Jax Deluca is the Media Arts Director at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). In this position, she oversees the NEA’s grant portfolio and field-building resources for arts organizations across the country working in film, video, audio, immersive technology, and other emerging media forms. In partnership with the International Documentary Association, she co-produced a national report on career sustainability for the documentary community, with a goal of articulating actionable strategies leading towards a more sustainable ecosystem for documentary professionals. Her field experience includes twelve years working at the intersection of arts and community-building as a non-profit administrator, educator, and artist. Prior to the NEA, she was executive director of Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources, a media arts professor at SUNY Buffalo State College, and a board member of the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Greater Buffalo Cultural Alliance, and the Western New York Book Arts Center.
Marc Hofstatter is a currently a genre film producer. He most recently served as the head of film for Indiegogo for the past five years; where he helped 300 filmmakers raise over $55 million dollars for their film and creative projects. Originally from New York, he began his career at the indie film label, October Films before transitioning to Los Angeles and starting at the William Morris Agency. He went on to serve as a production executive on both at Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. He has worked on over a dozen feature films, including helping overseeing production on such projects as Peter Sollett's Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Chris Weitz’s A Better Life and Tom Ford's A Single Man.
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