Founder of Craft Services
Nicholas Weinstock is a producer in Los Angeles as well as a former writing teacher, journalist, communications executive, and book author. He is the head of Invention Studios, a creative production company in Los Angeles developing dozens of television series and movies for studios, networks, and streaming platforms across Hollywood and around the world. Formerly the creative head of Apatow Productions, Senior Vice President at Chernin Entertainment, and the head of Red Hour Films, Weinstock has developed and produced hit movies including Get Him to the Greek, Bridesmaids and Alex Strangelove and acclaimed series including Escape at Dannemora (nominated for 12 Emmy Awards) and Severance (nominated for 14 Emmy Awards). Weinstock attended college at Harvard University and the University of Nairobi; went to graduate school at the University of Botswana and the University of Cape Town; has lived in France, Italy, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, and South Africa; and currently produces shows and films across the globe.
Director of Operations
Membership Director (Africa)
Membership Director (Australia and new Zealand)
Membership Director (Europe and Africa)
Prudence Kolong is a business consultant and producer who works with various organizations across industries and is the founder of the Paris-based company Yanibes Productions. In the film industry, she consults with SVOD services, filmmakers, festival organizers, film commissioners and industry professionals across the globe. She has organized the first edition of the Pavillion Afriques at Cannes Film Festival 2019, the Wandering Diasporan at Cannes 2021, and AfroCannes since 2022. Yanibes is a producer of THE WHITE LINE and INVISIBLES KAUNAPAWA, both Namibian movies selected in 2022 by the Oscars to run in the Best Picture category and the Short Category respectively. She is also the founder of an award-winning free mentorship program, the Yanibes Mentorship Program.
Director of Writing Workshops
Michael Svoboda left his small rural hometown to be the first in his family to attend college. After getting his English and Film degree at the University of Nebraska, Michael moved to Portland, Oregon, to pursue writing. There he wrote for the satirical newspaper The Portland Mercury for three years. But writing for film and television was always calling his name, so he packed up and moved to Los Angeles. In L.A., Svoboda worked in various positions on TV shows until he landed a writer’s assistant job on THE WALKING DEAD. Soon he got to write his first TV script on the Netflix dramedy CLUB DE CUERVOS. He was staffed the following year on the EPIX dramedy GRAVES. He has made numerous short films and developed television shows with several major production companies, and