Kelly Eltschlager (S'08) moved to Los Angeles from Pittsburgh, PA after attending Waynesburg University where she studying Electronic Media & Journalism. She currently is the Sr. Financial Analyst at Pop TV. Prior to Pop, she worked at Aspiration Media/Different Drummer as the Director of Finance, CBS Films as the Production/Corporate Finance Coordinator and at Summit Entertainment as Finance Assistant. In addition to work, Kelly is a Deacon at Ecclesia Hollywood.
Chris Hall (S'04) moved to Los Angeles from Chicago after attending North Park University where he majored in Media Studies and Theater. Chris went on to graduate school at the University of Southern California where he majored in film and television production and has been a working colorist and cinematographer in Los Angeles since graduating in 2007. Turning exclusively to color correction in 2009, Chris is currently a resident colorist at Prehistoric Digital in Santa Monica where he grades primarily feature films, commercials, and television shows.
James Hiatt (S'09) is a producer and director who has been working mostly freelance since he returned to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2010, after graduating from Asbury University. He has lived with 3 female Circus Acrobats, toured with the Dos Equis Most Interesting Show in the World, worked on 90210 for 26 episodes, and has kissed an Elephant on the set of Dave Stewart's newest music video "Every Single Night", on which he was the talent coordinator. He just produced a $45,000 e-cigarette commercial, and is currently directing a short-film based on the opera, "Einstein on the Beach", among other things.
Melanie Knox (F’98) is a Director of Worldwide Distribution Services at Paramount Pictures, working with a team who oversees the dubbing and subtitling of feature films and trailers that are distributed to more than 70 countries worldwide. This international market makes up approximately 65 percent of all theatrical box office grosses. As Director, Melanie manages international filmmaker and legal requirements, working on all Paramount films, including projects by Michael Bay, J.J. Abrams, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Melanie supervises multi-million dollar international post-production budgets for creation of foreign language versions and the creation of materials exhibited in theaters. She also manages international technical requirements for picture, audio, and subtitling of new and specialty theatrical distribution formats and technologies.
Melanie is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and attended LAFSC in Fall 1998. She has worked for film studios throughout her career, starting at New Line Cinema (The Lord of the Rings) in Post Production and also at Dreamworks (Shrek) in Worldwide Technical Services.
Timmy Morgan (S’04) is a comedian/actor/voice actor who's been living in LA for the past 7 years. He studies and performs improv with The Groundlings and Mosaic Comedy (formerly Monkey Butler Comedy). He also wrote a feature film script that has been optioned and is currently in development. He lives in Pasadena with his wife and two boys.
Katrina Wandel (F’04) attended North Park University in Chicago, Illinois and interned at Nickelodeon Movies while studying at LAFSC. Katrina began pursuing her passion for casting with an internship at Simon Casting in Chicago during her last semester of college at North Park. Upon her return to Los Angeles in the Summer of 2005, after a two season stint as a writers' PA, she landed two post-graduate internships with well-respected casting companies and has worked in casting ever since. Katrina currently works as a casting associate/coordinator and has worked on such television shows as Happily Divorced, starring Fran Drescher, See Dad Run with Scott Baio, Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano and movies such as True Grit, Contagion and The Big Wedding.
Greg Wilson (F’04) was raised in Indianapolis and attended Taylor University to study zoology. He dreamed of one day having his own wildlife show about big cats, but after a semester of roaming the green hills of Ireland, Greg realized that making movies was the life for him. Armed with his biology degree, he headed west to take his chances in the jungles of Hollywood. Through the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Greg landed an internship with legendary writer/producer/director Garry Marshall. The internship led to a full-time assistant job for Garry on the Lindsay Lohan/Jane Fonda film, GEORGIA RULE. After the film, Greg moved up to become the Director of Development at Garry’s company, Henderson Productions, where he was a part of bringing the box office hits, VALENTINE’S DAY and NEW YEAR’S EVE, to the screen. During his time at Henderson, Greg has also written and produced several commercials and award-winning short films with his Paper Crane partners. Greg’s passing is bringing quality entertainment to the big screen by telling stories that will touch hearts and challenge minds.