Board of Advisors

We're extremely honored by the industry leaders who help us shape the future of Campus MovieFest and provide outstanding opportunities for our participating schools and students. We greatly appreciate all the time and effort given by our Board of Advisors, which includes:

Richard Arlook

Richard Arlook is a prominent talent manager and film producer and the president of The Arlook Group, a talent and literary management and production company based in Beverly Hills, California. Prior to founding The Arlook Group, he was a senior partner at The Gersh Agency as head of the motion picture literature department.

George Davis

George Davis is currently CEO and Founder of Davis Broadband. Most recently, Mr. Davis served as Senior Vice President of the Americas and Asia for Technicolor. Prior to Technicolor, Mr. Davis implemented the strategic initiatives at Sony Pictures Entertainment's investments in over 30 international television networks. And as Vice President of International Networks at Columbia Tri-Star International Television (CTIT - a division of Sony Pictures), he was a key member of the corporate management team that supervised the launches, budgets, and ongoing operations of the channels. Mr.Davis was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Board of Governors of the California State Bar in 2007 (non-lawyer/public appointee) that licenses and regulates 200,000 lawyers in the State. George lives in the LA area and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of the Redlands, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

George is very involved with a nonprofit in Scotland that Campus MovieFest works closely with, and has been generous to offer his advice and ideas for our future.

Kenn Heller

Currently serving as Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Student Programming and as Assistant Dean of Students, Kenn spends most of his time dealing with the use and abuse of technology for students and student organizations at UCLA. In his role as Associate Director, he was responsible for the development UCLA's Corporate Sponsorship policy and the ongoing interaction with those concerns interested in finding a way to cooperatively market to the UCLA community via events.

During the course of his 31 years at UCLA, Kenn has also served as a consultant to many entertainment concerns interested in the college age, young adult market, focused on wanting to deliver live and digital content to students. For 17 years he served as a partner in the production company of Kramer, Heller, and King, producing over 150 concerts on the Santa Monica Pier. Kenn is married and has two children and lives in North Hollywood, CA. Kenn attended a conference with David many years ago, and ever since has helped bring CMF to UCLA, connect us with partners, and think through digital media strategies.

Andrea Hershatter

Andrea Hershatter is Associate Dean and Director of the BBA Program in Emory's Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for the last ten years and has helped to achieve its current back-to-back BusinessWeek ranking in the Top 5 among undergraduate business programs. Andrea holds a faculty position in the Organization and Management area, where she teaches entrepreneurship, a course she also teaches annually as a visiting faculty member in the Helsinki School of Economics. Her research focuses on intellectual capital, creativity, corporate innovation and cultural agency. She is an expert on the Millennial generation and is also strongly interested in popular culture and music. Andrea has been a tremendous advisor to CMF since it was started by Emory students.

Mitch Kanner

Mitch Kanner has been a connection point between entertainment, consumer brands, advertising agencies, and creative talent for two decades. In January 2005 Mitch formed Two Degree Venutres LLC, after serving as President of the Brand Group for The Firm, and founding partner of Integrated Entertainment Partners LLC. Mitch has carved out a unique niche around the strategic marriage of entertainment, emerging media platforms, and consumer brands. The result this past year have yielded a new digital content model around global entertainment relationships with MSN.

Mitch spent 8 years with Jim Cameron?s Digital Domain where he created the most significant visual and digital effects operation serving the production of teelvision advertising, prior to that. Before the creation of Digital Domain, Mitch was a well noted agent, primareily representing commercial film directors.

Mitch is also on the Board of Directors ad VCU Adcenter in Richmond, Virginia

Tom Karsch

Tom Karsch served as executive vice president and general manager from 1999-2007 of Turner Classic Movies and Turner South. He served as senior vice president from 1995-99 and led day-to-day operations of Turner's vintage movie network. During his tenure, Karsch oversaw programming, production, marketing, on-air promotion, public relations, licensing and merchandising, home-video and publishing, TCM.com and technology platforms for broadband, video-on-demand and wireless.

Before joining Turner, Karsch worked in marketing positions for Sportschannel America, American Movie Classics and Showtime Networks, where he began his career as a manager of market research.

Jon Landau

Jon Landau is an Academy Award(R)-winning producer and the COO of Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. In addition to producing "Titanic," Landau, former Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox, co-produced Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy," the family comedy hit "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," and a number of other major feature films. Next up, he's currently producing "Avatar" with James Cameron. Jon will serve as a incredible resource for taking Campus MovieFest to the next level.

Mitchell Leib

Mitchell serves as President of Music and Soundtracks for Walt Disney Pictures and Television/Buena Vista Music Group. Leib grew Disney's Hollywood Records into a soundtrack powerhouse that bolstered the entire Buena Vista Music Group. While producing soundtracks for Disney Company Films, Leib also established Hollywood's primacy as a third party acquiring and producing soundtracks for other film companies, particularly Paramount Pictures. Paramount's Mission Impossible II, Zoolander, and Save the Last Dance were accompanied by Hollywood Records soundtracks; and music from the motion picture Save the Last Dance was certified double platinum. Leib is a true visionary who unites the powers of music and film, fully engaging consumers in the ultimate entertainment experience. Mitchell will be a truly invaluable resource as CMF moves more into music, as well as the filmmaking industry.

Daniel Paul

Daniel is currently a Partner at The HJG Group and VP of Business Development at ManiaTV. He was previously VP of Content Strategy and Acquisitions at Joost, the next generation of television for viewers, content owners, and advertisers everywhere. Daniel has a broad technology and entertainment background at companies ranging from Turner to Apple, and he's now on the forefront of the future of digital media. Daniel and CMF met in a random Hollywood meeting and have worked closely together since.

Fred Reid

Fred Reid has built a global reputation in the transportation and hospitality industries as an innovative leader who has grown and strengthened businesses with a focus on brand-building, customer service, and complex, global operations. With over twenty-five years of management experience at four of the world's biggest airlines, Fred's most recent experience includes serving as the first Chief Executive Officer of Virgin America where he shaped America's next generation airline from the ground up. Fred is currently the President of Bombardier Flexjet and Bombardier Skyjet US. Fred also served as President of Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa German Airlines. Fred is a native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Board of Directors of AMB Property Corporation, a $1.5 billion public real estate firm that owns and operates airport properties and state-of-the-art warehouse facilities across the globe. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's disease.

Fred has lived in eight countries and speaks three languages. Fred was instrumental in bringing Campus MovieFest to Delta Air Lines and Virgin America, and brings an unparalleled level of leadership experience to the future of CMF.

Joey Reiman

As founder of BrightHouse, the world's first Ideation Corporation, Joey Reiman decided to offer companies a revolutionary way of thinking that promised to change the way they did business, forever. Over the past 25 years, Joey has emerged as one of the nation's foremost visionaries and leading authorities on thinking and marketing. Clients have included Coca-Cola, Delta, Graco, The Home Depot, United Way, Paralympic Games, Georgia Pacific, and ESPN. He is the best-selling author of several books. A world-renowned speaker, he provides listeners with the inspiration and foresight needed to become leaders of the future. A graduate of Brandeis University, Joey has won more than 500 creative awards in national and international competitions, including the Cannes Film Festival. Joey also teaches a course on 'Ideation' as an adjunct professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

MaryLee Sachs

MaryLee Sachs is Chairman of Hill & Knowlton/USA and a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee. MaryLee has over 25 years experience, with particular expertise in consumer marketing. Resident in the UK for 17 years, she previously worked in public relations in her home state of California. She has worked with and advised many blue-chip organizations including Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Co., Procter & Gamble, HP, Motorola, Mary Kay, American Express, Frito-Lay, Porsche, Pepsi-Cola, Kodak, Anheuser-Busch, Mexico Tourism, and many others. MaryLee lives in the NYC area and graduated from San Diego State University.

MaryLee was generous enough to reply to an out-of-nowhere email from David several years ago and for some reason keeps replying or taking the time to share her fascinating ideas and extremely helpful feedback.