James A. Fino
Starburns Industries, Inc.
Executive Producer/Partner at Starburns Industries, an animation studio in Burbank. James is a twenty-year veteran of the entertainment industry, having worked on TV shows “King of the Hill,” “8 Simple Rules,” “Home Improvement” and, most recently, “Community.”
Southern California advertising creative whose portfolio includes Apple, Remo Drums, Sony and People Soft, among others. Bruce has been a marketing professor at Cal State Fullerton, president of the Orange County Ad Club and has won more than 360 creative awards.
General Audience Programming Coordinator
Paul Lopez is a native El Pasoan hustlin’ and bustlin’ at PBS national headquarters in Washington D.C. As the General Audience Programming Coordinator he participates in pitch meetings with producers from companies like NBC-Universal (Producers of Downton Abbey), BBC (Doctor Who, Sherlock), ITV Studios (Hell’s Kitchen) and Freemantle Media (American Idol). He may not be the decision maker (yet!), but he’s seen plenty of pitches fail and soar.
Director of Parable, a boutique cinema house specializing in high-end film and commercial production. Tim produces internationally for television and commercial clients including Microsoft, Nokia, and Clorox to name a few.
Manager of Artist Services
Austin Fim Society
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Sosa is a film director and writer whose work on short film, “Child of the Desert,” has gained many awards including The Texas Award and Best Short Film at the 2012 USA Film Festival. She has also produced and directed several other shorts and most recently a feature, “Detained in the Desert,” which is executive produced by Josefina Lopez (author of play, and co-author of screenplay, “Real Women Have Curves”).