Panel #6 – Don’t call it a Podcast: The Evolution of Audio in New Media

(Sunday December 10th at 2:00)

Russell Boast

Russell Boast is a former President of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and has been nominated for two NAACP Theatre Awards and won Best Producer at The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media Awards (London) in 2012 and a Media Access Award in 2018 for his significant contribution in raising the visibility and awareness of disabilities issues in the broadcast, sound recording, and entertainment industries. As an in-demand casting director, Russell is actively casting for major networks, studios, and streamers with recent credits including HINDSIGHT: THE DAY BEFORE (2022), NASH BRIDGES (2021), CHANCE (2016) and THE TRIBE (2016).

Mark Haynes

Mark Haynes has been working in and around television, comics, and pop culture for more than twenty years. In addition to writing comics based on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, 24, STARGATE UNIVERSE, and STARGATE ATLANTIS, Mark has written numerous pilots and series concepts, most recently HYPERLOOP, a new science fiction series coming from Roddenberry Entertainment. Mark is currently developing new television and premium audio series through his production company MHP.

Kely Lyons

Kely Lyons has worked in international film, television and new media as a writer, director, producer, line producer and executive producer. Her credits include feature films, television, documentary series, new media series and theater projects such as RIVER QUEEN and THE NAVIGATOR. In addition to her development and production experience, Kely has worked extensively in entertainment business and legal affairs and has comprehensive knowledge of tax incentive financing.

Ted Bonnitt

Ted Bonnitt has created hundreds of radio advertising campaigns for major film and television launches as well as award-winning audiobooks for Penguin Random House. His work in entertainment includes hosting an improv show on New York’s WBAI-FM. As a journalist, Ted produced national newscasts for NBC and Mutual Radio Networks in Washington, DC., the Peabody Award-winning radio program “Heat” on National Public Radio and CNN.