Duane BaughmanDirector, Producer
Duane Baughman is the owner and founder of the San Francisco-based Yellow Pad Productions, through which he spent nearly 3 years, directing, producing and funding the 2010 Sundance Film Festival feature-length documentary selection BHUTTO. He is the owner of the nationally regarded political direct mail firm, The Baughman Company which has been responsible for helping elect Michael R. Bloomberg mayor of New York City, and the historic presidential campaign of another barrier-breaking woman, Hillary Clinton.
Johnny O’HaraDirector, Writer
Johnny O’Hara is a writer-director born and raised in New York City. He was the winner of the Sundance 2008 Audience Award for Best Documentary as the writer of FUEL, which went on to become one of 15 documentaries shortlisted for the 2009 Academy Awards®. FUEL also was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Documentary Screenplay in 2009. An author, O’Hara’s first book, published by Penguin, is titled ELVIS & YOU.
Pakistan expert Mark Siegel, a partner at Locke Lord Strategies, has a vast political resumé that includes serving as Deputy Assistant to President Jimmy Carter, Assistant to former Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee.
Mark assisted Benazir Bhutto in updating her autobiography, Daughter of Destiny in 2007 and co-authored with her the international best selling book Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West shortly before her death. He frequently appears on television as a political analyst, and was a guest on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART interviewed about his book and friendship with Ms. Bhutto. During three Democratic National Conventions, Siegel served as political consultant to the late longtime CBS News anchor and newsman Walter Cronkite. A prominent speechwriter, he has written for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators, Congressmen and corporate executives as well as international dignitaries.
Arleen Sorkin is an award winning actress, writer, and producer with extensive credits in both TV and Film. Among her many roles she played the part of Calliope Jones on the soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES and the role of Geneva on the Fox situation comedy DUET. Arleen was the host of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST PEOPLE and continues to provide the voice of Harley Quinn on the animated series BATMAN and the internet’s GOTHAM GIRLS. She co-wrote the humor books From Here to Maternity and My Bad: The Apology Anthology. Arleen co-created and co-executive produced the sitcom FIRED UP, and co-produced two comedy specials for HBO. She also co-wrote the movie Picture Perfect and co-produced the award winning RFK, an Off Broadway play. Arleen is married to Christopher Lloyd, executive producer of FRAISER and the critically acclaimed ABC sitcom, MODERN FAMILY.
Glenn AveniExecutive Producer