People

Benjamin Strouse
CEO
Benjamin Strouse is a Peabody award winning writer, composer and producer. He was founder of the NYC Pop-Theater Festival “Peekaboo”, composer of the musical “Whatever Man,” and author of the children’s book, “Hey Boy” (Simon & Schuster). Ben is also the executive producer of the audio adventure “Mars Patel,” named by The Guardian as one of the top 50 podcasts of 2016. In his previous career as an IP attorney, Ben worked extensively across the music, film and theater industries.
David Kreizman
Chief Creative Officer
David Kreizman is an award-winning showrunner, writer and producer known for leading large creative teams and telling serialized stories across television and digital media platforms.  David is a co-creator and head writer of the hit middle-grade audio program, “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel”, winner of a 2016 Peabody Award and named one of the year’s top podcasts of 2016 by The Guardian. As Executive in Charge of Original Content at Gen-Z Media, he oversees the development and production of more than a dozen original scripted audio projects. David was head writer for the long-running daytime drama, Guiding Light, where David led his team to both an Emmy and Writers Guild Award before moving on to be co-headwriter of All My Children and As the World Turns. David also served as head writer for World Wrestling Entertainment, overseeing a team of twenty writers and producers that created up to ten hours of live television a week.
Chris Tarry
Chief Production Officer
Chris Tarry is an five-time Juno award winning musician and a Peabody award-winning writer and producer for his work as the co-creator and sound guru behind the hit serialized kid's podcast, Mars Patel. His book of short stories, How To Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen Press, March 2015), won the IndieFab book of the year for short fiction, and has been widely praised as one of the best short story collections of 2015. Along with his extensive experience leading production and creative teams, Chris is also one of New York’s most in-demand bass players, and has produced award-winning albums, written short films, and is a sound design and Pro Tools expert. His cinematic compositions and sound design aesthetic are the backbone of the immersive, high-concept adventures produced at Gen-Z Media.
Jonathan Messinger
Executive Producer
Jonathan is one of the leading voices propelling kids scripted podcasts into the mainstream - and beyond. He is the creator of the hit show (iTunes no.1 with a bullet) The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, now in its second season.
Jenelle Lindsay
Head Writer, The Ghost of Jessica Majors (2017)
Jenelle Lindsay is an experienced TV writer (Nickelodean, several soaps), storyteller (adaptation of FOX pilot into a YA novel), producer (Sundance Lab film, PBS documentary) and executive (VP Sony Picture Television, SVP Katalyst Media).
Kimberly Hamilton
Writer, The Ghost of Jessica Majors (2017)
Kimberly is a multi-nominated recipient of a Daytime Emmy Award and Writers Guild Award, with over 500 Television Series and Web Series episode credits in Daytime Drama, Sketch Comedy & Sports Entertainment
Alan Friedman
Editor/Sound Design
Alan Friedman is an audio provider and artist of more than thirty-years in music and agency post-production. His work includes multi-platinum records as well as advertising for some of the worlds biggest brands.
Shawn Pierce
Composer
Shawn is one of the busiest film composers in L.A. He has worked on over 200 albums, composed music for many television shows (CTV, ABC, FX) and has earned a Grammy nomination, 5 Juno awards, 22 Juno nominations plus 2 WCMA's and 12 WCMA nominations.
Natasha Kreizman
Producer
Natasha Kreizman is an Emmy and DGA Award nominated associate director, stage manager and producer of tv (Guiding Light, Saturday Night Live), a wide variety of digital content and live events.
Michelle Tattenbaum
Director
Michelle Tattenbaum is a two-time Drama League Directing Fellow, with deep theater roots, having directed plays and musicals at the Old Globe (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle nomination: Best Director) and the NY premiere at Second Stage. Tattenbaum worked for Manhattan Theatre Club for three years, producing and developing new plays, musicals, and webseries.
Chris Sulit
Recording Engineer
Chris Sulit is a musician, songwriter and sound engineer who has been involved in the NYC area music industry for over a decade. His recent acknowledgements include a Recording Academy Grammy Award for Engineer on Best Latin Pop Album, and a Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy Award for Engineer on Best Tango Album.
Rob Decina
Casting
Rob Decina is the Emmy-nominated casting director for the daytime drama Guiding Light. His other casting credits include the independent film, A Tale of Two Pizzas, and casting searches in New York for Dawson's Creek, The Scorpion King, and National Lampoon's Van Wilder.
Paul Connolly
Editor/Sound Design
Paul Connolly is a media artist with more than 25 years of exploring audio in its myriad of forms. His work has been featured in podcasts, game audio, and film. And he knows audio technology. Really really well.