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Joe Moglia

Joe Moglia

Executive Producer, OMAHA

Joe Moglia is the Chairman of the Board at TD Ameritrade, Chairman of Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors and Chair of Athletics and Executive Advisor to the President at Coastal Carolina University.

In 1984 Joe entered the MBA Training Program at Merrill Lynch, where there were 26 people. 25 MBA’s and 1 football coach. By 1988, he was Merrill Lynch’s Number One Producer in the World. By the time he left, he had been a member of both the Institutional and Private Client Executive Committees, and his final responsibilities were all Investment Products, the Insurance Company, the 401(k) Business and the
Middle Market Business.

He became the CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001, and when he stepped down in 2008, shareholders had enjoyed a 500% return. In 2009 he became Chairman of the Board. TD Ameritrade just announced that they would be acquired by Charles Schwab. The combined company will be worth $100 BILLION and has client assets of $5 TRILLION. When Joe arrived, these numbers were $700 million and $24 Billion.

Joe has also been a Football Coach for 25 years, but it’s not been a traditional 25 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for over 20, and back to coaching in 2009.

In his last 11 years of college coaching, he has been a part of 8 championship teams, and as a head coach has a winning percentage of .718. He has also received multiple Coach of the Year honors, including the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award, and was the recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award, and inducted into the Lombardi Hall of Fame.

Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Sharp Trophy for Leadership. He has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the American Institute for Stuttering and the Stuttering Association for the Young.

He has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame, is a member of the National Economic honor society and is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates. Joe has already had a book written about his life, and he is the only author in the world that has written two books published on both investing and football.

Mark Riddle

Mark Riddle

Executive Producer, OMAHA

Mark Riddle is a three-time Emmy award winner.

He has served as Executive Producer of BJ’S Bedtime Bible Stories, and Divine Will, a film released by Pure Flix. In 2002, Mark served as Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Dooley and Pals Show, produced at Disney/MGM Studios in Orlando. Both series still air on many networks including educational and religious networks in the US and worldwide. 

Mark has also served as Executive Producer for The Passion Artist by Anne-Marie Esson and the film Triangle and Tribulations. Mark served as an independent agent for the new TBN Network “Smile of a Child,” and brought them children’s shows from all around the world.

Mark has two children, Morgan and Hunter—both recent college graduates—and he resides in Greenwood SC with his wife Sheila of 30 years. Mark also serves as the College Golf coach for Lander University.

David Brookwell

David Brookwell

Producer, OMAHA

David Brookwell is a respected film and television producer with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry and co-founder of Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, Inc.  David’s passion has always been to entertain, since his beginning days at 20th Century Fox Studios to today. David manages the business of BME and has written and directed many of BME’s projects as well.

As producer, his most recent feature film credits include “THE KING’S DAUGHTER” (Lionsgate) starring Pierce Brosnan, and William Hurt based on the Vonda McIntyre novel “The Moon & the Sun”, “HOOVEY”, and “SOUL SURFER” (TriStar) starring Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid, “RAISE YOUR VOICE” (New Line Cinema) starring Hilary Duff.  “RACE TO SPACE,” with James Woods (Lionsgate), and Ben Stiller’s “PERMANENT MIDNIGHT” (Artisan).

David is father of two college students, an avid surfer, scuba diver, skier, and boater.  David also competes in both open water swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming as well as working part time as a recurrent LA County Ocean Lifeguard and private pilot.

Howard Klausner with Clint Eastwood

Howard Klausner

Writer/Producer, OMAHA

Howard is a writer and producer of film, television and literary content. His career began with the Clint Eastwood blockbuster, SPACE COWBOYS. Most recent credits include THE SECRET HANDSHAKE starring Kevin Sorbo and Amy Grant also directed by Klausner, SOUL SURFER starring Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt, THE IDENTICAL, starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Seth Green, and THE LAST RIDE, starring Henry Thomas and Kaley Cuoco. Set for 2020 production: WASHINGTON, the biopic of our first president with Radar Pictures, and the biopic REAGAN, starring Dennis Quaid, directed by Sean McNamara. Mr. Klausner lives in Franklin, TN with his wife and three daughters.
Sean McNamara

Sean McNamara

Director, OMAHA

Sean McNamara is an award-winning Irish American director, writer and producer of family dramas, including the break-out hit feature SOUL SURFER starring Dennis Quaid.

Known as an “actor’s director,” he has worked with Academy Award winners and nominees such as Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Jon Voight, Marisa Tomei, Mira Sorvino and James Woods, and major movie stars like Pierce Brosnan and Dennis Quaid, as well as the new generation of talent, including Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Alba, Erin Moriarty and Danika Yarosh.

Past films include The Miracle Season starring Helen Hunt and William Hurt, Spare Parts—starring Tomei and George Lopez, Raise Your Voice (starring Hilary Duff), Hoovey, Field of Lost Shoes and Race To Space. His television credits include co-creating the hit series Beyond the Break for MTV Networks, Even Stevens and That’s So Raven for Disney Channel.

McNamara is a five-time Emmy Award-nominated producer and four-time nominee for Directors Guild of America awards. He won the prestigious Imagen Award for Best Director for Spare Parts and Best Dramatic Feature at the GI Film Festival for Field of Lost Shoes. Soul Surfer and Spare Parts both received numerous awards, including an A+ CinemaScore.

McNamara grew up in Burbank, California, half a block from Walt Disney Studios, where he delivered the newspaper on his bike every afternoon for three years. He attended Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara University, where he studied film, television and theater arts. His first professional gig was plugging in microphones for President Ronald Reagan’s inauguration for Academy Award director Marty Pasetta while enrolled in college—and he has not stopped since.

McNamara lives in Playa Del Rey, California with his loving family.

Brookwell McNamara Entertainment

Brookwell McNamara Entertainment

Feature Film and Television Development and Production

In 1997, Sean McNamara and David Brookwell formed Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, a feature film and television development and production company, in Manhattan Beach, CA. BME has produced 30 feature films for Sony, Tri-Star Pictures, New Line Cinema, Lionsgate Films, Universal Studios, to name a few. Their television productions, ranging from TV movies to ongoing series, include over 500 episodes for Netflix, CBS, ABC, the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Currently, BME has several inspirational feature films in development including “BAU, ARTIST AT WAR” and “REAGAN, starring Dennis Quaid”. Their first feature length documentary “LOOPERS; A CADDIE’S LIFE” is currently featured on The Golf Channel.