Advisory Board

Philippa Burgess and Brad Kushner, Partners, Creative Convergence, LA, CA

Nationally recognized TV/movie program development experts Extensive contacts in Hollywood and NY, have worked with Peter and Radhia for over 3 years

Tara McCarthy, Vice President, International Production Consultant, Bird Bonette Staudermann, Inc. Westport, CT – Production Advisor Over 35 years of advertising production experience
Former COO of Harmony Holdings, the only publicly traded US commercial production holding company
Recognized expert at international production and contract negotiations
Bill Roth
Developed a national network of businesses and entrepreneurs who are pioneering best practices for growing green revenues Green Business Coach for, columnist for Triple Pundit and guest contributor for Media Daily.Former Senior Vice President Energy Services for PG&E, COO of Texaco Ovonics Hydrogen Solutions and President of Cleantech America. Developed/launched the first hydrogen fueled Prius

Micheal Bennett – Michael founded Bennett Global Entertainment (BGE) in 2008 with the goal of bringing 21st Century technology, finance and production resources to the independent film community that are sustainable for long term growth.  Prior to his career in the entertainment business, Michael served an eight-year stint in the United States Air Force.  His time in the Air Force prepared him well for applying advanced technologies  to the entertainment industry.

After his service, Bennett earned his Bachelors degree from California State University, Northridge and later worked as a producer in Hollywood when the led the then fledgling network The Travel Channel through its early growing pains as senior producer of west coast operations.  In addition, he or his companies have produced projects for Fox, Fox Family Channel, BET and NBC to name a few. and has produced several commercials.

On the finance side Michael and his are working to create the Bennett Global Entertainment Investment Fund.  This unique and proprietary finance model is designed to produce and distribute high quality independent films with true and dramatic risk reduction outside the traditional Hollywood model – and at the same time deliver enhanced returns to investors.  BGE currently has several film, television and video gaming projects in-house and a design for a new high-tech web browser utilizing the latest in technologies.

He has consulted with numerous independent film producers and assisted in packaging projects.  Bennett has a particular expertise in budgeting financial operations, production and technology.

He is a prolific writer, having written for film, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and recently completed his first novel.  Bennett has appeared on numerous panels discussing the ins and outs of film production and financing.

Michelle Anton – is a former film producer, and also a best selling author/ speaker.  She is currently the VP of Marketing for CEO Space.

is a former film producer, and also a best selling author/ speaker.  She is currently the VP of Marketing for CEO Space.  Michelle will be our guest speaker on June 8th, 2010 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Sherman Oaks.
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