The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Denver Film Society. Representing a diverse cross-section of the community, the Board not only provides guidance to the staff as they carry out the mission of DFS, but also represents the organization to the public at large.
Stephen Hatfield is National Channel Manager of Business Marketing at Sprint, where he is part of a team that drives acquisition efforts for Sprint's Indirect Channel.
Independent Media Consultant
A media veteran, who recently founded Mediaxiom LLC, a media consulting and multi-platform production company. Prior to this endeavor, David worked for Starz Entertainment in a variety of executive positions. Charmatz also held senior positions at ASI Entertainment in L.A. as well as at MTV Networks, A&E TV Networks, and Turner Broadcasting in NY.
Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney
Anthony Paul has been offering knowledgeable financial advice and wealth management services for more than 15 years. He has worked among some of the most prestigious firms on Wall Street and has extensive experience assisting his team’s high-net-worth clients with financial and investment strategies, wealth transfer and preservation, business services, retirement strategies and solutions, estate planning strategies, private money management, and concentrated stock strategies.
Steve Levey is CEO and senior principal of GHP Horwath, P.C. and a senior principal of GHP Investment Advisors, Inc. He has more than 32 years of experience providing wealth management, tax, and business advisory services.
Starz Entertainment, Denver, CO
Suzanne Sell is Vice President of Research for Starz Entertainment, overseeing audience measurement, consumer research, program development research, and industry intelligence gathering.
Jenny Bloom has been working the film festival circuit since 2009. In 2013 she launched the Stanley Film Festival, and continues to hold positions at the Starz Denver Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of Reel Social Club, the Denver Film Society's official young patrons group and sits on the DFS Board of Directors. She previously worked in the Commercial Endorsements department at Creative Artists Agency's (CAA) New York office and earned her BA in Mass Communications from Arizona State University.
Jim Bunch is founding principal of Green Manning & Bunch, Ltd., an investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions as well as raising private equity and debt from institutional investors.
Linda Petrie Bunch
Linda Petrie Bunch owns Core Interactive, an Internet development and promotional video business established in 1996. She is also a children's book author.
Liane Clasen has served as a trustee on the boards of several nonprofit organizations involved in the arts, education, and community development. Her work in these areas has focused
primarily on strategic planning and fund-raising. Prior to her community work,
Liane enjoyed a professional career in communications, working in senior
executive positions for several major broadcasting and cable companies. Liane is an
enthusiastic supporter of the Denver Film Society and is convinced that, in her
words, "it is becoming one of the most important creative and educational
organizations in Colorado".
She currently serves on the Development Committee and the Young FilmMakers Workshop Scholarship Committees."
Jill Crow has been actively involved with the Arts in Denver for 50 years. She was a founder of Opera Colorado, stage manager, development director and served on the board. She created the 5 day celebration for the opening of the Beull Theatre that included a live National TV program. Spotlight Colorado, with Tony Randall. She worked as chairman of the Commission of Arts, Culture and Film for the City of Denver and was head of Public Art, the Airport Art program, and the Colorado Performing Arts Festival.
As the president of Placewise Media, John Dee applies his expertise in marketing and digital solutions to the shopping center industry. Under his guidance, Placewise has grown to be the
leading provider of interactive, mobile and social media solutions to shopping
center industry. Placewise has built the Shoptopia Network, a nationwide advertising network of mall shoppers. Prior to Placewise, John was the VP of Sales and Business Development at Ricochet Networks and VP of Product Marketing at KN Energy where he developed and launched the nations’ first bundled consumer services including telephone, television and mobile.
Additionally, John was an integral part of the marketing team at MCI,
pioneering the company’s commercial Internet rollout as Regional Manager of
Internet Marketing. John attended the Graduate School of International Studies
at the University of Denver and is fluent in French, Spanish, German, and
Shannon Gifford works with businesses principally in the real estate industry, advising on business and development plans, planning and architect selection, financial structure, and lender and investor relations, and preparing complex financial models. She has an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School.
Three Tomatoes Catering
Joanne Katz has lived in Denver since 1964. She is co-founder of Three Tomatoes Catering, a full service catering service that has been operation since 1977.
Lu Law is a partner at Syntax, LLC., a Denver-based film production company.
SVP, Programming, Liberty Global
Bob has been Senior Vice President of Programming at Liberty Global Inc. since July, 2007. Mr. Leighton is responsible for coordinating and leveraging Liberty Global's programming activities worldwide, including both channel carriage and channel venture activities. Prior to joining Liberty Global, he served as a Consultant on a variety of programming matters for various companies, including LGI. Mr. Leighton formerly served as President of Starz Encore Entertainment.
Polly Loewy is a retired US Congress health policy consultant and hospital
administrator. Polly has volunteered in public schools and with other education
philanthropies during the last fourteen years in Denver.
Independent Media Consultant, Denver, CO
Katie Shapiro most recently worked for Denver Magazine as the Director of Public Relations. She was a public relations executive in New York City before relocating to Denver in 2007. She holds a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a freelance writer, media consultant, and co-chair of Reel Social Club.
Starz Entertainment, Denver, CO
Nancy Silverstone is Vice President of Program Acquisitions for Starz Entertainment, responsible for negotiating licensing deals, overseeing a multi-million dollar acquisitions budget, and managing the film evaluation department.
Leslie Stratton is a Denver native who practiced law for thirteen years, specializing in civil litigation. She also holds a real estate license. Leslie is actively involved in the community, serving on several boards.
Red Light Management
Chris Tetzeli has been in the music industry for twenty years as part of Red Light Management, the largest independent band management firm in the world. Chris was a founding member of ATO Records which he ran for eight years before moving to Denver in 2008. Now Chris runs the Denver Red Light office.