Documentary Division Judges

Leon Clark

Leon Clark is no stranger to the marketing and programing needs of the broadcast consumer. With over 25 years of management and operational experience, Leon Clark has had a strong and varied career in television, digital and radio. He has worked for some of the most prestigious and powerful media companies in the business including ABC/Disney, EMMIS, COX, CBS, TuneIn and for over the past 8 years, the E.W. Scripps Company as Vice President-General Manager for their ABC stations first in Tucson and currently in San Diego. Mr. Clark currently serves on the boards of the Scripps Howard Foundation, NATAS-PSW Board of Governors, San Diego YMCA and LEAD San Diego. He has previously sat on several other boards including the Urban League, the Boys and Girls Club, the board of Governors for Theatre LA and the Junior Board of the City of Hope.

Brian Hallett

Brian is an Edward R. Murrow, Emmy and a PromaxBDA award-winning camera operator, producer, editor and director. Specializing in short form documentary has led Brian to his current role at Vanderbilt University Medical Center telling patient stories of survival and hope.

Jami Seymore

I’m a reporter in Portland, OR, but have spent the last decade on and off air in Las Vegas, Amarillo and Albuquerque. I have a passion for telling others’ stories and love to learn from fellow journalists and photographers.

Carrie Roper

With a resume that includes work in television, print and digital ventures, Carrie Roper is an award-winning producer. As a multimedia creative storyteller, crafting and creating stories both behind and in front of the camera is where her more than 14 years of expertise continues. With credits including: Disney, Netflix, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bunim- Murray, MTV, Hulu, OWN, FOX and The Las Vegas Raiders, Carrie has a strong grasp of what catches the eye of the audience reaching millions through various platforms.

First Round Judges, Documentary Division

Stephanie Langston
Christine Maddela
Isaias Medina
Miguel Mendez
Raquel Natalicchio
Phil Norton
Nate O’Neal
Allison Perry
Gai Phanalasy
Steven White