PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), is launching the PILOT Pitch Prize, a competition for early-stage startup companies to receive seed funding and support for providing technology solutions that could help broadcasters.
Julie Menin is the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, an agency encompassing the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to these industries. In total, these portfolios account for over 305,000 jobs in New York City and $104 billion in economic output. Commissioner Menin also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV Stations and a radio station with a reach of 18 million viewers in the metropolitan area.
Dorrego currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for FOX Television Stations, LLC (FTS), a position he has held since February 2015. Prior to that, he spent 11 years serving in various executive roles within 21st Century Fox, Inc. (21CF). Most recently, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations for the division. Earlier, Dorrego served as Vice President of Finance, overseeing 21CF’s financial planning and analysis functions. He began his tenure at 21CF (then News Corporation) in 2004 as Director of SEC Reporting and Accounting Policy.
RAM DEVINENI produced The Russian Woodpecker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Filmmaker Alton Glass is an award-winning writer, producer and director recognized for his compelling narrative style. Riveted by new media, Glass is also the co-founder of Glassrock Entertainment, a cutting-edge, creative studio focused on the use of technology for experiential entertainment and immersive storytelling, including virtual and augmented reality. His most recent work, “A LITTLE LOVE,” completed in June 2017, debuted as an innovative VR Theatrical Screening Experience at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF).
Libby Geist serves as Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films and 30 for 30, overseeing all aspects of the department including development, production, distribution, branding and strategy for all ESPN Films documentaries, specials and series. These projects include the acclaimed 30 for 30 series, 30 for 30 Shorts, 30 for 30 Podcasts, and specials including “O.J.: Made in America,” along with content partnerships with Disney, FiveThirtyEight and The ESPYS.
Leslie Bloome is co-founder of Alchemy Post Sound and an award-winning Foley artist with more than 300 credits in feature films, television, documentaries, animation and gaming. He has contributed to a number of Academy Award-nominated films including Still Alice, The Apostle and Transamerica. He recently received two 2016 Emmy Award nominations for his work on the A&E documentary Cartel Land and the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer.