Sarah E. Johnson
Co-CEO and Co-founder
Sarah Johnson is an executive producer on several notable recent films including Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2015; James Gray’s period drama, The Immigrant; Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller Blood Ties; Atom Egoyan’s crime thriller Devil’s Knot; David Gordon Green’s drama Joe; and Eli Roth’s horror thriller The Green Inferno. Her social issue documentaries include the Academy Award nominated The Square, Chasing Ice and The Invisible War, as well as the critically acclaimed The Hunting Ground and Living In Emergency: Stories Of Doctors Without Borders.
Johnson is also an activist for environmental, educational, and gender issues. A former Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton, she is active on the boards of St. Lawrence University, Mission Markets, Conservation South Africa, and Chairs the board at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She holds a B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University.
Co-CEO and Co-founder
David Beal previously served as the President of National Geographic Entertainment, the President of Palm Pictures and the CEO of Blue Tape. At present David also has teamed up with artist Gregory Colbert on Gregory’s latest endeavor “Island of Songs,” and maintains his role as a Director of the TV/Film production company Noise Production Inc. David serves on the Board of Directors of Blue School, the Advisory Boards of West Mountain Gold, Academy of Systemic Change and the National Council of the American Prairie Reserve.
In addition to his corporate experience, Beal’s early artistic work included producing, writing and performing with some of today’s top musical artists. David lives in New York City.
Chandra C. Silver
Chandra C. Silver has worked at Hart Sharp Entertainment, The Gersh Agency and for independent film producer Mary Jane Skalski. Her producing credits include the short films Red Dot, which screened at Palm Springs (’15) and The First Men, which was awarded the Davey Foundation and James Bridges development grant in 2015 and premiered at SXSW (’16). Chandra co-produced the feature documentary The Revisionaries, which won a special jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released by PBS/ Independent Lens and Kino Lorber in 2013. The film was recently awarded a Dupont Award from the Columbia School of Journalism. Chandra is a student member of the Producers Guild of America, and holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University.