Friday, September 16th, 2016 Noon – Andrew Egiziano
Owner, CounterPunch Studios
Located in Culver City, California, CounterPunch Studios is a fully realized Computer Generated (CG) animation studio offering a full service pipeline including full body and facial animation, motion capture, modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, compositing, layout and editorial. They also specialize in the creation of photo real digital doubles, giving actors the ability to push their performances both in life and in death. The company, formed by Egiziano and Kay Arutyunyan, is built around an experienced production team that oversees an animation team with years of experience in Feature Films, Episodic Television animation, AAA Video Games and Commercials. The owners, staff and artistic crew have been producing projects together for over 10 years, working on studio movies, TV and AAA video games. Client projects include Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Dhoom 3, Ek Tha Tiger, Barbie Vlog, NBA 2K16, Crysis 3 and more.
Friday, September 30th, 2016 Noon – Harold Lewis
Harold Lewis is a financial executive who currently specializes in connecting filmmakers with potential financiers. He will discuss film investing, risk assessment, lifecycle evaluation and cash flow modeling. In 2005, he founded FILMBANKERS LLC, a consulting firm that advised on financial packaging of film projects to potential investors. In 2010, he started Pitch2Me.com, a firm that matches interested parties in the film and finance industries. Previously, he was CFO for the record division of Black Entertainment Television (BET).
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 Noon – Rob Teel
Senior Vice President of Commercial and Investment Management at Yardi Systems
Rob Teel is responsible for product development, support and consulting services for over 2,700 clients supported by 18 offices and nearly 1,000 employees worldwide. He has two degrees from Florida State University in Finance and Management Information Systems. Yardi Systems, founded in Santa Barbara in 1983, is the global leader in real estate software with over $1 trillion in assets managed on their SaaS platform. Teel will discuss the evolution of Yardi and technology trends in software, including how has “the cloud” changed the IT landscape.