Patrick de Bokay
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. de Bokay possesses a cornucopia of business and creative film industry knowledge and experience. Through deep and penetrating insight into the inner workings of the film industry, he uses his passion and dedication to realize the dreams and visions of independent filmmakers. With over 30 years of experience in both the film industry and the marketing and advertising agency worlds, he draws on his expertise in the fields of entertainment as well as consumer marketing, branding and media placement. He distributed and marketed over 500 films, b…Read more
Humberto Casanova (WiteMan) is a talented producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He started his music career at the age of 10 playing the jazz saxophone in school. From there he went on to playing the drums, guitar, bass, and piano. He has played in a popular South Florida rock band, Day Music Died, for over 9 years recording an album with the band and producing their latest EP. His music production company, The PROdeuces, has been associated with Team PitBull for over 5 years. This year alone, he has had two major single releases: Jamie Drastik feat. PitBull, "Save Me", and …Read more
Vanessa has been an entrepreneur for the past couple of years. As a native of Miami with 10 years of experience in the Film and Entertainment industry her vast knowledge of the business has allowed her to work on and off camera for various Television Series, Commercials, Public Service Announcements, and Films. Vanessa has worked for two Artist Management companies and the world renowned South Florida Talent Agency, World of Kids, Inc. Her love and passion for film has brought her to expand her business skills into operating DocMiami and has been a key asset to its success.
Ece Karayalcin Filmmaker/ Professor at the Department of Film and Television, School of Entertainment and Design Technologies. Professor Karayalcin has worked freelance as a director, production manager, assistant director and cinematographer on commercials, industrials and music videos, short films, and projects including Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. Her work is now kept in a digital library/archive in Los Angeles. She has also served as a judge and/or panelist on various film festivals such as Women’s International Film Festival, Florida Media Market, Urban Entertai…Read more
Melissa Mackenzie holds the position of Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing for Maverick Entertainment Group. She is responsible for leading the marketing efforts of Maverick Entertainment Group (MEG); working closely with the senior management team to develop marketing strategies and managing the successful execution of those plans. MS. Mackenzie oversees all marketing efforts from creative concept to market rollout for both the domestic and global divisions of the company. In addition, Ms. Mackenzie promotes brand creation for Maverick Entertainment Group as a premier d…Read more
Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami modeling/talent industry as an agent for models and actors. After moving to Los Angeles, Jose Luis spent the better part of four years on a motion picture desk at International Creative Management (ICM) one of the leading “power brokers” in the Motion Picture Production Department, which represents award winning below-the-line talent. Jose Luis recently moved back to Miami to work on co-writing an adapted feature screenplay from a best selling Spanish language novella. During this time he also worked in the Director’s office of the Miami Interna…Read more
Erik Marum Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer. Graduated from Luther College with Degrees in Business Management and Management Information Systems. Spent 10 years serving the Technology industry as: Webmaster, Developer, Project Manager, QA Manager, Assistant to CTO and Executive Team. Main Focus in the technology industry has been on Internet technologies and applications as well as wireless software and communications.Responsible for everyday technical operations of BIGSTAR.tv, as well as software development and future vision and integration.
Brenda Nieborsky is VP of Operations for Openfilm.com where she works directly with film festivals all over the world providing customized technology services to each. Prior to her work with Openfilm, Brenda was a short film producer. She has worked with many of the industry’s best, including producer Michael Waxman, and directors Michael Apted, Doug Liman, Griffin Dunne, David Koepp, and Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Mary E. Nunez, Music Licensing Director, Sony/ BMG Music Entertainment. Mary Nunez specializes in processing master use synch licensing requests in the areas of television, films, commercials, independent films, trailers, and video games. She has been able to establish key relationships with everything ranging from post production houses to multi-national companies throughout Latin America. Ms. Nunez has licensed production music libraries such as Killertracks, Network Music and First Com Music.
Krystal Oliva is presetly the Event Coordinator of (JAMPA) Journalists & Media Professionals of the Americas, a club which she co-founded at FIU and is working towards her BA in communications/journalism with a minor in Hospitality/special events. She has volunteered and assited with events such as: the Florida Breast Health Care Initiative and the Kidz Kitchen (Sobe Wine & Food Festival).
Gloria is a four time Suncoast Emmy Winner and television investigative reporter for the Univision 23 news team. She began her television career as host of an Entertainment television program on Channel 41, America TeVe where she was promoted to newscaster. As such she covered a variety of stories such as: crime, the economy, education, politics and also Cuban news and developments. DocMiami is truly honored that the beautiful and talented Gloria Ordaz has returned to host the DocMiami Awards Gala for a second consecutive year.
Marlene Quincoces is endearingly and best known as "Marly Q.". She is the CEO - Chief Events Officer of StarMar Events. She is an effervescent social entrepreneur and philanthropist with an unquenchable thirst for service and over ten years of professional event planning, management and leadership experience. She is the CPO – Chief PARK Officer, of PARK Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the message Perform Acts of Random Kindness worldwide.