Jim is a media packaging agent who develops and sells original programming to networks. He has worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. A certified life coach for the entertainment industry, he has lead workshops for the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, HBO, MTV Networks, and the Writers Guild of America. He is also a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts and FIT.
Steven is a versatile producer and artist whose accomplishments include theatre, songwriting & recording, concerts and television.His stage credits include Starlight Express, the Los Angeles production of Anything Goes, starring Leslie Uggams and South Pacific/Lt. Cable, Barnum /Tom Thumb, and The Wizzard of Oz/Scarecrow. Steven's music for the documentary, Tiny Noki, was featured on Oprah, Wayne Brady, The Today Show and Good Morning America, as well as internationally on German and Japanese television. Steven also had a top 10 hit in Japan with the song "The Letter" on Strictly Rhythm
Mary Ann Zimmer
Mary is an entertainment lawyer who specializes in television, film, video and internet production and distribution, in all areas including intellectual property, publishing and licensing. A former partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, and VP, Business Affairs & General Counsel for A&E Television Networks responsible for A&E History Channel and A&E Home Video, she also served with CBS Inc., heading its New York Business Affairs Department and Network Music operations. Prior to CBS, she was a member of the Labor Relations Department of ABC and a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
Stewart M. Schulman
Stewart’s career as a writer-director-producer straddles the worlds of film and theater and encompasses techniques of both narrative and documentary storytelling. His undergraduate studies in architectural design and photography at the University of Pennsylvania, coupled with filmmaking skills acquired at NYU’s Graduate School of Film & TV inform the dynamic aesthetic of his award-winning work.
Sara McDermott Jain is a screenwriter residing in New York City. A former staff writer at Fountainhead Studios, she is the recipient of the Evvy Award for Best Script Drama for the feature screenplay Left, as well as co-writer of the feature Lincoln Green. Her short film, Chance, which she wrote and directed, also received Achievement in Short Film at the Williamsburg International Film Festival and the Digital Film Academy's Director's Choice Award.
Drone Pilot/Camera Operator
Will has been flying specialized drones for aerial photography full time for 2+ years. He has had a pilots license since the age of seventeen and been constructing and flying model airplanes and helicopters since childhood. Will has had experience filming for news, network television shows, commercials, music videos, movies and more.
Filip is a freelance photographer who specializes in Editorial, Food/Drink, Interior and Lifestyle/Event photography. His work has been published worldwide in the major media and he is one of the top contributors to Time Out New York since 2011. His recent work also focuses on documentary photography for the Arts, as he has built strong working relationships with The Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan, The Guggenheim, The Rubin Museum and The City Museum of New York. Filip is also a commercial pilot and flight instructor, which allows him to mix his passions and create fine art aerial photographic series. His work can be found at www.fotofilip.com
Director of Photography/Camera Operator
Jimmy discovered film making early in life. He developed a strong passion for Cinematography and the ability to capture people's stories. In 1998, as a young teenager, Jimmy began working his way up the camera department ranks, to include apprenticing under veteran Cinematographer, Theo Van De Sande, ASC, on the set of Columbia Pictures', "Big Daddy." In 2004, Jimmy enlisted into the United States Army where he served 7 years as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. During his military career, he served in two humanitarian and one 15-month, combat tour. In 2011, after being honorably discharged, at the rank of Sergeant (SGT, E-5), Jimmy settled back in New York City, where he attended the Digital Film Academy. Upon graduating, he wasted no time on entering the business, with a fierce passion for bringing stories to life visually.
Hailing from New York City, Ariel Watson is a Production Assistant and Filmmaker with a concentration in Cinematography. Her career has allowed her to provide production assistance on projects for many brands spanning from Canon to Brooks Brothers. It is her goal to not only ensure that any project or assignment is flawlessly and efficiently executed, but to also create content that showcases a brands highest potential.
For the past 15 years Charlie Sutton has been seen in 9 Broadway shows and has worked with dozens of Tony award winning Directors and Choreographers that have taught him the ropes to telling a story through Choreography. Charlie is currently working along side Director Sam Buntrock on the Broadway-bound "Sherlock Holmes".
Creative Director for Digital Media
Vinnie is an accomplished television executive who is all about creative content execution for brands and networks such as A&E, Bravo, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Science, TLC, History, Travel, Smithsonian, OWN, HGTV, ITV and The Weather Channel. He thrives on creating programming and delivering the final product. What he is most passionate about is transforming a seed of an idea from a concept and growing it into a reality through the collaborative efforts of the teams he manages.
Arie is a screenwriter for television, videogames, comic books, and transmedia. He was a staff writer on the television series TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., produced by Meetinghouse Productions. While at World's Dumbest..., he wrote numerous comedy sketches and jokes for a cast that included Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Chris Fairbanks, Jared Logan, and Chuck Nice. And as a staff writer at Meetinghouse, Arie developed programming for other TV- and web-based series. His other television writing credits include the PBS Kids hit Cyberchase, the Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door, and MTV's TRL. He has also served as a writer for BSTV Entertainment, Noodlesoup Productions, and Curious Pictures. .
Camera Operator/Video Editor
Camera Operator and Video Editor at Berlin, Miami, Toronto and NY Fashion Week from 2008 to 2014
- News Video Editor at Globo International - from 2013 to currently
- Camera Operator and Video Editor as an independent contractor for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewelry Icon, Net-a- Porter, Vogue, Allure, Calvin Klein, The Woolmark Prize, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Bard Graduate Center -2010 to present. Editing proficiency:Adobe Premiere Pro Avid Media Composer Final Cut X and 7Basic skills with Adobe Lightroom Adobe Photoshop DaVinci ResolveCamera proficiency:Large sensor cameras, ENG cameras, DSLR and M4/3
Senior Video Editor, Producer, and Project Manager
Andrew works on features, commercials, documentaries, television, corporate, music videos and fashion. Experienced in the worlds of Post-production, Production, and Instruction, he has a theoretical training based in hands-on experience. Having completed a Bachelor's in Film and Digital Media from the Universtiy of Santa Cruz, California, he went on to complete a Master's in Television and Radio from San Francisco State University where he then taught, instructing Experimental Film Production and Audio for Video courses.
Upon moving to Brooklyn in 2009, Andrew found work in fashion, ultimately becoming the lead editor and post production manager at NYFW, Miami SWIM, ARUBA IN STYLE and Toronto Fashion Week.
He has since worked as an editor and producer on the Behind the Unsigned and Docutape series for Fuse TV, regularly contributing to commercial and corporate content with BBDO, Getty Images and Tishman-Speyer, cutting a number of music videos as well as working on the Huffington Post Rise series. Andrew is eagerly anticipating the release of his directorial debut, the transgender documentary, We Exist - Beyond the Binary. Clients include: BBDO, Huffington Post, Getty Images, IMG, Tishman-Speyer, Condé Nast, IFC, Mercedes-Benz, FUSE TV, MTV, Parsons, !K7 Records
Josiah Immanuel Irby
Hair & Make Up Artist
Cali born with a New York swagg. Hair and Makeup is my Passion! As a NYC published, licensed cosmetologist, Makeup Artist and Hairstylist I've had amazing opportunities! Creating looks for photo shoots, pageants, websites, the runway, magazines, television, film, special fx, and personal portfolios. Working with SPITZFLIX has been nothing short of amazing. It feels great when you're part of a team that works well! Thank you for checking me out, and this talented group of people! Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Hair & Make Up Artisit
Mika started her career as a Hair&Make-up artist and also a Braider for various dancers and singers in Japan. After getting more training for Make-up in LA, she moved to NY in 2011. Now she is specialized in performing art show, magazine ,runway ,bridal and also trained make-up. Her works have appeared at Blue Note, ,Grammy nominated artist's music video ,Vogue and many fashion brands etc... She is also qualified for Cosmetology.
James Andrew Sands
An audience-driven Digital Video Executive with a proven track record of developing content around all major media platforms. Content Creator, Brand Builder, Strategic Marketer, Respected Leader and Experienced Manager of large production teams, James is at his best when collaborating with other passionate creatives. Named for his dog - a Japanese Spitz - James launched SPITZFLIX years ago but credits the incredibly smart, diverse and talented group that he partners with, who make what he ignited back then, glow even brighter today - with every new project.
Executive Creative Director, and Founder of SPITZFLIX, James has been an Executive Producer, Producer and Creative Marketing Director for branded, editorial, fashion, original programming, lifestyle/entertainment, commercial and corporate client projects alike. He is an active, hands-on consultant helping to shape, market and promote events, causes, products and stories that drive audience growth, participation, and business development through AR/VR social/user-driven mobile, digital and experiential multi-screen content.
Recent projects include; BMW, Cartier, La Croix, Propel, and Virgin Hotels.
A New York University graduate where he studied Producing For Film and Television Broadcasting, he also graduated from the Digital Film Academy where he studied Digital Filmmaking.
Honored by the Digital Film Academy, New York City - "Winner Best Film Award", Digital Film Academy, New York City - "Winner Audience Choice Award", The Big Apple Film Festival, New York City - "Winner Best Student Film”, the Not Normal Sales Event, MINI USA - "Winner 1st Runner Up”, and work has been screened at The Winter Film Awards, New York City.