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Michael J. Young Michael J. Young

Michael J. Young earned his BA from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and obtained his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was a Student Academy Award finalist. His award-winning film McJew screened at festivals internationally, including the Oberhausen Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Tel-Aviv, Ann Arbor, and more. He is a recipient of an NEA grant and the Scorsese post-production award. He is a founding faculty member of the New York Film Academy.

David Klein David Klein
Senior Executive Vice President

David Klein earned his BS from Tufts University where he graduated magna cum laude and his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. He was awarded the Tisch Excellence in Producing Award and was also a winner of Warner Bros. Production Award for To Dye For. He wrote and directed various other film projects including the award-winning short film Gone With the Moon.

Elli Ventouras Elli Ventouras
Director and Senior Vice President, South Beach

MFA, Parsons School of Design. M.A., New York Institute of Technology - summa cum laude. Award winning film Voices screened internationally at Golden Gate Documentary Film Festival in San Francisco, Miami Short Film Festival, Barcelona Short Film Festival, and Festival Du Cinema de Bruxelles. Voices was also Semifinalist at Boston Motion Picture Awards and requested to be screened as part of the activities planned in Athens, Greece for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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