Sarah Ramos is a writer, director and actress, best known for appearing in Parenthood and The Affair. Ramos has written and directed short films The Arm, which won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize for Comedic Storytelling and Fluffy (2016). Her love for romantic comedies is documented in her webseries City Girl, a rom-com that she wrote at age 12 in 2003 and produced in 2016. City Girl is currently being developed into a TV series, in which Ramos will produce more scripts written by children.
Amy Nicholson is a film writer and critic for Variety, The Guardian, and the Washington Post, and the host of the movie podcasts "Unspooled," "Zoom," "The Canon," and "Halloween Unmasked." Previously, she was the chief film critic for LA Weekly and MTV News. As a member of FIPRESCI, as well as the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, she has served on film festival juries for Sundance, Moscow, Cairo, Buenos Aires, and Eurasia. Her first book, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, was published by Cahiers du Cinema.
Katie Silberman is a writer and producer originally from Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from Dartmouth College and receiving an MFA from Columbia University’s Film Program, Katie came to LA to work as the showrunner's assistant on the Fox sitcom BEN AND KATE. Following the show, Katie’s feature rewriting work on films such as HOT PURSUIT, HOW TO BE SINGLE, and MIDNIGHT SUN all led to co-producer credits.
After appearing on 2014’s Young and Hungry List, Katie’s script for SET IT UP landed on the 2015 Blacklist and the feature starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Glen Powell, and Taye Diggs premiered on Netflix last summer. She also wrote New Line’s ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, and Liam Hemsworth, which premiered earlier this year and co-wrote Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut BOOKSMART, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Devers for Annapurna, which will open this May. Katie will write a musical adaptation of THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS for Universal Studios, with Margot Robbie attached to star and Elizabeth Banks attached to direct. Most recently announced, Katie will write and produce a new Netflix rom com starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, set to go into production in early 2020.
Julie Rapaportwas named Co-Head of Amazon Studios’ Original Movies (in September 2018) alongside Ted Hope and Matt Newman. Amazon Original Movies is an initiative by Amazon Studios to produce and acquire original movies for both theatrical and streaming release.
Rapaport oversees Amazon Studios’ newest division focused on expanding the current slate with films appealing to wider audiences. Rapaport also oversees the Studios’ new streaming initiative focused on creating excellent films for release on Prime Video. Since 2015, Amazon Studios has enjoyed the critical and commercial success of films such as Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Manchester By the Sea, and Oscar-nominated The Big Sick. While at Amazon Studios, Rapaport has overseen Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York, and Mike White’s Brad’s Status.
Rapaport began her career at the William Morris Agency in the agent trainee program. She then worked at The Weinstein Company, where she rose to Senior Vice President of Production and Development, and oversaw the production of numerous films, including: Lion, Burnt, Silver Linings Playbook, August: Osage County, The Giver, and Big Eyes. In 2014, Rapaport was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen “35 Under 35” list. She graduated from Tufts University in 2006 where she majored in English and minored in Film Studies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and dog.