Director / Producer
ZOE POTKIN is a NY based filmmaker, 2019 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artists grant recipient, and 2018 Fellow in Kickstarter’s Creators in Residence program. She’s worked for years as a Producer of documentary series and films, commercials and branded content for companies like Radical Media, VICE, Pulse Films, and Yahoo! and is making her directorial debut with a documentary produced by Park Pictures. She graduated from New York University in 2010 with a BA in Documentary Film and Journalism.
SAM BISBEE is an Independent Spirit Award nominated producer and founding partner of Park Pictures Features, the feature film division of acclaimed commercial production company Park Pictures. In 2009, Sam produced “The New Tenants” which won the Academy Award in 2010 for best Live Action Short. Over the last seven years, Bisbee and Park Pictures have brought nine films to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, all of which have been picked up at Sundance for distribution: 2012’s Sloan Award winner “Robot and Frank,” 2013's Golden Globe nominated “Infinitely Polar Bear,” as well as “God's Pocket,” “Cop Car,” “Other People,” “The Hero,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn,” and Rudy Valdez’s “The Sentence” (HBO) for which Sam also composed the original score. “The Sentence” won the 2018 Sundance Audience Award for US Documentary Competition.
THEODORA DUNLAP is a New York based producer and development executive with Park Pictures Features & Television. Her film credits include documentary film, “The Sentence” (Sundance 2018), and narrative films; “Hearts Beat Loud” (Sundance 2018), “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn” (Sundance 2018), “The Hero” (Sundance 2017), “Other People” (Sundance 2016), “Cop Car” (Sundance 2015), “Infinitely Polar Bear” (Sundance 2014), “God's Pocket” (Sundance 2014) and “Robot and Frank” (Sundance 2012).
KATE BARRY is a film and TV Producer. Most recently she was the Supervising Producer on Michael Moore’s upcoming film “Fahrenheit 11/9” and in development on “The Shamrocks” a scripted series she created with Chris Sharp. She produced the Sundance, Ford and Impact Partners supported documentary “The Pearl” directed by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca (2018). She is former VP of Production, TV and Branded Content for Pulse Films. She was a Line Producer for The National Geographic Channel, overseeing global productions including Emmy nominated series “Cosmos”, “Brain Games,” and “StarTalk.” Her work for HBO includes the Emmy nominated series “The Weight of the Nation,” Rebecca Cammisa’s “Atomic Homefront,” and “Words that Built America.” She consults for multiple production companies including Jigsaw Productions, Refinery29, and Moxie Firecracker.
KATIE COURIC is an American journalist, filmmaker, and NYT best selling author. Couric recently served as Yahoo! Global News Anchor, and has been a television host on ABC, CBS, and NBC. She hosted “Katie” her own syndicated daytime talk show produced by ABC Disney. She was co-host of “The Today Show,” anchor of CBS Evening News, and correspondent for “60 Minutes.” Couric produced the groundbreaking documentaries, “Fed-Up” (2014), “Under The Gun” (2016), “Gender Revolution” (2017), and most recently, the documentary series “America Inside Out” (2018) for National Geographic. In 2004, Couric was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
TONY GOLDWYN is an Actor, director, producer and star of the award winning drama series “Scandal.” Other film credits include “Divergent,” “Ghost,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Kiss the Girls,” “Nixon” and “The Last Samurai” to name a few. As a director, credits include “A Walk on the Moon” in addition to “The Last Kiss,” “Someone Like You” and “Conviction,” about a woman’s quest to exonerate her brother, starring Hilary Swank. He also directed the pilot for “The Divide,” a series he co-created about the vagaries of our criminal justice system. Goldwyn spends his personal time on philanthropic efforts supporting groups including The Innocence Project.
SANAA HAMRI is a renowned film, television, music video and commercial director from Tangier, Morocco. She is currently Executive Producer /Director of the hit series "Empire" on Fox Broadcasting. Hamri started her career as an editor, then began directing music videos,and has collaborated with high profile artists including Prince, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, and Mary J. Blige. Hamri directed Mariah Carey’s live concert documentary,“The Adventures of Mimi,” and her episodic work includes: directorial credits on: “Shameless,” “Rectify,” “Nashville,” “Elementary,” “Glee,” “Desperate Housewives,” and VH1’’s “Hit the Floor.” Hamri has directed three feature films: Focus Features’ romantic comedy “Something New,” the sequel to Warner Bros’ “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and the Fox Searchlight romantic comedy “Just Wright,” starring Queen Latifa, Common and Paula Patton.
VANESSA POTKIN is Director of Post-Conviction Litigation at The Innocence Project. She joined in 2000 as its first staff attorney, and has represented and exonerated over 30 innocent individuals. Vanessa is a nationally recognized expert on wrongful convictions, and the use of DNA to establish innocence; she is regularly consulted by attorneys, judicial and legislative committees, and media outlets. Together with actress/ activist Viola Davis, Potkin created, developed, and Executive Produced “The Last Defense,” which premiered at Tribeca, and aired on ABC (2018). The series led to a new trial for Julius Jones, showing the power of storytelling to make change.
JOSH MELROD is a filmmaker, writer, and graphic artist. Credits include the documentary "The Cult of JT LeRoy," (2016) which he edited and co-produced, the narrative short “SKUNK,” First Prize Cinefondation (winner 2014 Cannes Film Festival), narrative features "Northern Borders," starring Bruce Dern, and "Peter & John," starring Jacqueline Bisset, as well as forthcoming films "The Entitlement," "Time Kill Love Cruise," and "Albanian Gangster." Josh was co-director and editor of the documentary "Cartoon College" which premiered screened at dozens of festivals worldwide. He was named among “10 Filmmakers To Watch in 2010” by The Independent.
INÉS VOGELFANG is a NYC based editor from Argentina. She studied film at The University of Buenos Aires, and got her Masters in Media Studies and Documentary Film at The New School in New York City. The most recent shorts she directed and edited were screened at DOCNYC, Corto Circuito, and Offside Film Fest in Europe. A fiction short Inés edited, “Leo’s Shoulder” by Carlos Ledesma, was screened at BAFICI. She is an alumna of the Imagine Science Film Festival, The Edit Center, and with “You Play Here”, her interactive documentary project about immigration and the public space, she was part of DCTV’s Documentary WIP Lab with Yance Ford. Inés is a 2019-20 mentee at the Karen Schmeer Diversity in The Edit Room Fellowship. Inés speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English, which enables her to edit projects all over the world.
BARRY SCHECK is an American lawyer who received national attention while serving on O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team” - helping to win an acquittal in the highly publicized murder case. Together with Peter Neufeld, Barry Scheck Co-Founded and currently serves as Co-Director of the Innocence Project, where he has been involved in the exonerations of over 300 individuals. Their work not only shaped the course of case law across the country, but their trials frequently redefine and expand the parameters of permissible defenses, and often result in enhancing public awareness of systemic problems, improving the criminal justice system, and legislative reform.
PARK PICTURES was founded by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker Lance Acord, and has won multiple awards and nominations across film, television and advertising, including an Academy Award. Park Pictures has produced many noteworthy films including last year’s “Hearts Beat Loud,” with an all-star cast including Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, and Toni Collette. “The Hero,” starring Sam Elliot premiered at Sundance 2017. “Other People,” starring Molly Shannon premiered at Sundance 2016, and was nominated for four Independent Spirit awards. “Cop Car,” starring Kevin Bacon, premiered at Sundance 2015. “Infinitely Polar Bear” starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldena and “God’s Pocket” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, and John Tuturro both premiered at Sundance 2014. In addition to Park’s long list of features, “The Sentence,” received the Audience Award last year for U.S. Documentary at Sundance 2018 and was acquired by HBO.