Rich Cohen A contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, Rich Cohen is the author of six New York Times bestsellers including The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones and The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse.
Geoffrey Fletcher is a film director and the Oscar-winning screenwriter for Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. He is the first African American to win an Oscar for writing, directing, or producing a feature film.
Erica Bardin manages social content and strategy for various programs at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She’s also a screenwriter and comedian who recently co-wrote and co-produced the pilot Shepherds.
Liam Mathews is a freelance entertainment journalist in New York who writes for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was a Reviews and Recommendations Editor at TV Guide. Follow him on Twitter: @liamaathews.
Steve Baltin has written for Rolling Stone, Forbes, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, and others as well as hosted the Amazon Prime series Riffing With and the podcasts My Turning Point and People Have the Power.
Arlene Schindler originated the comedy column for the New York Post, writing reviews and profiles about comedians in NYC. Her new memoir, Stand-Up & Heartbreak…A Comic and a Sex Addict walk into a Marriage, explores love, lying and laughter.
Mark Miller is a veteran stand-up comic and sitcom writer who’s written material for Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Gary Shandling and many others. He’s also been a humor columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and is the author of 500 Dates: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Online Dating Wars.
Christine Triano, LCSW, is an LA-based psychotherapist who has written for Psychology Today, Scary Mommy, and other outlets. She is also the writer and co-producer of the documentaries Los Punks; We Are All We Have and Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home.
Mary Beth Ross is a Charlotte-based indie filmmaker. Her most recent film, Writing the Second Wave, is a documentary about a women’s writer’s center that sparked a movement in upstate New York during the 1970’s.