Film Keynote Speakers

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Film keynote speakers play a significant role in film as a powerful medium within our culture as audiences and actors, writers, directors, and others have grown more diverse. They are actors, directors, and writers who speak to audiences consuming via theater, digitally, television, streaming, and video content. GDA's expert film keynote speakers understand cinema and film are powerful vehicles for culture, political, education, leisure, and social commentary.


Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Mallory Brown

Impact Storyteller, Global Humanitarian, & Keynote Speaker

Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and humanitarian. She is the founder of World Clothes Line. She runs philanthropic campaigns, backpacking around the globe, raising awareness and encouraging a compassionate world.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Elliot Kotek

Content Chief & Co-FounderĀ of Not Impossible, Executive Director - The Not Impossible Foundation

Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. His particular obsession is collaborating on harnessing technology and science to produce low-cost solutions for our most vulnerable populations then utilizing the power of film and the strength of brands to amplify those stories for true reach.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Matthew Luhn

Former Pixar Story Artist, Writer, Story Consultant, Creative Writing Instructor and Speaker

Matthew Luhn is a writer, story and branding consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters formerly at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Lital Marom

Serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist and Visionary

Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. Lital empowers business leaders with the innovation tools required to enter new markets, new sources of revenue, scale faster, increase profit to future proof their businesses in the digital economy.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Tony Plana

Award-Winning Star of Ugly Betty and Director of Stage and Screen

Cuban-born Tony is one of the most recognizable Latino actors of stage and screen and has directed, produced, and starred in more than 60 major films. Tony is best known for his starring role as Ignacio Suarez on the hit ABC show, Ugly Betty.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor, and Angel Investor.

Founder of Netflix. An inspiring and experienced speaker. Draws from nearly 4 decade as an entrepreneur, in order to inspire and entertain audiences ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to students. Focuses on Innovation, Creativity, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Delaney Ruston

Physician and Documentary Filmmaker

Since the release of her first feature-length film, UNLISTED in 2009, Delaney has been a sought-after speaker. Her engaging presentations weave together compelling stories with cutting-edge science, inspiring audiences to rethink their assumptions.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Timothy Shriver

Social Leader, an Educator, Author, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur

Chairman, Special Olympics. As part of his passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized, Shriver has harnessed the power of Hollywood to share stories of inspiration and change. Shriver and his team created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education, and family support.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Tim Washer

Former Comedy Writer and Actor on SNL

Tim Washer spent 20 years at IBM, Cisco and Accenture mostly feigning interest on conference calls. Moonlighting as a comedy writer/actor on SNL, Conan and The Late Show established him as a Subject Matter Expert in nonsense. Tim applied humor to humanize some of the world’s most boring brands. 

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