Our Board of Directors

Satie Gossett is storyteller, thinker and an image builder. Satie began his film career re-creating favorite movie scenes from Star Wars and other movies with his childhood friends and a Super 8 camera.  His childhood was filled with legendary people from Muhammad Ali, to playing games with Sidney Poitier. While working for his father, Academy-Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Satie became renowned for his filmmaking skills and was granted unprecedented access to political happenings, Hollywood events and philanthropic ventures. 

A graduate of Syracuse University, Satie holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in film studies and is currently a writer, director and producer at Goose Egg Entertainment.  Satie creates feature and short film content for various media outlets.

Prior to Goose Egg Entertainment, Satie was a writer and director at Illuminado Pictures.  He provided rewrite and polish services for feature scripts in active development.  Satie was also associate producer and talent manager for Associated TV International.  In this position, he served as the U.S. West Coast production contact for top-tier clientele.  He played a significant role in creating ideas for each production and worked with production assistants to meet the bottom line for the producers. His work included the programming series “Heroes Among Us,” and on the Blair Underwood’s Intrepid Entertainment’s “Blacks In Entertainment.”

Satie is best known for his comedic short film, “Jewtholic,” a religious comedy narrated by Louis Gossett, Jr and featuring Deep Roy. Satie’s first short film, “Pillow Talk,” was an experimental piece examining the common denominators in grief.  He also produced and directed “Departure,” a short film, which was featured at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. Complimented by the official Tom Cruise blog, the film included footage, shot exclusively with an iPhone 4s, from three different directors in the United States, France, and Belarus and included original music by Public Enemy Founder Hank Shocklee. 

Satie current short film, “Forgiveness” is a multiple award winning film making its way around the global film festival circuit. It is a dramatic story about the President of the United States of America apologizing for America’s role in slavery. His previous short film, “10 Minutes,” a crime drama short film, featuring Louis Gossett, Jr. and starring Glenn Plummer and Kent Faulcon screened at the Cannes Film Festival along with “Departure” in 2015. He has also produced the documentary feature, “American Addict 2,” which is available on Amazon Prime.

Satie’s producer credits include: “Cursed,” a web-series, which aired last year on KDOC, Los Angeles; and “An Unfinished DREAM.”   Satie has written and directed six short films, all of which have been screened at various film festivals and gained distribution worldwide.  Throughout the years, Satie has lent his talents to multiple studios, such as, 20th Century Fox Digital, CBS Entertainment, Logo Entertainment and Wrapped Productions. 

Currently, Satie teaches video production at Maya Angelou Community High School in South Central Los Angeles.  He developed the Social Cinema Foundation to further mentorship and education of the youth about film and the entertainment business today and in the future..

Marjorie Lin Kilpatrick has devoted her life to the entertainment industry. She is currently a producer of both film and theatrical projects. Having grown up in the entertainment business watching her father, Lincoln Kilpatrick’s groundbreaking career, Ms. Kilpatrick has been exposed to all facets of the entertainment business. She has found a passion for producing meaningful content of all forms, including short and long film projects, theater, music videos and electronic press kits. Her goal is to expand her career and experience in ways that highlight her strength to bring a project together from beginning to end telling the intended story, while keeping within the time and financial parameters of the project. In 2015, Ms. Kilpatrick refined her skills as a producer as a student in the NYFA Producer program. In addition to the academic work, she has produced four short film productions, including raising the funding for one project via a crowdfunding campaign. The NYFA program allowed her to to work with the state of the art industry equipment and software. She has become expert in film breakdown, planning and budgeting using such programs as Movie Magic, Celtix and Avid. Her work on projects has included fundraising, location identification and negotiations, actor negotiations, shoot day logistics and overall project management. Since 2005, she has been the CEO of Njoy Producing which is an independent production company that works with local content providers to produce short films, commercials and Electronic Press Kits. Njoy Producing has worked with InArt Media as a producer on many of its projects, including red carpet events for HBO. Producer, The Stuttering Preacher and Dad. She served as the lead producer of a two play series by award winning playwright, Levy Lee Simon. The show has a very successful two month Los Angeles run. In 2006, Mrs. Kilpartick was the Co-Producer of the Bow Wow Club and was awarded the 2006 NAACP Award.

Tatum Turner is an innovative (CEO), Brand Strategist, Community Expander, and Networking Queen with a background in film, fundraising, brand-identity development, events and business operations. A trusted advisor with the ability to develop and implement strategy to drive and scale business across a wide range of organizations, from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies. Passionate about leadership, with the belief that diversity, open-mindedness, and active listening are the foundation of strong teams. Strong network and reputation in consumer-oriented businesses including non profits, film, media and hospitality industries. 
 

 

Mr. McDaniel have ben in the investment banking industry for over 30 years.  He is currently a Managing Director for Raymond James in its public finance group.  In that role, he has manage infrastructure financing for large projects such as the Denver International Airport, the Dormitory Authority of New York and the Atlanta Airport.  In the public sector, he was the Former Chairman of the Atlanta Public School District. 

Throughout his career, Mr. McDaniel has served as a member of various boards and organizations, including:

WABE – Atlanta Public Broadcasting, Board Member

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE), Treasurer

Atlanta Education Fund (ATLEF), Treasurer

Southern Education Foundation, Inc. (SEF), Board Member

W.E.B. Du Bois Society, Board Member

Atlanta Area Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Member and Area Chairman

True Colors Theatre Company, Board of Trustee

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Senior Warden (2009-11)

Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, Board Member

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Eta Lambda Chapter Member

Former Board Member East Texas State University

Former Board Member Goodwill Industries of Dallas

Former Board Member of Big Brothers/Sisters of Fayetteville, Ark

Former Member of the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Ex-Student Association

Jolin earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science as well as an M.S. degree in Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh. Jolin began her career as the project manager for multimillion dollar Telecom projects responsible for managing the budget, resources, contracts and negotiations. Her passion for creative story telling led her to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. Later, Jolin worked for The Simpsons and Fox Searchlight. She has written and produced several short films. She currently sits on the Board of the Windsor Square/Hancock Park Historical Society, is a member of Film Independent, Women in Film and is the Director of Submissions and Programming for the Burbank International Film Festival.

Warren Brand is the founder and president of Branded Arts, which has produced and curated over 500 public mural projects in over 50 cities worldwide. Major projects include Staples Center, The Continental Grand Plaza, Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School and The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Branded Arts is a proud supporter of many charities including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, and The United Way among others. With cutbacks in public school budgets significantly impacting art programs around the country, Branded Arts’ philanthropic arm steps into that void by commissioning renowned local and international artists to create permanent art installations at local properties, developments, youth centers and schools. The company’s goal is to inspire with art, to give people a creative outlet, and to always display positive imagery.