Speaker Page

 

WIFM promotes its professional members and industry partners through its Speaker Directory. The online Directory makes WIFM members and industry associates accessible to organizations seeking expert panelists and speakers for educational seminars, workshops and events focused on better understanding specializations and careers in the local film industry.

To be a Speaker, or to find a Speaker, please contact Women in Film & Media at info@wifmpit.org

Robert Tinnell, Producer, Director, Writer

Tinnell’s work as a director includes the films Kids of the Round Table (1995), Believe (2000), and Frankenstein and Me (1996), the latter of which was very popular with fans of classic horror.

Among his credits as Producer are the MTV Award-winning, Paula Abdul music video, Straight Up, directed by David Fincher; and the notorious cult film Surf Nazis Must Die.

Tinnell is best known for a series of horror graphic novels, including The Black Forest, The Wicked West, The Living and The Dead, and Sight Unseen. His book Feast of the Seven Fishes was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – Reprint. While promoting Feast of the Seven Fishes, Tinnell was a guest on several popular radio cooking shows, including The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, the Rocco Dispirito Show, and KCRW‘s Good Food.

Currently, Tinnell is writing The Chelation Kid, a web comic dealing with his son’s autism, and EZ Streets, in collaboration with Mark Wheatley, as well as various screenwriting and directing projects. He is the director of the web series Here There Be Monsters, filmed by students of The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program at Douglas, and with make-up effects created by the students of Tom Savini’s Special Makeup Effects Program at Douglas Education Center.

 

Stephen Black, Talent Manager

The Talent Group was founded in 1994 by Stephen Black and Richard Kohn. Together they have over fifty years combined experience in the entertainment industry: in front of the camera, as talent agents, and in television and film production. Mr. Black was a successful actor, director and highly respected acting teacher in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles. He is one of six national representatives for the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

Stephen works with producers and directors to cast locally filmed commercials, industrials films, as well as commercial films such as One Shot, Batman, Love and Other Drugs, Elixir, I Am Number Four, and many more.

 

 

Amy Hartman, Voice Actor

For more than ten years, Amy Hartman has been working as a voice actor in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA. You have heard Ms. Hartman in hundreds of Regional and National television commercials, training guides, cartoons, books-on-tape, documentary narrations, and TV promotions. Amy’s clients have included Pepsi, American Express, The Travel Channel, NPR, The Art Institute, Natures Fresh Northwest, GNC, Rite Aid, Kaufmans, PNC, Bruegers Bagels, Hoover, Giant Eagle, IC Light, The United Way, the Narrator on Fox Television’s Morning Playhouse “Johnson and Friends”, and all female voices on The Emmy Winning documentary, Titanic, on The Discovery Channel, just to name a few.

 

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