Experts 2017

Hugo Perez

As a documentary filmmaker, Perez is the recipient of the Estela Award for Documentary Filmmaking presented by NALIP – the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Perez is Producer and Director of the feature documentary NEITHER MEMORY NOR MAGIC narrated by the Academy-Award Nominated® Patricia Clarkson and celebrated actor Viggo Mortensen. Perez is also the […]


Andy Merkin

Andy Merkin is the Managing Producer and Director of the LA office for Moment Factory. His production credits include projection mapping shows for Universal Studios, interactive music videos, and virtual reality for Google and Comic-Con. Andy is also the Director of Operations for Breathing Books, the transmedia publishing company founded by Cornelia Funke and Mathew […]


Michael Donaldson

Michael Donaldson has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over 40 years. He helped draft the Rome Resolution to start the process of harmonizing copyright law across the European Union. He has obtained exemptions to the U.S. Copyright Act so that documentary filmmakers can rip DVDs and Blue Rays in order to obtain material to […]


Miriam Cutler

Emmy nominated composer for award winning films: THE HUNTING GROUND, A PLASTIC OCEAN, FINDING KUKAN, ETHEL, LOST IN LA MANCHA, THIN, POSTER GIRL, GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, AMERICAN PROMISE, VITO, DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART, LICENSE TO KILL, SCOUTS HONOR, ONE LAST HUG, KINGSPOINT , and more. Co-Produced and Scored ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT and DARK MONEY […]


Alix Madigan-Yorkin

Alix produced Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Granik and starring Jennifer Lawrence, which was the winner of The Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. The film also received four Academy Award nominations, including best picture, and won The Gotham Award for Best Picture and two Independent Spirit […]