Robert Greenwald is the president of Brave New Films and Brave New Foundation. BNF’s short, viral videos, such as Fox Attacks! Obama and The Real McCain series, have been viewed by tens of millions of people online and have moved hundreds of thousands to take action. Greenwald is also the director/producer of feature-length film documentaries including Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers and Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism.
James Spooner is most well known for his award winning documentary Afro-Punk. James also has a narrative feature currently on the festival circuit, White Lies Black Sheep and another script in the marketplace. There’s a lot of other stuff that might impress you but if you really were interested you would have googled him. You can read his blog at the5thdoor.com.
Mario was born in Los Angeles and comes to BNF following a long and distinguished career in television. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mario received a BFA in Music Education and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He started his career in television production at ABC Television in 1980 as a video tape operator/editor. By 1983, he became the youngest director/technical director at ABC by starting his production career in local news. Having worked on more shows than he can remember, he took his first retirement in stride in 1995 with the intent of reconnecting with family and friends. After a year away from the glamour of hollywood, Mario returned to the bright lights of hollywood by signing up with KCAL channel 9. Adding to his list of skills, he became music director of both KCAL and KCBS. After 12 years at KCAL/KCBS Mario took his second retirement in November 2007, which leads us to now. After 5 winter and summer olympics, 8 emmy awards, countless car chases, earthquakes and fires, Mario comes to BNF to enjoy a life of luxury and relaxation. Drop him a line and say hi, don't forget to wipe your feet.
Paris Marron is a proud progressive formerly from the Land of Larry Craig (that’s Idaho, not an airport bathroom). She dislikes Coldplay, loves Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snap Cookies, practices yoga, enjoys punk rock ... oh yeah, and she is the Producer of Meet The Bloggers. She joined Brave New Films in 2005, working on Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price and later as production coordinator on Iraq For Sale. In 2007 and early 2008, she produced several of our viral video campaigns including Mother’s Day for Peace, the Iraq Veterans Memorial, and the War On Greed. She is also a graduate of the Community Studies Department at University of California – Santa Cruz where she studied Social Change Documentary Film.
Ofelia Yanez was born in Mexico City and raised in Dallas, TX. She attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a theatre student, and recently completed her Bachelor’s in Radio, Television, and Film at The University of North Texas. Her final student project was a short documentary on the Mega March (immigration) in Dallas. Ofelia moved to L.A. a year ago, and has recently established her production company, Oyla Productions which will aim to create art and music events, as well as films, a blog site, and other projects in which people can unite and create in a safe environment. She is currently a production assistant at Brave New Foundation's Meet The Bloggers and continues to educate herself to further develop her theatrical, writing, and producing skills.
Michael Rousselet is a graduate from the USC Screenwriting Program and a jack of all trades on set. He believes there is no such things as writer’s block only... uh...hmmm... hang on he'll think of something.
Julian Sakata is a singer/songwriter, father, husband, artist, producer, actor, writer. He is also the CG and Audio Supervisor at Brave New Studios as well as Graphics maverick, philosopher and neo-rationalistic short-distance diatribist.