Mollye Asher is Spirit and Gotham Award winning producer and winner of the 2020 Producers Award from the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Most recently, she produced the Golden Globe winning film, Nomadland, (Searchlight Pictures) which premiered at Venice (Golden Lion), TIFF (People’s Choice), Telluride, and NYFF. It also recently won the Audience award and Best Feature at the Gotham Awards. The film stars Frances McDormand and is Mollye’s third collaboration with writer/ director, Chloé Zhao.
Timo Weiland is an award-winning Creative Director, serial entrepreneur and DJ based in New York City. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised between Florida and New York. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, he worked for several years as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. covering Media & Technology before launching his first startup. Since 2010, Timo has successfully built a namesake lifestyle brand, as well as businesses across food & beverage, design, media, B2B intelligence, real estate, technology, and venture capital.
Leah Johnson is an editor, educator, and author of books for young adults. Leah is a 2021 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow whose work has been published in BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, and Autostraddle, among others. Her bestselling debut YA novel, You Should See Me in a Crown was the inaugural Reese's Book Club YA pick, and was named one of Cosmo's 15 Best Young Adult Books of 2020. Her sophomore novel, Rise to the Sun is forthcoming from Scholastic in 2021.