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Carissa Kacmarek

Carissa joined Lightbox after a tenure at Warner Brothers. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she graduated from Columbia College Chicago’s film program and moved out to LA in pursuit of her Hollywood dreams. At WB, she worked her way up from Tour Guide to Senior Manager in Studio Operations where she coordinated and stage-managed for productions such as “Lucifer”, “The Rookie”,  “You”, “Conan”, “Friends: The Reunion” and much more. On top of working a demanding full time job, she makes time for her creative passions including, playing the ukulele and producing her own content. In 2018, she premiered a short thriller titled “In Flames”, which she wrote and directed. In 2021, she released a five episode comedic web series titled “(un)sociable” which she wrote, produced and starred in.

Ty’rel Jones

Ty’rel “Ty” Jones, Director of Post Production at Lightbox Entertainment, brings a wealth of experience in television post-production. With a background that includes collaborating with industry giants such as HBO, Netflix, National Geographic, Paramount, and BET, Ty’s journey began at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he pursued a BA in Media Studies and Production. After internships at Viacom and Atlantic Records, Ty landed his first professional role as a post-production coordinator at A+E networks in NYC, igniting his passion for the craft. Ty has worn many hats, from Assistant Editor to Story Producer, gaining expertise in every aspect of TV post-production. Prior to joining Lightbox, Ty served as a Post Executive on the Doc Series Team at Netflix, further solidifying his expertise in the field. Now, as Director of Post Production, he is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation in television. Beyond his professional achievements, Ty is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry, aspiring to inspire individuals from underserved communities to explore rewarding careers in post-production.

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Erin Cutler

Prior to her current role as Production Coordinator, Erin began her time at Lightbox in 2018 as Jonathan Chinn’s executive assistant. During her time in Los Angeles, she also previously worked as a Documentary Feature Film Screener for the Sundance Institute/Film Festival.

Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in documentary films and television, Erin spent nearly five years managing national arts education programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in theatre from Northwestern University and a Graduate Certificate in documentary filmmaking from George Washington University.

David Kraemer

Kraemer joined Lightbox in 2017. While at Lightbox, Kraemer has line produced features such as Tina, Torn, Blood Brothers, and Yusuf Hawkins:Storm Over Brooklyn. Originating from the Midwest, he began his career working in scripted film and television, before accidentally ending up in documentary. Prior to joining Lightbox, Kraemer worked in production on projects such as National Geographic’s Story of God with Morgan Freeman and Breakthrough, as well as on all seven seasons of Discovery/Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole.

Alexis Gomez-Garcia

Alexis Gomez-Garcia is the Vice President of Development in the Los Angeles office. She joins Lightbox from Critical Content, where she served as senior director of development, helming projects for Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Discovery +, Bravo, E! and National Geographic. Prior to that, she was a manager of development at Bunim Murray Productions, where she developed and produced the four-part documentary series, Citizen Rose for E!, and was a former development executive for NBCUniversal’s Wilshire Studios where she developed and produced shows such as Live from the Red CarpetComment SectionFashion Police on E!, and Reactor for Syfy.

 

Ben Samuel

Ben joined Lightbox in 2019. He was previously Director of Development at Dragonfly, where he led the development on a raft of major series including BBC1’s Life and Birth and BBC2’s Last Chance Clinic, and films such as the multi award-winning My Dad, The Peace Deal and Me.

Prior to this, Ben was Head of Development at Minnow Films, where he developed series including Channel 4 espionage format Spies, and BBC2 true crime investigation The Chillenden Murders, as well as single films such as the Grierson award-winning The Last Survivors and the HBO feature documentary The Mystery of D.B. Cooper.

Ben has also worked in development teams at some of the UK’s top production companies, as well as at the BBC, and spent a number of years in production on series including Who Do You Think You Are?