Advisory Board:

Ann Louise Bardach

Ann Louise Bardach is the author of Without Fidel: A Death Foretold in Miami, Havana and Washington and Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and HavanaMore>

Dick Wolf

Two time Emmy-winner Dick Wolf, one of television’s most respected drama series creator/producers, is the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television – Law & OrderMore>

President, Fox 2000 Pictures

Elizabeth Gabler is President of Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment.  Under her leadership, the division has overseen such high profile films as The Devil Wears Prada, Walk the Line, Man on Fire, Marley and Me, and Love and Other DrugsMore>

Chairman, 20th Century Fox Television

Gary Newman earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center. After working for Columbia Pictures Television and NBC, Newman joined 20th Century Fox Television, where he served as the company's top ranking business officer. More>

Jeff Greenfield
Journalist and Author

Jeff Greenfield is an award-winning television journalist and author focusing on politics, media, and culture. In the course of his career, he served as a senior political correspondent for CBS, a senior analyst for CNN, and a political and media analyst for ABC News. More>


Joseph H. Pollock, M.D. was an exceptional man. A noted surgeon, author and philosopher, he passed away on June 22, 2013, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. More>

Joseph H. Pollock, M.D. was an exceptional man. A noted surgeon, author and philosopher, he passed away on June 22 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. He was known throughout Beverly Hills, Montecito, Santa Barbara and Summerland for his perseverance, kindness, philanthropy, humor and endless positivity.

Dr. Pollock was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 17, 1913 to Sam and Rose Pollock, and was one of six siblings. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree. After earning his M.D. degree in 1938 from Washington University, he specialized in abdominal surgery in Beverly Hills, California, serving as chief of surgery at several hospitals, including Cedars of Lebanon. He practiced medicine for almost 50 years. During this time he also took over his late father-in-law's company, Triangle Steel and Supply, and ran it for three years until its sale, opening branches of the business in San Diego, Ventura, Las Vegas and Phoenix. He and his wife Helene were Founders of the Music Center of Los Angeles and were active in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Mark Taper Forum.

After moving to Montecito 26 years ago, he became chairman of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for five years in the 1990s. Through the Joseph and Helene Pollock Foundation, he spearheaded the creation and construction of the Pollock Theater at UCSB, which opened in 2010. He also became active in real estate in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Summerland. Dr. Pollock was an avid golf and tennis player, playing golf up until his late nineties. Additionally, he was interested in philosophy and ancient civilizations, and was the published author of six books, including two philosophical explorations and two medical texts. After retiring from medicine, he continued to attend surgical meetings until the last weeks of his life. He also had a life-long dedication to technology and kept in close contact with his grandchildren and family via e-mail and Facebook.

Dr. Pollock touched many lives during his almost 100 years. He was creative in business practices and medical diagnoses and was always there for his friends and family. Throughout his life he honored the memory of his parents. He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his wife of 67 years Helene (Zalk); his three children, Tom Pollock, Ken Pollock, Margo Sinclair (Pollock); his four grandchildren, Ali Gagerman (Pollock), Allegra Brandano (Pollock), Luke Pollock and Ariel Stern (Sinclair) and his five great-grandchildren, Haley, Benjamin, Amelia, Owen and Madeline.

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Lee Gabler
Media Executive

Lee Gabler was Co-Chairman and Partner of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and oversaw management of the Television and Marketing Divisions from 1995-2007.   More>

Marcy Carsey
Founder, Carsey-Werner Company

Marcy Carsey is a founder with partner Tom Werner in the Carsey Werner Company, the television production company responsible for a litany of successful shows, including The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and That 70's ShowMore>

Michael Douglas

An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. As a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown a knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns.  More>

Paris Barclay
Director and Producer

Paris Barclay, one of television's most successful and honored directors, is the President of the Directors Guild of America. He won two Emmy Awards for his direction of NYPD Blue and has received six additional Emmy nominations for producing and directing, including for three episodes of Glee. More>