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LOCATION:  The Glendale Room

127 Artsakh Ave, Glendale, CA 91206

Saturday, September 30:                          5:30pm

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John Zaozirny
Feature film production for Bellevue and the Literary Management Team

His clients’ writing and directing credits include INFINITE, PARALLEL, ELI, BAD MATCH, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2022), HEAVY TRIP, OFFICE UPRISING, JOLT, and SPLINTER amongst others. His clients have written feature scripts that are set up at Warner Bros, Paramount, Fox, Lionsgate, New Line, Focus Features, Fox 2000, Sony, Universal, amongst others. As well, his clients have had 30 scripts on the last 8 Black Lists, the annual list of the best unproduced feature scripts, including BLONDE AMBITION, the number one script on the 2016 Black List, HEADHUNTER, the number one script on the 2020 Black List, and CAULIFLOWER, the number one script on the 2021 Black List.

His clients have also written on TV shows such as FBI INTERNATIONAL, BOSCH: LEGACY, MR ROBOT, TRAINING DAY, TINY PRETTY THINGS, HAWAII FIVE-O, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE and HAND OF GOD, amongst others. He also reps the writer of the Eisner nominated comic book LITTLE BIRD.

He was an executive producer on the feature films ALWAYS WATCHING and PARALLEL and produced ELI, which was released by Netflix. He most recently produced INFINITE, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Dylan O’Brien, which was released by Paramount Plus.

Raised in Vancouver, Canada, John is a graduate of the Tisch Film and Television program at New York University.  


Sean Collins-Smith
Story Editor, CHICAGO PD; Staff Writer, FIELD OF DREAMS

A TV writer and national award-winning journalist from Richmond, Virginia. A winner at the Austin Film Festival, Sean’s pilot WONDER DRUG reached number one on The Black List website in 2021. In 2022, Sean wrapped his first staff writing gig on Michael Schur’s FIELD OF DREAMS reboot for Peacock, and then served as Story Editor on the most recent season of NBC’s hit drama, CHICAGO P.D.


Mark A. Altman

is showrunner/executive producer of the popular CW sci-fi series, Pandora which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television worldwide and the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling book series, Deathlands which begins filming next year. Previously, he served as a writer/producer on such series as The Librarians (TNT), Agent X (TNT), Castle (ABC), Necessary Roughness (USA) among others.

He is also the director of the NBC-Universal comedy special, Aries Spears: Comedy Blueprint and Practice: The Secret Files Of Earthquake for Comedy Dynamics and has directed numerous episodes of episodic television. In addition to executive producing the History Channel 50 Years Of Star Trek and The Center Seat for the Nacelle Company, he wrote and produced an original documentary about the films and pop culture of 1982, 1982: Greatest Geek Year Ever, which will have its world premiere at the prestigious Sitges Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain this fall.


Gabrielle Stanton

is known for her work on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty, for The CW's The Flash, and for Syfy's Stephen King adaptation series Haven.

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Bianca Goodloe

is a member of the California Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and a Foreign Registered Advocate with the European Union. Having worked at the top global and magic circle law firms Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and Linklaters (in Prague, Berlin and London), Ms. Goodloe has years of experience in film finance, entertainment law and intellectual property, having also worked in development and production prior to practicing law.

As the Managing Partner of Goodloe Law, Bianca Goodloe founded the law practice in 2003. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University and University of California Los Angeles.


Faith Abraham

Faith has been working in casting for nearly a decade and is currently based in Los Angeles. She has worked on several different television shows and feature films. Some of which includes, CBS’s CSI: Vegas and Fire Country, NBC’s Good Girls, Netflix’s Firefly Lane and Blumhouse’s Halloween. More recently she has moved towards her passion directing. While doing so she has created a women’s networking circle called, Women Create. This circle contains over a hundred fellow female creatives varying from producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, etc. She hopes that as it continues to grow that it will serve as a a safe space for female creatives and help them to flourish into their desired craft. 


Greg Gertmenian

is the Head of Film Analytics and Business Development at Slated, where he has helped package, finance, and secured distribution for dozens of films. He is also the co-creator of the Script Score, the only screenplay coverage proven to predict film quality in advance of production. Prior to joining Slated, Greg worked as a manager and producer.

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