Editor PIPPA McBRIDE has over twenty years experience as an editor, from documentaries to commercials. Most recently, she completed “Smithsonian Time Capsule: Beyond Stonewall” for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Her work has won many awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Documentary, and the New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films Gold Medal Award for National Geographic’s “America: Liberian Dream?”.
Cinematographer PIERRE KATTAR is an Emmy award-winning video journalist and filmmaker. As a backpack journalist, he reports, writes, shoots, edits and produces news videos and documentary films all over the world. Since 1999, Pierre’s work has won numerous awards including two Emmys, a Peabody, Scripps Howard Foundation, casey Journalism Center and three RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards. Kattar was named “Editor of the Year” in 2007 by the White House News Photographers Association.
Director of Photography (London) STEPHEN REYNOLDS is the director/owner of London-based media production company Virtual Pictures. His career spans more than twenty years in production as both a film editor and shooter for TV and corporate clients.
Consultant, Indie Film Producer MONICA LEE BELLAIS is a world-class media expert with considerable know-how that blends experiences in Hollywood, Washington DC and International markets. Monica has worked at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. Records, Discovery Communications, Smithsonian Networks, Public Broadcasting Service.
Imitating Life Film Contributor SUE FENNESSY is a serial entrepreneur, thriving as a business leader in media, television production, sponsorship, and technology driven media solutions. Her newest creation is The8App, where she is Founder and CEO. Her goal with The8App is to create a social network based on positivity, empowerment, and social change. The8App is a mobile media platform that is building a fun, creative, and inspiring community which allows users to tell stories through photo and video, build an audience, and make money from their popular content.
Imitating Life Film Contributor KATE BOLICK is a journalist, editor, and cultural critic – for the New York Times, Slate, Vogue, The Boston Globe, and The Atlantic. Her first book, the best-selling Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. “Whom to marry, and when will it happen – these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single – along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing.
Imitating Life Film Contributor MICHAEL STEWART, founder and Director of Communications at the Interactive Design Institute, has extensive experience in the writing, directing and delivery of education programs across a range of media. Michael also contributes articles to a range of blogs about subjects such as online education, Fine Art and Photography.