165-barnet-bain-cbogdBarnet Bain

(Producer, Writer, Director, Guest Instructor) 

Barnet Bain’s credits include Oscar-winner What Dreams May Come (producer), Emmy-Award nominee, Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Homeless to Harvard (executive producer), The Celestine Prophecy (writer, producer), Jesus (aka The Jesus Film) (writer), and The Lost and Found Family (director).  Barnet consults and trains business leaders and private clients who are committed to high performance. Through his creativity workshops Barnet guides people of all ages and walks of life to expand their vision of what is possible, and develop their gifts and talents with passion.  Barnet is the author of The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work, Simon & Schuster/Atria, July 2015.  He can be heard as co-host of Cutting Edge Consciousness Radio on KVTA AM Talk Radio in Southern California in conversation with thought leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries from the worlds of culture, commerce and consciousness.


PatriciaPatricia Cogley

(Education and Human Rights Activist)  

 Patricia Cogley leads strategic partnerships for Adobe’s flagship philanthropy program, Adobe Youth Voices. For the past eight years Patricia has spearheaded Adobe Foundation’s global grants portfolio for organizations committed to the intersection of arts, community, and social change. In addition to leading AYV’s scholarship program and network of grantees, she has designed and managed large-scale international summits, supporting a movement of leaders committed to young people’s creativity. Previous to Adobe Patricia worked as an education consultant, youth media program leader, and exhibition designer. She holds a Masters in International Education and Human Rights from University of San Francisco.

Carol-GoldwasserCarol Goldwasser

(Casting Director)

Carol Goldwasser is an independent casting director who has worked for over twenty years in Los Angeles and New York. She’s cast actors who have received Kid’s and Teen Choice Awards, Imagen Awards, Young Artist Awards, and Emmy Award nominations for their roles. Her series work includes Austin & Ally (Kids Choice Awards Favorite TV show), Dog with a Blog, I’m in the Band and Hannah Montana (Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Comedy). Other series include Out of Jimmy’s Head and The Hughleys; telefilms include Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas! and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf. Carol assembled a rotating cast for Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. The play won an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Unique Theatrical Event. She has been nominated for eleven Casting Society of America Artios Awards for excellence in casting, winning the honor twice, and was a Heller Award nominee for Television Casting Director of the year. Carol is a member of the Television Academy and the Casting Society of America (Bio from IMDB).



(Casting Director)

Sara is a person who loves tacos, musicals, camp and road trips. She also happens to be a casting director, so that’s kinda cool. A native of Chicago, she began her love for actors by seeing plays at Victory Gardens Theatre, Piven Threatre, and Steppenwolf Theatre. She worked as an actress for about 4.7 seconds before understanding the amount of work and devotion that is required to pursue a life as an actress, and quickly found an internship in casting office while attending Columbia College for theatre studies. After a few years, working her way from intern to casting assistant, she left Chicago for LA to pursue a career in casting. Landing in LA, she quickly found herself in a three month interneship with Jeff Greenberg, but when a job wasn’t available, she met around town, and got a job working with Jami Rudofsky and Mara Casey on Gilmore Girls. Seventeen years later, Sara has worked as an associate on ER with John Levey, as a Casting Director with April Webster on Fringe, Bates Motel, Alcatraz, and Almost Human. Somewhere along the way, she also worked as the Manager of Casting for Lifetime Television as well as working as an agent with Michael Greene and Associates. This January will mark her three year partnership with Eric Souliere and the formation of Isaacson and Souliere Casting. Together they have cast Scream, State of Affairs, Legends, Famous in Love, The Arrangement and Midnight, Texas. Sara is also a board member of the Casting Society of America.



Robin is currently a Co-Executive Producer on Syfy’s The Expanse. She was most recently a Consulting Producer on Cinemax’s Outcast and a Supervising Producer on NBC’s Believ. She started her career on staff of Mad Men, where she wrote five episodes of the show’s first three seasons, with three of her scripts receiving Emmy nominations, and one a Writers Guild nomination. While with Mad Men, she earned three Writers Guild Awards (two for Outstanding Drama Series and one for Outstanding New Series), as well as a Peabody Award. During the off season of Mad Men, she penned the live variety show The Mad Men Live Revue, which enjoyed sold out shows at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She went on to be a Producer on Law & Order: SVU and was a Co-Producer on FX’s Lights Out prior to that, writing two episodes of its first season. She also recently completed a rewrite of the film Cripple for Gilbert Films. Her proudest achievement remains her Golden Elephant for Best Boss on Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 136th tour.



Zach Guggenheim is a retired owner of an Art Restoration business in New York and London. A native of New York City, Mr. Guggenheim holds a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University, a M.A. from Oxford University and a J.D. From Yale University. Along with his sister, he Co-Founded the Guggenheim Trust, a private Foundation that helps the world with hunger issues, clean water, sexual abuse, children’s health, women’s issues and safety issues. He has also helped raise money for NY Presbyterian hospital, Sloane-Kettering and St Jude’s Hospital. Mr. Guggenheim married and moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1989. He now spends time volunteering at Cedars-Sinai on the Cardiac floor.