FEED THE FREELANCERS
Feed the Freelancers is an initiative to distribute groceries to non-union freelancers, who are treated by many companies as sub-contractors. Being that they are not being paid as employees, freelancers are being overlooked by the majority of the programs providing aid. Feed the Freelancers aims to alleviate this disenfranchised group of some financial burden and to insure they receive proper nutrition.
STATEMENT FROM MANAGING DIRECTOR
Nicco Quinto has 11 years experience in Motion Picture and Television Production. In addition to producing International and Live Broadcast commercials, Nicco has worked on over 1000 different productions across every genre and sub-genre of production. In the first few years in the industry, he also worked for a startup Medical Device Company under Dr. Govindan Gopinathan of NYU called iNeedMD bringing an FDA Cleared Medical device to market called “The EKG Glove”.
Director of Procurement
Tyson Hauff is a Line Producer with experience in budgets, efficiency, and logistical management. He has managed multi-million dollar budgets and helps to ensure that television shows are delivered on target and on time. He has overseen a variety of formatted and docs-series programs, including many seasons of Project Runway, and “The Real Housewives” franchise.
Director of Transportation
Nick Stergiou is a Commercial Producer/Production Supervisor in the NYC Tri-State area with a secondary background as a Transportation and Logistics Manager for large operation reality shows, concerts, and events. Some credits as a PM and Transportation Manager include The Amazing Race, Sesame Street, and the NBA Finals. Between gigs, you might find him sharing a laugh or planning the next April's Fool prank on Movie Set Memes, a Facebook Group he helps manage.
Stephanie Dawson is a freelance production manager and line producer who has worked in scripted and unscripted longform and short form production. She is happy to support FEEL during this effort.
Chief Operations Officer
Jess Weiss is a New York-based producer, with over ten years of production experience, in feature films, commercials, theatre and live events. She recently wrapped the nonprofit For Freedoms Congress, bringing artists from all of the United States together to discuss social issues and human rights. Her clients also include Coca-Cola, Panera Bread, Sonos and Anthem Blue Shield.
For more information: https://www.jess-weiss.com
Kimberly Ofria is a Co-Executive Producer, with a strong Production Management background and has worked on various shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Total Divas, Project Runway and Big Brother. Her skills include team management, logistics, writing and producing content on time and on budget both domestically and internationally.
Director of "Feed the Freelancers"
Isabella Olaguera, a career Assistant Director with over 80 long-form productions, is the FEEL Director of Feed the Freelancers, an initiative to distribute groceries to the non-union freelancers, who are treated by many film productions as sub-contractors. Being that they are not being paid as employees, the film freelancers are being overlooked by the majority of the programs providing aid. Feed the Freelancers aims to alleviate this disenfranchised group of some financial burden and to insure they receive proper nutrition.
Director of Communications