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Giovanna Silvestre grew up in San Luis Obispo, California. She is the founder and producer of the popular vlog Confused Girl in the City. She can also be seen every week on the nationally televised The Rick Amato Show (One America News Network) doing Woman on the Street videos.
Graduating with honors, she received her International Relations degree from University of Southern California. She went on to work in the entertainment industry for several years. Some of her accomplishments include producing the political documentary I Want Your Money. She also worked with director Kenneth Branagh on the Marvel film Thor and Co-produced a 2.8 million dollar short, The Wind in the Willows, with Peter Jackson's company, "Weta." She is also in development with a couple of projects.
Ariel Rubin is the Director of Development and Production at Brainstorm Media, where she is currently producing and taking out a number of TV movies and television series. Ariel has worked in every aspect of the television business in LA over the last decade. After stints in distribution, film production, accounting and commercial talent, she landed at CBS TV Studios working in current and development. From there, she went to Laurence Fishburne's production company and then onto the hit ABC Family television show Switched At Birth, learning all about producing from the actual production side of things, and writing an episode in season 1C.
Pete Letz founded Cousin Pete Productions and Management in January 2012 as a platform to manage clients and produce projects in high-quality, character-driven 'genre' fare - Action, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi - with a particular emphasis on material that appeals to a global market, is flexible enough to be done either inside or outside the studio system, and allows for a transmedia approach, building expansive worlds that can translate across TV, Film, Web, Comics and Video Games.
Before forming Cousin Pete Productions and Management, Pete Letz was a development executive for director Steve Carr (PAUL BLART: MALL COP, DADDY DAY CARE) packaging and developing comedy projects in Film and TV. Prior to his work with Steve, Pete cut his teeth at RKO Pictures where he assisted in the creation of a horror-thriller slate of both original projects and those based on the historic RKO library. Pete received his Bachelor's Degree in Film from Wesleyan.
Grace is an independent literary manager and producer who began her career in entertainment ten years ago.
Her diverse client roster includes a spectrum of established and up-and-coming writers, directors, animators, and video game creators. Best-selling novelist, Steven-Elliot Altman just wrote Pearl's Peril, a social media game for Wooga. Zach Guerra is a prot'eg'e of Joe Carnahan who is producing an unscripted series for Vice and making his feature debut this Spring. Amalia Levari and Dominic Bisingano are an animation team who just sold their first series to Cartoon Network. Kyle Higgins is a comic book creator whose short film, The League, is being adapted into a comic for Image and a digital series. And Beth Rigazzio and Patrick Clifton, writers of Raising Helen, have just completed a new feature for Drew Barrymore's Flower Films.
Before founding Agile Entertainment, Grace was most recently Vice President at Cerenzie-Peters Productions. Working with veteran producers, Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters, Grace oversaw all aspects of the creative process, from identifying new material and setting up projects with studios, to helping raise development and production financing. She also helped develop a diverse slate including a bio pic on Steve McQueen, written by Jesse Wigutow, a true crime drama, Black Mass, written by Jim Sheridan and Nye Heron, an adaptation of Kate Jacobs' novel, The Friday Night Knitting Club, with Universal Pictures and Julia Roberts' company Red Om, as well as a one-hour series for CBS Studios and CW Network, The How-To Girl, with producer Lynda Obst, based on her film, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days.
Before joining Cerenzie-Peters, Grace was at Intermedia Film, where she was hired as assistant to Scott Kroopf and promoted to Creative Executive. She worked on several projects including Billy Ray's film, Breach, starring Chris Cooper, Laura Linney and Ryan Philippe, The Hunting Party, written and directed by Richard Shepard, starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg, and a Japanese horror remake, One Missed Call, directed by Eric Valette, starring Shannyn Sossamon and Ed Burns.
Grace Ledding began her career as a trainee at the William Morris Agency, working as an assistant to prominent film and television agents including Steve Dontanville, Michelle Bohan, Alan Gasmer and Aaron Kaplan.
She is an alumnae of Barnard College in New York City.
As a former Development Executive, Amanda Toye collaborated with celebrated writers to develop numerous projects across film, television, and digital. She has worked for several production companies including, David Friendly Productions (Little Miss Sunshine), Imprint Entertainment (Twilight Series), Sander/Moses Productions (Ghost Whisperer, Reckless), and Little Engine International (Missing, Rush.) As a writer, Amanda is the creator of the award winning web series Technium (Forge Apollo Cynopsis Award/ Winner, Best New Series, Academy of Web TV Awards/ Winner, Best Writing), she has a script deal with Discovery Networks, and her feature film, Mad River Valley (Good Deed Ent.), films in November 2017. Amanda was born on a farm in Vermont and has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia, and Central America, traveling to over 50 countries throughout Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Central America, and South America, researching international media, storytelling, and local folklore.