Mary Stuart Masterson
Founder / Board President of Stockade Works

Mary Stuart lives full-time in the Hudson Valley. Her award-winning career includes roles in the iconic films Some Kind of Wonderful, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Benny and Joon. She has also directed and produced indie films, network television, and documentary theater.  Her return to the arts follows a recent hiatus to “produce” her four young children.


Beth Davenport
Co-Founder / Executive Director of Stockade Works

Beth is a trans-media strategist and storyteller with over fifteen years experience in non-profits, documentary film, commercial production and post, and digital strategy. Her passion is using media and technology to create a positive impact on society. Beth has led departments, launched digital platforms, and implemented crowdsourcing and audience engagement campaigns. She has directed and produced documentary films and commercials for BBC, Sundance Channel, PBS, NBC, Arte France, among others.



Cassandra Del Viscio
Owner/Executive Producer, Edgeworx Studios

Edgeworx Studios specializes in Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics for film and television. Cassandra’s extensive experience encompasses over 18 years in the entertainment industry and has led her to work with such clients as HBO, NBC Universal, ABC, CBS, FOX, Discovery, History, National Geographic and PBS. She also has a significant public relations background in the fashion industry and has worked for both Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani.

Lucy Barzun Donnelly

Lucy Barzun Donnelly is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner whose producing career began with Oscar nominated Pieces of April. She founded ETC.FILMS and produced The Go-Getter, (2003) with Zooey Deschanel and Grey Gardens (2009) with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, Friends with Kids (2012) with Maya Rudolph. She Executive Produced Maggie’s Plan (2015) starring Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig and most recently, shot Look Away (2018) in the Hudson Valley in New York, starring Matthew Broderick and Chloë Sevigny.  She lives in Rhinebeck and has several film and television projects in various stages of development.


Jane Hoffman
Since 2003, Jane Hoffman’s All Things Possible has provided consulting and business development in the cross disciplines of communications and marketing, strategic alliances, community engagement, event management, production and programming and crisis management. With a commitment of excellence through collaboration, conversation, creativity, action and results, she has earned a superlative reputation for, and on behalf of her diversified client portfolio of individuals, companies and corporations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors of entertainment, arts, sports, politics, live events and more. Past and present clients include the actress Diane Lane, Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Annenberg Space for Photography, both the Salt Lake City and Vancouver Winter Olympics, MTV, VH1 the South Shore of Lake Tahoe and the World Series of Poker.


Ari Pomerantz

Ari leverages a diverse management background across media and technology to build teams and execute growth strategies around innovative products and content offerings. Ari is an executive producer for communications marketing firm Edelman NY. Ari was CEO of MFN, a content marketing agency focused on mobile and digital strategy. He was also a founding partner of music tech platform Pump Audio, acquired by Getty Images in 2007. Previously, he served as Director of MTV Home Entertainment. He has overseen content and platform development for NBC, CBS, MTV, AOL, Bonnaroo and brands like American Express, Intel, J&J, Nabisco and Toyota.


Dr. Stephanie Royal

Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships at LaGuardia Community College, responsible for the development curriculum and training programs for middle skills jobs in technology, financial services, advanced manufacturing, construction and non- clinical healthcare. Previously, she was appointed by Governor Cuomo as Executive Director of the New York State Mentoring Program.  Stephanie has been recognized nationally for her work related to diversity, equity and social justice in her roles as an instructional designer, facilitator and presenter.




Michele Baker Location Manager, Producer
Alysse Bezahler SVP, Head of Production, Sundance Channel
Chris Brown Solar Business Development
Hilarie Burton Actress (One Tree Hill)
Jonathan Cohen Founder & CEO, Agency of Trillions
Griffin Dunne Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
Harald Galinski Production Accountant, Line Producer, Film Studio Entrepreneur
Matt Johnston Business Development, Agency of Trillions
Sean Jones Entrepreneur
Kale Kaposhilin Co-founder, Evolving Media Network & Hudson Valley Tech Meet-up
Samantha Mathis Actress / Board Member SAG-AFTRA
Sean Andrew Murray Illustrator, Concept Artist
Marshall Persinger Executive Producer | Rectify, Army Wives
Stefan Reinhardt Co-Head, AMC Studios
Bhawin Suchak Program Director, YouthFX
Lynsey Timbrouck Confidential Secretary for Kingston Mayor Steve Noble
Rob Tourtelot Creative Director Telo Design, Co-Founder Pump Audio
Steven Weisman Writer/Producer, Portlandia