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William H Macy

Actor; Director; Screenwriter

Jeremy Guy

Award-Winning Film-Maker – ‘Purdah’

Andy Weir Award-Winning Author of ‘The Martian’

Joan Baez Folksinger and Activist

Jimmy Jackson Guitarist; Music Producer; Songwriter

Stewart Purvis CBE Awardwinning Broadcast Media Pro

Kevin Fortuna Michael Clayton Image

Michael Clayton; Kevin Fortuna Director; Producer ‘The Dunning Man’

Chris Abernathy, Tim Astor

Tim Astor; Chris Abernathy Producers – ‘Actors Anonymous’

Ruken Tekes Image

Ruken Tekes – ‘The Circle’ Human Rights Expert; Film-Maker

Students Image

High School Student Film-Makers Metamorphosis Junior Year

Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth Internationally Best-Selling Author

Tess Morris Image

Tess Morris Screenwriter; BAFTA Breakthrough Brit

Anne Sconberg Photo

Anne Sconberg Co-Founder Anne & Mark’s Art Party

Tina Brown Image

Tina Brown Personal Stylist; Fashion Blogger

Jo Baker Image

Jo Baker Best-Selling Author

Rita Moreno Image

Rita Moreno Oscar-Winning Actress

Pixie Le Knot Image

Pixie Le Knot Actress and Contortionist

Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood Oscar-Winning Director

Liz Miller

Liz Miller Award-Winning Film-Maker; Academic

Niko von Glasow

Niko von Glasow Award-Winning Filmmaker

Bonnie Greenberg

Bonnie Greenberg

Award-Winning Music Supervisor

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

Illustrator, Writer and Product Designer

Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty

Bestselling Author And Mortician

Felicia Day

Felicia Day

 Actress and Entrepreneur

Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki

Best-Selling Author

Trash McSweeney

Trash McSweeney

Singer/Song-Writer of The Red Paintings

Michelle Boley

Michelle Boley

Film Director, Writer and Producer

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

Bestselling Writer and Film-Maker

Sam Andrew

Sam Andrew

Of Big Brother and The Holding Co.

Tad Williams

Tad Williams

Internationally Best-Selling Author

Nidhi Chanani

Nidhi Chanani

Artist, Illustrator, Writer and Proprietor

Saleem

Saleem

Stand-Up Comedian and Actor

Kenny Butterill

Kenny Butterill

Singer, Songwriter and Producer

Dina Scoppettone

Dina Scoppettone

Fashion Photographer and Academic

John Babcock

John Babcock

2014 Santa Cruz Artist of the Year

Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin

Stand-Up Comedian and Comedy Writer

Ulla Anobile

Ulla Anobile

Writer and Artist

Mona May

Mona May

Hollywood Costume Designer

Jonathan Dana

Jonathan Dana

Hollywood Producer

Frances Bromley

Frances Bromley

Of the Design Company, Scabetti

Richard Stockton

Richard Stockton

Comedian, Writer and Radio Host

Nancy Horan

Nancy Horan

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Sam Andrew

Sam Andrew

Of Big Brother and Holding Company

Sir Harry Cowell

Sir Harry Cowell

Rock Manager, Producer, Entrepreneur

Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith

Internationally Bestselling Author

Mindy Elliott

Award-winning Film Editor – ‘Pie’

Michael Rabehl

Cinequest Programming Director

Jane Lynch Award-Winning Actor

Edward Goldman Art critic; Host of ‘Art Talk’

Ann Leckie Record-Breaking Science Fiction Author

Jonathan Safran Foer Award-Winning Author

Dwayne Gittens Image
Jake Robbins Image

Jake Robbins Lead Actor ‘Actors Anonymous’

The Valley Image

Saila Kariat – ‘The Valley’ Director, Writer, Producer

Betsy Franco Metamorphosis Image

Betsy Franco Award-Winning Writer; Actress

Helene Cardona Image

Hélène Cardona Award-Winning Poet; Actress

Chris Scheuerman Photo

Chris Scheuerman Film Director, Producer, and Writer

Juliet Sargeant Image

Juliet Sargeant Award-Winning Garden Designer

Rose Sellery Image

Rose Sellery Award-Winning Artist; Wearable Art

Joe Burke Image

Joe Burke Actor

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Image

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Author, Poet, Activist and Teacher

Stephen Brandon Image
Jim Parrack

Jim Parrack Actor; Acting Teacher

Kristopher Jansma

Kristopher Jansma Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author

Ehab Shanti

Ehab Shanti Founder and CEO of Alhoush.com

Wallace Baine

Wallace Baine

Award-Winning Journalist and Writer

Omar Offendum

Omar Offendum

Hip-Hop Artist, Poet, Peace Activist

Vincent Diamante

Vincent Diamante

BAFTA-nominated Composer

William Kelley

William Kelley

Internationally Acclaimed Artist

Tom Killion

Tom Killion

Woodcut And Letterpress Artist

Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger

Toaster and Member of The Beat

Rama Chakaki

Rama Chakaki

Founder of Baraka Bits

Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket

Best-Selling Author and Musician

Sheila Jeffries

Sheila Jeffries

Best-Selling Author and Artist

Tandy Beal

Tandy Beal

Dancer, Choreographer and Director

Ray Brown

Ray Brown

Big Band Composer, Jazz Educator

Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi

Author, Essayist and Academic

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang

Award-Winning Graphic Novel Author

Fernando Rees

Fernando Rees

Professional Race Car Driver

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Singer-Songwriter and Band-Leader

Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass

Award-Winning Poet and Author

Dirk Robinson

Dirk Robinson

Author, Actor and Knitting Designer

Jenni Ward

Jenni Ward

Sculptor and Owner Earth Art Studio

Dayna Goldfine

Dayna Goldfine

Emmy Award-Winning Film Maker

Jane Lamacraft

Jane Lamacraft

British Actress and Comedy Writer

Kenny Hill

Kenny Hill

Guitarist, President Hill Guitar Company

Deborah Allen

Deborah Allen

Actress, Screenwriter and Film-Maker

Audrey Murr Copland

Audrey Murr Copland

Spiritual Teacher and Healer

Lacy J Dalton

Lacy J Dalton

Country Music Star; Songwriter

Jessica Paré

Actress; Singer
 

Adria Tennor

Director; Writer; Actor – ‘Pie’

Enrique Martínez Celaya – Part 3

Artist; Provost Professor; Author

Carol Leifer Emmy-Nominated Writer; Comedian

Victoria Sweet Professor of Medicine; Author

Mick Dawson World Record Holder; Film-maker

Laurie R King

Laurie R King Internationally Bestselling Writer

Petr Cikhart Ian Blume Image

Petr Cikhart; Ian Blume Award-winning Cinematographer; Editor

Mark Pellington Image

Mark Pellington Award-Winning Film-Maker

The Sounding Image

Harris Yulin, C Eaton, Teddy Sears Actors and Director: The Sounding

Ziek McCarter Image

Ziek McCarter Creative Director+Vocalist of Con Brio

Geraldine Brooks Image

Geraldine Brooks Pulitzer Author; Foreign Correspondent

Andrew Jenkins Photo

Andrew Jenkins Award-Winning Actor

Steven Friedman Image

Steven Friedman Scientist; Philosopher; Artist; Performer

Lina Qadri Image

Lina Qadri Artist and Academic

Michael David Lynch Image

Michael David Lynch Award-Winning Film Maker

Jane Gull Image

Jane Gull Award Winning Director; Screenwriter

Selvamani Selvaraj Image

Selvamani Selvaraj Award Winning Filmmaker; Writer

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno Oscar-Winning Actress

Four Artists From Fire In The Heart

Deborah Allen Four Artists From Fire In The Heart

Bobby Roth

Bobby Roth Award-Winning Film Director

Shmuel Thaler

Shmuel Thaler

Award-Winning Photographer

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith

Internationally Best Selling Author

Raven Wilkinson

Raven Wilkinson

Ballet Dancer, Actress and Mentor

Darren Korb

Darren Korb

Composer, Audio Director, Song-Writer

Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn Tickell OBE

Composer and Recording Artist

Tarquin Gotch

Tarquin Gotch

Entertainment Industry Veteran

James Dalessandro

James Dalessandro

Screenwriter, Writer and Film-Maker

Bob Fitch

Bob Fitch

Iconic Photographer, Photo-Journalist

Tony Smith

Tony Smith

Music Producer and Composer

Jordana Paige

Jordana Paige

Handbag Designer and Entrepreneur

Richard Stockton

Richard Stockton

Comedian, Musician and Radio Host

Danny De Lillo

Danny De Lillo

British Actor, Television Host and Writer

Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides

Award-Winning Writer and Historian

Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

Professional Race Car Driver

Mick Dawson

Mick Dawson

Film-Maker, Adventurer and Speaker

Phillip Tan

Phillip Tan

Actor, Stuntman, Fight Choreographer

Ed Penniman

Ed Penniman

Graphic Designer and Artist

Nick Trout

Nick Trout

Veterinary Surgeon, Best-Selling Author

Dan Geller

Dan Geller

Emmy Award-Winning Film-Maker

Eddie Adamberry

Eddie Adamberry

Musician, Songwriter, Music Producer

Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen Artist and Indie Game Designer

Laurie R King

Laurie R King

Internationally Best-Selling Author

Kenny Butterill

Kenny Butterill

Americana Music Artist

Helene Cardona

Helene Cardona

Actress, Linguist and Poet

Rachel Winter

Oscar-Nominated Producer
 

Dawn Mikkelson; Miranda Wilson

Award-winning Film-maker; Producer

Enrique Martínez Celaya – Part 2 Award-winning Artist; Author

Enrique Martinez Celaya – Part 1 Internationally Renowned Artist

Maggie Stiefvater #1 NYT Best-Selling Author; Artist

Tad Williams Superstar Fantasy Writer

Tom Kemp Image

Tom Kemp Actor

Doctorow Scalzi Image

Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi Award Winning Science Fiction Writers

Romi Trower Image

Romi Trower – ‘What If It Works?’ Director, Writer, Actor

What Happened in Vegas Image

R Denison, Bill Scott, Doug Blush From ‘What Happened in Vegas?’

Jodi Frediani Image

Jodi Frediani Marine Life Photographer

Maria Semple Photo

Maria Semple Best-Selling Author; Screenwriter

Mark Henderson Photo

Mark Henderson Co-Founder Anne & Mark’s Art Party

Camilla d’Errico Image

Camilla d’Errico Surrealist Painter; Comic Book Artist

Jen Heck Image

Jen Heck Filmmaker; TV Producer/Director

Steve Goldbloom Image

Steve Goldbloom Award-Winning Film Maker; Actor

James Rumsey Image

James Rumsey Film Producer; Award-Winning Director

Molly Prentiss Image
First-Time Director

Mary Kiio Director; Consultant

Kathleen Powell

Kathleen Powell Cinequest President And Co-Founder

Michael Wertz

Michael Wertz Author, Illustrator and Printer

Leslie Vanderpool

Leslie Vanderpool

Bahamas Int. Film Festival Founder

Tyler Stenson

Tyler Stenson

Singer, Songwriter and Writer

Sadia Azmat

Sadia Azmat Stand-Up Comedian; Comedy Writer

William Finnegan

William Finnegan

Award-Winning Journalist and Author

Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler

Best-selling and Award-Winning Author

MURS

MURS

Indie Rap Icon

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

Film Director, Producer and Writer

Reif Larsen

Reif Larsen

Best-Selling Author and Film-Maker

Kathleen Crocetti

Kathleen Crocetti

Award-Winning Conceptual Artist

Alan White

Alan White

Member of Rock Band Yes

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Writer

Garth Stein

Garth Stein

Author, Oscar-winning Film-Maker

Sandra Gilbert

Sandra Gilbert

Poet, Writer and Professor at UC Davis

Becca King Reed

Becca King Reed

Television Producer/Host; Raw Chef

Antonique Rivela

Antonique Rivela

Songwriter and Recording Artist

Jett Williams

Jett Williams

Singer; Hank Williams Sr’s Daughter

Helena De Crespo

Helena De Crespo

Actress and Founder of Save World Art

Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter

Country Singer-Songwriter

Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith

Internationally Best-Selling Author

Dwayne Johnson Cochran

Dwayne Johnson Cochran

Hollywood Director, Writer, Journalist

Susana Arias

Susana Arias

Renowned Sculptor and Painter

Geoffrey Dunn

Geoffrey Dunn

Author, Journalist, Film-Maker, Historian

Tad Williams

Tad Williams

Internationally Best-Selling Author

Tyler Stenson

Tyler Stenson

American Singer-Songwriter

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