Jay Shapiro / Director / Producer Jay Shapiro is an avid baseball fan and filmmaker. He studied documentary and film production at Clark University. He was awarded a fellowship by the Anton Group to produce a documentary in Ghana entitled "Like Me, I am Here." He also worked in the film industry on projects such as "The F Word," "The Final Season," "Vintage Baseball," and "Baseball Discovered." Jay has also written three screenplays, including a biopic of Josh Gibson. Most recently, he was Creative Marketing Director at MLB Advanced Media directing and producing baseball videos for television, Jumbotron, and multimedia outlets. He has spent three summers living in West Africa including Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Cote D' Ivoire.
Nick Goldfarb / Matador Productions / Producer Nick Goldfarb is a producer and writer based in New York City. He recently completed production of “Experience 3D,” a groundbreaking series of 3D documentaries for Discovery. His other credits include: “The F Word,” “The League,” and “Threads”. He is also the President of MainStreet Media, a nonprofit documentary film and TV production company whose credits over the past two decades include films “The F Word” and “Desperate Hours” and the TV series “Capitol Journal” and “Devil’s Advocate.” He has also served as a production executive at AOL and MTV.
Krista Saponara / Producer Krista Saponara is an Emmy Award winning producer and director whose career spans 18 years of documentary, series, and specialty show work featured on ESPN, TNT, PBS, ABC, TLC, and FOX. As Executive Producer and Producer, she spearheaded the development and production of the PBS feature length documentary "The Street Stops Here," a portrait of that nation's best high school basketball coach Bob Hurley, Sr. and his lifelong commitment to save the lives of inner city kids and the poor Catholic high school that gives them hope. Krista has been responsible for creative direction, intellectual property and original programming development, overseeing production and post-production departments. She conceptualized, produced and directed Telly Award winning commercial campaigns for the Big Ten Conference and Converse. Currently an independent filmmaker and content creator, she continues her search to find people, stories and projects that will educate and entertain but most importantly, inspire.
Douglas R. Nunes / Co-Producer President and partner of 451 Media Partner and GEG respectively, Douglas’s extensive relationships in the entertainment industry has allowed GEG to leverage and amortize it’s IP portfolio of properties across all industry platforms. As a consulting director for T+INK, Douglas is also instrumental in aligning the company strategically in all phases of business. Doug has also served as Senior VP of development at Digital Evolution, Los Angeles, CA where he successfully introduced the merger with US Interactive which allowed the company to go public obtaining a market valuation in excess of $90m and as Director of Corporate Development for The Millennium Group/Magnet Interactive Studios where he was the firm’s liaison with the entertainment community which included deals with MCA Universal, Turner Entertainment, as well as project development with ICM, CAA and William Morris. Doug is on the advisory board of Freedom Financial Network in San Mateo, CA and has been an advisor to Best Buddies International based in Miami Florida.
GEG – Gentile Entertainment Group John and Anthony Gentile/ Executive Producers John and Anthony Gentile have produced, written and directed more than 150 hours of award-winning family & primetime entertainment for television for the brands they created under their youth entertainment company Abrams Gentile Entertainment. They have also produced the AMC documentary New York at The Movies. In addition to creating and producing they have produced the campaigns for over 200 movies, television and Broadway productions ranging from Star Wars to Dreamgirls along with designing & developing related merchandising for their brands which have resulted in over One Billion dollars of retail sales since the company's inception.
Ant Gentile & Jessica Gentile / End of Era Productions / Co-Producers Ant Gentile, founder and president of End of Era Productions has designed and produced audio and visual content for both the music, television and motion picture industries. Credits and clients have included sound design and production for the feature film “Cruzando”, the ABC TV series “Van-pires”, Sesame Worshop’s “Pinky Dinky Doo” and the upcoming documentary series, “The Last Mob War”. EOE has also created original brand content for the media company, Yoostar Entertainment Group. Ant is also a partner in the music publishing company Rebel-One Publishing, an arm of Rebel-One management.
Kimberly Steward / K Period Media / Executive Producer Kimberly Steward, a native of St. Louis, inherited both a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a gift for philanthropy from her father David Steward. Kimberly’s business acumen is the driving force behind K Period Media. In New York City, Ms. Steward’s second home, she sits on the board at The Fresh Air Fund and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In St. Louis, Ms. Steward is an underwriter for both the St. Louis Symphony and Variety Children’s Charity Galas each year as well as the American Heart Association. In a single campaign for United Way, she raised $63 million. Ms. Steward also supports the St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park Reserve, Faith House, Girls Inc. and NPower. Drawing on her previous career in publishing (Conde Naste, WWD, W and Real Simple) and her growing philanthropic involvement, Kimberly will continue to develop creative projects in media and entertainment.
Jimmy Rollins / Executive Producer Jimmy Rollins is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2000 and played with the team until 2014, becoming the team's all-time hits leader, and earning a reputation as an excellent defensive shortstop.
Lauren Beck / K Period Media / Executive Producer Lauren Beck is K Period Media’s founding Producer and Production Executive. Lauren has produced short and long form projects fusing original content, emerging technology, and digital design. As Executive Producer at Moondog Edit, a New York based post-production house for advertising and film, Lauren opened the doors to a variety of new creative territories in original content development, film, and music. Lauren was responsible for establishing a fully integrated collective of five companies including creative development, production, post-production, VFX, and music supervision to form an efficient and expansive model. With a wide range of executional expertise and armed with progressive entrepreneurial and artistic instincts, Lauren began curating and producing a talented team of writers and directors in the development of film and series opportunities.