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Shoreline Entertainment is one of the longest running and most prolific film sales companies in the entertainment industry, and home to renowned producer Morris Ruskin. The team attends more than 15 media markets and film festivals around the globe each year. Shoreline has produced and represented films that have been nominated for Spirit Awards, Golden Globes, and Sundance Grand Jury Prizes, and films that have premiered at Berlinale, TIFF, and more …

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THE FILM-WORKERS

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MORRIS RUSKIN

Founder & Chairman

As accomplished as he is tall in stature, Morris has produced more than 50 films, including titles that have resulted in Oscar nominations, top-tier festival openings, and some classic one-liners (“Coffee is for closers”). Read the full rundown here…

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SAM EIGEN

CEO

If you’re lucky enough to catch him on the rare day he isn’t travelling the corners of the earth to find and build relationships with distributors, broadcasters, and festival programmers, he’d be delighted to give you a ride on his Harley.

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STEVE MACY

President

With the unchecked power that comes with 20 years of employment at a single company, “Mace” can’t resist meddling in every aspect of the business’s operation, to his colleagues’ frequent consternation and occasional relief.

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MELODY DJAVADI

Vice President, Acquisitions

Melody not only determines what content we acquire, but serves as head of contract negotiations, and to top things off, she attends multiple markets a year in a sales capacity. If things ever go south, we know where to first point the finger …

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MICHELLE WELCH

Vice President, Sales

With a knack for whatever you throw at her, it took Michelle no time at all to become our go-to gal for getting deals done.

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CARISSA GAITHER

Vice President, Operations

Whether it’s while mastering our bespoke rights management software, overseeing festival run coordination, or making sure occasional office lunches don’t become too infrequent, the devastatingly-charming Carissa makes kicking ass look like par for the course.

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JADEN BAILEY

Delivery Manager

Jaden is the guy that brings his VR headset to a house party. That techno-mindset serves him well as he optimizes how we interface with each distributor and platform’s unique ingestion system.

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KY GUERRERO

Manager of Digital Assets

Ky tends to view all things through the prism of the Star Wars Universe. On that note, think of her as the Temple Guard to the Jedi Archives that are Shoreline’s servers.

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ANDREI DIMA

Chief Information Officer

Like a contemporary Tarzan of the Apes, Andrei has been raised by a gaggle of computers, and he speaks only their language. We are at this young man’s complete and utter mercy, a fact he obnoxiously refuses to allow us to forget.

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MADISON CLARKE

Executive Assistant to CEO

Maddie, like her favorite anime character, Todoroki, wields both ice and fire: cool and collected, while equally sassy and smart!

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CASSANDRA ACHAVAL

Executive Assistant to VP, Operations

In no time, her nickname around the office became KickAss’Andra, and we swear it’s not because she’s a KissAss‘Andra.

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KAITLYN HINOJOSA

Graphics Coordinator

While Kaitlyn certainly has her faults–namely, the horrible syrupy things she does to what begins as a perfectly-good cup of black coffee–her ability to create movie artwork that reconciles the commercial and artistic makes her quite the find indeed.

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NATE O'GANE

Editor

Novels could be written about Mr. O’Gane. They wouldn’t be very good or riveting books, but technically, with a lot of agony and word-padding, they could be written. Kidding aside, Nate is a hugely-talented guy who takes our content to the next level.

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PARKER COLOMA

Graphic Artist

Parker is one of the few human beings on Earth that actually enjoys going to school, so instead of giving her projects, we give her “assignments” and “homework.” So far, she’s getting nothing but A-plusses.

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RICARDO VERGARA

Lingual Editor

Once famously dubbed a “1-inch-tall barrier,” Ricardo prefers to see the role of subtitles and captions in an increasingly-interconnected world as a bridge between films and their widest audience possible. He also has his hand in the most universal language of all—music—courtesy of his indie rock band, “Mañana El Espacio”.

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SUDENLY BELLO

Content Specialist

From the perspective of an Anthropologist, Sudenly naturally embraces the social-cultural sharing aspect of film, working tirelessly to see our titles find their audiences throughout the world.

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EDEN WOOLWORTH

Asset Integration Specialist

Her name might sound plucked from a Great American Novel, and if it were, it’d be appropriate, as Eden has dramatically upgraded our systems to accommodate an ever-expanding landscape of content.

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YOSMEL ARAUJO

International Specialist

Yosmel sees everything through the sensibility of a writer. This passion for words prosperously translates [get it?] to his optimization of content for international territories.

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BENJAMIN TOBELEM

Engagement Specialist

Ben’s plural talent and gift for organization makes him a key player in our ability to keep our heads on straight as we adapt to the newest demands of a rapidly-evolving global industry.

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LORENZO CAMPUZANO

Channel Manager

Lorenzo’s lack of enthusiasm for professional sports affords him plenty of time to optimize the momentum of our YouTube channel, THE STREAM. Now if only we can get him to stop re-watching re-runs of Ru Paul’s Drag Race … on second thought, keep watching those re-runs, Lorenzo, and invite us over next time.

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CHAITANYA DORTA

Asset Curator

Chai’s multidisciplinary background—amongst other things, he has a degree in cardiorespiratory therapy—has allowed him to fitfully adapt to the diverse array of projects we’ve thrown his way.

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LETTY RODRIGUEZ

Miss MacGyver

Whether she is working on captions, researching metadata, or delivering content, Letty’s ability to stay organized and defeat any to-do list helps everyone else get things done. She is also an animator and songwriter. However, we are not sure whether to look forward to, or be scared of her eventual animated music video “The Ballad of Shoreline”.

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ANA BASTIDAS

Channel Manager

While managing THE STREAM should be enough to fill anyone’s plate, Ana somehow manages to find time to pursue her love of the culinary arts. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be invited over to her place for dinner, you might be lucky enough to enjoy a full plate of her homemade pasta!

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JOHNNY TRAN

IT Guy

Johnny always likes gathering information on his hobbies, living within various video game wikis. Now that he finds himself to be IT, it’s up to him to make sure things around the office run as smoothly as his games.

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KEVIN NELLIS

Website Guy

One of the nicest tech guys you’ll ever meet. Kevin uses his experience in education (i.e., a concrete jungle teeming with untamed youths) to remain cool and collected amidst even all of Sam’s crazy website requests.

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King

2nd in Command

As the leader of the pack, King is quietly in charge. His brief barks alert us to packages being delivered, pedestrians walking past the office, or the fact that Teddy is, once again, getting on his nerves.

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Molly

Free Spirit

When Molly chooses to grace us with her presence, it is always with the subtle understanding that we should cherish that special moment with her because she will decide if/when we get that opportunity again.

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Zen

Calming Influence

With a personality perfectly matched to her name, we know from the nose bump to an elbow that it is time to take a break and pet her. This short break of petting brings joy to Zen and a moment of Zen to our work day.

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Teddy

Championship Runner

Everyone knows the clickety-clack of nails on the floor means that Teddy has the zoomies. While we enjoy her speed and absolute cuteness, we also look forward to the day when she is fully potty trained and stops leaving us “presents”.

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Vader

Bark Lord of the Sith

As the largest of our furry team members, Vader’s bark is much worse than his bite. This is unfortunate, given that he is supposed to aid Ky in the role of Temple Guard. However, we forgive him because we love his sloppy kisses.

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Navi

Playmate

Navi’s arrival finally gave Teddy a canine friend with whom she can play, wrestle, and chase, much to Teddy’s and Navi’s delight. And to the relief of everyone else.

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Annie

Daddy's Girl

Annie loves her daddy, Nate, above all others. She likes the other office pups to a degree. And she puts up with the rest of us…well…because she has to.

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