CHRIS PERKEL, DIRECTOR & EDITOR
A native New Yorker, Chris Perkel cut his teeth editing features for Academy Award®-winners Cameron Crowe and Morgan Neville. His directorial debut, The Town That Was, explored the devastation of the Centralia mine fire. Perkel followed up with works for the United Nations and Coachella before directing and editing Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
MICHAEL BERNSTEIN (PRODUCER)
Michael is a seasoned producer and production executive with hundreds of hours of nonfiction production, branded content and commercials to his credit. After 7 years as VP Production for RJ Cutler’s award winning Actual Reality Pictures, Michael joined the team at RSA Films/Scott Free in 2010. Selected credits include the award winning 30 Days with Morgan Spurlock , Thin, The September Issue, Crimes of the Century, Killing Kennedy and I Am Dying.
STUART FORD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Stuart founded IM Global, a prolific independent entertainment studio and one of the world’s leading international film and television production, sales and distribution companies.
Ford and IM Global were recently co-financing partners on Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Teresa Palmer, which won two Academy Awards®; Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award® nominated Silence, with Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver; and Gary Ross’ Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey. Ford has produced and executive produced over 30 feature films, with IM Global involved with financing films such as Secret in Their Eyes starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor; Locke starring Tom Hardy; Blumhouse Productions’ Insidious and Sinister; and Safe starring Jason Statham.
Ford is an executive producer on several upcoming films including two films from renowned producer Barbara Broccoli, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, and The Rhythm Section, to be directed by recent Emmy® winner Reed Morano and starring Blake Lively; Drake Doremus’ Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux and Theo James; Academy Award® nominated writer/director Steven Knight’s Serenity starring Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey, and Anne Hathaway and Academy Award® nominees Djimon Honsou and Diane Lane; and Richard Says Goodbye starring Johnny Depp, Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoey Deutch.
DAVID SCHULHOF (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
David is an American media executive. Schulhof is the Co-Founder and President of IM Global Music, a joint venture with IM Global Films, one of the leading independent film and television studios. A position he has held since 2014, Schulhof manages all of the creative, strategic, and business affairs of the Company working with film producers and directors to create exciting music driven film and TV projects, working with film composers, recording artists and songwriters to create exciting new music for IM Global film and TV releases, overseeing its partnerships with all of the major record labels, talent agencies, management companies and music publishing companies, and working with all of the major film studios and distributors including such OTT platforms as Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify and Apple.
Schulhof is an Executive Producer on the upcoming Apple Films Release the Clive Davis: Soundtrack of our Lives, a documentary on music industry icon Clive Davis. He is an Executive Producer on the upcoming television music series Muscle Shoals and the upcoming John Legend feature Philly. He recently served as Executive Music Producer on Secret in their Eyes, Fifty Shades of Black, Southside with You, Collide, the Journey, and upcoming film releases Serenity and Zoe.
From 2012-2014, Schulhof was a Managing Director at G2 Investment Group, a spin out of Guggenheim Partners, overseeing the firm’s media business, including leading a $200m capitalization of Round Hill Music Group.
From 2005 – 2010, Schulhof served as Co-Founder, Owner and CEO of Evergreen Copyrights, a music publishing company, and today a division of BMG Rights Management. In 2005, with financing from Trilantic Capital Partners, Schulhof pursued an aggressive global acquisition strategy, acquiring 26 music and music- publishing catalogs, signing dozens of international songwriters and composers, and building Evergreen into one of the leading independent music publishing companies worldwide. In 2010 Schulhof sold Evergreen to private equity firm KKR generating a very profitable return to his investors.
From 1997 – 2004 Schulhof was Vice President of Motion Picture Music at Miramax and Dimension films, overseeing music, music publishing, music supervision and soundtracks for the Film Studio. At Miramax, Schulhof created a joint venture with Sony ATV to sign writers and administer the studio’s immensely profitable film catalog, created a joint venture with Capitol Records to release soundtracks to such profitable franchises as Scream and Scary Movie, and helped the Studio achieve 9 Oscar nominations for music and 13 Grammy nominations for music and soundtracks. Prior to joining Miramax, Schulhof was a lawyer at the law offices of Pryor Cashman Sherman and Flynn, representing film, music and TV clients. He began his career at Interscope Records reporting directly to President Jimmy Iovine.
Schulhof serves on the board of two public companies, MI Acquisitions (MIACU) and Loton Corp (LIVX). He is an investor in several digital media companies including Inside Hook, Host Committee, Daily Secret, AnyClip, Autumn Games, and Cariclub.
Schulhof is a patron of 92Y, Nightingale-Bamford and Riverdale Country Schools, MOMA and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Park Avenue Synagogue, UJA, and Henry Street Settlement. He is on the board of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU and graduated from the NYU School of Law and Georgetown University.
RSA FILMS / SCOTT FREE (PRODUCTION COMPANY)
RSA Films/ Scott Free Productions was founded by Ridley and Tony Scott in 1968 and has for more than 40 years been one of the world's leading commercial production companies. Headed by President Jules Daly, RSA has created a legacy of excellence in commercials, music videos, features, television, branded content, VR and beyond that has expanded over the years to sister companies Scott Free, Hey Wonderful, Black Dog Films and 3AM. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, RSA has a roster of over 70 directors, including Ava DuVernay, Sam Mendes, Paul Feig, Jake Scott and Terence Neale. Since its inception, RSA has received numerous Cannes Lions, Clio, Emmy®, BAFTA, AICP, MTV and MVPA Awards. For more information visit rsafilms.com.