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Welcome New 2005 Members!

November 26, 2005

Glad to Have You on Board!

Noelle Brower

Philip Derise
While working at the United Nations, Philip DeRise had the privilege of collaborating with MCA-I NY on “Stories from the Field”, the United Nations Documentary Film Festival.  After leaving the UN to pursue more creative film/video aspirations, Philip joined MCA-I. He has five year’s film production experience both in New York City and London, England.  Philip has a degree in Russian language and literature, and film studies – the result of a studies at SUNY Albany, Middlesex University, London England, and Moscow State University.  Presently, Philip is exploring graduate school options while developing video content for an environmental nonprofit and the UN exhibits unit.

George Hudak

Erika Jakubassa
Filmmaker / educator,

Svetlana Kulikovskaya
Graphic artist

Massimo Marini

Karma Martell
Karma Martell is President and Founder of KarmaCom Inc., a New York-based agency with a concentration on cybermarketing, strategic business development, branding and marketing public relations. With over fifteen years of experience in high-level marketing public relations, direct marketing, brand promotion, business strategy and development, Ms. Martell has served a diverse group of industries including apparel, food, travel, retail, chemical, telecommunications, entertainment and both B2B and consumer dot coms.

Mashizan Masjum
Mashizan is an independent television documentary producer and director currently based in New York City. In the past decade, he has filmed and worked in many parts of Asia, shuttling between the jungles of Indonesia to the gleaming skyscrapers of Tokyo to the mountains of the Philippines. For the sake of his art, he has slept on bare earth under the stars (Sumatra); climbed thousands of steps to be with mountainous peoples (Ifugao, Philippines); struggled to capture truth under the watchful eye of authoritarian regimes (Burma). But each time, all anguish would disappear when the cameras began to roll, when the momentous shot was recorded, when the sound bite spoke volumes. His passion for factual story-telling has brought him to far-flung places, to environments so different from where he was born and raised, Singapore.

Mark Mazewski

Tim McNany
TM Media Productions
Tim McNany is an internationally recognized photographer who has participated in shows juried by prominent photographers, curators and art critics such as Joyce Tenneson, George Tice and Ian Summers. His work has been featured in National Geographic World, ABC Sports, New Jersey CountrySide Magazine (where he secured ‘cover of the year’ in 1999), and exhibited at the “Ground Zero Exhibit” at the Javits Center. Tim is a member of Who’s Who in American Art and received a Telly Award for a fashion video commercial produced by Suburban Cablevision. His work was also nominated for an Emmy in conjunction with ABC Sports NYC Marathon. Currently, Tim continues to work from his home in New Jersey as a freelance photographer and videographer. His work can be viewed at

Jilayne Murty
Figure 5 Productions
Jilayne Murty is Account Executive at Figure 5 Productions, a multi-disciplined production company for video and associated services, located in Wayne, NJ. Her background includes “across-the-board” coordination of client services for print, web, video and events with the focus on details, deadline and dollars be it in the office or on a shoot. Beginning at Carl Ally Inc. and then as VP of Traffic & Print Production for Ammirati & Puris Inc., NYC, Murty was onboard the team that launched the BMW of North America brand to the U. S. Accounts/projects past and present: Fiat, Sony, Con Edison training apps, Columbia Artists Management LLC and the Turn 2 Foundation. Phone: 973-694-8355.

Lloyd Nilsen
Applied Multimedia, Inc.

Mariana Pagliere
Figure 5 Productions
Mariana Pagliere has been working in the film/video business for over 20 years. She is the owner and founder of Figure 5 Productions in Wayne NJ, a full service video production and post-production house. The company boasts two Avid editing suites as well as its own cameras and lights. Additional capabilities include graphics, animations, interactive CDs, and AV services for live events. By providing hallmark quality services, Mariana has established a rapport with her clients that has earned the company the repeat business of clients such as the Caucus Educational Corporation, Savion Worldwide, the State of New Jersey Commission on Cancer, and the Turn 2 Foundation. Phone 973-694-8355.

Erik Schmeltz

Stephen Splane
Stephen is a freelance TV field producer who spent 18 years at CBS News in New York. He started there as a radio network writer/producer, then moved to the television network, first as an assignment editor on the national desk, and then as a field producer. He was a co-winner of a Peabody and an Edward R. Murrow award, and a two time Emmy nominee. Before moving to New York, Stephen worked as reporter/editor at several news-talk radio stations in Tampa and Miami Florida, and was a freelance reporter for CBS Radio Network.

Luna Vega

Lauren Zinn
Lauren Zinn is a voiceover actor. She has voiced several characters in anime movies and short films, as well as narrated e-learning software and corporate projects. She also improvises and performs sketch comedy with her group, The Modern Kids, and is the New York events editor for AOL City/Guide, and

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