Some of Our Guest Speakers for 2019
MORE TBA AS THE SEATTLE FILM SUMMIT NEARS
Aaron oversees the application process for the NM film tax credit program, which in 2019 more than doubled its annual tax credit cap – from $50 million to $110 million.
Producer and partner at SHEP Films, Seattle native Brice Budke is the producer of award-winning film Prospect, which debuted at SXSW, and he regularly produces commercials for Microsoft, Amazon and the Seattle Seahawks.
Gary is currently the Executive Vice President of F. Gary Gray’s Fenix Studios, where he oversees development and production of the feature film and television slate. Fenix Studios has a number of projects in development, which include the feature film MASK, based on the Hasbro property, as well as an adaptation of the popular video game franchise Saint’s Row.
Pablo Hidalgo is a Senior Creative Executive for the Star Wars franchise at Lucasfilm Story Group.
Christopher Lockhart is THE Story Editor at William Morris Endeavor (WME), the world’s largest talent agency.
HAROLD C. JOE
As a member of Cowichan Tribes, Harold works as a cultural worker, archeology consultant, filmmaker and producer. He does this to preserve and teach about the values and traditions of his ancestral Cowichan culture.
Samantha is a senior writer at Monolith Productions, an American video game developer based in Kirkland, Washington.
Serving his third term as King County Executive, Dow Constantine leads one of the largest regional governments in the United States. His priority is that every person be able to thrive, be economically secure and contribute to the life of our community.
Leslie D. Bland
Leslie has produced, written, directed and performed in over 150 professional projects in film, television, radio and live theatre. He is the President and Producer of Less Bland Productions, based in Victoria, BC, Canada, and is an alumnus of the Erich Pommer Institute’s Trans Atlantic Partners training and networking program in international co-productions.
Over the years, Tom has raised more than $25 million in private equity from independent financiers and most recently produced #Screamers, a horror film that was in theaters in 2018 and was twice called the best found-footage movie of all time.