current board members
Noel ROsencranz ('02)
Noel is an improviser and professional comedy screenwriter. He enjoys people, sports and talking about juicing… kale. Not doing it. Just talking about it. Before moving down to the land of milk and honey, Noel co-founded Tutor Corps, a private tutoring company and the Tutor Corps Foundation, an educational non-profit. Noel graduated with a BA in religious studies and an MA in Cultural and Social Anthropology. Why he thought those majors would benefit his current profession and “was all part of a master plan,” is anyone’s guess. As the famous saying goes, life is about the destination, it has nothing to do with the journey. Ask him about this and other inspirational quotes. Or about different opportunities within SIE and ways to get involved. www.noelrosencranz.com
kyle dean ('09)
Kyle is a Los Angeles-based talent manager at McKeon/Myones Entertainment. After graduating with a double major in Film & Media Studies and Psychology, he moved straight to LA and worked in casting and as a freelance writer before eventually transitioning to talent management. Dean serves as Treasurer on the Stanford in Entertainment Board. He is also very involved in CAPE (the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), and recently completed their Leaders Fellowship Program.
Jimmy mosqueda ('06)
Jimmy is a TV and film writer and the current communications director for SIE. He graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in English. It was at Stanford where he met his misfit tribe of film geeks and started writing screenplays and directing short films. In 2016 Jimmy was a participant in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive. The following year, he was accepted into Film Independent’s Project Involve program and is currently a writer with the Disney-ABC Writing Program. Prior to writing, Jimmy was a freelance producer and post supervisor for various production houses and ad agencies.
Kerry Miller ('01)
Kerry combines a background in consulting (Deloitte) and digital product management (American Express, Showtime Networks) with a deep skill set in media production. She has produced award-winning films, websites, photo shoots, events, and everything in between. She also enjoys working as a director, editor, and every-so-often actor. She studied Human Behavioral Biology at Stanford and started her career reading scripts for Penny Marshall on the SONY lot in Los Angeles. www.kerryvaughnmiller.com
Aaron Ockman ('99)
Aaron first joined the board in 2004 when he was a Producer’s Assistant at Feature Film Production Company, Neo Art & Logic. He quickly rose up the ranks from Creative Exec to VP of Production and Development. While at Neo, Aaron, produced 5 feature films including sequels to the Hellraiser and Children of the Corn franchises. Aaron took a break from the board and the industry in 2012 when he took on the most difficult job of his life up to that point: fatherhood. In 2017 Aaron rejoined the board and and the entertainment industry now as a Production Accountant.
Sebastian davis ('02)
Sebastian graduated with a major in Journalism, then moved to Los Angeles to work as assistant to legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman. After various entertainment stints (including working as Director's Assistant on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), Sebastian was accepted into USC's Graduate School of Cinematic Arts. While in Grad School, he was twice named a Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Finalist, and his award-winning thesis "Magellan" went on to screen in over 40 film-festivals internationally. After graduation, Sebastian was named a Nicholl Fellowship finalist for his comedy script "Drunk-Dialing," and currently works as a freelance Commercial and Music Video director. www.sebastiandavisfilms.com
Bronwyn reed ('12)
Bronwyn is an actor, performer, and creative artist currently based in LA. After receiving the Evelyn M. Draper Award for Excellence in Acting Performance upon graduation at Stanford, she soon received The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, given to the top ten artists in the nation. This $50,000 prize allowed her to receive her Masters in Acting at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. She then went on to star as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the Broadway National Tour of Dirty Dancing. In a very meta-turn, you can catch her on the last three seasons of Law & Order: SVU as Liv's babysitter "Lucy Huston," as she still nannies IRL to make rent. She is currently in pre-production for her first feature, TRAMP, exploring LA's homelessness & sex-trafficking crises, co-written with her partner Michael Sutherland. www.bronwynreed.com
Jonathan Beard ('03)
Jonathan stands as one of the flag-bearers of an emerging generation of young composers who have grown up deeply steeped in worlds of both orchestral and electronic sound. This combination has served him well in his intelligent hybrid scores and orchestrations for shows across major television networks, numerous feature films, the live stage, and theater. Also in demand as an educator, Jonathan has led film composition workshops for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony, and is an adjunct lecturer on the music faculty at UCLA. www.jonathanbeard.com
Justin guerrieri ('02)
Justin is a writer, director and editor working in Los Angeles. His editing credits include the films, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Unhung Hero,” “Dark Tourist,” and the series, “Psycho Family,” “Relationship Status,” and “Taken.” Justin’s debut directorial feature, “Trail of Blood,” is currently in distribution through Lionsgate. www.justingfilms.com
Shelley surpin ('70)
Shelley is a partner/founder of the entertainment law firm of Surpin, Mayersohn & Coghill, advising, counseling and negotiating on behalf of individuals and companies in the motion picture, television and allied fields. She produced the dramatic feature film "Sound of My Voice" which premiered at Sundance. The film was released by Fox Searchlight and garnered two Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best First Feature.