People of vision — with experience to realize.

 

Anne L. Corbett
Principal

Anne’s consulting experience includes multi-faceted experience in urban planning, economic development and creative placemaking. Skilled in directing all aspects of public, private and nonprofit real estate development including masterplanning, architecture, engineering, feasibility analysis, budgeting and finance, complex entitlements and execution. Anne provides a unique perspective and skill set to connect the creative economy and real estate development.

Anne founded and led CulturalDC, a non-profit organization to raise the regional awareness of the impact of arts development and the value of culture in community revitalization. In this role, Anne advised federal and local government, private developers, landlords and arts organizations, and launched numerous major exhibits, programs and events. Award-winning institutional development including board development, facility development, fundraising, capacity building.

Jon Gann
Creative Director

Jon Gann is the a force in the film festival world, having created, consulted with and fostered dozens of events around the globe. In the past year, he has worked on AFI Docs, Key West FF, DC Environmental FF, Bermuda International FF, Port Townsend FF, SF IndieFest and the Woods Hole FF. He is a founding Board Member of the Film Festival Alliance, the first organization to professionalize the festival space, and sits on the Advisory Board at George Mason University’s School of Film & Video Studies.

Jon is the Founder of DC Shorts, a non-profit organization championing short filmmaking, and the creator of the DC Shorts Film Festival, one of the country’s premier short film showcases. He has also served as the Executive Director of CINE, a 60-year old organization that honors the best in film, TV and digital media with the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award.

His book “Behind the Screens: Programmers Reveal How Film Festivals Really Work” examines how programmers and organizers curate, collect, watch and select films for their festivals, with frank insights reveal the inner-workings of an industry that is often misunderstood. Published in 2015, his second book “So You Wanna Start a Film Festival,” explores the trials and tribulations of starting a new festival.