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THE CATALYST TEAM

ANDRES RAMIREZ:

Head of Production​

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Andres Ramirez is head of production at Catalyst studios. He has editing expirence in different film projects such as: ``Pie in the Sky``(additional editor) / (colorist), ``Fantasy Island ``(TV Series) (assistant editor - 8 episodes) - ``Día de los Vivos`` (2021) ... (assistant editor)-``The Romance & The Bromance`` (assistant editor ), -``The Big Five Oh (assistant editor ), -``Twice in a Lifetime`` (assistant editor ), ``Once Upon a Time in Havana``  (assistant editor ), ``Quantum Entanglement``  (assistant editor ),- ``His and Hers/The Heartbreak Hotel`` (assistant editor ), ``Hungry Christine/Mel Loves Ruby``  (assistant editor ).

SCOTT ANDERSON

Head of Post-production

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Scott E. Anderson was born in Cortland, New York. An award-winning filmmaker and
innovator, Scott has been nominated for an Academy Award in Visual Effects three times, and received an Oscar for “Babe.” A believer in the power of art and science to advance 
storytelling, his mandate is to provide storytellers with the very best in production and post-production solutions available in the digital realm. Some of his more known work includes: “Die-hard: With a vengeance”, “I, Robot”, “King Kong”, “Superman Returns” etc. His company “Digital Sandbox” is one of the leading firms dealing with providing post-production services.

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

Head of Music 

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Rob Rodriguez is a first generation American composer, pianist, producer and actor of Cuban heritage. In 2000 and at the age of 22, Rob performed several world tours with Arturo Sandoval and recorded on the music to “For love or country” (HBO). As a performer, Rob has performed and recorded for many legendary musicians including Christian McBride, Richard bona, Charlie Haden, Ray Barreto, Quincy Jones and Emilioe Stafan. As a composer Rob has received commissions and awards from ASCAP, Chamber Music of America and New York foundation for the Arts. He was also nominated for a Grammy for best latin jazz album ``Impromptu``, with The Rodriguez brothers. In 2017, Rob served on the faculty at Berklee School of Music and assisted Terrance Blanchard in directing assembles and composition classes. In 2018 he composed for the feature Imprisoned (credited as Robert Rospide) starring Laurence Fishburne. Rob currently resides in LA. His recent film work includes the award winning romance drama Pielcanela, Divorce Bait, and Townhouse Confidential (2023).

GIULIA LUPETTI

Head of Sponsorship & Festivals

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Giulia Lupetti was born in Rome, Italy. She is an experienced Marketing Manager with 10 years of expertise. She got her PhD in “Science of communication and marketing “ at “La Sapienza” university in Rome. Passionate and experienced Marketing Consultant, she provides strategic and practical advice to achieve company marketing efforts. Adept in understanding company and production profiles and operations to successfully carry out sponsorship plans. Equipped with a diverse and promising skill set, conducive to adhering to marketing principles and best practices. Bringing forth the ability to develop and implement winning business plans and sponsorships. Proven ability to establish and maintain excellent communication and relationships with different businesses. Able to effectively self-manage during independent projects, as well as collaborate as part of a productive team.

TED GAVARKAVICH

Catalyst Coordinator

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Ted Gavarkavich earned a BFA in Theatre Performance from Ohio University. Now based in LA, he has worked as an actor, director, writer and producer on a number of smaller budget productions. Ted is one of the Catalyst’s first employees and quarter backed the development process for the Studios first slate of films. He takes pride in his work and enjoys working with others that share similar passions within the film industry. Ted is also the creative director at Ragtag Pictures, a production company based in Los Angeles. He started Ragtag with his wife, Mary, in 2021. Outside the film industry, Ted aims to rescue abandoned, abused, disabled, and stray dogs. He’d be happy retiring on a ranch with Mary, surrounded by man’s best friend.

RUBEN THEODOR KOVALSKY

Production Coordinator

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Ruben was born and raised in the Czech Republic. In 2019, Ruben moved to Los Angeles to study Music Business at UCLA. His father introduced him to Rock N' Roll and Heavy Metal at a very early age and that sparked his lifelong passion for music and movies. Due to being born after the Velvet Revolution, he is the first generation in his family who was fortunate to be able to travel freely and explore the world and different cultures. Ruben began as an intern for Catalyst and quickly proved himself as hardworking, innovative, and reliable. He was offered a full-time position in 2022 and promoted to Production Coordinator.

JENNIFER WEBSTER

Executive Assistant (Los Angeles)

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Jennifer is honored to be a part of the groundbreaking Catalyst team. As writer/producer, she was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Film Invasion L.A. Film Festival for her first short, ``How to Build A Fort``, and is a part of ``The World of Steam`` writing team with ``Dragon Egg Entertainment`` where her pilot ``The Revolution`` is currently in development. As a voice actor, she’s best known for her work with Telly award-winning campaigns for ``Boys Town`` as well as her narration of dozens of audiobooks for ``4books`` and ``Audible``, and her on-camera work can be seen most recently in the short, ``THE MODEL``, produced and written by Tony Award nominee ``Cora Vander Broek``. 

KRISTINA NIKOLIĆ

Executive Assistant (Serbia)

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Kristina was born in Serbia, Leskovac in 1997. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Production in theatre, radio and culture. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Applied theater at the Art Academy in Novi Sad, and at the Faculty of Drama Artsin Belgrade – Management of Culture and Media. She has extensive experience working in the theatre, cultural management, film & tv production, managing film festivals. Her biggest passion is to one day work on producing documentary films. She is communicative, extroverted, dedicated,
responsible and willing to learn.

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