Consultants: November 20 Doctor’s Hours for Filmmakers and Theater Artists

Consultants: November 20 Doctor’s Hours for Filmmakers and Theater Artists



These bios provide an opportunity for you to research which consultants would be appropriate for the advice and feedback you are seeking. Register here for Doctor’s Hours after 11:00 AM EST on November 10.


Jayce Bartok, Actor, screenwriter, film director 
Jayce began his career most notably as Pony in Richard Linklater’s Suburbia.  He was inspired to write and star in The Cake Eaters directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, and starring Kristen Stewart. He just completed production on his directorial debut, Fall to Rise, being released in theaters by Panorama Entertainment in Feb, 2015.  His credits include director of Altered By Elvis, and the short films Sunburn, Jack and Paul, Stricken, and most recently, he produced, Suddenly, starring Terry Kinney.  He was the recipient of The Frontier Filmmaker Award for his feature Fall To Rise.

Daniel Belquer, Head of the Creative Team and founder of Harvestworks’ International Art Collective (HIAC)
A contemporary intermedia artist, Daniel Belquer works internationally to blur the temporal frontiers once bounding classic artistic genres from emerging technologies. Daniel has worked as an artist, a Max/MSP programmer, a light, video, and sound designer and technician, a composer, a teacher, a project manager and since 2002 as experimental theater director (he also holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Theater). Wearing several hats has kept him engaged in the technical as well as artistic aspects of his installations and theatrical works, incorporating the DIY spirit into his work ethos. Daniel has collaborated with various other artists both professionally and academically, and he has reached even more growing artists through his teaching. Since 1999, he has assisted over 2,000 students in music, performance art, acting and programming workshops. On April 2014, he relocated from Rio to New York City, where he works at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center as the Head of the Creative Team and founder of Harvestworks’ International Art Collective (HIAC). At Harvestworks he also helps other artists to realize their projects through technical and artistic counseling. He has presented his exhibitions across Brazil, Germany, and most recently, New York. A few of the latest venues that have supported his work are SESC Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro), Agora Arts Center (Berlin), and NYC-based Harvestworks, 3 Legged Dog / Art & Technology Center, The Dark Circuits Festival, Firehouse Gallery, Emily Harvey Gallery, Parsons School of Design, Transfer Gallery, Maker Faire, Spectrum and Hyphen Hub.

John Clancy, Executive Artistic Director of Clancy Productions
John is an Obie-award winning director and a partner in Clancy Productions, a critically acclaimed international theatrical touring and production company. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Present Company, a leading Off-Off Broadway theatre company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival, North America’s largest theater and performance festival.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of the League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for Off-Off Broadway.  His plays have won The American Shorts Contest, The San Francisco Playwrights Center Dramarama, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First and have been short-listed for the Julie Harris Playwrighting Award and the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award.  He has directed six Scotsman Fringe First winning productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and two Best of the Fringe Award winning productions at the Adelaide Fringe. His shows have played the Menier Chocolate Factory (London), The Helix (Dublin), The Traverse, (Edinburgh), The Tron (Glasgow), the World Stage Festival, (Toronto), The Belvoir Street Theatre, (Sydney) and PS 122, the Ohio Theatre and Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. He serves on the Advisory Council of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., the city’s preeminent resource center for downtown theater. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and was awarded The New York Magazine Award in 1997 for “creativity, enterprise and vision”. In 2002 he received a Glasgow Herald Angel for excellence in direction at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2007 Clancy Productions was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival Award.   He lives on the Lower East Side with his wife, Nancy Walsh.


Clay McLeod Chapman, Playwright, screenwriter, performer
Chapman’s story “late bloomer” was adapted into film by director Craig Macneill. An official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the short won the audience award for Best Short at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Brown Jenkins Award at the 12th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Their most recent collaboration, “Henley,” a short film based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from his novel “miss corpus,” was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was awarded Best Short Film at the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival and the 2011 Carmel Arts and Film Festival. A feature length version of “Henley,” has been produced by The Woodshed (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller) and Parent Company Films (Noah Greenberg) and the sci-fried feature “White Space."Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. In its ten-plus years of existence, it has performed internationally at the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Edmonton Fringe Festival, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Dublin-based thisisnotashop art space, IGNITE Festival, the Women Center Stage Festival and the Impact Theatre Festival. The Pumpkin Pie Show continues to perform in New York City annually with long-time scene-stealer Hanna Cheek. Chapman has written the book for the musical "Hostage Song” with music and lyrics by Obie-winner Kyle Jarrow. He also wrote the book for “SCKBSTD,” a new musical with Grammy-winner Bruce Hornsby. He is the author of such plays as “commencement,” and “volume of smoke.” Stage versions of his short stories “birdfeeder” and “undertow” were selected for publication in The Best American Short Plays: 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 anthologies. Chapman was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts for Drama, the Burren College of Art, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University.

Judith Mizrachy, Director of Marketing at First Run Features
As Director of Marketing at First Run Features, Judith has worked on films such as Joe Berlinger’s Crude, DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus’ Kings of Pastry and Michael Apted’s UP Series. In addition to her work in distribution, she is an independent producer whose projects include the award-winning documentary A Hole in a Fence, the short Not Interested (SXSW 2010), and the narrative feature The Happy House. She was also associate producer on the recent documentaries More Than the Rainbow and Magic Camp, and is currently producing a film about two rare booksellers who believe they have discovered William Shakespeare’s personal annotated dictionary.


Roberta Pereira, Producer at Bisno Productions
Roberta has been working with Bisno Productions since 2010, a company which produces commercial theater on Broadway, off-Broadway, on tour, and in the West End. Previously, she was an Associate Producer at Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, Executive Producer of Yale Summer Cabaret (New Haven) and Associate Managing Director for Yale Repertory Theatre/World Performance Project, where she produced a series of international music and theater events. Roberta also produced all the auxiliary events for the 2006 Dublin International Theatre Festival.As an independent producer, her credits include the Broadway premiere of David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre starring Sir Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight, Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman (Studio 42), USHER (New York International Fringe Festival, Outstanding Musical Award), the production concept of Ainadamar (winner of the Opera America Director-Designer Showcase), and We Declare You A Terrorist (Summer Play Festival). Roberta was also a Producing Consultant for London’s Gate Theatre transfer of The Kreutzer Sonata to LaMama in New York City and for Roller Boogie the Musical at OBERON in Cambridge, MA. Roberta is Chair of the Board of Directors of nonprofit theater company Studio 42 and she is also Managing Editor of Dress Circle Publishing, the premier publisher of theater-themed books. A graduate of Yale School of Drama’s Theater Management program, Roberta is originally from Brazil and currently lives in New York City. Last year, Roberta was interviewed for Johns Hopkins’ IMAGINE magazine. To read the article, please click here.

Linzee Troubh, Fiction, Nonfiction, Digital Distribution,Sales
Linzee Troubh is the Head of Sales at Cinetic Media, the preeminent independent film sales company in North America. Prior to joining Cinetic in 2010, Linzee worked in operations at the Tribeca Film Center. At Cinetic, Linzee is responsible for securing distribution for approximately 50 films every year, including favorites from Sundance, TIFF, SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival. Some recent projects include After Tiller, Compliance, A Band Called Death, Venus and Serena, Downloaded and Short Term 12. In addition to working in the theatrical space, Linzee specializes in broadcast and digital sales for Cinetic films. Linzee also works for Cinetic’s distribution arm, Producer’s Distribution Agency (PDA) and has helped with the release of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way, and most recently, Brooklyn Castle.  

Stephanie Ybarra, Director of Special Artistic Projects at The Public Theater
is a native Texan who still owns – and often wears – a pair of cowboy boots. With almost 15 years of experience under her belt (which matches her boots),Stephanie is currently putting her skills to work as Director of Special Artistic Projects at The Public Theater, where she leads the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, and produces the Public Forum, Public Lab and mainstage productions. In her “spare time,” Stephanie also serves as the Producing Artistic Director for the Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project and Casting Director for Two River Theater’s Crossing Border’s Festival. Stephanie’s career started in her home state, working in Marketing and Development with Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Children’s Theater. She then spent time in Boston as the Deputy Director of Operations for Citizen Schools, a national after school program. Roles such as Associate Managing Director of New Play Production at Yale Repertory Theatre, and Interim General Manager for Two River Theater Company round out her tri-state credits. Stephanie made her New York producing debut in 2007 with the original production of Tarell McCraney’s The Brothers Size at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, for which she received the inaugural Producer’s Chair Award from the Foundry Theater. Since then she served as Producing Director for Playwrights Realm, and has produced for HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova’s A.N.T Fest, Studio 42, and INTAR. In 2012, Stephanie was awarded the Josephine Abady Award for producing from New York’s League of Professional Theatre Women, and is an alumnae of the Women’s Project Producer’s Lab. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama, and a deep belief in the power of the post-it note. 

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