Meet the Film Festival Charity Gala Judges

Lyn Sisson-Talbert: One of the most accomplished female producers in Hollywood and the guiding force behind original projects for film, stage, and books. She recently produced Netflix’s first original live-action musical, Jingle Jangle.

Eric Ellenbogen: CEO of WildBrain and previously a senior executive with NBCUniversal, DreamWorks, and Marvel.

Perri Peltz: An Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, director, and producer. Known for some of HBO’s most impactful documentaries, including Warning: This Drug May Kill You, Alternate Endings, and Risky Drinking. She is currently the Director and Co-Producer of Axios on HBO, which she created with Matthew O’Neill, and host of The Perri Peltz Show on SiriusXM.

Josh Cooley: An Academy Award winning film director, writer, storyboard artist, and voice actor. After 17 years at Pixar Animation Studios, he is now writing and directing animated and live action films for Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Universal Studios.

Jeffrey Friedman: Producer and director known for The Celluloid Closet, Howl (starring James Franco), Lovelace (starring Amanda Seyfried), Paragraph 175, Academy Award winner Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, Oscar nominee End Game, and 2021 Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.