Advisory Board:

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis is a filmmaker with a reputation for directing intelligent thrillers, including the Academy Award-nominated box-office hit The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. More>

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>

Arthur Seidelman

Arthur Allan Seidelman continues to distinguish himself as a director of film, theater, and television. He directed the film The Sisters which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has won Best Feature Awards from the Sedona, Dixie and Deep Ellum Film Festivals.  More>

Brad Silberling
Director and Screenwriter

Brad Silberling is a producer, director, and writer known for his work in film and television. He has directed and produced An Ordinary Man, from his original screenplay. His credits include Land of the Lost, 10 Items or Less, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. More>

Bruce Corwin
Chairman, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation

Bruce Corwin, chairman of Metropolitan Theatres, is a longtime friend and major donor to UCSB. Mr. Corwin has served as a trustee at his alma mater, Wesleyan University, as well as at UCLA. More>

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>

Gary Erickson
President/CEO, The Erickson Group

Gary Erickson is a native Californian spending most of his youth in Exeter, California. He is a 1963 graduate of UCSB and received his master’s degree from California State University San Diego. More>

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>