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John Canemaker

Academy Award-winning animator (The Moon and the Son)

Geena Davis

Academy Award-winning actor and Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Lynne McVeigh

Associate Professor of Children's Media at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Matthew Modine

Award-winning actor (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises)

Richard Peña

Director Emeritus New York Film Festival, Columbia University Professor of Film Studies

Bill Plympton

Academy Award nominated filmmaker (Guard Dog, Idiots and Angels)

Dana Points

Editor-in-Chief of Parents magazine

Susan Sarandon

Academy Award-winning actor (Dead Man Walking, Arbitrage)
Photo courtesy of Nigel Parry

Henry Selick

Academy Award nominated director (Coraline)

James Schamus

Award-winning filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm)

Evan Shapiro

President, Participant Television

Uma Thurman

Academy Award nominated actor (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2)

Christine Vachon

Award-winning filmmaker (Boys Don't Cry, Mildred Pierce)

Gus Van Sant

Award-winning director (Good Will Hunting, Milk)

Taika Waititi

Academy Award nominated writer/director (Two Cars One Night, Boy)

Jeffrey Wright

Award-winning actor (Basquiat, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)