Producers Panel

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Bruce Nahin

CEO – JANICK ENTERTAINMENT

Bruce was the Co Founder of Chippendale’s, and the co- founding film committee executive in Santa Clarita, also a former music lawyer,site manager, and now film executive in Production Development and Business Affairs with Janick Entertainment. He is a member of Producers Guild of America and SAG/AFTRA.

Evan Arnold

INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER

Evan Arnold graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Media Management / Film Business. Immediately out of college, he worked at Laura Ziskin Productions alongside Pam Williams and Lee Daniels in Louisiana during the prep, production and post-production of “The Butler”. In late 2019, Evan left Elevated films to launch production company Between Friends Pictures with partners Delaney Buffett, Katie Corwin, and musician/entrepreneur Jimmy Buffett.

 

Josh Nelson

HEAD OF IMMERSIVE & INTERACTIVE MEDIA AT JuVee Productions

Josh Nelson is the Head of Immersive & Interactive Media at JuVee Productions, an award-winning, artist-driven production company from Viola Davis and Julius Tennon that develops and produces independent film, theater, television, VR/AR, and digital content. Josh is currently developing Operation Othello, a virtual reality miniseries set in the modern world of US Navy SEALs and has worked on several virtual reality projects including The Inpatient, Tough Mudder 360, and more. Nelson studied with The Groundlings School and has a love for character-driven narratives. He’s a diligent student and pioneer of emerging VR tech, working with top artists and innovators to create premium, immersive, inclusive, cinematic narrative VR experiences.

Mark Paldini

CASTING & PROFESSOR

Mark Paladini, CSA, studied acting with Uta Hagen & appeared in the world premiere of Ain Gordon’s End Over End in NYC. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980’s. Film/TV casting credits include New Line Cinema’s The Mask & Mortal Kombat, Disney’s Spy Hard and Richard Attenborough’s final film, Closing the Ring. TV casting credits include Bablyon 5 and Beverly Hills, 90210. He is currently based in Los Angeles with his family where he enjoys attending Dodger games.

Paul Maertens

FREELANCE LINE PRODUCER & UPM

Shortly after college Paul began coordinating for and then producing music videos, then moved into branded content with companies like Buzzfeed and Funny Or Die, then he worked in production on commercials for companies like AT&T, Subaru, Toyota, Pepsi.  Over the pandemic he has done shoots for McDonalds and Mizuna, as well as productions for various musical celebrities like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and P!nk.