SCIFF EVENT STAFF
Lisa deSouza – Founder & Executive Director (Leadership)
Sean McBride – Associate Festival Director (Leadership)
Michele Nassif – Operations Coordinator
Kevin Roy – Program Director (Leadership)
Corey Nathan – Interfaith Program
Eric Strong – Screening Committee Director
Chris Studenka – Production Director
Earl Powell – Music Director
Earl Powell is a Grammy, Billboard & Gold acclaimed American Songwriter and Music Producer from Chicago, IL, whose love for music began in elementary school. As a minor, Earl earned many music accolades & placements, including 1st chair (Trumpet), Band President, Musician of the Year, Chicago’s All City Band, and national acknowledgment in Who’s Who In Music.
Tony Oberlin – Technical Director
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Kathy Gonzales – Artistic Director
Susie Clayton – Program Director
Oftentimes people look at a successful enterprise and think, “Who’s the person making all this magic happen? And the answer is… Susie Sitcom. While she doesn’t have her own show yet, Susie does hold the Guinness Book of World Record for most comedy specials produced in a calendar year for Funny Media Group in 2022. Susie was born and raised in Chicago comes to LA with her two a background in Marketing, Finance and Culinary Arts. A corporate events producer and stand up comedian from Chicago. She is a Mom of two and has a calling to making people laugh.
She is also the Comedy Director for the Santa Clarita International Film Festival.