JEFFREY LEVINE

Founder and Executive Producer

Jeffrey Levine’s entertainment career has spanned over 15+ years, developing, writing, producing and distributing content globally. Levine created and produced 6 seasons of the highly rated series ‘Tech Toys 360’ airing on the largest broadcasters around the world including Netflix, Discovery Channel UK, History Channel Latin America, Discovery Asia and Fox to name a few. The franchise is currently licensed in 150+ countries worldwide. 

 

Levine previously created, directed and produced 26 half hours of “Gagsters,” a hybrid fiction/ reality practical joke series for kids, which was broadcast on Kids WB and licensed in over 75 countries. 

 

He began his production career as a writer and key creative development executive for the children's television show "My Hometown” produced for YTV in Canada and Canal Plus in France. The series has been licensed in over 100 countries and currently broadcast on Amazon Prime. 

 

Levine serves on the Advisory Board of No Bully, a San Francisco based non profit company that has created a bully free system for students worldwide. 

ERIK STANGVIK

SVP,  Media Strategy

Erik Stangvik brings 25 years of experience leading private businesses, raising capital and securing funding for new projects. Stangvik owned The Body Shop franchises in Northern California and worked with Anita Roddick for 10 years developing sustainable economic projects around the world. 

 

He was co-founder and CEO of Zoup-ah!, a filmed entertainment and lifestyle brand company creating culinary adventures for children. He has served on a variety of boards including ‘Hands That Shape Humanity’, ‘The Body Shop’,’ Poncho’ and ‘Until There’s A Cure Foundation’ and currently is passionate about eradicating bullying in schools while igniting compassion and empathy. 

 

Stangvik’s calling is to build prosocial impact through strategic and design led thinking.

 

Born and raised in a Scandinavian enclave of Seattle; schooled at UC Berkeley and around the globe.

 

Stangvik finds himself living between New York and the Bay Area with frequent stops to visit his daughters in Rome and Santa Barbara.

MARIELLE ZUCCARELLI

President of Global Distribution

Marielle Zuccarelli served as COO at Emmy Award-winning Production and Distribution company GRB Entertainment from 2016-2018, managing the company’s growth and profitability with oversight of US program development, international distribution and acquisitions, corporate strategy and business development, including GRB’s branded entertainment and digital divisions. 

 

She previously served as GRB’s President of international from 2003-2012, leading P&L efforts and running program sales/ acquisitions, marketing, legal and finance. Zuccarelli served as Executive Vice President of international distribution at Sonar Entertainment from 2015-2016, distributing scripted television and digital series, as well as managing global co-productions and acquisitions.

 

Prior to that, she was Managing Director of international distribution at A+E Networks with oversight of its 10,000-hour non-fiction library encompassing original movies and series for Lifetime, History and A+E.

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A native of Cannes, France, Zuccarelli lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

ADVISORY BOARD

CARYL STERN

UNICEF

President and CEO

Stern has secured multi-million dollar commitments in support of the world’s children and launched UNICEF Kid Power, the world’s first Wearable-for-Good™. Stern has spearheaded the organization’s emergency relief efforts for children affected by disasters, including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 East Africa drought, the Ebola and Zika epidemics and the ongoing global refugee and migrant crisis. 

JULIE SHAFER

BNP Paribas / BANK OF THE WEST

Strategic Purpose Investment

Shafer specialized in strategic investment for ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals. Shafer integrates the local service excellence of Bank of the West with the global access of its parent company BNP Paribas.

IVAN SOTO-WRIGHT

HODL.vc

Founder, Managing Partner

Ivan is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and early crypto adopter. He is Founder and Managing Partner at HODL.vc, which builds, stakes, and invests in groundbreaking crypto & blockchain ventures.

SILDA WALL SPITZER

NEWYORKMAKERS.COM

CEO

Former FIRST LADY of New York, Harvard Law graduate, specialized in private equity investment. Spitzer’s expertise includes M&A/ corporate law with broad-based corporate governance, negotiation, deal-structuring and tactical skills. Spitzer has an extensive Board and Advisory expertise in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

STEVEN LEIB

UniFi

President of Business Affairs

Leib is President of Business Affairs at UniFi Completion Guarantors and provides completion bonds that guaranty film, television and new media productions to be completed on schedule, on budget, and delivered to principal distributors throughout the world. Steven’s team bonded several hundreds of movies including Academy Award winner SHAPE OF WATER (Guillermo del Toro and Blockbuster VALERIAN (Luc Besson).

CLIVE ARMITAGE

Agent3 London

CEO

Co-founder of agent3 that helps organizations use data, technology and content to build better sales pipelines that are quicker to close. Armitage focuses on managing the rapid growth of the business in the UK and its current expansion into the US
 

BRENDAN DOHERTY

FORBES

Brendan is a former American diplomat and Co-Founder of Forbes Impact who connects the world’s most influential humans –entrepreneurs, investors, pro athletes, family offices, CEOs, technologists, celebrities, musicians, and creators – to scale impact investing and business. Brendan transforms markets with the power of capital and culture.

Co-Founder Forbes Impact

DORA VARDIS

Metropolitan Capital Advisors

COO and Chief Compliance Officer

Vardis has been leading all areas of operations and administration of the company for 11 years, including fund accounting, investor relations and government regulatory compliance. Vardis has an extensive Advisory expertise and provide strategic advice, finance projects and guidance on crafting valuation and pricing models. Vardis is a Member of Ratings Committee, that oversees the creation of risk assessment tools to enhance market transparency and transactional efficiency globally.

KARL M. ANDERSON

Viking Maccabee Ventures

Founder

Prior to forming Viking Maccabee, Karl was a Portfolio Manager with Morgan Stanley and Wealth Manager at SeaCrest and Merrill Lynch.  Before working in capital markets, Karl served as Senior Advisor to the campaigns of Cy Vance for New York County District Attorney and Eric DiNallo for New York State Attorney General. Karl is an advisor to the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and serves on the Junior Council of the American Museum of Natural History. 

PRODUCTION

IRATI SANTIAGO MUJIKA 

Producer

MARTI VINCE ALONZO

Director of Photography / Editor 

INTERNATIONAL SALES

TORQUIL MACNEAL

International Sales

BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

JOSH PRESTON

Head of Media Strategy

INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

LEXINGTON

Inspirational Leader