Meet your instructors

When you’re serious about success.

Filmmaking is an apprentice craft and must be approached with a basic set of skills and knowledge.  Here is your team that will guide you through your journey.

Dave Parkin | Writing

Joe started his career in NYC, where he worked in a Management Development firm. Joe cultivated some of today’s hottest young actors, and writers. In September 2002, Joe moved to Los Angeles, for a position in a Talent Management Company. In November 2003, Joe started his own Management Company, called JMA- Joseph Michael & Associates.

In 2006 Joe Lorenzo changed the name of his company to Society Entertainment, in continued efforts in the fields of packaging, and producing.

With Joe’s background as a Casting Director (cast over 30 films), Joe has the capabilities to get Name Talent, Name Directors, and Recognized Writers on to projects he is producing.

Gerald R. Molen | Producing

Our Advisory Chair, Mr. Molen is the Academy Award-winning producer of Schindler’s List and producer of other hit titles such as Jurassic Park and Minority Report. Mr. Molen broke into the film business in 1957 at Republic Studios then moved to Universal Studios in 1967 to work on Bound for Glory, Coming Home, Being There, Ordinary People, and Absence of Malice. As Head of Production at Amblin, he served as Executive Producer on The Flinstones, Little Rascals, Casper, Little Giants, and Twister, among others. He has appeared in front of the camera in Rain Man, Days of Thunder, Jurassic Park, and Amistad. Mr. Molen holds an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana and an honorary Doctorate of Visual and Performing Arts from Southern Utah University.

Joe Lorenzo | Casting

Joe started his career in NYC, where he worked in a Management Development firm. Joe cultivated some of today’s hottest young actors, and writers. In September 2002, Joe moved to Los Angeles, for a position in a Talent Management Company. In November 2003, Joe started his own Management Company, called JMA- Joseph Michael & Associates.

In 2006 Joe Lorenzo changed the name of his company to Society Entertainment, in continued efforts in the fields of packaging, and producing.

With Joe’s background as a Casting Director (cast over 30 films), Joe has the capabilities to get Name Talent, Name Directors, and Recognized Writers on to projects he is producing.

Tim Jones | Music

Joe started his career in NYC, where he worked in a Management Development firm. Joe cultivated some of today’s hottest young actors, and writers. In September 2002, Joe moved to Los Angeles, for a position in a Talent Management Company. In November 2003, Joe started his own Management Company, called JMA- Joseph Michael & Associates.

In 2006 Joe Lorenzo changed the name of his company to Society Entertainment, in continued efforts in the fields of packaging, and producing.

With Joe’s background as a Casting Director (cast over 30 films), Joe has the capabilities to get Name Talent, Name Directors, and Recognized Writers on to projects he is producing.

Carlos Sanchez | Sound Design

Emmy winning re-recording mixer Carlos Sanches started his career in sound as a blues/jazz musician in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied film at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah before continuing his education in sound at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. Upon graduation, he’s worked for Signet/Soundelux Studios, TriCoast Studios, Mercury Sound, Victory Studios, Monkeyland Audio, and for the past nine years at Audio Circus/Warner Bros. Equally adept at mixing sound for Television, Animation and Feature Films, Carlos is capable of delivering top notch mixes in a very efficient time frame. Carlos has been nominated three times for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards as a supervising sound editor and sound effects editor, and recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation.