CTF Credits & Advisory Panel

Stephen Paul
Stephen Paul
CTF Founder

Stephen Paul developed one of the first music portals, indyMusic.com. In its 5 year history, indyMusic garnered 23 million visitors and 160 million song plays. In the 90’s, Stephen co-founded the Broadband Content Delivery Forum. The BCDF and its members, including Akamai, the BBC, Canal+ and Bertelsmann, helped to evolve broadband content distribution and monetization through its collaborative creation of Web reference architectures and business models based on VOD, PPV and MPEG-4 standards. Many business track speaking engagements at worldwide Media and Technology Conferences, including Streaming Media East/West, Digital Hollywood and MIPTV. Steve’s current passion is pushing the envelope on the convergence of TV and the Social Web. Stephen is also a co-founder of 4thWEB, an Award-winning, Boston-based, Social Video MarTech Agency with a cross-industry Client list.

Mike Axinn
Mike Axinn
CTF Advisory Panel

Mike Axinn is an innovator in video, technology, Web content and motion picture audio (Star Wars, Titanic, Fantastic Four, The English Patient, Moulin Rouge). He’s done groundbreaking work on behalf of such companies as Nokia (the highly successful IdeasProject.com), Google, Facebook, LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox, and numerous others. He is the creator of DooF (food spelled backwards), a multimedia initiative designed to get children excited about healthy food. In 2011, the DooF-a-Palooza event he initially created at Google brought good food fun to over 20,000 families. Axinn earned an MFA in film, with highest honors, from California College of the Arts and a BA from the University of Chicago. He was nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award for sound on Moulin Rouge, and was part of two Academy Award-winning sound teams.

Jerry Day
Jerry Day
CTF Advisory Panel

Jerry Day is a Board Director of the Association of Film Commissioners (AFCI) International and the Film Commisssior of the County of Tuolumne, CA (10+ years). Prior to this, Jerry spent a decade in television production: in local news, business news, and technology in nearly every editorial capacity, and was part of the launch of the first TV news website, the launch of the first national television network about technology, and the launch of the first live video newscast on the Internet. Highlights include: Supervising Producer at Yahoo!, Series Producer at TechTV and Assignment Editor/Sat Coordinator at KPIX CBS5. Jerry has personally produced over 800 hours of programming and supervised the production of more than 2000 additional hours.

Beth Fraikorn
Beth Fraikorn
CTF Advisory Panel

Beth Fraikorn, a Principal in Remarkable Content Group (RCG), has an accomplished career in global entertainment production, distribution and strategic partnerships. A preferred Executive Producer at the top of her game in broadcast program development, packaging and placement, Beth is recognized as an out-of-the-box thinker whose creative strategies helped to build many corporate divisions and companies. She was instrumental in the creation of Disney i.d.e.a.s., well-known for its wide variety of theatrical and TV content production. The former President of Compulsion Entertainment, Beth has worked on TV series for NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, Disney, Sesame Workshop, Discovery Networks and PBS, among many others. Beth has also held positions in strategic alliances/M&A and program placement with several entertainment-based assets, including Disney MGM Studios and Time-Life. She has facilitated multi-million dollar buyouts of entertainment companies and consulted to top media clients. Beth is a 2012 Emmy Award winner and a Producers Guild of America Committee Member.

Ross Langager
Ross Langager
CTF Writer

Ross Langager has been writing in a variety of capacities for most of his life, and has been publishing that writing online for a decade and a half. His work runs from self-published reviews and essays at his eponymous blog to varied freelance web content. Ross has written reviews of film, television, and albums for PopMatters, a major American web magazine of cultural criticism, since 2008. He has also produced longer features for PopMatters, including discussions of the cultural implications of the Beatles and King Kong. Educated at the University of Alberta in his birthplace of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Ross holds a MA in English, for which he wrote and published a thesis on a graphic novel on Western Canadian history subsequently published internally and online by the university. Ross currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Greg Voakes
Greg Voakes
CTF Advisory Panel

Greg Voakes is currently Community Manager at VentureBeat and a Contributing Writer at Forbes (video games, technology, startups, and social media) and Huffington Post. Previously, Greg was Content Strategist for MetaLab, Social Media Consultant for CollegeHumor.com, Audience Development Consultant for GlobalPost, Outreach Editor for Asylum.com (an AOL Company); and a Social Media Consultant for Village Voice Media and Trapeze.

Jordan Warlow
Jordan Warlow
CTF Advisory Panel

Jordan Warlow is a film student in Wales, UK, and is the youngest member of the Advisory Panel. In his own words, “I have a fair bit of experience in all areas of filmmaking and make short videos, animations and all kinds of videos and post them on youtube. I enjoy making videos, I spend most of my time making them and even though I don’t have a large following of fans, It doesn’t stop me from doing what I love doing.” Jordan and his filmmaking partner, Max Sanson, formed Grind Productions to work on projects together. We’re very excited about Jordan’s talent and many of his projects. “Smiley Face” is one of those. It’s a live-action/animated music video that Grind Productions crafted for Bowling for Soup, an American pop punk/punkrock band.