Melissa K McComas
Chief Strategy Officer
Executive Director of Literary
Ms. McComas is known as a brand architect within the Fortune 500 Environment. An expert in television, film and literary representation; with a unique curve in the market- keenly focused on return on investment based on her multi-faceted background. Ms. McComas' role as Chief Strategy Officer in any given day begins with negotiating development deals and intellectual property agreements, merchandising and sponsorship deals, developing brand strategies with her team, reviewing and tasking coverage reports among other items while balancing all area's of her matrix for maximum return. With an extensive background in Marketing & Acquisitions in the Retail, Oil, Cosmetic, Publishing, and the Entertainment Industries, a keen insight on back-end and consumer markets.
Executive Director of Development
Starting from an engineering background in 1993, Eric quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the creative industry of Hollywood. After providing top level Avid technical support to all of the major studios in Los Angeles, Eric switched gears and jumped into the edit chair in 1998. Feeding the need to be creative, Eric freelanced as an offline Editor for several years before finding his way to the Color suite in 2001. Over the last two decades, Eric has been intimately involved in hundreds of Television programs and Film as an Editor, Colorist and Producer.
Micheal Shields II
Executive Director of Production
A television director, Michael's varied talents revolve around editorial content and the creative style of a program while ensuring the final vision is delivered. Whether it be originating program ideas, sourcing contributors his expertise varies based on the nature of the programming and whether it is live or recorded. An industry insider, attending all major trade shows and events keeping in touch with the bridge between entertainment, creation and monetization. His extremely diverse background makes him fluid in the marketplace, with his "always on time, task, and under budget" credo.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to yourself.
Without new ideas, success becomes stale.
I'll walk where my own nature would be leading; It vexes me to choose another.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
When you learn, teach. When you get give.
Don't tell me the is moon shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.
If I've got one thing that I really believe about fiction and life, its that there are no minor characters.
Better pass bodily into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, then fade and wither dismally with age.
Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.
And what he greatly thought he nobly dared.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.