Marco Black (’92)
Marco is a Unit Production Manager (UPM) currently working on the CBS hit show Scorpion. He has worked in television production for over 20 years and is a graduate of the Bates Class of 1992.
Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most recently, Bombach won Best Director in the U.S Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival for her feature length documentary On Her Shoulders. Bombach visited Bates in 2016 as a guest lecturer to screen her film Frame By Frame, and to meet and offer advice to students interested in filmmaking.
Steven Brookman (P ’21)
Creative Artists Agency
Steven Brookman is the head of Motion Picture Business Affairs at CAA (Creative Artists Agency). He has been very helpful and enthusiastic about our festival offering great advice and suggestions as a successful professional in the Entertainment Industry. His advice, support, and enthusiasm for Bates and the BFF has been wonderful.
Nancy Neufeld Callaway (P ’20)
Nancy Neufeld Callaway (P ‘20) is a screenwriter and producer who has worked on a number of memorable shows including In Living Color and Married with Children. Prior to becoming a writer, she was a studio executive and competed in Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics at the World Games. In 2014, at a Jeff Lynne concert in London, Neufeld Callaway shared a quick dance with Sir Paul McCartney and then exclaimed, “The guy who wrote ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ just held my hand!”
Trey Callaway (P ’20)
Trey Callaway is a Hollywood screenwriter, television showrunner, renown producer, and proud Bates parent. His previous work includes the feature film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) as well as television shows like CSI:NY, Supernatural, APB
Ed Decter (P ’20)
Ed Decter is a film director, producer and screenwriter, with television and film credits that include There’s Something About Mary, The Santa Clause 3, The Santa Clause 2, The New Guy, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and television series Boy Meets World, In Plain Sight, and Shadowhunters. An active member of the NESCAC family, Ed is an alumnus and guest lecturer at Wesleyan University, as well as a parent of a current Bates student.
Steven DePaul (P ’17)
Steven DePaul is a veteran television director and producer, known for such shows as NYPD Blue, CSI-NY, and episodes for a variety of other shows. Most recently, he has directed episodes of The Good Doctor and The Gifted.
Amy Geller (’96)
Amy Geller is a graduate of Bates College, class of ’96. She was the director and producer for “The Guys Next Door” as well as the producer for “Murder at Harvard,” “Stay Until Tomorrow,” “The War That Made America,” “For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism” (which screened at over 80 film festivals, theaters, and universities in the US and abroad), “Love and Other Anxieties,” and “Borderline.” She has also acted as Artistic Director for the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Jason Mark Hellerman
Jason Mark Hellerman is a writer based in Los Angeles, California He wrote the 2016 film Shovel Buddies, and currently writes for Blumhouse Productions.
Stacy Kabat (’85)
Stacey Kabat is an Oscar winning activist who explored issues of domestic violence, rape, and other forms of violence through her documentary shorts Defending Our Lives, Rape Is…, and Strong in the Broken Places. Kabat has since retired from filmmaking but continues to help women as a nurse and lactation consultant.
John Murchison (’88)
Home Box Office
Vice President of the Miniseries branch at HBO with extensive experience in development, production, and programming. He works with the heads of Finance, Business, and Programming to track and report development spending at the company. John is also the manager of a number of diversity related initiatives at HBO.
Mike Pavlic (’96)
As the President of Creative Advertising at Annapurna Pictures, Mike oversees advertising materials for distributor’s titles. His work includes managing campaigns on films such as 22 Jump Street, Sausage Party, Zero Dark Thirty, Death Wish, Nasty Women.
Evan Silverman (’93)
Evan Silverman is the executive VP of global digital products and platforms for A+E Networks. In this position, he oversees digital product, technology, and design teams for A+E networks as well as the company’s platforms, such as the consumer-facing websites, TV Everywhere apps, and subscription video on demand products.
Clayton Spencer is president of Bates College. Before coming to Bates in 2012, she held leadership positions first as Chief Education Counsel to the Labor and Human Resources Committee in the US Senate (where she worked closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy) and later as Vice President for Institutional Policy at Harvard University. Patrick Dempsey has tweeted about her sense of humor, and she lists Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as one of her favorites from 2017. Spencer is also a Red Sox fan… but nobody’s perfect.
Dan Tausanovitch (’10)
Over the last few years, Dan served as the Executive Assistant to one of Hollywood’s most powerful CEOs: Warner Bros. Toby Emmerich. Dan was recently promoted to head of creative marketing and will be overseeing the greater marketing strategy of Warner Bros. in the future.
Jacques Vroom (’93)
Jacques Vroom is an entrepreneur who founded and runs his own marketing company, Vroom Group. He works on a variety of different projects. He has worked as a marketing consultant for companies, he’s been a movie producer, writer, and has done pioneering work for MTV.
Bumble Ward (P ’17)
Bumble is a founding partner of the Hive Collective, a marketing and commuications hub that represents clients such as Sofia Coppola and Lenny Abrahamson. She is a publicist and a proud parent of a 2017 Bates Grad.