John M. Weiskopf is a professor in American University’s SOC (School of Communications) and teaches in their Honors program. He is President of Aeolian Film Group and Dark Productions, Inc., and General Partner of the limited partnership Elder Abuse Film Productions Ltd. He received his MFA in Film Production from UCLA and later taught on UCLA’s extension faculty. He has been an executive producer, producer, director and cinematographer, and appeared as a guest filmmaker on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has written eleven screenplays for motion pictures of which three were optioned by producers and studios.
Roger Alan Stone is a professional writer, Political Internet pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur. Working in politics and advocacy since the mid 80s and in the political Internet since 1998. He is the founder and President of Advocacy Data having previously started Advocacy Inc. and the Juno Advocacy Network. Campaigns and Elections Magazine named Roger a Rising Star of American Politics in 2000 and he won The American Association of Political Consultant’s prestigious Pollie Award for his online video advertising for MoveOn.org.
Advisory Board/Working Partners
One of the greatest casting directors of all time, Mike Fenton’s credits include casting Chinatown, The Godfather II, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, American Graffiti, Norma Rae, Total Recall, Aliens, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Honeymoon in Vegas, Risky Business, Back to the Future, The Goonies, Chaplin.
Michael E. Cahill is a private investor, attorney and business consultant, and has worked in the investment management business for 23 years. He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Trust Company of the West (TCW). Before that, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Act III Communications, a media and entertainment company owned by Norman Lear that was involved in television broadcasting, movie theaters, trade publishing and film and television production.
Legendary Hollywood attorney, Eric Weissmann, will provide legal advice and entertainment industry wisdom. His personal clients have included directors, musicians and actors, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Keith Carradine, Paul Mazursky, Michael Cimino, Jonathan Kaplan, among others plus a substantial number of U.S. and international actors, directors, writers, producers and production finance companies.