President // Nick Risher

Having grown up in and around the film industry, Nick Risher has developed a network of contacts throughout the international film world, which he has repeatedly brought together to create innovative and progressive business endeavors. After graduating from Bard College, Nick worked in content acquisitions, first for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s digital streaming startup En2Go and later for Arsenal Films, a German distribution company. Attending film markets such as TIFF, AFM, EFM, and Cannes, Nick insightfully bought the rights for German-speaking-Europe to future Oscar-winner Man on Wire and box-office-hit It Might Get Loud, as well as more recently the Oscar-nominated Polish film Ida. In 2013 Nick also produced an independent feature, The Demented, for Anchor Bay Films, Starz and Voltage Pictures. His background in foreign sales markets, film subsidies, and international digital-tech distribution enable him to coordinate packaging and financing at all stages of film development, production, and distribution.

Vice President // Sylvia Bush

Sylvia Bush is an actress, creative producer and content manager in many facets of the entertainment industry. A graduate of DePaul University, where she studied media and cinema, Sylvia made her way out to Los Angeles in 2010 and has worked for a variety of independent production companies since. After a two-year stint at NBCUniversal’s mun2 network, where she worked her way up from production assistant to the award-winning creative team’s manager, she moved to New York and studied at the Stella Adler Studio. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she began working with producer Sara Risher, former president of New Line Cinema.  Since then, she has been a creative consultant and has produced, written, directed, and acted in a variety of independent film and new media projects. Aside from producing films with Nick Risher, Sylvia manages product licensing for Creation Entertainment. Outside of work, Sylvia enjoys  gardening, healthy eating, and is developing her taste as a whiskey connoisseur.