From The Director’s Chair “Beyond The Game“
Join us for exclusive conversations with special guests from the world of sports, plus behind the scenes glimpses & film previews from our virtual Silverlight Films Studio.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
2pm PST/4pm CDT/5pm EDT
Countdown to our online event!
About The Event
Beyond The Game has been in production since the summer of 2015. This full-length documentary brings us ‘up-close’ interviews with over 150 professional athletes in 80 locations all around the world.
Due to the ongoing pandemic impacting everyone across the world, we are hosting an online event featuring athletes, sports executives, and more in advance of the premiere of our film, Beyond The Game.
Special Appearances At The Event:
Executive Producer, Director & Writer for “Beyond the Game”; Attorney in Sports
An award winning film director, writer and producer of documentaries, Susan “paints the canvas and tells the story” in this unique documentary. As a film and television graduate of the University of Michigan, Susan combines her creative talents with her legal and business acumen bringing her artistic passion for this subject into big screen fruition.
Producer for “Beyond the Game”; CPA and President of SFAA
Jonathan is a seasoned veteran in the advocacy of financial literacy in sports. A CPA in the sports and entertainment industries, as well as the President & Founder of the Sports Financial Advisors Association, Jonathan is a Co-Producer on the project. Making a difference in student athlete education is his personal mission.
Executive Director, Tampa Bay Commission
Rob Higgins has been the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Commission since 2004. Higgins primary responsibility is to promote the development of community sports in the Tampa Bay area, as well as leading the Sports Commission as the principal organization that bids on and hosts sports and entertainment events in Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County. In the 15 years Higgins has held his position, Tampa Bay has successfully hosted and/or been awarded the a long list of events. He was named to Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 30 under 30 list and the Tampa Bay Times named Higgins as one of the top 10 difference makers in the Tampa Bay area.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Symphony
Jodi McLean is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Symphony, a healthcare communications agency in St. Petersburg, FL. As the growth catalyst for Symphony, she has a keen eye for identifying and aligning with key partners and growth-focused healthcare organizations looking to scale and meet the current demands of patient-centric healthcare. Jodi is a Michigan native, University of Michigan graduate and mega-fan, and a happy Florida beach resident since 1997. Her personal brand is that of an Intrapreneur, published author, personal branding expert, business pitching aficionado, partnership builder, multimedia producer, and TV/radio specialist with over 25 years of broadcast and marketing experience. Jodi serves on the University of Michigan Tampa Bay Alumni Board as the former Chair of the Career committee, and volunteers for the ESPN Gasparilla Bowl committee and Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. She is a frequent blogger, national content contributor, and panelist/moderator for business events.
Founder, Sunscreen Film Festival; Film Commissioner, St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida
Tony Armer is an Award Winning Filmmaker, the Founder of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival and the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida. He has been Producing, Directing, Writing, and creating Film, TV, corporate and digital media content since 1997. Tony studied communications at the University of Toledo, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Business Management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL
and an MFA in Motion Pictures and Television from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. He has also taught film as an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Tampa and theUniversity of Tampa.