CIMMfest Advisors

Board | Advisors | Staff

CIMMfest 2014 – Hank Lott – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Hank Lott

Hank Lott is a film financier and former professional baseball player.

CIMMfest 2014 – Joe Shanahan – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Joe Shanahan

Joe Shanahan is the owner of the Metro and is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Children’s Choir.

CIMMfest 2014 – Tony Karman – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Tony Karman

Tony Karman is the director of KARMAN Projects, Inc. He’s the executive director of Exposition Chicago and is on the Board of Directors for Red Moon Theater.

CIMMfest 2014 – Reid Hyams – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Reid Hyams

Mr. Hyams is founder and owner of the multi-room music recording facility, Chicago Trax Recording. He is co-­founder and current officer of EARS (Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago), and director and owner of X-Art Entertainment.

CIMMfest 2014 – Bruce Sheridan – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Bruce Sheridan

Mr. Sheridan is the Chair of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago. He is a producer and director of drama, documentary, and music projects including Lawless, Head Games, This Song Is Old, and Children First.

CIMMfest 2014 – Martin Atkins – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Martin Atkins

Mr. Atkins was a member of Public Image Ltd. and Killing Joke. He founded Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He is owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios and Music Business Department Chair at SAE Chicago.

CIMMfest 2014 – Fran Allen-Leake – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Fran Allen-Leake

Fran Allen-Leake is a Chicago-based music producer and owner/chief producer of LJET Productions. Passionate about Chicago music & its makers, she is co-producer of the Chicago Blues Mamas; sits on the Board of Directors of EARS, and is a past V.P. for the Chicago Chapter of the Grammys.

CIMMfest 2014 – Stephen Collins – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins is an art technologist and early adopter of internet technology. He pioneered live streaming for dial up modem users and has progressed to executive level positions at AOL, Apple, Samsung, and now EverSport.tv.

CIMMfest 2014 – Laurie Glenn – Advisor – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Laurie Glenn

Laurie R. Glenn is president & CEO of Thinkinc. and Th!nkArt. She works and plays in both the world of politics and art. She is also a member of the Arts Committee of The Union League Club of Chicago, the Cliff Dwellers Club and The Arts Club of Chicago.