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2016 Advisory Honorary Board


(Alphabetical Order by Last Name)

DR. TAE YUN KIM, President of the Advisory Board – CEO of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions &
Philanthropist & Ambassador to the Nations

JEFF ANDRICK – Film Producer

MEDHA JAISHANKAR – Film and TV Producer


JEREMY KAGAN – Emmy-Winning TV and Film Director, Writer and Producer

IGOR KOKAREV – Scholar and Expert on Soviet and American Film History

SYDNEY LEVINE – International Film Consultant and Indiewire columnist, SydneysBuzz

THOMAS LIM – Director, Actor & Producer


BOBBY MORESCO – Oscar Winning Writer, Director and Producer

CHRIS NASSIF – Film Producer

JAKE SEAL – Film Producer

KEON-SEOP PARK – South Korean Film Producer

ELIYAS QURESHI – Film Producer

NICK N. RASLAN – Film Producer

THOMAS SMALL – Writer and City Council Member of the City of Culver City




PETER BELSITO – International Film Consultant and Producer

HRH PRINCE GHARIOS OF GHASSAN – Filmmaker and Heir of the Ghassanid Dynasty

HANY HADDAD – Immediate Past Chair of Board of Directors – West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

MAYA IBRAHIM – Lebanese Philanthropist

MARIO KASSAR – Executive Producer, Carolco Pictures

KEVIN JAMES – Director and Chief Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Film and Television Production, City of Los Angeles

AMIN MAALOUF – Member of the French Academy and Best-Selling Author

VLADIMIR MENSHOV – Oscar®-Winning Director

ANDRE MORGAN – Oscar®-Winning Film and TV Producer

GEORGE OVASHVILI – Filmmaker from the Republic of Georgia

HON. ROY PAUL – Judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California

CHUL SHIN – South Korean Film Producer and Distributor

SRILA SINGH – Philanthropist

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA – Former Mayor of Los Angeles

FERRIS WEHBE – Community Leader and Co-Founder of the Hollywood Schoolhouse

MURRAY WEISSMAN (in memoriam) – Chairman and Co-Founder, Weissman/Markovitz Communications

JEAN-MARC VALLEE –  Director of Oscar Nominated Film Dallas Buyer’s Club

GRACE YOO – Korean Activist and Public Figure