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Some of Our Highlighted Guests:


Arlene Schuster-Goss
Arlene Schuster-GossFounder / Casting Director
Arlene learned the intricacies of talent logistics and acquisitions while working as a talent coordinator and 2nd A.D. on rock documentaries, commercials and independent features. Paired with her film school background, this allows her to execute casting sessions with a director’s understanding. As the Founder of ASG Casting, Arlene has worked with almost every top Brand, Agency, Client and Director this business has to offer. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Allison McAtee
Allison McAteeActor / Producer
Allison is well-known for her work on Iron Man, The Haves and the Have Nots, Over Easy, Revenge and Bloomington, just to name a very few of her projects. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Adam Barber
Adam BarberProducer / Composer
Owner of Urban Potager Music, Adam has worked on films like Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider, Big Eyes, Fractured, Her Last Will, Extremity, Hannibal, and more. He has assisted composers like Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Christopher Young, Andrea Morricone, Alex Wurman and others, scored numerous films and collaborated with musicians and bands. AdamBarber.com CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
April Webster
April WebsterCasting Director
April Webster is an Emmy-winning casting director known for her work in film with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek: Beyond, Tomorrowland, Super 8, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol; and TV with Criminal Minds, Lost, Bates Motel, and CSI (to name a few). Webster has worked with some of the most successful directors in Hollywood. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Yousef Guezoum
Yousef GuezoumFilm Composer
Joe Guezoum is a film, television and video games music composer working on projects like Power Rangers Ninja Steel, Full Love, Daylight, Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Hell’s Kitchen, The Amityville Asylum, and more. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Alan Brewer
Alan BrewerScore Composer / Film Producer
President of Brewman Productions, Inc., Alan’s projects and productions have spanned over many companies such as Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Curb Records, Epic Records, SONY, EMI, Universal, Miramax, Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, Summit Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Bold Films, CBS Television, CMT, and VH-1. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Delious Kennedy
Delious KennedyMusic Artist / Grammy Winner
From the iconic 90’s group All-4-One, Grammy Award Winner Delious Kennedy has been a part of the timeless songs, “I Swear” (in films like Sisters, Just Friends, Despicable Me 2), “I Can Love You Like That”, “So Much In Love”, “Someday” (Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame), “I Turn To You” (Space Jam), and many more. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Marcia Nasatir
Marcia NasatirProducer / Literary Agent
Marcia found some of Hollywood’s most iconic films and writers, including Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Chinatown, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Carrie, The Exorcist, Apocalypse Now, The Black Stallion, The Big Chill, Hamburger Hill and Ironweed. Still at it, her life story is the subject of a new documentary “A Classy Broad”. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Gena Vazquez
Gena VazquezCEO / Producer
CEO of Legacy Entertainment Partners – Gena has been a part of a slate of films including Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc, Creature of Habit, American Kickboxer, Jacking Jill, Annihilation, Red Sparrow, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman, The Fate of the Furious, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Martian, and more. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
 Geoff Boucher
Geoff Boucher Journalist / Moderator
Geoff Boucher is a journalist, author and master of excessive moderation (on stage). Creator of the Hero Complex website, former senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and Los Angeles Times Entertainment exclusives with some of the biggest names in show business. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Luke Taylor
Luke TaylorCOO and Co-Founder
Film producer and co-founder of Buffalo 8 and BondIt Media Capital.
BondIt Medial Capital has closed over 250 financing transactions and has scaled into a premiere alternative lender in the film / media space while Buffalo 8 has diversified into a full service production company with development, post-production, and management divisions. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Viviana Zarragoitia
Viviana ZarragoitiaVice President / Producer
Viviana is the Vice President of Three Point Capital and has Produced films like Permission, The Prince, The Neighbor, The Super, Family, Black Water, and more. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Anne Goursaud
Anne GoursaudProducer / Director / Editor
Anne has worked on some of Hollywood’s most memorable films, including The Outsiders, Ironweed, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Two Jakes, and Another Nine & a Half Weeks, to name a few. Still putting out great work, she recently produced and directed the Marcia Nasatir documentary, “A Classy Broad”, and has the feature “The Maestro” releasing in September. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Ron Truppa
Ron TruppaProducer / Executive Director
Ron is President of TRUPPA Entertainment, not only finding and creating original content, but also producing, writing, and directing them. In 2010 he founded the Catalina Film Institute, which spawned one of the world’s premiere annual film festivals. Go to: CatalinaFilm.org / @CatalinaFilm / #CatalinaFilm. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
George Parra
George ParraPresident / Producer
George is the President of Natina Films and has produced films like Joy, American Hustle, Nebraska, Silver Linings Playbook, The Descendants, Sideways, and more. He’s also been Assistant and Second Unit Director on Trumbo, The Spy Next Door, Legally Blonde 2, xXx, The Fast and the Furious, Any Given Sunday, The Rock, Waterworld, Terminator 2, Ghost, and more. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Jeanette O'Connor
Jeanette O'Connor Actress / Casting Director
Jeanette O’Connor is a longtime casting director and actress that has worked in casting on a multitude of film and TV projects in Hollywood, as well as in front of the camera on many more of those projects. She has years of experience knowing what to look for in becoming the part from both sides of the table. Her credits are vast. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Donna Dubrow
Donna DubrowProducer / Writer
Donna Dubrow is a producer and writer known for The Favor, Medicine Man and Amanda. She has many years of experience in Hollywood and is encouraged by women “breaking the glass ceiling” in its ever-changing atmosphere. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Brandon Henry Rodriguez
Brandon Henry RodriguezActor / Casting Director
Brandon began his journey as an actor on the east coast. His success on the east coast prompted his pilgrimage to Los Angeles, where he continued to book spots on television, features, and national commercials. Making the transition into casting, Brandon has worked for FOX Digital Studios, MTV, The CW, Legendary Entertainment, SpectreVision and several network pilots. Film credits include Dog Years, Desolate, Ghosts of War, Virtual High, and The Last Movie Star, among others. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
David L. Bertman
David L. BertmanDirector / Editor
David did his undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University and earned his Master’s Degree at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. His feature film and television include Diamonds, This is 40, Gilmore Girls, and This is Us, to name a few. David’s directing credits include You May Not Kiss the Bride with Kathy Bates and Rob Schneider, and ABC’s American Housewife. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.
Steffanie Siebrand
Steffanie SiebrandCEO / Producer / Director / Host / Actress
Steffanie Siebrand is the epitome of a multi-hyphen. As President, CEO of StormMaker Productions, Inc. she produces and directs independent films, documentaries, and corporate content. As a host, she interviews the world’s biggest stars on the red carpet, and hosts shows on tv and online. She can currently be seen on the Disney Channel as an actress. Steffanie is also a proud founding member of the Catalina Film Festival Institute. CLICK ON PHOTO for more info.

Saturday, May 5 – 2018

10:30AM to 11:00AM

Legacy Entertainment Partners’

Industry Coffee Mixer

11:00AM to 12:30PM

Women Breaking Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling

12:30PM to 1:15PM

Networking Lunch

(Food Available To Purchase)

1:15PM to 2:45PM

Get Your Film Financed, Produced & Seen!

3:00PM to 4:00PM

Casting Directors: What We’re Looking For

4:00PM to 5:00PM

Music Composition In Film




As an integral part of the Catalina Film Institute’s educational mission, the Catalina Film Summit is a part of our non-profit focus to foster the growth of filmmakers so they can learn from industry leaders, and each other, while being inspired by their surroundings, peers’ creative work, and mingle with full access to our parties and networking opportunities.

Participation includes panels and networking events with both filmmakers and industry executives.

Please contact:

Gena@CatalinaFF.org, CFS Managing Director, for more SUMMIT information,

or Karyl@CatalinaFF.org, our Filmmaker Liaison.