Director of Development
A New Jersey native, Lizzie Finn has been involved in the East Coast independent film scene for over 25 years. She filled a myriad of crew roles (script supervisor, assistant director, assistant editor) on films produced by Kevin Smith’s View Askew Productions (A Better Place, Big Helium Dog, Vulgar) and was a segment writer on Discovery’s Emmy-winning Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye. For several years, Lizzie was a partner in Like-Minded Entertainment, a female-run company dedicated to developing high-quality documentaries, short films, and TV projects on a shoe-string budget. She has won numerous awards for her writing and works as an independent script consultant. In 2019, she began teaching screenwriting at Project Write Now, and became Program Manager/Founder of the PWN Screenwriting Academy in 2020. She graduated from Rutgers University, and has a Certificate in TV, Film & Broadcasting from New York University
Paul Schweitzer has spent a forty-year career in commercial real estate representing the interests of occupiers of all types of properties. He has managed a large brokerage staff for a Global advisory firm and founded a successful commercial real estate company that he sold in 2017 to Colliers International. Paul is an active angel investor with investments in technology, energy, software, data centers and industrial and multifamily real estate. His lifelong passion for scripted television and film has led to his pursuit of that passion with Last Stop Productions. Paul lives in Potomac, MD with his wife Randi. He is the proud grandfather of a rambunctious three- year-old boy. He graduated with a BS in finance from the University of Miami many years ago. When not focused on his many ventures, Paul can be found on the golf course.
David Karp is a seasoned operator and dealmaker across a broad spectrum of
entertainment and media. At Discovery Networks, David launched and ran a group of cable television networks, significantly growing the company’s subscriber base, viewership and revenue. He also spearheaded expansion into digital media and other categories as head of business development. After Discovery, David headed business development for SnagFilms, directing strategy and distribution of independent films across all streaming platforms. David later served as a senior executive at Gas Station TV, playing a key role in creating one of the largest out-of-home video networks in the U.S. David remains currently active as head of strategy for On Stage Enterprises, a global live entertainment company that specializes in world-class productions that pay tribute to the greatest performers and music across generations. He also continues to develop unscripted television series. David earned a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Michigan. He is active in community service and philanthropy, while also working hard to improve his golf, tennis and pickleball games.
Kristen grew up in a large Greek family in Philadelphia before moving to New York City where she earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in just three years. She now resides in Los Angeles. As an actress, Kristen's work can be seen on Peacock, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Redbox, OnDemand and the Lifetime network. As a Producer, Kristen got her start on the film 'Bobcat Moretti' starring Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Matt Peters, and Oscar-nominee Sally Kirkland, in which Kristen shares a scene with Taryn and Matt. Kristen is currently producing a female-driven feature film titled 'Ramona At Midlife' written by esteemed playwright Brooke Berman and starring Yvonne Woods, Alysia Reiner, Joel de la Fuente, and April Matthis. Kristen is driven by her strong sense of empathy and a passion to illuminate honest human behavior in nuanced and empowered female characters.
Amy has worked in the fashion accessories business for over twenty years. She earned her BFA in Industrial Design/Jewelry from Parsons School of Design and has worked with Patricia Nash Designs, Andrew Marc, Kenneth Cole, and Marc Fisher. Her early years were split between dance, theatre and design and she appeared in community theatre productions and dance exhibitions, later shifting into costume and set design. A jewelry making class changed her career path from the performing arts to the visual arts, but she never lost her passion for theatre and film production. At the beginning of the pandemic she began writing with her husband Michael. The two have won screenwriting awards for their TV pilot Old Daddy and are working on several other projects together.
Michael has had a long career in the fashion accessories industry, but his passion has always been to entertain. After years of running his own successful accessories company as well as working for many others in the industry, he wrote an original screenplay about a comedian who gets involved with the mob which sold to Danny Aiello’s production company. The draw of Hollywood has been in the back of his mind ever since. At the beginning of the pandemic, he joined a writer’s group with his wife, Amy, to revise his script and explore other ideas. Michael recently completed a TV Pilot called Old Daddy about becoming a father at an advanced age--something he has intimate knowledge of as he raises his 7-year-old son together with Amy, his partner in writing and in life. The script has already garnered several awards.
John Leary is a twenty plus year veteran of the publishing industry and received a degree in Cinema Studies from the School of Visual Arts. He specializes in writing horror, thriller, and suspense films with a socially conscious backbone and his screenplays have garnered multiple awards (Jacksonville Film Fest, Nevada Film Fest, California Film Awards, the Four Corners Film Festival, and the Chatham-Kent International Film Festival). He was interviewed in Famous Monsters of Filmland when his script Neon Aztecs won Best Screenplay in their inaugural Film Fest. John currently lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and is working on a script for the next “great American horror film.”