Bruce Luizzi is a highly regarded sports and entertainment executive with 20+ years of significant high-level media, agency, brand, and TV experience. Mr. Luizzi serves as President of One Degree Modern Media, that has represented top-level clients such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Zoom Media. Mr. Luizzi helped launch Buffalo Wild Wings’ in-house television network, BDubs TV, helping clients with their branded, customized, and targeted sponsored content. Most recently Mr. Luizzi served as CEO/President for the ATLX Channel – an athletic lifestyle entertainment media network. Mr. Luizzi was extremely successful in producing and delivering content within its core themes of original series, reality programming, talk/news, documentary, performance and training, biography, cooking/nutrition and lifestyle and fashion.
An athlete himself, Mr. Luizzi signed with the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions during the 1993 season. Still an avid sports enthusiast, he continues to exercise his passion for strength training and conditioning while also appearing in sports magazines, commercials, TV shows and movies.
Mr. Luizzi attended the University of Southern California, where he earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Communications. While at USC, Mr. Luizzi served as member of the Trojan Football team where he carried special teams captain honors during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. He also participated in two Rose Bowl games and ran track for USC.
Chance Leonard is an Executive Leader and Entrepreneur who has spent his entire 22-year professional career in his chosen field of medical devices. He is an influential, determined and passionate leader and has a long list of major accomplishments with Fortune 200 companies in which he has worked.
Chance is a Board nominee for the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and will receive the prestigious Medal of Courage Award (Oklahoma Chapter) from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in October of 2017. He is the Vice President of the Perry Wrestling Foundation and Chairman of Fundraising and Marketing. His efforts raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations to create the nationally recognized Perry Wrestling Monument Park. During his competitive wrestling career, Chance was a Three Time Regional Champion and Two Time State Champion for Perry High School. He was an All-State selection and Team Captain in 1987 and continued his wrestling career at the University of Oklahoma.
Tim VandeSteeg is the Founder and CEO of Indiewood Pictures, a film development and production company that produces story driven motion pictures and documentaries. Tim is a multi-award-winning Director and Producer with over 20+ years of experience in filmmaking, business and entertainment.
Most recently, Tim produced the award-winning documentary, Iron Will: Veterans’ Battle with PTSD, narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. The film includes Veterans from the last 60 years of wars, along with musicians Charlie Daniels, Big Kenny, Randy Couture.
In 2009, Tim directed and produced the 10-time award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary My Run, narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, which screened in 535 movie theaters nationwide in 140 of the top U.S. markets and received over 50 million impressions. After that, he produced the 10-time award-winning documentary The Eyes of Thailand, narrated by Ashley Judd and Directed by Windy Borman, which was awarded the prestigious “ACE Film Grant” from the Humane Society of the United States and had the honor to screen at the International Campaign to Ban Landmines in Switzerland.
In 2014, Tim produced the Midsouth Emmy Award-winning documentary, Hunger in America (narrated by James Denton). In 2015, he produced Midsouth Emmy nominated documentary Autism in America (narrated by Chandra Wilson). In 2016, Tim associate produced Balancing the Scales, which includes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights advocate Gloria Allred and many others.
Nate Adams is an award-winning director, producer, editor. His last documentary, Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman was definitely a career highlight for Nate. The documentary features: Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno and Mario Andretti. WINNING delivered the passion that propelled Paul Newman to put racing first for the last 35 years of his storied life. Newman won his last race at the age of 83. It currently has a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and won the Motor Press Guild's award for FEATURE OF THE YEAR in 2015.
In 2016 he released his documentary, The 24 Hour War. Nate also Produced the feature film Road Hard, based on the tumultuous life of a stand up comedian. The film broke industry boundaries by raising 1.5 million dollars through crowd-funding, fueled by multiple viral videos featuring Adam Carolla and Bryan Cranston. Road Hard stars: Adam Carolla, Jay Mohr, David Koechner, Illeana Douglas, Howie Mandel, David Alan Grier and Larry Miller. Road Hard was released in 2015 in over 20 Theaters and on VOD. Nate has produced television projects for: Showtime, CBS, EA, History Channel, SPIKE, Animal Planet and AMPAS. He has started a distribution company with Adam Carolla called Chassy Media.
John is professional singer, songwriter and producer who lives in Nashville, TN. His list of major accomplishments continues to grow quickly. As Director of Original Music, he co-wrote and produced ten (10) original songs for the Official Soundtrack for the Hollywood feature film Dog Years. And, for Dog Years, he had a 2017 Official Selection to the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.
He has co-written songs with Garth Brooks, including “Ugly Christmas Sweater” which appeared on the #1 record, Christmas Together, and “Cowboys Forever” on certified Platinum #1 record Man Against Machine.
He is the founding member of the new Nashville duo Stranger Friends and recently signed with Voxhall Records (Sony-Red). He has considerable experience and will oversee the creation of the original soundtrack and score for “The Price of Legacy.”