STARS OF MMFM  ★★

 RANDALL EMMETT (Producer) 

Randall is one of the entertainment industry's most prolific film producers, has produced over 90 feature films since his start as Mark Wahlberg’s assistant in the 1990s. Combining financial acumen with an incisive creative sensibility, Emmett is partner and co-founder alongside George Furla of Emmett / Furla Oasis Films, a production company dedicated to the development, financing, and production of top-tier filmed entertainment for the theatrical marketplace with its own equity fund.

In 2017, he premiered the highly anticipated film SILENCE directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver. Recently, Emmett wrapped production on IRISHMAN and is in pre-production on BOSS LEVEL, directed by Joe Carnahan starring Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo. Later in 2018, he will premiere THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN GOTTI starring John Travolta. Additionally, Emmett executive produced the hit Starz TV series Power, which won an NAACP award and is currently filming Season 5. Emmett / Furla Oasis have a slate of films for production in 2018 and 2019.

KAREN HALL (Writer/Producer)

Emmy Nominated writer, producer & showrunner, Karen Hall, was the first and only female writer to be brought on staff for M*A*S*H? Karen also wrote the very last episode “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen.” She went on to write and produce many hit shows, including "The Good Wife," and "The Glades," leaving an indelible mark on the Industry. You can meet Karen and witness her legendary writing Master Class “What is a Good Screenplay and Why do you Need One?” at this year’s Miami Media and Film  Market .

BILLY KIMBALL (TV Producer/Comedy Write

Ever wonder why so many top comedy writers and comedians, from Conan O'Brien to Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest, got their "big break" after working for the legendary "Harvard Lampoon?" Well, at this year's MMFM, another notable Lampoon alumni, Billy Kimball, will be on-hand to discuss his remarkable journey in the world of TV producing and comedy writing. This two-time Emmy winner was most recently co-producer and writer for HBO's hit series "VEEP." Prior to that, Billy has written everything from "The Simpsons" to "The Oscars" telecast, including being Head writer for the 88th Oscars in 2016, hosted by Chris Rock.

GONZALO AMAT (Cinematographer)

Our 8th Miami Media and Film Market (MMFM) Conference is proud to announce a "Cinematography Master Class" with the extremely talented, ASC Nominated, cinematographer Gonzalo Amat. Mr. Amat's work spans from the breakout horror film "The Devil Inside" to "SEAL Team" for CBS and most recently, hit Amazon series "The Man in the High Castle." Gonzalo will take us on a cinematic journey into visual storytelling, breaking down the artistry and craftsmanship involved in this highly visual art form, from breaking down the script to lighting, lenses, movement  and  technology. Equipment and technical support provided by VER.

ETHAN BANVILLE (Writer/Animator)

Want to meet Ethan Banville? He will be at MMFM this year bringing over 15 years of expertise from working on the writing staff of hit shows like “iCarly,” “Drake & Josh” and “My Babysitter's A Vampire.” Ethan has also worked in animation both in the U.S. and Canada on shows like “Johnny Test,” “Grojband” and “Supernoobs.” In addition to working in the "app space," his recent work can be found on Nickelodeon's newest comedy, “Star Falls.” Ethan is currently working with James Rallison to develop an animated show based on the YouTube hit Odd 1s Out. Ethan will be part of our highly anticipated "Comedy Writers Room" panel and will also be featured as a guest judge on our yearly "Elevator Pitch Contest," which you can only experience by registering for the 8th Miami Media and Film Market!