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Andrew Goodwin – Everfest

Anita Cotic – TIFF

Ashley Flohr – Google

Avery Cohen – The Macoproject Film Festival

Breven Warren – Festival Angaelica

Brian Yaeger – Brian Yaeger Presents

Cevin Cathell – Cinequest Film & VR Festival

Charlie Adler – Taste USA Festival Management

Chris Porter – Porter Productions

Christopher Guest – Screenwriter, Composer, Musician, Director, Actor, and Comedian

Cogdill Kory – EatDrinkSF

Colette Schabram – Pacific Pride Foundation

CR Capers – Hip Hop Film Festival

Daniel Ramirez – Lobero Theatre

Danielle Madeira – Another Planet Entertainment

Dave Dunne – Salt River Fields

David Silbaugh – Summerfest

David Alan Bernahl,II – CLM, Pebble Beach & Los Angeles Food & Wine Festivals

Deborah Reid – The Molly Ringwald Project

Dennis Quaid – Actor/musician

Dharma Barsotti – Art Alchemy/ BottleRock

Diana Lubas – Ventura Comedy Festival

Donnny Johnson – Lucky Man Concerts/Marquee Theatre/Pot Of Gold Music Festival

Douglas Minnick – The Garagiste Festivals

Drea Clark – LAFF/Sundance

Dylan Hattem – DS Projects

Eddie Sheridan – NEP Festivals

Eliote Durham – E. Cee Productions/BottleRock/Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Emily Kaufmann – California Wine Festival

Eric Shiflett – Santa Barbara Bowl

George Pendergast – Musician

Giselle Koy – Conscious Media Festival

Grady Lee – Give2Get

Guy Webster – Professional Photographer

Harry Shearer – Comedian, Musician, American Actor, Author, Director

Hebe Tabachnik – Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul

Hendry Altman – Boomer Fest Days

Holly Cline – NatureTrack Film Festival

Hope Hall – Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Photographer

Jackie VanLingen – Pacific Pride Foundation/Pacific Pride Festival

Janine Fazzolari Puñales – PHX Vegan Food Festival

Jenn Yacoubian – Goldenvoice

Jenn Stokes – SF Pride

Jennice Fuentes – Fuentes Strategies

Jesselynn Desmond – Lucent Dossier/Lightning in a Bottle

Jim Lenz – TKO Booking Agency

John Buckner – Cinch Productions

John Petrocelli – Bulldog DM

Jonas Koffler – Koffler Pictures

Julia Tirinnanzi – Rock Star Beer Festivals

Kate Levenstien – Cannonball Productions

Kathi King – Community Environmental Councils Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Keith Wortman – Blackbird Presents

Kelly Jones – Spokesperson

Kim Hawkins – AEG Presents

Kimberley Browning – HOLLYWOOD SHORTS

Laura Lodge – Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Festival

Leslie Vanderpool – Bahamas International Film Festival / BIFF

Lindsey Sokol – C3 Presents Live Nation

Mark Dinerstein – Knitting Factory Entertainment

Matt Lawler – AEG

Maureen Ford – Live Nation Media

Max Wagner – North Coast Music Festival

Michael Katz – The Emerald Exchange

Michael Tree – Conscious Media Festival

Michael Rabehl – Cinequest

Michael Aisner – Frame X Frame Films

Michael Jensen – Jensen Communications

Michael McDonald – Musician

Mike Thelin – Feast Portland

Molly Deckart – Idaho Horror Film Festival

Nate Arling – TKO Booking Agency

Nia Peeples – Actor

Paul Reed – Association of Independent Festivals AIF

Peter Bell – Telluride Society for Jazz

PJ Loughran – Superfly

Rachel Mandel – Tribeca Film Festival

Randy Lubas – Ventura Comedy Festival

Robert Richards – Glastonbury Festival

Roger Gillespie – Copa Shorts Film Fest Inc

Ryan Wieczorek – Rock Star Beer Festivals

Ahmet Zappa – Frank Zappa

Scott Tashjian – Eat Drink SF

Scott Witters – Rhythm and Vines New Zealand

Shelley Gillespie – Copa Shorts Film Fest

Stephanie Williams – California Wine Festival

Steve Feener – Superfly

W. Scott Burns – Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Wayne Forte – Entourage Talent Associates



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