DiMe Advisory Board
- Kathy Beeck, Boulder International Film Festival, Director
Kathy was a regional marketing director at Wild Oats Markets for seven years. At Wild Oats, she handled community relations and PR in addition to her marketing responsibilities, and managed a staff of 25 people. Prior to Wild Oats, Kathy worked for four years for the World Trade Center Alaska, opening new offices in the Russian Far East, and moving to Moscow and starting her own business in 1992. As a producer for her sister Robin’s films, Kathy traveled to film festivals all over the country and overseas before partnering with Robin to found the Boulder International Film Festival.
- Robin Beeck, Boulder International Film Festival
Robin is a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker whose films have won awards in over a dozen major film festivals including Banff and Telluride Mountainfilm. Her films, “Grandpa’s In the Tuffshed” and “Dead Last: A Tale of Triumph” went on world tours, traveling from Athens to Antigua. Robin traveled to festivals all over the country and overseas prior to founding the Boulder International Film Festival. Robin has also been a top salesperson for a wide arrange of high-technology firms.
- Mary Ann Mahoney, Boulder Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Mary Ann, a Colorado native, is the Executive Director of the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, a position she has held since 2001. Mary Ann has worked in the hospitality business for over 30 years, starting in the restaurant and hotel business, and then transiting to destination marketing. She was director of sales, public relations and community affairs for a small historic hotel for 22 years. Mary Ann realized that developing a strong relationship with community partners was critical in bringing ‘tourism’ into the economic development discussions. She was an active member of the Boulder Hotel and Motel Association, Board member of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and a Commissioner for the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District. She currently works with the Front Range Travel Region of Colorado, Tourism Industry Association of Colorado (TIAC), and Colorado Association of Destination Management Organizations (CADMO) in conjunction with the Colorado Tourism Organization to deliver a consistent tourism message.
- Don Hahn, Producer, Stone Circle Pictures
Don Hahn produced the classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar ® from the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. His next film, The Lion King, broke box-office records to become the top-grossing traditionally animated film in Disney history and a long-running blockbuster Broadway musical. Hahn also served as associate producer on the landmark motion picture Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His other credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Disneynature’s epic documentary Earth, and the animated short, The Little Matchgirl, which earned Hahn his second Oscar® nomination. He is currently developing the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie with director Tim Burton. His new book, Brain Storm – Unleashing Your Creative Self, is due out in bookstores in Summer 2011.
- Donald Zuckerman, Director of the Office of Film, Television and Media, a division of Colorado Creative Industries
Donald Zuckerman has produced several major motion pictures and he has worked with some of Hollywood’s top directors and actors. His most recent feature films include CASINO JACK with director George Hickenlooper and starring Kevin Spacey, and BEER FOR MY HORSES, directed by Michael Solomon and starring Toby Keith.
Zuckerman has also produced multiple television series, created a number of successful New York City nightlife venues, and managed recording artists and sports professionals. Zuckerman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from the Boston University School of Law. He worked for four years as a Staff Attorney for the New York City Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division and subsequently maintained a private law practice.
- Kim Farin, Boulder County Film Commissioner and Boulder Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Kim manages the public relations and special projects for the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is also the Boulder Film Commissioner, and works directly with studios and production crews for all aspects of filming in Boulder. Kim graduated from University of Northern Colorado and has been a professional in the public relations, communications and tourism industries for many years.
- Chris Northrup, Boulder International Film Festival
Sponsor Liaison Chris brings more than 20 years of broad-ranging marketing experience in corporate, media, agency and retail environments from start-up to multi-national in scope. She had primary responsibility for the management of the Youth and Family business for Burger King Corporation, representing 40% of overall US sales. While at Burger King, Chris negotiated contracts with top studios and content providers including Sony, DreamWorks, Lucasfilm, Warner Brothers and others. Previously, she managed public relations, advertising, events, and promotions from strategy through execution for a major consumer products division of an eight billion-dollar international company, Bombardier, Inc. While with Bombardier, Chris initiated and managed sponsorships with SeaWorld, Baywatch, McDonald’s, Neiman Marcus and many others. Chris holds a degree in Marketing from the University of Arizona.