CreativeFuture is committed to creatives having a voice in conversations that impact their future– by providing opportunities to have those voices heard.

We are executives, lawyers, and policy experts, and we’re also filmmakers,photographers, writers, and musicians. We understand the daily struggles that creatives face and we are fighting to make creativity a viable career choice and not just a hobby.

Because when we #StandCreative, we stand together.

Ruth Vitale

Chief Executive Officer

Ruth Vitale has been at the forefront of independent film production and distribution for more than three decades, including as Founder and Co-President of Paramount Classics and as President of Fine Line Features.

During her tenure at these companies, she launched the careers of many successful filmmakers such as Paul Greengrass, Sofia Coppola, Scott Hicks, John Hillcoat, and Craig Brewer. She has also worked with established talent such as Sam Raimi, Roger Michell, Jonathan Demme, Paul W.S. Anderson, Patrice Leconte, and Barbet Schroeder. Her films have won three Oscars® and received 16 nominations as well as 18 Golden Globe® nominations and two wins.

At Paramount Classics, she released such award-winning films as The Virgin Suicides, Sunshine, You Can Count on Me, Sidewalks of New York, Bloody Sunday, Mostly Martha, The Singing Detective, Enduring Love, The Machinist, Mad Hot Ballroom, and Hustle & Flow.

Fine Line produced and distributed such highlights of independent film as the Academy Award®-winning Shine; The Sweet Hereafter; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Twelfth Night; Gummo; and The Winter Guest.

Ruth also served as President of UBU Productions’ feature film division from 1988 to 1991. Among other positions, she was Senior Vice President of Production for United Artists, where she oversaw production on Child’s Play, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, and Roadhouse. As President of Production for Vestron Pictures, she broke ground with the highest-grossing independent film of the time, Dirty Dancing. She was also Director of Acquisitions for The Movie Channel. Most recently, Ruth was President of First Look Pictures and the owner of The Film Collective, a consultancy business that helps financiers and companies with the strategic planning for their films in the worldwide marketplace from development and production through distribution.

She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Special Projects Mentor for The Peter Stark Producing Program, USC School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.

Adam Leipzig

Special Creative Advisor

Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior vice president at Disney. Collectively, his films have earned more than $2 billion on $300 million in production cost. He has been involved as a producer, distributor, or supervising executive on more than 30 films, including March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, and Titus.

He has a history of working with artists as they explore new realms of their creativity – including producing or supervising the first films directed by Jon Turteltaub, Julie Taymor, Joe Johnston, Cherien Dabis, and Luc Jacquet, and the first plays directed by Robert Altman.

He is author of Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers: Get Your Movie Made, Get Your Movie Seen and co-author of Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft. Filmmaking in Action, which is the definitive college and university textbook on contemporary filmmaking. Leipzig is on faculty at both UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he shares entertainment industry approaches and leadership and communications skills with leaders from a wide range of business sectors.

Adam is also the publisher of Cultural Weekly, a digital magazine elevating the conversation on the entire creative landscape.

Brett Williams

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Brett Williams brings strong roots in the independent film community, a love for creators and their work, and a background in issue advocacy and coalition-building to CreativeFuture. Brett began his entertainment career in New York as an associate producer with celebrated documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus. He later served as Vice President of Production at the independent film and video distribution company Hart Sharp Entertainment, where he oversaw numerous films from greenlight to release, including Golden Globe® and Academy Award®-nominated titles such as Nicholas Nickleby, A Home at the End of the World, Proof, P.S., The Night Listener, and Evening.

More recently, Brett co-founded Edible Schoolyard NYC, the New York City affiliate of Alice Waters’ groundbreaking educational program that partners with public schools to educate underserved children through an experiential, integrated, and interconnected seed-to-table program – and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board. He grew up in Texas and Singapore and graduated from Georgetown University.

Cesar Fishman

Vice President, Communications

Cesar Fishman is a communications and government affairs professional with a background in public policy and legislation. Cesar built his career working in Washington, D.C. working as a senate staffer and as a political consultant.

Born in Lima, Peru, Cesar grew up in Miami, Florida before attending college at the University of Florida. After his time in Gainesville, Cesar moved to Washington, D.C. to attend American University’s Washington College of Law – where he focused on public policy and administrative law.

A writer himself, Cesar understands the importance of copyright protections for creatives everywhere. Whether it be a self-published author selling their work online, or a Hollywood movie producer – intellectual property rights affect all producers of content equally, and for an artist’s business model to work and to create self-sufficiency, copyright protections must be absolute.

Adam Krentzman

Community Outreach

Adam Krentzman is a well-respected executive in the motion picture business. For twenty-five years, he has been involved with packaging, producing, and arranging the financing on over fifty feature films.

For over twenty years at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Mr. Krentzman served as a motion picture agent representing Hollywood’s top directors, producers and writers. His clients included: Michael Bay, Francis Ford Coppola, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sundance Films, and National Geographic.

Mr. Krentzman was also part of a three-member team involved in international financing and packaging for CAA clients. He has participated in transactions ranging from traditional talent employment and production arrangements to the worldwide distribution sales, as well as the structuring of international co-productions.

Mr. Krentzman has lectured at numerous universities including: USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, University of Hawaii, University of Arizona, American Film Institute, Academy of Art University, National Film School of Florence, Italy, Beijing Film Academy, Boston University, and Columbia College Hollywood.

He is on the board of Mavrick Artists Agency, is a past member of the Board of Advisors of the Telluride Film Festival, and is an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Gregg LaGambina

Director of Strategic Communications, Senior Writer

Gregg LaGambina is a writer whose work has appeared in The A.V. Club, Flaunt, SPIN, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, LA Weekly, Little White Lies, Malibu, Rhapsody, and VMan, among others. He was a founding editor-in-chief of the music and culture publication Filter, the managing editor of Flaunt, and briefly served as a city editor for The Onion’s A.V. Club.

He has taught creative writing at the University of California Davis, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Boston College. He has also volunteered as a journalism tutor for 826LA, a nonprofit that supports students to improve their writing by inspiring them to write creatively.

Lucy Sosa

Communications Associate

Ms. Sosa received her Bachelor of Science from Southern Methodist University in 2013, where she studied communications and journalism. After college, Ms. Sosa interned as a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News and contributed to various Dallas publications while in school. She also served as a writer for her university’s broadcast The Daily Update, which she also directed and produced from time-to-time.

Prior to joining CreativeFuture, Lucy worked at a small social media startup for two years. There, she was responsible for analyzing social media data and for writing blog posts and marketing emails.

Ms. Sosa is originally from the East Coast, but she is happy to call Southern California home.

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