Matt Schrader is a three-time Emmy Award-winning news producer and filmmaker and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. As a special projects producer for news agencies including CBS and NBC, his stories have changed lives, laws and resulted in millions of dollars returned to consumers and communities. In 2014, he left a job with CBS to pursue SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY full time — a gamble that resulted in the film becoming one of the most popular crowdfunded documentary projects of the year. Matt attended the USC Annenberg School for Communication and helped found and grow the Southern California Business Film Festival in 2008. SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY is Matt’s first feature-length documentary.
Jonathan Willbanks is a producer, entrepreneur and technologist who has consulted and spearheaded distribution for more than a dozen independent films. A graduate of USC’s Business and Cinematic Arts joint program, his experience includes marketing and distribution for Disney Channel and The Moving Picture Institute, and technology-driven roles with GE, Apple and Verizon.
Robert Kraft is President of Kraftbox Entertainment and former President of Fox Music, which produced Avatar, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and many more under his direction. An Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated composer, Kraft co-produced all of the Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning songs in “The Little Mermaid,” including the Academy Award-winning song “Under The Sea.” Kraft is a member of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His full biography is available here.
Kenny Holmes is a producer and national award-winning news and entertainment photographer at NBC in Los Angeles. His photography has won six major regional awards, including three Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award for videography, and a National Press Club Award.
Nate Gold is a director of photography and producer who has worked on commercials, music videos, and features internationally. He is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 2010, he founded and now operates SoundBite Studios, a music studio facility in Los Angeles specializing in helping high-profile artists and creatives refine and realize their craft.
Trevor Thompson is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Thornton School of Music. The son of BMI Award-winning composer Tim Thompson, Trevor’s creative journalism and powerful human interest pieces have broadcast on stations across the country as well as CNN.
Crystal Chavarria is a producer, production designer and art department coordinator whose work has appeared in productions for Disney, NBC, Fox, Showtime, The CW and Starz. She is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in film production and production designed and costume designed award-winning student films.