Nate Adams | Producer, Picture Label Entertainment
Adams has directed and produced projects for Showtime, CBS, Electronic Arts, History Channel, Spike TV, Animal Planet and the Emmy’s. He produced and co-directed Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, and produced Road Hard, with Adam Carolla, based on the tumultuous life of a stand-up comedian. The film broke industry records by raising more than $1.4 million through crowdfunding. He was born and raised in Montana and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Melissa.
Daysun Perkins | Development Executive, 44 Blue Productions | @DaysunPerkins
Daysun Perkins has developed a number of significant series and specials in unscripted programming, including game shows, talk shows, competition formats, docu-series and improvised comedy projects like Whose Line is it Anyway?, Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza, and Riot. He currently runs development for 44 Blue Productions and oversees projects with talent like Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Engvall, Sean Hayes, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe and many others. His love for good comedy knows no bounds.
Ron Reid | Producer/Agent, Seattle Comedy Competition | @pandaschwartz
Ron Reid is a partner in the agency Artists West Entertainment (“AWE”). He is the Producer of the Seattle International Standup Comedy Competition, the country’s largest touring comedy festival. He also co-wrote and co-starred in the cult stand-up comedy feature film “The Montana Run.” A former comedy club headliner, Ron has worked as a personal manager, coach, teacher, piece of paper and bowl of cereal. “Ron Reid” is not his real name.
Aaron Shure | Executive Producer, “The Office” | @AaronShure
Shure is an Emmy winning television writer, director and producer. He received three Emmy nominations, along with three consecutive WGA nominations for writing and producing “The Office”. He won two Emmys and five nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series in seven years as a writer and executive producer on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and his recent projects include the trans-media series “Dirty Work”, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.
Randi Siegel | Talent Manager | @RandiSiegelEnt
Randi Siegel is a producer, consultant, writer and manager. Previously she’s served as the EVP Talent & Development (National Lampoon), Head of Special Projects (Comic Relief), Exec. in Charge of Alternative Comedy (The Fred Silverman Company) and as the Director of Comedy at Myspace. Siegel is noted for her success with Jimmy Fallon, whom she developed from obscurity to SNL, film, records and books. She specializes in consulting for project pitches and for stand up comedians to development their material for stage, film, TV, branding and social media. Siegel, herself, is not very funny.
Burt Teplitsky | Funway Entertainment
Teplitzky is founder of Funway Entertainment, a company using micro budgets to produce short original comedy pilots for web, cable and TV. He is the former managing partner of the World Famous Improv Comedy Club’s Corporate Training Divison and Florida licensee of the Improv Comedy Club’s Comedy Traffic Schools. He published “Stand Up For Your Success” and “Sell It With Humor” (featured in the Wall Street Journal) performs stand-up, and is working on a book and show, “50 years of bad choices.”