Adam F. Goldberg is a producer and writer, known for The Goldbergs (2013), Fanboys (2009) and Day Watch (2006).
Jim Dooley is an Emmy Award-winning composer & songwriter with a diverse repertoire spanning the film, television, video gaming and live theatrical industries. He has earned accolades for his solo work as well as proud collaborations with many of the top names in music including Hans Zimmer, Tarja, and Babyface.
In Television, Dooley has written original music for Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” FX’s quirky series “Wilfred,” and ABC’s critically acclaimed series, “Pushing Daisies,” for which Dooley earned a 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for “Best Original Music Composition for a Series.” In film, Dooley composed Screen Gems’ thriller “Obsessed” and the remake of the cult-classic-thriller “When a Stranger Calls.”
Brooke deRosa is an award-winning producer, director, writer, composer and performer. In 2017 Brooke completed her first opera, based on the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” which saw its premiere in Los Angeles with Pacific Opera Project.
In 2019, her self-produced musical “Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon”, a musical comedy set in the old Wild West, premiered to sold out audiences as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. “Gunfight” garnered three awards including: “The John Raitt Award for Best Music and Lyrics”, beating out “Anastasia”, “Selvage” and “Indecent.” Her 2021 short film “Sole Mates” has been a winner at over twenty film festivals.
As an internationally accomplished singer, she has been featured on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the Jimmy Kimmel stage, the score for the Netflix/Marvel series “Luke Cage”, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” and has performed locally with Redlands Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, The Pacific Symphony and LA Opera.
Michael-Ryan is a seasoned award-winning media professional with nearly 25 years of Hollywood and international experience in all aspects of media production, from motion pictures to broadcast television and new media. He began his career in broadcast television as a member of a launch team creating the [then] most technologically advanced digital television station in the world. Innovative technologies led him to progress to entertainment media, where he has worked in almost every facet of the film industry.
For more than 20 years, Greg Fortner’s work in the arts, location-based entertainment, and technology has been defined by a drive to create live experiences that leave a lasting impression on those they serve.
As a creative director, Fortner has led more than 30 large-scale theatrical productions for the Walt Disney Company, the New National Theater of Tokyo, the National Theater of Bucharest, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, and the San Francisco and Los Angeles Operas, as well as numerous other companies throughout Europe and the U.S. This past October, he traveled to Milan, Italy, to make his La Scala Opera debut and this January he will return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Throughout his career, he has had the good fortune to collaborate with, and learn from, such masters of their craft as Robert Altman, Peter Stein, Robert LePage, Michael Grandage, Tony Kushner, Maurice Sendak, and artist David Hockney.
As a serial entrepreneur, Fortner has also won recognition for his creative work in user experience design for both location-based entertainment and virtual product design. He was named an emerging leader by the New Media Consortium for his work on a remote platform that would give high school students virtual control over real science laboratory equipment and is currently a partner in a new live STEM themed children’s play experience in Los Angeles. In addition, Mr. Fortner spent time as an early executive at a growth-stage technology company which he helped to build into a two-time recipient of both the Frost and Sullivan Best Practices award and Forbes Best Startup Employer award.
Fortner holds both a BA in music and an MBA from the University of Michigan and currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife Heather, son Dashiell, and daughter Adelina. He is so grateful for their love and support as he continues to tilt at windmills.
Founded by Daniel Kuney, past productions include Slava’s Snowshow, Rock of Ages, Puffs, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Heathers. Current & Upcoming: Asi Wind Inner Circle, Escapism, The 12, Little Dancer, Born For This, Invincible, Fly More Than You Fall, Should Sister Shout!, Rutka, Frida. Led by Daniel Kuney, Tim Sebastian, & Shira Wolf.
Located in the heart of Times Square, Sendroff & Baruch, LLP is a unique entertainment law firm representing a premier roster of clients and properties. Sendroff & Baruch’s theatre and performing arts practice reaches virtually every show on Broadway, both as production counsel (such as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Rock of Ages) and counsel to some of the most successful dramatists, directors, designers and music staff in the business. Sendroff & Baruch, LLP also represents some of the most influential and exciting not-for-profit theaters in New York (such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and regional theaters around the country. The firm’s music industry clients have scored countless major theatrical motion pictures and network television projects, and regularly record and perform throughout the world. Sendroff & Baruch’s film and television practice reaches from award-winning independent films and animated film projects to network television series. The firm also represents clients in the fields of book publishing and new media, and advises its clients with respect to various intellectual property and media law matters.