Andrew Barrett, Chairman

Writer & Founding Member, YSF

Andrew met fellow founders Mikkel Bondesen and Brad Falchuk while they were all students at the American Film Institute.  He received a BA in English . . . more

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Kary Antholis, Vice-Chairman

President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming

Kary Antholis is president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing the development and production of HBO miniseries and . . . more

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Sam Brown, Vice-Chairman

SVP Production, New Line Films & Head of YSF’s Entertainment Advisory Board

Sam Brown graduated from Harvard University in 1997.  After a three year stint as a strategic management consultant . . . more

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Ness Hamaoui, Treasurer

Executive Managing Director, Studley

Ness began his career in 1990 at Indivest, Inc., a Los Angeles hi-rise office developer, and was responsible for the preparation of financial and feasibility analysis . . . more

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Sebastian Buck, Secretary

Co-Founder, Enso Collaborative

Sebastian Buck is a co-founder and Strategic Lead of Enso Collaborative, a strategy and creative agency that helps brands align business success with positive social impact. At . . . more

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Tracy Aftergood

Vice-President, MediaWeaver Entertainment

A New York native, Tracy Weinberg moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue a career in media. She attended The Peter Stark Producing Program at USC . . . more

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Susan Arnold

Producer, Roth-Arnold

Susan Arnold is a successful producer with multiple produced credits. Partnered with Donna Roth, their banner, Roth Arnold Productions, has produced many films, among them Benny & . . . more

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Darren Bernstein

Attorney

Darren is a screenwriter, and also spent 14 years as a lawyer, including as law clerk for a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, class action litigator at Skadden Arps, . . . more

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Marika Cahn

Writer

A native of Sweden, Marika Cahn moved to Los Angeles in 1992 where she received her B.A. from American Jewish University. She worked in film and television for several . . . more

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Natalie Fair

Natalie splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City with her four children: Nicholas, Claire, Oliver, and George. In 1991, Natalie moved to the West Coast from Cambridge . . . more

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Eric Friedman

Creator and Executive Producer, Crash & Bernstein

Eric Friedman is an Emmy-nominated TV writer and producer. He is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Disney XD multi-camera comedy “Crash . . . more

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Jay Gibson

Writer-Producer

Jay Gibson is an Emmy-award winning writer and producer of the Young and the Restless. A graduate of Brown University, Gibson previously worked in feature production on films including . . . more

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Michelle Gonzalez

Young Storytellers Alumni

Michelle joined the Young Storytellers community as a high school mentor for the Movie Makers Program in 2012. A Culver City High School Alum, she participated in . . . more

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Franklin Leonard

Founder, The Black List

Franklin Leonard is the founder of the Black List, the yearly publication highlighting Hollywood’s most popular unproduced screenplays and the company birthed to continue its mission.  . . . more

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Paul Lieberstein

Executive Producer, The Office

Paul Lieberstein is an award-winning writer, producer, director, and actor.  His television credits include THE DREW CAREY SHOW, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, and KING OF THE . . . more

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Divya Menon

Marketing Strategist

Divya Menon works as a freelance brand, creative, and content strategist. A former creative professional from the entertainment industry coupled with a background in business and legal affairs, . . . more

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Terri Edda Miller

Executive Producer, ABC’s CASTLE

Terri Edda Miller is an award winning filmmaker of numerous shorts and documentaries, including Sundance favorite, Dysenchanted. She is a recipient of the Academy of Motion . . . more

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Lani Monos

Executive Director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Lani Monos is Executive Director of Global Corporate Social Responsibility for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). In this role, Monos oversees a . . . more

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Vanessa Morrison

President, Fox Animation

Vanessa Morrison was named President of Fox Animation Studios in 2007 after serving as Executive Vice President at Twentieth Century Fox.  She previously operated as Senior Vice . . . more

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Donna Arkoff Roth

Producer/ Roth-Arnold

Donna Arkoff  Roth is a film producer living in Los Angeles, and the mother of 3 children.  With her producing partner, Susan Arnold, she has produced many films . . . more

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E. Jeffrey Smith

Writer/Producer/Director

Jeff started his career as a copywriter for a top advertising agency and soon became an agency producer. He eventually branched out on his own and through the years . . . more

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Troy Williams

Owner, Simply Troy

Troy is the Owner of Simply Troy, a Lifestyle and Events Company. Troy is a former Senior Publicist for Premieres and Special Events at Warner Bros. Pictures, . . . more

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