Hollywood Comedy Shorts will highlight short comedy, web series, TV episodic, Comedy Screenplays, and Dark Comedy shorts with the goal of screening the best comedic content from around the world for a Hollywood industry audience!
Nick Selz, Global Co-Head of YouTube Originals Performance at Google
Zoe Friedman, SVP Development, Blue Ribbon Content
Steve Bedinger, SVP Business Development, collab
Phil Daniels, Partner, Ginsberg Daniels LLP
Eric Jacks- Collab, Chief Strategy Officer
Eric Jacks is the Chief Strategy Officer at Collab – a leading digital content and creator studio with a roster of over 350 of the top social media influencers. He is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and innovation, while also overseeing all brand, agency and entertainment partnerships.
Prior to Collab, Eric was the head of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property group at Rogers & Cowan, one of the world’s leading entertainment publicity and marketing firms with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Florida. There he was responsible for development of various multi-platform, branded-entertainment initiatives for R&Cs brand and talent clients through the creation of entertainment franchises, development of original content strategies and monetization of their intellectual property. This included projects for Sony, Billboard and The Grammy’s among others. Earlier, Eric was an Agent at CAA managing Global Brand Partnerships as part of CAA’s Lifestyle Talent division, while also serving on the Executive Team for CAA’s digital content practice. His efforts included developing groundbreaking entertainment franchises for high profile clients including Anthony Zuiker, Kevin Spacey and John Woo.
Eric has also held various Executive Producer and Brand Strategy roles at top media companies and agencies including broadcast.com, Yahoo!, RAPP and Tribal DDB. Eric’s career accomplishments include the creation of award-winning campaigns and strategic partnerships for brands such as Victoria’s Secret, NBC Universal, ABC, Lionsgate, Dreamworks, The New York Times, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Samsung, Hilton Hotels, Mattel and Ford/Lincoln.
Jason Nguyen Senior Producer, Legendary
Jason Nguyen is a director | writer | producer residing in Los Angeles, CA with a specialized focus in short form comedic content as well as episodic. Jason’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Film Festival, New York Television Festival, Raindance Film Festival, and Seattle Webfest. Jason Nguyen is one half of the comedy duo Yes Please Comedy as well as the co-director of viral videos featuring the Internet sensation Onyx the Fortuitous Slayer of the Brightrealm.
Andrew Bowser Creator/Producer, Legendary Digital Networks/Nerdist
Andrew Bowser is a Filmmaker hailing from Bowie, MD. He lives in LA and for the past five years has been Nerdist Industries' in-house director. Andrew hosts the Nerdist podcast, Bizarre States and the new Bizarre States California with Jessica Chobot. He loves comedy, horror, comedy/horror together - and cats! His debut feature, The Mother of Invention, premiered at The Hollywood Film Festival. His second film, Jimmy Tupper VS The Goatman of Bowie, premiered at SXSW - and his third film, WORM, premiered at Seattle International Film Fest where it was nominated for the New American Cinema Award! Andrew creates comedy sketches for his YouTube channel BowserVids and portrays the super-sexy internet phenom known as Onyx the Fortuitous - Slayer of the Bright Realm!