Jennie Thwing is a Philadelphia-based video/installation artist and educator who received her MFA from UMBC in Baltimore. She is an Assistant Professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, and a member of Nexus: Foundation for Today’s Art in Philadelphia and Soho20 in New York City. She has exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seattle, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Creative Alliance and the Center for Art and Visual Culture in Baltimore, the Fondazione Mudima per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, and the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art.
David S Kessler
Straddling the line between gallery art and documentary film, David S Kessler has been exploring and manipulating the form of documentary film to create short works for a gallery context. In addition to making films, he continues to create visual art, for which he received a BFA from Montclair State. He is currently working on a large body of sculpted and cast silicone work. Kessler is also CEO and director of the video production company Studioscopic, specializing in videos for arts organizations and non-profits.
Mark Rosenthal teaches advanced screenwriting and scene analysis and has been a professional screenwriter for over 20 years. His feature film credits include: Mona Lisa Smile, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, Star Trek VI, The Jewel of the Nile, Superman IV, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mercury Rising, Flicka, The Legend of Billie Jean and Mighty Joe Young. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Writers Guild of America. He was recently featured in Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories.
Jason Pinardo has over 22 feature films to his credit, with recent producing credits including The Best and The Brightest (starring Neil Patrick Harris) and BAFTA-nominated film The Road (starring Viggo Mortensen). Jason was also recently asked to produce an episode of the reality show America Haunts for the Travel Channel. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and is currently represented by agent Laura Siegel and attorney Justin Wineburgh.
Tony Trov is a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University. He spent his early career in the art department working as a carpenter on TLC’s Trading Spaces and also on feature films like The Road, The Best and the Brightest, and several Bollywood films. Currently he is working as a writer and creator for DC Comics titles LaMorte Sisters and The Black Cherry Bombshells.