to create media that inspires, educates and entertains
Susie is a native of Los Angeles and hails from a filmmaking family. During high school, Susie would visit her father on the set of Rocky IV and taught herself photography which remains a creative practice today. She was lucky enough to travel with her family to many film sets around the United States to visit her father on films such as RAGING BULL and THE RIGHT STUFF. When a chance to work on the COBRA film arose, Susie left Santa Monica College to begin her film career. With experience in the costume department, production office, and as a teamster, Susie found her home in Visual Effects. Some of the features Susie has worked on are THE NUTTY PROFESSOR I & II, DRAGONFLY, MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, and SERENITY.
Susie co-produced Shonda Rhimes' directorial debut, Blossoms & Veils alongside Wendy Richarson.
In 2019 Susie formed Mighty Force productions with Wendy. Telling meaningful thought-driven true stories has always been a passion.
Wendy Richardson began her career in New York working in advertising. She spent the next fifteen years coordinating the art departments on feature films such as The Hudsucker Proxy, Forrest Gump, The Jungle Book, Indian in the Cupboard, For Love of The Game, Nutty Professor II, The Fast and The Furious and We Were Soldiers.
Prior to joining the staff at Warner Brothers as a feature film estimator, Wendy line-produced Shonda Rhimes’ directorial debut, Blossoms & Veils, engaged a literary agent for her middle-grade novel and became a summer foster mom to a nine-year-old from Siberia, Russia.
In 2007 she completely changed gears and moved to Austin, Texas, and worked on the front lines of autism care for a non-profit for 10 years. She embarked on the adventure of IVF to become a single mom by choice to twins, Violet and Breiten. Wendy lives with her long time love, Eduardo, stepdaughter Madelyn, twins, and a dog called Pants
WHERE WE STARTED
James D. Brubaker
Jim Brubaker has had a successful career both as a film producer – credited with some of the industry’s highest grossing films.
As President of Physical Production at Universal Studios (2002-2007), he supervised the production of over 50 films in 14 countries with budgets totaling over a billion dollars.
Past producer credits include Bruce Almighty with Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, and Morgan Freeman; Dragonfly with Kevin Costner; The Nutty Professor and The Nutty Professor 2 starring Eddie Murphy; Life featuring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence; Gia with Angelina Jolie (Director’s Guild Outstanding Movie for Television); and Liar, Liar with Jim Carrey.
Jim has been a lecturer and teacher at UCLA and served as an advisor to student filmmakers at USC.
From the inception of Streetlights Jim has supported and employed many young adults. Jim is very proud
to see them succeed and flourish in the entertainment business.
Rebeca Gomez grew up in a small mountain town in Northern California, about an hour and a half away from Reno, Nevada.
After earning an undergraduate degree in theatre from CSU, Chico and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University, Rebeca headed to Los Angeles. While there, she was a writing staff intern for the television show Malcolm in the Middle and she worked various industry jobs before packing up and joining her future husband (fellow CSUC Theatre grad Hector) in Austin, Texas.
Rebeca left Austin two years later and moved to Mesa, Arizona with Hector so that he could get his PhD. Next, they spent five years in Greenville, North Carolina before landing back in Texas, this time in San Antonio. Rebeca and Hector share their home and lives with three dogs and two cats.
To pay the bills, Rebeca works at the UTSA Honors College where, among other things, she teaches Civic Ethos and Screenwriting and regularly contributes articles to the Honors College website and to UTSA Today.
A dynamic and savvy “go-to” Hollywood business professional, Lucy Mardonovich creates high performance production sites, coordinates entertainment meetings and plans the most memorable parties and events with an astute eye and attention to every detail.
As the General Manager and Creator of the Hollywood Production Center, Lucy is well-versed in the business side of Hollywood and has established a powerful network of industry contacts from executive producers to writers and production companies. A creative and farsighted project innovator, Lucy oversees a team of employees and vendors that have internalized her mandate for flawless quality and highly personalized services.
Lucy began her Hollywood business career as a young production assistant serving on feature films. She quickly rose through the administrative ranks before becoming the Creator and General Manager of the Hollywood Production Center. Lucy regularly consults on feature films and TV series. Lucy is a bilingual powerhouse.