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Advisory Board

Darryl Derbigny

Darryl is a judge for the Orleans Parish Criminal Court in Orleans Parish, LA.  He was elected to this position on November 5, 2002 and was re-elected in 2008...

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Darryl is a judge for the Orleans Parish Criminal Court in Orleans Parish, LA.  He was elected to this position on November 5, 2002 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2014.  Darryl earned his B.A. degree from Columbia University and his J.D. degree from the Tulane University Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1978.  Prior to his judicial election in 2002, he worked as a lawyer. He also spent 12 years teaching law at Loyola University, where he supervised students' first cases in the criminal court where he now presides. He has also served on the drug court.

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Bradley Greer

Founder / CEO, Kyoto Color

Bradley Greer is an award winning content producer and post-production specialist. His 23 year career spanning multiple disciplines from production through...

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Bradley Greer is an award winning content producer and post-production specialist. His 23 year career spanning multiple disciplines from production through post has granted him a holistic perspective of both the technical and artistic process of making movies. Attracted to the black box of filmmaking, Bradley began his post-production career in the negative processing department of a film lab, ambitiously worked his way up the ranks to becoming a photochemical color timer, and eventually a highly sought after digital colorist. He has helped to build and manage multiple post-production facilities, serving as a V.P. of Post-Production and Senior Colorist. In 2009, he was involved with Cineworks Digital Studios in the opening of what will most likely be the last new film lab to be created in America. Bradley has been recognized for his work in American Cinematographer and been invited to speak on behalf of Kodak, Sony, and Avid. Recent notable credits include 12 Years A Slave ( 2014 Best Picture Oscar winner ), Spike Lee’s Old Boy, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, The Iceman, Paperboy, G.I. Joe 2, Killing Them Softly, Hateship Loveship, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Backmask, and Looper. In addition, Bradley was the Associate Producer on the independent feature films Planet Ibsen and The Writer. Currently, Bradley is the owner of Kyotocolor, a highly specialized boutique dedicated to delivering major studio level digital intermediate color grading to independent feature films and to providing additional support to production with innovative workflows, post-production consultation, color management, and engineering. Kyotocolor’s facility is located in New Orleans with remote color correction capacity in New York City. 

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Paul Voss, PhD

President, Ethikos / Associate Professor

Dr. Paul J. Voss is President of Ethikos and an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. Ethikos provides companies looking to improve their bottom...

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Dr. Paul J. Voss is President of Ethikos and an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. Ethikos provides companies looking to improve their bottom lines and corporate cultures with leadership training, employee engagement programs, and seminars and webinars on a myriad of topics. A gifted public speaker and award-winning teacher, Dr. Voss teaches courses on Shakespeare, Dante, Machiavelli, Business Ethics, Renaissance Literature, and the History of the Book. He publishes on a wide variety of topics (for both academic audiences and for the popular press) and regularly appears on television and radio programs.
His work on business ethics, sustainable development, and corporate stewardship builds on 2500 years of intellectual history. His dynamic seminars, coupled with a compelling and thought-provoking curriculum, receive among the highest evaluations in the industry. His clients include the FBI Labs, General Electric Energy, ASCLD, British Petroleum, the Home Depot, PotashCorp, the Federal Railroad Administration, Carlson School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fairmount Minerals, Galls Uniforms, and many others. He is currently completing his next book, Loved or Feared: Paradigm Shifts and the Rejection of Machiavelli. Professor Voss, his wife Mary, and their five children live in suburban Atlanta.

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Karen Sepko

Owner of Red Bean Realty, NOLAPM, LLC, Director Court Watch NOLA

Karen, owner of both Red Bean Realty and New Orleans Louisiana Property Management, is very involved with shaping the Downtown community where she lives.  She...

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Karen, owner of both Red Bean Realty and New Orleans Louisiana Property Management, is very involved with shaping the Downtown community where she lives.  She participates on the GNO, Inc Coalition for flood insurance reform, is a member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and is Security Chair of the Warehouse District Neighborhood Association collaborating with the local Downtown Development District and Police Department.  She has excellent relationships with bankers, mortgage brokers and attorneys that understand the subtle issues associated with closing a transaction in a City that lost integrity of land, mortgage and title records to flood and software complications.  Karen received a Chemical Engineering Degree and MBA and has an Insurance Adjusters license in addition to her LA Real Estate Sales license and Real Estate Teaching Certificate.  She is a National promoter of New Orleans having been selected to participate in three HGTV episodes. 

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Maniko Barthelemy

Director, Producer, Writer / VP, Louisiana Produces, Director Professionals Give Back

A documentarian, with experience overseeing every element of her productions at Southen Belle Productions, Maniko began her career as a journalist. She...

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A documentarian, with experience overseeing every element of her productions at Southen Belle Productions, Maniko began her career as a journalist. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Legal Studies from the University of Maryland College Park then earned her Master of Arts in film, cinema, and video studies from American University. As a reporter at CTV 76, she created television news stories, social awareness specials and hosted/produced a weekly public affairs show.
At the beginning of 2014, Maniko founded Professionals Give Back. With the help of a team of small business owners and non-profit directors, she plans parties for professionals serious about expanding and improving their brand as they give back to the community.

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Trey Burvant

Co-Founder of Second Line Stages

Trey is a film consultant with a background in theater and film as both an actor and producer in Boston and New York. In 2008, he returned to his home of New...

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Trey is a film consultant with a background in theater and film as both an actor and producer in Boston and New York. In 2008, he returned to his home of New Orleans to build a production complex. He realized that although there were a lot of "on-location" film productions happening around town, there was no dedicated soundstage facility available for production. But more than just that, Trey envisioned turning this insight into an opportunity to build one of the nation's first "green" film studios. Now, Second Line Stages provides world-class facilities for numerous productions each year. As an actor and producer, Trey is most known for The Lucky One (2012), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) and The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009).

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John Henry

Actor

John Henry is an American film and television actor.  Originally from Beaumont, Texas he has lived and worked in Houston, Texas as a Pediatric Nurse...

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John Henry is an American film and television actor.  Originally from Beaumont, Texas he has lived and worked in Houston, Texas as a Pediatric Nurse specializing in Neonatology and in the Pediatric ER at Texas Children's Hospital.  John also owned and operated a Case Management Agency for high risk pregnant girls and high infants and was a Marine drill instructor.
While visiting his brother in Baton Rouge, John met Nicholas Cage in a coffee shop where they had an exhilarating conversation about acting and the film industry. That conversation ignited a spark in John to pursue an acting career. Within a month he auditioned and landed a part in the hit television show American Horror Story. John remains committed and focused on growing as a professional actor and helping the COOL Cooperative to reach and teach students to become critical thinkers.

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Terry McNeal

Owner, Del Corral Talent Agency

At 60 years of age, Terry McNeal is a colorful character and multi-talented entrepreneur. Recently, Terry played the role of an animated and passionate talent...

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At 60 years of age, Terry McNeal is a colorful character and multi-talented entrepreneur. Recently, Terry played the role of an animated and passionate talent agent in a feature film titled “Love Me True” that is currently in post-production. For him, this was art imitating life since he is a principal at the Del Corral Talent Agency, one of the oldest agencies in Louisiana, which he bought in 2011. In the four years he’s owned the agency, the stories he can tell about the strange and outrageous behaviors of talent are quite amusing.

Over the last 16 years, Terry has also entertained and motivated individuals each week at NOAC Health Club in New Orleans. People attend his classes not only for the fitness benefits, but for the inspirational aspects he incorporates into the training sessions. He is ranked as one of the top Spinning Instructors in the area with a local and national following.

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Willie Murray

Managing Partner, The Murray Firm

Willie Murray is the managing partner of the Murray Firm, in New Orleans LA. The Murray Firm is a branding and marketing company that partners with local and...

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Willie Murray is the managing partner of the Murray Firm, in New Orleans LA. The Murray Firm is a branding and marketing company that partners with local and world renowned musicians and producers to bring their individual goals and aspirations to fruition and help develop New Orleans’ unique and rich music industry. A musician himself, Mr. Murray has helped numerous New Orleans based music artists develop successful brands that expand beyond just their musical talent. 

Mr. Murray also works with Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, as Customer and Community Relations Manager. In this position, Mr. Murray partners with Homeowner Services and Construction staff, to ensure customer satisfaction and strong community relations. Mr. Murray is also in charge of land acquisitions for the organization. Prior to his work with Make It Right, Mr. Murray was a director with a real estate development firm in Raleigh, NC, where he successfully coordinated several philanthropic initiatives, including $1.5 M in relief for the nation of Haiti. 

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Ron Nelson

Co-CEO and President, Our TV Group

Ron Nelson is the Co-CEO and President of Our TV Group, the only minority owned media company in Louisiana. Boasting six TV channels - each with three networks ...

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Ron Nelson is the Co-CEO and President of Our TV Group, the only minority owned media company in Louisiana. Boasting six TV channels - each with three networks per station, two radio stations, online channels and apps Our TV Group is expanding and bringing innovative programming to Louisiana and Alabama. Born and raised in New Orleans, Ron was introduced to TV production and broadcasting at a young age through his church where he manned the cameras each Sunday and learned the ropes. Later, he earned his MBA then worked for the New Orleans Hornets followed by UPN where he gained experience across all departments from marketing to sales to production and even as assistant to the Controller. Ron, a dedicated father of three is all about giving back. His company is built on a foundation of providing those who are interested in getting into media with opportunities.

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Nancy Tilton Hand, JD

Author, Coach

Nancy Tilton Hand is an author, speaker, coach, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer. She has been training attorneys, mediators, and professionals in the...

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Nancy Tilton Hand is an author, speaker, coach, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer. She has been training attorneys, mediators, and professionals in the essential skills of information management, communication, and negotiation since 2006. Her latest book, Beyond Rainmaking, is the result of over 29 years of learning how to manage information better, faster, and with more accurate recall.

Nancy overcame a traumatic brain injury and went on to graduate from college cum laude and pass the Louisiana Bar Exam on the first try - despite skipping a section. Her learning techniques allowed her to pass easily with minimal effort. She can show you how to do it, too.

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