Jenny Burman: Jenny is a writer and editor with over 25 years of editorial experience across a wide variety of platforms, including daily newspapers, monthly magazines, web sites, and social media. She has worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for publications that include Fortune Magazine, Mademoiselle, Tu Ciudad, ArtNews, the Los Angeles Daily News, Tin House Books, and scores of private clients. Jenny has a B.A. from Bennington College and an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
RJ Smith: RJ is an award- winning author whose books include The One: The Life and Music of James Brown and The Great Black Way, which was an L.A. Times bestseller. RJ has over two decades' experience as an editor and writer at weekly newspapers and monthly magazines, including Los Angeles Magazine, Spin, Details, the LAWeekly and the Village Voice.
Guy Zimmerman: Guy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from UC Irvine. His work has been published in Journal for Cultural Research, Theatre Journal, Theatre Forum, Shakespeare Bulletin, Substance and other peer-reviewed publications, as well as in LA Weekly, LA Citizen and other arts publications. From 2008 to 2018 he was the associate editor of Times Quotidian, a popular arts and culture blog. An active theatre and film artist, Guy is the artistic director of Padua Playwrights.
Daniel J. Nyiri: Born in England, Daniel is a writer, filmmaker and educator with more than thirty years’ experience working in the entertainment industry in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. He has served on the Board of Directors of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (1996-1998); as Vice Chair, Live and Recorded Media of the Directors Guild of Great Britain (1998-2000); as Regional and California Statewide Program Director for Career and Technical Education in Broadcasting, Cinema, Media Arts & Sciences, overseeing multi-million dollar, K-12, secondary and postsecondary programs, advising high schools, colleges and universities for the Governor of California's Office of Career and Technical Education on funding and articulation of curriculum, training for careers and grants in media arts and animation, internships, technology, development, production and postproduction. For more than fifteen years he has worked as an Assistant Professor and Program Director in the LACCD.