Dan Heffner '78 executive producer of The Saw horror film franchise; worked on films such as Kramer vs. Kramer, Ragtime, An Officer and a Gentleman, and the critically acclaimed The Big Chill. He will join us Oct 7-12 including being a judge/mentor for our Pitch it to Produce It event sponsored by The Studio.
Ray Villeda '07 Emmy ® Award-winning reporter Ray Villeda joined the NBC 4 New York news team in June of 2015. Since joining NBC 4 New York, Villeda has covered several high-profile stories for Tri-State viewers. In July, 2016, Villeda travelled to Dallas and delivered live updates on the ambush-style attacks which left five police officers dead. Villeda was later awarded a New York Emmy ® as part of NBC 4 New York’s team coverage of the Dallas attacks. He will join us October 13-15.
Caitlin Burns will join us November 11-13. She is a multi-platform writer. She began her career at Starlight Runner Entertainment, where she worked her way up from intern to full-blown producer on big-budget projects for the Walt Disney Company, Microsoft and Coca-Cola. After 10 years there, she is now an independent creative producer, serving clients both small (like Serial Boxes, a company that releases serialized novels digitally) and large (Disney).