Steering Committee Members

Jerry Nardella, ESQ
Jerry Nardella, ESQSteering Committee Chairman
Real estate developer whose worked with the NJ film Commission for 20 years. Jerry has assisted film makers by making filming in NJ a positive experience. Many projects have been filmed on Jerry’s properties including much of the Sopranos series and Ron Howards Academy Award winning movie A Beautiful Mind.
Bill Magid
Bill MagidSteering Committee
Bill Magid has worked for over 40 years in the financial industry with JPMorgan and its predecessor companies and his own private equity firm. His transactions included a variety of major acquisition financings as well as several large major movie slate financings for Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal and Village Roadshow.
Ken Cummings
Ken CummingsSteering Committee
Gold, Platinum, Billboard, and Grammy award-winning writer/producer. After 25 years in music, formed C&C Realty Investments developing over 30 properties in Jersey City.
Jim Wassel
Jim WasselSteering Committee
Real Estate Developer and Operator who oversaw the development and operations of signature entertainment and multi-use properties such as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, in Boston, and South Street Seaport, in New York City.
Many films have been shot at these historically restored properties including Arthur, Godzilla, Hitch, Working Girl and Blue Jasmine.
Gerald DeTitta
Gerald DeTittaSteering Committee
Jerry DeTitta has over 40 years of experience in the Film/Television Industry. He is currently the Leadman on the NBC Universal hit show, New Amsterdam. His other credits include The Irishman, Birdman, League Of Their Own, Fatal Attraction, and the Emmy award-winning series The Knick.
Dani Bryan
Dani BryanSteering Committee
Actress and On-Camera Host with a passion for storytelling.
John Turner
John TurnerSteering Committee
John has provided technical design and development services to such clients as ABC, Walt Disney World, and ESPN for more than 50 years.
Bernadette Giacomazzo
Bernadette GiacomazzoSteering Committee
CEO & Founder of G-Force Marketing & Publicity, PR and branding guru featured in many of the major magazines.
Alex Aldea, Esq
Alex Aldea, EsqSteering Committee
Multi-Award Winning Actor and Filmmaker, with a life long passion for all aspects of the entertainment industry.
Doug Brownstone
Doug BrownstoneSteering Committee
Global Strategy/Marketing Executive and University Professor of Business
Jesse Cohen
Jesse CohenSteering Committee
CEO of Wize Guys Collectible, True Believers Gaming & Collectibles and Fun With 5D. He is an avid film/television buff and pop-culture expert with a passion for the entertainment industry.
Fulvio Cecere
Fulvio CecereSteering Committee
An actor with over 200 TV and Film credits over close to 37 years. Currently Producing and Directing my second Feature-Length Documentary.
Kevin McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlinSteering Committee
Award-winning filmmaker, producer, and director working in features, broadcast, documentary, corporate, and educational television for the past 20 years.
Elliot Passantino
Elliot PassantinoSteering Committee
Producer, director, SAG actor, Slamdance winning screenwriter and lecturer on the history of horror films.
Janine Loweth
Janine LowethSteering Committee
Celebrated author, artist, entrepreneur, and sales executive, Janine is a conscious soul, passionate about human connection and self-development. She is committed to creating a world where each person recognizes their inherent value.
Frank Riccardi
Frank RiccardiSteering Committee
Regional Sales Manager for a Fortune 500 consumer products company with over 40 years of sales and marketing experience.
Evelyn SamtakSteering Committee
Director/Choreographer for community and school productions. Event Planner for municipalities and private events. Performing Arts/Video Production Career Coordinator at PCTVS with state of the art facility networking between students and the industry for exploration, internships and employment opportunities.