abilities. In early 2019, Joey permanently relocated to Los Angeles to begin his full-time career as an independent filmmaker. Joey combines his experience both in front of and behind the camera with his technical skills in post-production, giving him a 360-degree view that keeps the gears moving smoothly in every project. Joey brings an intense focus yet calm and relaxed demeanor to every set. In his short but prolific career, Joey has produced several short films, series, documentaries, music videos, feature-length films, and numerous "microfilms" which he adds to his Instagram page.
Giulia Aguiar is a writer/director/producer born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At 18 she moved to New York City to pursue her dreams as a filmmaker. She graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts and has since been working actively in the industry as a producer, sending several of her films to film festivals worldwide. Giulia has worked with one of the biggest Brazilian networks, Rede Globo, as well as PBS in America, giving her perspective on different industries. She was one of 28 applicants accepted for the Met Film School Masters Program in London, where she is currently pursuing a masters degree in producing.
Rick Bedrosian started playing in bands in 1968 and has been a full-time, professional musician since his high school graduation in 1973. Throughout his career while living in New York and Tennessee, Rick has worked on stage and in recording studios with many performers including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gene Clark (the Byrds), The Outlaws, John Stewart (the Kingston Trio), Tommy Makem, Marshall Crenshaw, Henry Paul, Billy Crain and Jim Fish (The Henry Paul Band), Floyd Domino (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Asleep at the Wheel), The Fureys (in concert on Carnegie Hall’s main stage), Blackhawk, Marshall Chapman, Tommy Crain (Charlie Daniels Band), Lonnie Mack, Eddie Angel (Los Straitjackets) and Silver Chicken. Rick Bedrosian is the leader of the internationally renowned Irish-Rock band, Hair Of The Dog and he portrays George Harrison in the Beatlemania Show, Hey Jude. He’s also the writer and star of the YouTube food, music and travel series, “I Could Eat”. Rick's remastered LP (CD and vinyl), "Inside My Car" was released in 2009.
Many people in Nyack might remember Michael Houghton as the owner of The Ben Franklin Bookshop for over 30 years. Established and located circa 1980 in Upper Nyack and later relocated to North Broadway in Nyack, Michael was a renowned and knowledgeable
bookseller who, by the time he operated the bookstore had already had a career as an independent film maker and film editor.
When Michael passed away in 2017, I found his original 16mm film in its rough-cut edited version, along with sound tracks and his notes. Michael Hardy and I digitized it, reworking it by adding music and additional historical photos. It is a unique document of Tattoo History from a time in which there are very few surviving examples. (It has become very popular on You Tube, garnering over 20,000 views in just over a year.) Karen Houghton 2021
Alan Thornburg is a screenwriter/actor, living in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was inspired to write "Kristin Wants a Car" during the pandemic, as a story that could be filmed without actors needing to be in the same place at the same time.
"Best Short Film" - 2022 Cowpokes International Film Festival.
"Best Actress - Short (Madi Pullin)" - 2022 Cowpokes International Film Festival.
"Best Actor - Short (Alan Thornburg)" - 2022 Cowpokes International Film Festival.
"Spirit of STUFF award" - 2022 South Texas Underground Film Festival.
"Winner - Long Shorts (Comedy)" - 2023 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
Brian Russell grew up in Connecticut. He is a Director and Director of Photography who knows he should focus, but loves all kinds of production. Now in his 50s, he is hoping it isn't to late to make some movies!
He accidentally started shooting and editing video a while back, and realized he could have fun while working for a living! He has shot over 2,000 interviews, and has hundred’s of credits to his name, ranging from the ESPN 30 for 30 short The Counterfeiter, to celebrities like Arianna Huffington, Ed Burns and the entire cast of Saturday Night Live.
Filmmaker from Iran.
In Lynn Cluess Manzione’s career, she has explored multiple genres as a method of expressing herself through storytelling. As a photographer she has spent over thirty years capturing moments, events, acting and business careers, and has traveled across the globe documenting the works of non-profit organizations.
As an author her work includes two books; A Wondrous Journey- A small book with big lessons, the story of Rockland County heroine Dr. Martha MacGuffie, and, When The World Shut Down- A community time capsule of the 2020 pandemic.
Her film Addressed To You From Jimmy, tells the story of a Rockland County teen Jimmy Hauburger, who experienced cyber bullying, and as a result took his own life. Lynn worked with his family to bring their story to the public's attention, with the hope it could help other children and family’s from experiencing the devastating heartbreak they have suffered.
Lloyd Frost is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker and singer/songwriter. His short films blend narrative and documentary genres. Themes have included authoritarian regimes - both past and present - and living with terrorism attacks. He presents his stories in a mostly gentle style.
His multiple award-winning 2013 film 'In Everyone's Eyes (en todas las miradas)' and the more pointed director’s cut 'In Everyone's Eyes – El ultimo! (2018) are poetic, slyly subversive looks at free speech and human rights in Cuba. 'The Sun Is Rising' (2015) asks if there is a key to talking about terrorism attacks. His latest film, set in East Berlin during the time of the Berlin Wall and the repressive STASI is 'The Berlin Waltz' (2022).
Frost's debut album ‘The Sun Is Rising & Other True Stories’ (2015) with genre-crossing, quirky tracks was released with a live performance at SAW Gallery, Ottawa and an exhibit of his film-related images at Vistek.
Filmmaker from Morocco.
T.J. Penton is an acclaimed filmmaker & director of photography.
Before becoming a writer, director, and a camera operator, he began his artistic vision producing electronic music. While writing & producing music for over two decades, he then looked for a new artistic challenge and therefore derived a curiosity for filmmaking. He then went on to study cinematography and film production. Shortly after, he formed his production company Shokunin 21 Films. Within the last three years he has gone on to write, produce, dop, and direct several award winning short-films, Disclosure, Loneheart, and Something Evil Becomes Us. And is now collaborating with various producers producing new upcoming narrative projects.
Currently, his latest narrative suspense drama, Something Evil Becomes Us was recently selected to be shown at the prestigious Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in France. While marketing his latest works, he is also in pre & post production for various narrative short-films, commercial adds, & nature environmental documentaries.
Chadda Battrell is directing her first film after over 50 years of acting experience.
Filmmaker from Egypt
Morgan Miller was born in New York City. He has worked in film restoration for The Criterion Collection, and created the Twillerama Festival of Animation. He has won awards from ASIFA East, the Lower East Side Film Festival, and the Stockholm Experimental Film and Animation Festival. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.