The Man on the Fifth Floor
Jessica Robinson, Producer, Director
Writer and former head of Robinson Creative Services, an award-winning, multi-channel Direct Response agency with full digital capabilities for connecting brands to people in ways that inspire them to action. Services include strategy, P.R., branding, copy, design for such clients as American Express, Citibank, the Smithsonian, The New Yorker, NewsWeek, BusinessWeek, Conde Nast, the Danbury Mint, Visa Card, The Graduate Center of the City University and more. Jessica has been a contributing writer for Art & Auction Magazine, Art Forum, The Journal of Art, The Executive Female, Music Journal magazine and MetroSource.
Celia Lowenstein, Consulting Producer
Director and Producer of over 50 films. Her most recent, Sacred Spaces - Synagogues: Absence and Presence, is the 2018 Winner, Best Documentary, International Women's Film Festival and aired on ARTE/ZDF and other channels. She has worked with BBC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Channel 4 (UK,) Channel 5 (UK,) Arte/ZDF, Planete (France,) Discovery ID, National Geographic, NOVA, Animal Planet and more.
Craig Lucas, Story Consultant
Is a playwright, screenwriter, theatrical, musical and film director, Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee . His credits include The Dying Gaul, Birds of America, Prelude to a Kiss, (writer and co-producer,) Longtime Companion, Reckless, An American in Paris, more.
Gail Yancosek, Consulting Producer
Is the Executive Director of CUNY TV and a 7-time Emmy award-winning producer, writer and executive with over 35 years of experience in the development and production of television programming and management of major broadcast operations.
Milan Maric, Director of Photography
MFA in Film from the City University of New York. Prior to moving to the United States, he worked extensively in the television industry in his native Serbia. He is currently a staff cinematographer for the Graduate Center, CUNY, (City University of New York).
Tom Patterson, Sizzle Editor
Known for his work on the PBS Emmy award-winning series EGG, the arts show, which he helped produce and design. Other credits include God Grew Tired of Us, which won both the Jury and Audience awards for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Cropsey and Check It, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Lore Sullivan, Editor
Lore Sullivan is an award-winning producer and film editor. She produced the films 4Cops; Twin Towers: A History; My Mother's House (Raising Children on Parole), and others.
She became interested in film while studying in Paris with New Wave legend Agnes Varda. Her first major editing credit was on Listen UP! The Lives of Quincy Jones. She has edited such documentaries as Michael Moore's The Awful Truth; It Will Be Chaos; The McCourts of New York for HBO and more. Awards include a Cine Golden Eagle, Emmy awards, Best Editing WIFF, festival mentions and more.
Ann Northrop, Consultant
A veteran journalist and LGBT activist. After a long career in mainstream journalism (National Journal, CBS News, etc.), Northrop quit and went to work as an AIDS educator and educator on homosexuality to teenagers. She became a core member of ACT UP/New York and was arrested many times, most famously in the notorious demonstration inside St. Patrick's Cathedral. Since 1996, she has co-hosted the weekly national TV news program Gay USA.