Dylan Bruno starred as FBI agent Colby Granger in five seasons of the CBS show Numb3rs, and has appeared in dozens of other film and television roles, including stints on CSI Miami, NCIS, Bones, The Mentalist, and Grey’s Anatomy. He has a degree from M.I.T. and is a principal in multiple tech startups.
Tyler McMahon’s novel, How The Mistakes Were Made (St. Martin’s), set in the 80s hardcore and 90s grunge scenes, walks the line between literary and punk and has earned both critical and street credibility for its inside-out look at the making and breaking of rock stardom. USA Today calls it “Gritty, fast-moving, and difficult to put down.” McMahon surfs and teaches in Hawaii, and his short fiction has been published widely.
Writer/Director Tim Kirkman’s films have been nominated for an Emmy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. He teaches screenwriting in the Masters program at University of Southern California.
Jennie Ketcham is a writer, reality TV star, and former pornographic actress who lectures on addiction and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Tyra, The View, Entertainment Tonight, and many other celebrity news shows. Her book, I am Jennie, is a memoir of recovery.
Alan Heathcock’s debut story collection, Volt, has been applauded by nearly every major literary review in America and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a GQ Magazine Book of the Year Selection, and a Barnes and Noble Discover Award Finalist. Appearing alongside Heathcock are the filmmakers taking his work to the screen.
Political reporter, Gregory Hahn, is television host and producer of the longest running legislative coverage show in the West. He has moderated primary and general election debates, has been a newspaper man for two decades, and has been a foot soldier dissecting the online revolution in journalism as a professor of media law and ethics.
Vero Sanchez is a singer-songwriter known for her solo career as Vero, her season as one of the subjects of Showtime’s hit reality series, “The Real L Word,” her clothing line, Gaucho NYC, and her work as the bassist for the all-girl, alt-punk band Hunter Valentine.
J. Reuben Appelman is a multi-genre writer and filmmaker who has worked on projects including Playground, Executive Produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, and the documentary ﬁlms Jens Pulver | Driven (Warner Bros.) and You're What I Want Wrong With Me | The Sick of Sarah Movie (PlayNetwork). His poetry collection, Make Loneliness (Otis Books) was an Editorʼs Choice favorite in the international arts quarterly, BOMB magazine, and he has been featured by NPR literary critic Andrei Codrescu and American Public Media's Dick Gordon. He is a five-time grant recipient from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, most recently having been awarded a prestigious State of Idaho Writing Fellowship in Literature. He received his M.F.A. from Boise State University, where he taught for nine years.