An Invitation

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

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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: 

Susan Sember

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.

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Jonathan Miller

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.

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Matt Dodge

Financial Professional, Author, Former NFL Player
Matt Dodge was drafted in 2010 to the New York Giants where he went on to have the highest punting average in New York Giants historian his rookie season. After football, Matt moved back to Eastern North Carolina where he resides with his wife and son. Matt runs a financial planning practice where he helps his clients make the transition from their working years to retirement and he wrote his book “Halftime Shift: Understanding the Money Game in the Second Half of Life.” He is passionate about his Faith, his Family, and helping people in their own money games as well as help athletes and entrepreneurs leverage the platform they have through their respective sports.
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Rob Higgins

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.

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Jodi McLean

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.

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Matt Dodge

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.

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Brandon Copelan

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