Advisory Board

While DWF has stood the test of time, championing some of the greatest talent on the indie circuit, we are ever mindful to bring continuing expansion to the festival. To that end - we are honored to have some truly amazing talent from Hollywood’s “inside” on our Advisory Board to help us advance our goals of being the premiere showcase for tomorrow’s stars.

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Cindy COWAN
PRODUCER

Jonathan DANA
PRODUCER

Steve ELZER
MEDIA RELATIONS EXPERT

Kevin KASHA
EVP, WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS & CO-PRODUCTIONS, ANCHOR BAY FILMS

Eriq LA SALLE
ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER/AUTHOR

Michael LEHMANN
DIRECTOR

Mike MACARI
PRODUCER

Valerie MCCAFFREY
CASTING DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

Joel ORDESKY
ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGIST

Mark ORDESKY
PRODUCER

Melissa ORLEN
EVP, MOVIETICKETS.COM

Will SCHEFFER & Mark V. OLSEN
PRODUCERS, WRITERS

Hilton SMITH
PRODUCER

David SPIEGELMAN
PRODUCER

Steve WEGNER
EVP OF DEVELOPMENT, ALCON ENTERTAINMENT