Judges - 2018
Jim Amos is the founder and CEO of Scout 53, a full service movie industry consulting service, offering 20+ years of movie industry expertise for companies that require film distribution, marketing & PR, industry market analysis and projections, multi-dimensional technologies and sales, PVOD and Event Cinema content services. Jim spent several years with Sony Pictures, the last four of which as President of Domestic Distribution, and two years with start-up studio STX.
While at Sony he formulated release plans for and distributed more than 50 films that grossed over $100 million in North America and nearly 100 that opened to #1 at the box office. During his time as Head of Sales at STX, the company became the first studio to release a $100 million film in its first 18 months with the comedy, Bad Moms.
Jim is also a contributor for Forbes, writing about all aspects of the movie business. His articles can be found at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamos/#1a1c99146579. In addition, he is a partner at Scout 22, a full service Marketing and PR agency that specializes in the vegan and Conscious Capitalist space.
Jim is a vegan and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lori and their 15 rescue animals.
Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian with a PhD in nutrition. She has a private practice in British Columbia, Canada, where she counsels people online to improve their nutrition from all across Canada. Pamela is a member of the Sustainable Food Systems team for Dietitians of Canada and in the past year she has spoken at the Dietitians of Canada conference, Veg Fest Toronto and the Plant-based Prevention of Disease conference. Pamela and her husband Dave are raising four children on a plant-based diet.
Christina Pochmursky is a journalist, artist, animal activist and an award-winning documentary film-maker in her own right. Her work has been broadcast around the world appearing on CBC, CTV, Discovery and National Geographic International.
Over a long career in broadcast journalism, Christina worked as a daily news reporter at Global News, an investigative journalist at CBC, then produced and hosted a daily business news show at Newsworld for many years.
At Cinenova Productions in Toronto, she directed and wrote a series of big budget documentaries for the global market.
She also worked as Commissioning Editor at The Documentary Channel, where she also hosted Directors Cut, a weekly series of interviews with Canadian documentary filmmakers.
Christina became a vegan at the stroke of midnight 2014, after seeing first hand the suffering that is inflicted on animals in the factory farm system.