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The Hollywood Radio Television Society Associates NY Workshop


Monday, June 28 11:00AM - 1:00PM


The Hollywood Radio Television Society Associates NY has partnered with SeriesFest on an exclusive live networking event focused on connecting independent content creators with industry executives, reps, producers. This panel presentation will be focused on best practices for growing your career from the festival circuit, how to ace general meetings, finding the best representatives for you, and beyond.


Ramfis Myrthil is a New York-based filmmaker who loves telling New York stories. Applying a city-grown work ethic to the world of film and media, Ramfis works to produce narrative features that reflect the best, most captivating parts of his community: passion, integrity, and honor. A founding partner and President of Beast of the East Productions (BOTEP), Ramfis has built a career as a producer with many highlights. Ramfis recently worked as a producer on Cicada (2020), which was screened and won awards at NewFest, Madrid International LGBT Festival and several others. Proud achievements of his include: producing 5150 (2021) over the course of the pandemic, producing Any Other Way, working on the Mary Pickford biopic Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto; and premiering his short film, Love and The Small Print, at the 2012 65th Annual Cannes Film festival, where it was picked up by Shorts International for worldwide distribution. Ramfis would return to Sundance in 2018 with A Boy, A Girl, and A Dream, which placed among the top 18 films for the entire festival, garnering sufficient notoriety for acquisition by Samuel Goldwyn Films for a Fall theatrical release. His continued growth and success in the film industry earned him a spot in Stars' 2018 40 Under 40 list of Movers and Shakers. His acumen for filmmaking is a proven product, and his insight has been sought out as a juror for the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema and as a moderator for a panel on breaking into Hollywood at the 10th annual Bushwick Film Festival. Ramfis' passion for film is matched only by his passion to give back and pay it forward to his community by sharing and teaching his skills and knowledge to the next generation of students, artists, and creators. Ramfis is an active member of BAFTA NY, The Friars Club, Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS), Toastmasters International - SEC Roughriders, The Long Island Film and TV Foundation.

Haley Hamilton is the Executive Director, Literary Scouting at FOX Entertainment where she helps identify books and other IP for the newly independent network. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she got her start in entertainment at Franklin & Siegal Associates scouting for Universal Features and Paramount TV. Haley is a longtime fan of books and good stories and didn't realize the many nights staying up too late in her youth to read just one more chapter would come in handy for her career.
Tiffany Brown is Vice President of Television at Kevin Hart's film and television production company, HartBeat Productions. Currently Brown is overseeing production of True Story, a single-cam project being shot for Netflix that will feature Kevin Hart's first-ever dramatic television debut. Written and produced by Narcos: Mexico executive producer, Eric Newman, True Story follows the aftermath of a tour stop for one of the world's most famous comedians. The concept of the show started with Kevin himself, and Brown has been involved from day one, helping with its development every step of the way. She also runs point on Dave, which became FX's most-watched comedy series of all time in 2019. Her most recent project to release was London Hughes: To Catch A D**k, which began streaming on Netflix in December 2020. This was a passion project of Tiffany's- she brought this project in and was involved from start to finish. She began her career in production and segued into development through Happy Madison Productions. While working in comedy development on the network side at ABC, she was able to work on over 20 network pilots while assisting in managing a slate of over 60 television projects. Tiffany is a graduate of California State University, Northridge where she majored in Documentary Filmmaking.

Julie Waters is VP, Development & Production at Temple Hill Entertainment and a Producer on Dave (FXX/Hulu). She developed Love, Victor for Hulu and has several series set up at buyers such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, ABC, Nickelodeon, and Freeform. In addition to her television work, she is developing the film The Netherfield Girls at Netflix with writer/director Becca Gleason. Prior to her time at Temple Hill, she worked at Fox21 Television Studios and in TV Lit at UTA. Julie is from the Philadelphia area and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She is the founder of QWEER, a networking organization for queer women in entertainment, and is a board member of HRTS-Associates.
Krystal Stark is the owner of Stark White Entertainment, a production and talent management company based in New York City. Krystal specializes in developing and producing comedic talent for film, TV, commercial and digital. Her most recent production is a stand-up tv special co-executive produced with Bill Burr and Pete Davidson. She also produces live shows including industry and comedy festival showcases. Krystal's clients have appeared on networks including Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Starz, HBO, FOX, Bravo, VH1, and truTV. Additionally, her clients have been featured in publications including Entertainment Weekly, Time Out NY, The New York Times, Vulture, Huffington Post, ELLE.com, BuzzFeed, and more. Krystal proudly serves on the board of the Associate's division of Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS), a networking organization dedicated to the ongoing success of the television business. She's also the New York Director of Programming for Diverse Representation, an organization whose mission is to increase the exposure and number of African-American agents, attorneys, managers, and publicists who work in the sports and entertainment industry. Krystal is also on the board and previously served as the co-president of the Ladies of Comedy Association (LOCA), a professional organization dedicated to advancing the careers and positions of women on the business side of comedy. Prior to embarking on a career in artist management, Krystal worked as a marketing executive for more than 10 years. She developed marketing strategies and executed major advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including American Express, HSBC, Verizon, and Pfizer. Krystal graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics and Philosophy. She is also the co-founder of Kwanzaa Crawl, an annual New York City community event that, in 2019, had over 5,000 attendees and brought in over $400K in one day for local Black-owned businesses.

Justine Giannino is an independent producer with 10+ years of experience, developing an exciting slate of television and audio projects. She is currently working with Seven Summits Management to develop with their client roster. She specializes in helping IP find homes, developing ideas with creators and packaging projects. From 2019-2020, Justine was the director of development at Avalon Television (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver). She was responsible for oversight on the Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix), and was the lead executive finding intellectual property for the company and their clients. Prior to Avalon, Justine was the booking manager for Tina Brown Live Media / Women in the World. She was responsible for the arrival of 106 speakers from all over the world to Lincoln Center over the course of three days. She was the talent booker and producer of Tina Brown's podcast "TBD WITH TINA BROWN" (Wondery). The show had guests like Hillary Clinton, Abby Wambach, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, and more. Justine spent four and a half years as the manager, original programming at IFC TV. She was a current series executive for Emmy Award-winning Portlandia, Emmy nominated Documentary Now!, and the Film Independent Spirit Awards from 2015-2018. She worked on all east coast development projects and oversaw the creation of multiple original web series & acquisitions for IFC's The Comedy Crib. She produced 20+ live comedy showcases over the course of four years. Justine started her career as an assistant at an infomercial production company in New Jersey before transitioning to positions at Don Buchwald and Associates and Creative Artists Agency. She was named to Cablefax's 30 under 30 list in 2015 and is a proud board member of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society and member of The Podcast Academy.

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