Larry W. Poland, Ph.D.
Larry Poland has had an illustrious career in higher education, international volunteer service, and in consulting to decision-makers in the entertainment industry. He has been a college president, written seven books, placed volunteers in 35 nations, traveled to 100 countries, and founded two schools and a radio station.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cindy Bond is an industry veteran acclaimed for her work in producing, marketing, and distributing uplifting, life-affirming, inspirational films. In the nineties, Cindy was President of Norann Entertainment, and, later, Providence Entertainment. She co-founded both companies with Interstate Batteries Chairman Norm Miller. At Providence, she served as President of Production and Acquisitions. Now heading Mission Pictures, Cindy was an executive producer on Love Finds You In Sugarcreek, Ohio, for UP TV, A Beautiful Soul for TV One, and The Shunning and The Confession for The Hallmark Channel.
As a producer, director, and technical director, Jack has produced more than 185 motion pictures, videos, and visual presentations over fifty years. He is also President of Illustra Media, a company which produces documentaries with worldwide distribution.
Bill Ewing, Board Chairman
Bill served as Senior VP of Production Administration for Columbia Pictures, culminating a fifteen-year career with the studio. After leaving Sony/Columbia in 2002, he was President of Every Tribe Entertainment, creating feature films and documentaries through 2008. He is currently CEO of a new independent feature film company.
A producer, screenwriter and entertainment lawyer with extensive legal, business, and creative experience in film development, production, and distribution. He is the principal of Birchwood Pictures, LLC, which develops, produces, and distributes independent feature films and documentaries. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Carmel Entertainment Group, LLC, which procured distribution of a number of successful independent feature films and documentaries. Larry maintains a limited law practice through Frenzel Law Corporation, and serves as Board Chairman of Illustra Media/La Mirada Films.
Cathy Heiliger is a certified professional life coach with clients in the entertainment industry, corporations and churches. She is a speaker, the author of a course used in churches on emotional healing, and has written a short-story devotional book, Encounters of the Heart: There’s More to the Story Than Meets the Eye.
Craig is the founder and CEO of HowSimple, a software development company with a new technology that is being hailed by senior industry analysts as capable of completely changing how we interact with our computers. A serial entrepreneur and early pioneer of the Semantic Web, Parsing Technology (synaptic analysis), Natural Language Navigation and Internet Localization, Craig entered the technology field after many years working in Hollywood as a director, producer and writer. He resides with his wife and twin daughters in Southern California.
Scott graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in biology and human communications. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry with Marion Laboratories until he started a medical education company, Armand Scott, Inc., which he sold in 2000. He now heads Sentinel Hydrosolutions, LLC, a leading water security company.
Jim is the founder of Media Strategies and Solutions–a media distribution and security consultancy. He is the former Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), where he served from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining the MPAA, Jim served nearly twenty years with Hughes/DIRECTV, where he led the startup of DIRECTV Japan and the first HDTV service in the United States.