Linda Guarducci has 32 years of experience on both the agency side and client side of the marketing and advertising industry. She has managed multi-talented, diverse, best in class teams to influence new business philosophies, product branding and re-branding strategies.
She started her professional career in 1975 as a graphic artist working for Graphic Media in Fairfield, New Jersey. In 1980 she was the first to bring the company recognition with a gold award from the International Association of Business Communicators for a ground-breaking video for Exxon Research and Engineering Company. The same video was also recognized with a bronze award from The International Film and TV Festival, NY.
In 1982 she became the Marketing Communications Manager at AT&T. In that same year she produced a video on fiber optic technology recognized by the International Film and TV Festival, NY with a silver award.
In 2001, Ms. Guarducci became the Director of Internet Marketing at Telcorida. There she produced the RUO2C video for a new product rollout campaign “Elementive” and was awarded the MarCom Creative Award Gold Finalist. Additionally, she was awarded the Web Marketing Award for Best Redesign.
Ms Guarducci produced her first short film “After the Denim” in 2010 – a screen adaptation of the Raymond Carver short story. The film made "Official Selection" as well as "In Competition" for the 2011 Florida Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifier), Faith Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifier, also broadcast television premiere), Seattle True Independent Film Festival (Best Shorts Competition Award Winner) and the HollyShorts Film Festival.
Gregory D. Goyins
Gregory D. Goyins is currently an MFA candidate at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in Orange, California where he is the only student in the school’s history to move from being a first year undergraduate directly to the graduate-level Conservatory program.
Mr. Goyins won the John Turp Scholarship for Outstanding Writing in the Humanities in 2009 and the Hale Art Singer Foundation Writing Scholarship that same year. He is a two time recipient of the Marion Knott Scholar award (2010 and 2011). Two of his latest short stories, “Sun, Moon, Truth” and “Autumn” have been published in the quarterly literary journal, Sanctuary in 2009.
His screenplays have garnered a number of awards from the international film community, including the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Queens International Film Festival, The Short Script Award, Writer's Block Film Festival, Amsterdam International Film Festival, Great Lakes Screenwriter's Guild Award and Moondance Film Festival.
The adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “After The Denim”, starring Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Nixon) and Karen Landry (Peaceful Warrior) marks his directorial debut. The film has been considered an "Official Selection" as well as "In Competition" at the Florida Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifier), Faith Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifier, also broadcast television premiere), Seattle True Independent Film Festival (Best Shorts Award Winner) and the HollyShorts Film Festival.
Prior to starting his writing and filmmaking career, Mr. Goyins served as the Owner and Key Creative Director at Visual Jazz Internet Consultants, Director of New Media Services at IDT Telecommunications, Director of Wide Area Networks at PT-1 Communications, Chief Technology Officer and TFI at Global Network Architects and CEO at PacketTel, Inc.