Some of the board members who will be considering our members' books include...
Michael Addis is a showrunner, director and producer whose credits include the TV shows Impractical Jokers, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, Hell Date, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The New Tom Greene Show and Reality Hell and the features Poor White Trash and Heckler, Michael’s most recent series as a showrunner, Food Network’s reboot of Unwrapped, premieres Spring 2022.
James J. Agnew
Jim Agnew is a director, writer and producer, known for The Capture (2017), Rage (2014) and Game of Death (2011). A former contributor/writer to Film Threat who played guitar for the Industrial Rock group Hate Dept, Jim has worked with such actors as Nicolas Cage and Adrian Brody as well as the directors Dario Argento, Abel Ferrara and John Carpenter.
Wendy Benge specializes in filmmaking, production, post-production, sales and distribution. She’s produced such films as Life of Crime (starring Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins) Life After Beth starring John C. Reilly, Apartment Troubles starring Will Forte, Me, Miami and Nancy starring Robert Downey Jr., Malcolm McDowell, Gary Oldman and Cloris Leachman and Broken Vows starring Wes Bentley. As both an American and New Zealander, Wendy founded the production company Bullet Entertainment, which has offices in Los Angeles, California and Wellington, New Zealand.
Chris Brancato has written for Beverly Hills, 90210, The X-Files and Law & Order and was the executive producer, showrunner and head writer for Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He created the Netflix series Narcos and Narcos: Mexico with Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro and wrote the 1998 film Species II and the 1997 film Hoodlum. The executive producer of the 2002 film Stealing Harvard, Brancato was also a writer/producer for the critically acclaimed 2002–2003 television series Boomtown. Brancato is the screenwriter, executive producer, writer and creator of the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker and was the co-screenwriter for the third Sherlock Holmes film that stars Robert Downey, Jr.
Jeff Garlin is the executive producer and co-star of the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to directing episodes of Curb and multiple independent films, he has won numerous awards, performed stand-up all over the world and directed the HBO specials of Jon Stewart and Denis Leary.
Rob Giles is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist who pivoted to film and television in 2015 when he sold two spec scripts to Warner Bros. He has also developed The Conspiracy with Ben Stephenson at Bad Robot, is producing a feature script The Art Teacher with Rufus Wainwright (who wrote the song of the same name), as well as the feature musical Bejesus: The Gospel According to the Beegees with Willie Willaims (U2, Queen, R.E.M.) and Barry Gibb. He is represented by CAA and Industry Entertainment.
Keri Ann Kimball
Keri Ann Kimball worked as a partner at Zephyr Entertainment a vice president of CRE8inc and CRE8 Film, a VP of Business Development at AKA and the president of Freya Films and TV. Her company Kimball Entertainment has partnered with David Caruso (CSI Miami) in his newest TV show, Special Agent and producing partner with David Chokachi (Baywatch) for his TV series Black Files. Kimball Entertainment is the parent company of the K-STAR PR press relations company.
Roger Kumble is the writer and director of the cult classic movie Cruel Intentions. His other movies include The Sweetest Thing (starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Batemen), Just Friends (starring Ryan Reynolds), Furry Vengeance (starring Brendan Fraser), College Road Trip (starring Martin Lawrence) and After We Collided. He's also directed episodes of Entourage, Suits and Pretty Little Liars, among many others.
Michael Rosenberg co-founded and ran Madonna and Guy Oseary’s Maverick TV for five years, during which they produced several MOWs as well as the FX series The Riches (Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard) and the MTV docuseries I’m With Rolling Stone. He's packaged, sold and overseen several series including HBO's HUNG, FX's Testees, ABC’s Rookie Blue, Direct TV’s Call Me Fitz, Sy Fy's You, Me, Her, Haven and NBC’s Saving Hope as well as SKINS, Klondike, The Firm, Rogue, and the AMC western Hell on Wheels.
Lee Stollman is a producer/manager at The Gotham Group. After a successful 19-year career as a motion picture agent, which included discovering writer/director Quentin Tarantino, Stollman began producing in 2008. He is currently in post-production on Hollywood Stargirl for Disney+ and also produced Abduction, Life of Crime, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch, All Together Now and The Maze Runner Trilogy (based on James Dashner’s best-selling New York Times book series and which have grossed close to one billion dollars worldwide).