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2021 Jurors

Sherese White

Sherese is a Los Angeles based Creative Producer credited with animation and live- action production. She’s also a talent agent representing below the line department heads for national and international feature film and television projects. Sherese is passionate about writing essays on current events and has published several articles under a nom de plume. She is currently writing her first book.

Malcolm MacDonald

Malcolm MacDonald was born in Japan and raised an expatriate in the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, and Portugal. He has lived and worked in numerous countries, as a teacher, a translator and interpreter, and a Russian tour guide. He worked in public television in Los Angeles from 1995-2000, and was an editor and executive with Disney/ABC Television from 2000-2013. Macdonald is a judge for the Primetime Emmy Awards and also for the Spanish language L.A. Area Emmy Awards. He lives in Indio, California and Stonington, Connecticut.

Clint Slowik

Lifetime multi-disciplinary, award-winning artist and Marquee Gallery Founder, Clint Slowik specializes in art selection and curation with a passion for all things art. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in business and visual arts from the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University, respectively, where he received the ECSU Art Research Grant and induction into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. After experience as gallery and residency director for International Contemporary Artist Space, he founded Marquee Gallery in 2014. He has been an advocate for the arts in New London, Connecticut since 2012 by collaborating, showcasing, and representing countless local to international artists and arts organizations. Since 2016, he has been patron, instructor, and CEO to New London Connecticut’s second oldest non-profit arts organization, the New London Art Students League. He is also founder and chair of the New London Arts Council, as well as acting representative for arts businesses and organizations since 2019.

Eric Mofford

Eric Mofford is a creative producer, line producer, and budget consultant. He has been involved in more than 150 film, television, and on-line productions as well as numerous music videos and commercials. His credits include the Emmy-winning television series, 24; the acclaimed Netflix documentary “Sunshine Superman;” and the iconic indie feature “Daughters of the Dust.” He has overseen projects for NOVA, PBS, Nat Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, NBC Sports, and Comedy Central. He served as head of production for Unconventional Media, producing the Emmy-nominated award-winning documentary “Houston We Have A Problem,” the live action portions for the Electronic Arts’ video game “Need For Speed: Undercover” with Maggie Q, and the dramatic television pilot “Finding Hope” with Chris Mulkey, James Morrison, Darby Stanchfield, and Molly Quinn. Mofford, a member of the DGA, has written and directed projects for Disney Interactive, Saban Entertainment, Discovery Channel, Image America, United Way, and TBS. He has sold two feature film screenplays and has various projects in development including VR/AR and a transmedia documentary. His dramatic blues film “Travelin’ Trains” won more than a dozen national and international film festival awards and continues to play in art museum showcases more than 25 years later. He has built schedules and budgets for studio productions and small indies, and has shared that knowledge teaching numerous media workshops in the United States and internationally.

Victor Ho

Victor Ho began producing films 1993 after receiving his bachelor of arts degree in theatre from the University of British Columbia and an associate of arts degree in acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles). His UPM film credits include the critically acclaimed and Academy Award nominated ELECTION (director: Alexander Payne); BROTHER (director: Takeshi Kitano); CROSSROADS (director: Tamra Davis); FAST FOOD NATION (director: Richard Linklater); BEYOND THE LIGHTS (director: Gina Prince Bythewood); THE NEON DEMON (director: Nicolas Winding Refn); OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (director: Mike Flannigan); EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (director: Stella Meghie); and CHERRY (directors: Anthony and Joe Russo). FAST FOOD NATION had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, and THE NEON DEMON had it there in 2016. He oversaw additional photography of THE CONJURING 2 and AQUAMAN; both directed by James Wan. Most recently, he completed a Marvel series. (That’s all he can say.) Victor Ho is a co-founder and co-chair emeritus of the DGA Asian American Committee.

Jeanne Sigel

Jeanne is an experienced marketing and development executive specializing in business, arts and entertainment, and non-profits with expertise in multiple facets of public relations, fundraising, and special events planning. She is the development director at the Garde Arts Center in New London, which produces several film festivals annually. She is a dedicated advocate for the performing arts, education, and community development initiatives.  She also is an accomplished poet and an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter. Jeanne serves on the board of several charitable and service organizations including The FTZ Commission and The New London Cultural District Commission.