The People of
Variety SoCal

Our board is full of BIG HEARTED, highly talented Southern Californians from all backgrounds and industries. We couldn’t do it without them!

Board of Directors

Steve Bunnell

President of the Board

EVP, Content Strategy                      Marcus Theatres

Mike Polydoros

Chairman of the Board

Paper Airplane

Nikki Daniel

Vice President of the Board



Allison Fullmer

Vice President of the Board

Eric Tabak

Vice President of the Board

VP, Exhibitor Relations, Moviefone

William Paja

Treasurer of the Board


Michael A. Alvarez, Jr.

CEO/Co-Founder, P3 Inc

Mark H. Anderson

President, Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles

Susie Cotliar

VP, Cinema Partnerships                           The Walt Disney Company

Dale Davison

Senior VP, Operations and Development, Metropolitan Theatres

Barbara Dretzke

Brian Flanagan

Exhibitor Relations, Amazon Studios

Brett Fellman

TCL Chinese Theatres

Mary Beth Garber

Audio Talent

Patricia Gonzalez

SVP, In-Theatre Marketing, Paramount Pictures

Richard Gutierrez

Sr. Director, Business Operations, AEG

John C. Hall


Ricky Jefferson

Account Executive, NBC4 Multi Platform Sales

Spencer Klein

Director of Distribution, Netflix

Shelly Kratzer

In-Theater Marketing Cloudburst Entertainment

Charles Leisenring

Writer | Director | Producer

Robert Macias

Account Manager – Client Services, Deluxe Entertainment

Cami Martinez

VP, Operations/Client Services, Velocity Cinema Services

Branden Miller

SVP In-Theatre Marketing & Distribution, MGM Studios

Rick Olson

CEO, Olson Visual

Mike Rosenberg

VP, Sales & Marketing, Astro Food Service

Cary Silvera

SVP, Asst General Sales Manager, Warner Bros. Discovery

Greg Washer

President, Clean Fun

Ania Wojcieszynska

Marketing Executive

  Young Variety


Christine Rizzolo

President of Board

Devon Canfield

Vice President of Board

Paulyne Yip

Treasurer of Board

Rachel Lueras

Secretary of Board

Amelia Olson

Elizabeth Bowker

Keira Struhl

Emma Olson

Sarah Jefferson

Flora White

Office Staff

Britni Smith

Executive Director, Variety of Southern California

Briana Young

Fundraising and Operations Coordinator, Variety of Southern California

President’s Council

Christopher W. Aronson

EVP, General Sales Manager, 20th Century Fox

William D. Esensten

Partner, NSBN LLP

Alan Davy


Scott Forman

Executive Vice President & General Sales Manager, Warner Bros. Pictures

Jeffrey B. Goldstein

President Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures

Michael D. McCartney

EVP, Film, Cineplex Entertainment LP

Clark Woods