In his professional life, he is the CEO of Fancy Film Post Production and is a film producer. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Bill has lived in the Silver Lake area since 1997.
Under her own banner, Two Rivers Productions, Janice co-created What We Carry, an ongoing, multi-media documentary series dedicated to preserving Holocaust survivors’ stories for future generations to come. Premiered at The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and subsequently presented Yad Vashem in Israel in 2014, What We Carry has been viewed by some 35,000 people over the past three years.
The common thread through much of her work is her passion for political activism, speaking truth to power and advocacy. Currently she is directing and producing a documentary, RAISE HELL: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, on one of the most provocative and courageous American journalists of modern times.
A graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts, Janice is now a professor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, where she teaches documentary film and shares her many stories to eager students from around the globe.
A longtime resident of Los Angeles, California, she is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and relishes her tenure as Vice-President of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. In her spare time she lives with her wife and three dogs, where she tends her urban garden and cooks for her extended beloved family.
Claudia Glenn Barasch
The LOVE mission is to reduce violence in the lives of disenfranchised inner city youth ages 11 to 21 and in our communities by building a generation of youth who communicate a message of non-violence. http://www.newyork.leaveoutviolence.org/
Claudia is also the founder and president of Claudia Glenn Events, Inc., an event production company since 1995. Claudia Glenn Events produces corporate, non-profit and social events in the NYC tri-state area as well as South Florida and greater Los Angeles.
Claudia is an avid motorcyclist along with her husband and their children. She was case as one of six women int he documentary “Motorcycle Women,” produced by Original Films and directed by Janice Engel for the Discovery Channel. In 2002 Claudia founded the Lady Liberty Ride motorcycle fundraising rally, which she produced for seven years. The Lady Liberty Ride had as many as 1000 co-ed riders participating in a round trip ride from NYC to Bear Mountain State Park promoting and supporting women in motorcycling of which all of the proceeds were donated to LOVE.
Prior to starting her company, she worked at Sotheby’s Auction House for 15 years in several capacities including cataloguing Antique Jewelry, and special events.
Claudia received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and the Ecole de Louvre in Paris with a concentration in music and art history. She is graduate of the WUJS Ulpan/Aliah program in Arad, Israel, attended Interlochen Arts Academy as a music and dance major, and is a graduate of classical piano from the Hoff Barthelson Music School conservatory. Currently, Claudia is a Masters Candidate at New York University Silver School of Social Work.
Claudia is married to Sheldon Hirshon and they reside in Los Feliz, since arriving here in January 2015. They have three adult children.
Her philosophy and approach to the business have been held in high regards by an impressive roster of consumer brand leaders, including Hard Rock Cafe International, Clear Channel, A&M Records, AOL, Virgin Atlantic, The Food Network and iconic Southern California landmarks The Hotel Lautner, The Los Angeles Athletic Club, Hollywood Tower and of course Barnsdall Art Park.
In 2014-2015 over 2375 classes/workshops were conducted for over 10,800. Her work was celebrated in a Resolution of Recognition from the Los Angeles City Council in June 2015. She grew up in Los Feliz attending Franklin, King and Marshall. She took classes at Barnsdall as did her four children who all are involved in the arts. For over a decade she served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of BA/FOJAC and was a founding member of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. She was also on the Board of Trustees of LEARN: an early educational reform movement in LAUSD where she designed the arts curriculum. She continues to reside in Los Feliz along with her extended family who are deeply involved in the community.
She earned her BA at UCLA: summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She received an MA and completed all but thesis PH.D in Modern European Cultural and
Intellectual History at U.C. Berkeley as a Regent Fellow.
With a background as an entertainment lawyer, Judy is able to provide both producing services and business affairs advice to maximize opportunities for the film projects she takes on. Most recently, Judy was a Co-Producer and Business Affairs executive for an animated feature film franchise, “THE LAND OF ELYON: The Dark Hills Divide,” a U.S.-China co-production based on an award-winning 5-book series. Judy has worked as an Executive Producer or Producer on numerous independent feature films and a variety of tv pilots, shorts and commercial video projects, including for companies such as Disney XD and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Mobile.
Judy came to film through dance and music, and she still loves all forms of performing arts. She is excited to be working with the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and furthering its mission of bringing the arts to the community.
Donald A. Seligman
Dr. Seligman was on the faculty of the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, Section of Orofacial Pain at the School of Dentistry, University of California at Los Angeles from 1979 until 2007, and achieved the position of Adjunct Associate Professor in 1998. In this capacity, he has written dozens of research papers and clinical publications, including chapters in textbooks, and lectured extensively around the world. In 1995-1996, he was President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and he was made a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain in 1994.
Dr. Seligman joined the Los Feliz Improvement Association (LFIA) after moving to Los Feliz in 1981, and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2006. He was the Chief Editor of the LFIA newsletter, “The Observer” from 2007 to 2014, and was elected LFIA President in 2009. He has long held a strong interest in Los Angeles history and recently wrote “Los Feliz: An Illustrated Early History” which was published in 2009 by the Los Feliz Improvement Association. He authored a second book, “Los Feliz and the Silent Film Era” which was also published by the Los Feliz Improvement Association in 2013. He has served as Treasurer of the Los Feliz Improvement Association since 2014.
Dr. Seligman joined the Barnsdall Art Park Board of Directors since 2009, and was Second Vice-President from 2012 until 2015. He was elected as Treasurer 2017 and serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Dr. Seligman was appointed to the newly formed Griffith Park Advisory Board in 2014, and has served as Vice-Chair from 2014 until today. He has also long held a strong interest in the Los Angeles cultural scene, and is a Founder of the Music Center. He is married to Dr. Jon Zimmermann and they celebrated their 46th anniversary in 2016.
She has led cutting edge public art programs, created and managed economic development, community development and redevelopment programs in a variety of communities. She brings to the Board an understanding of public policy issues and experience of, and a continued interest in, organizational structure and governance.
Alison retired from her position as Director of Economic Development and Marketing for the City of Beverly Hills to provide consultancy in organization development, recruitment and strategic planning.
Alison Maxwell established a consulting practice in 2011 to provide interim management services, strategic planning and organizational development services for local government. Her focus and expertise are in the areas of economic and community development, marketing, business improvement districts as well as the arts. Prior to establishing Maxwell Consulting, Alison spent six years as the Director of Economic Development and Marketing for the City of Beverly Hills. Since 2011, Alison has been providing interim management and program planning services to the City of Glendale to help it maintain the focus and stability of its economic develop program during the dissolution of redevelopment.
Christopher James Alexander
He is the co-editor of Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 (2013) and the author of Julius Shulman’s Los Angeles (2011). Alexander earned his M.Arch degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History from The George Washington University.
In 2010, Giles won a Student Emmy while studying at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for Best Comedy. Shortly thereafter he founded Honora Productions where he has written, produced & distributed critically acclaimed Sundance, Tribeca, SxSW, TIFF and BAFTA nominated films. In 2016, HONORA’s film DEAN won best US Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival and in 2017 he wrote and produced a TV pilot that was selected to be part of Sundance’s inaugural Independent Pilot Showcase.