Industry Council

Our industry advisors have been carefully selected to provide professional expertise, academic best practices, and guidance from a diverse pool of extraordinary thought-leaders. They are the “Think Tank” that makes us better with a constant stream of powerful ideas. All our advisors volunteer their time in supporting Hussian College’s mission to empower students as content creators, entrepreneurs and creative professionals who embrace rapidly changing technology as it shapes the future of entertainment.


Nicole Arbusto Casting Director
Carrie Baker Associate Professor of Theatre at University of Alaska Fairbanks
Raphael Berko President, Founder, Media Artists Group
Robbie Brenner Partner, Film Division President, The Firm, Inc.
Joe Deer Head, BFA Musical Theatre Program
Jonathan Flom Musical Theatre Program Coordinator at Shenandoah University
Steve Gaydos Vice President & Executive Editor, Variety
Ken Halsband Feature Film Producer
Kaitlin Hopkins Department Chair, Musical Theatre at Texas State University
Kevin Iwashina Managing Partner, Preferred Content
John Leonard Head of Musical Theatre at University of Northern Colorado
Shelli Margheritis Partner, Independent Artist Entertainment
Julie McDonald Founder/Senior Agent at McDonald Selznick Associates
Michael Novak International Advisor, CEO One Plus Two Media
Stephen Ozoigbo International Advisor, Africa, CEO African Technology Foundation
Tony Selznick Founder, Senior Agent, McDonald/Selznick Associates
Ron Shelton Acclaimed Film Writer and Director
Jason Spero Head of Global Mobile Sales & Strategy at Google
Danny Stepper Film Producer and Media Entrpreneur