Experts 2017

Heather Courtney

Heather Courtney won an Emmy, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SXSW Jury Award for her film Where Soldiers Come From. The film won awards at festivals around the country and was broadcast nationally on the PBS program POV. Several of Heather’s other films have been broadcast on PBS, including award-winners Letters from the Other […]


Christopher Chomyn, ASC

Christopher Chomyn, ASC balances his freelance cinematography career with his position on the faculty at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Drawn to a career in film mostly by his love for foreign films, Chris finds himself frequently working on locations outside of the US. He has worked around the globe from China to Egypt, […]


Stanley Nelson

Stanley Nelson’s work is known for examining the history and experiences of African Americans. His most notable films are The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders, Freedom Summer, Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life & Death of People’s Temple, and The Murder of Emmett Till. His latest film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The […]


Richard Pearce

Richard Pearce’s early credits as a cinematographer include four Oscar-winning films: Woodstock, Marjoe, Interviews with My Lai Veterans and Hearts and Minds. He made his theatrical debut as a director with the period drama Heartland winning the Golden Bear at the 1980 Berlin Film Festival and opening the New York Film Festival’s first Showcase of […]


Andrea Meditch

Andrea is founder and president of Back Allie Entertainment, which provides creative production services to films, festivals, media companies and universities. She regularly conducts half-day to three day workshops and master classes on story development, creative producing, pitch training, and the basics of international financing and release strategies. She continues to serve as a creative […]