Board of Directors
Max Clough | President
Max has more than 20 years of executive management and consulting experience, working primarily with start-ups and emerging businesses in a variety of industries. He is currently the CEO of MarketOrder and has served as president of Keystroke Technologies, president of the Thomas Kemper Soda Company and founder of CFI Incorporated and Ablor Associates. Max has served on the boards of a number of technology companies and has provided consulting services to numerous companiesincluding McCaw Cellular, Egghead Software and Microsoft. He received his BA from The College of William and Mary and attended the University of Washington Graduate School of Business–Management Program.
Scott Wasner is a Founding Director with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty where combines his exceptional talent with one of the world’s leading residential brokerage firms; he has earned the trust and respect of discriminating buyers, sellers and colleagues alike, and is highly regarded for his business acumen, work ethic and affable personality.
Over two decades of sales, marketing, and exceptional client service has placed Scott as one of Seattle’s recognized Real Estate Broker’s specializing in luxury properties. His service-oriented philosophy and meticulous attention to every detail of the buying and selling process make him highly sought after. Whether first-time homebuyers or seasoned investors, his clients benefit from effortless transactions done with integrity and the utmost discretion.
Prior to launching his career in real estate, Scott held senior-level positions in sales and marketing management within the high-end sector of the travel industry; which allowed him to travel extensively throughout more than 37 countries. Working within this arena helped confirm what he had always believed is paramount in a successful client relationship: customer anticipation.
On a more personal note, Scott is an active supporter of various social and business memberships and committees within the Washington Athletic Club, Rainier Club, World Trade Center Seattle, Museum of Flight, Seattle Humane Society, Seattle Art Museum and Evergreen Golden Retriever Rescue. He resides in Seattle with his wife and their three beloved rescue dogs.
Andrew is an alumnus of the inaugural class of TheFilmSchool in 2004 and has since embarked on a career as a screenwriter. Previously, he spent 17 years at Microsoft, where he was a leader in the development of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Office. He joined TheFilmSchool board in 2006. He is also a co-founder and past board president of Parents for Public Schools of Seattle, and a coach and board officer for the Cascade Volleyball Club of Seattle. He is married with three daughters.
Scilla Andreen | Secretary
Scilla is the CEO and co-founder of IndieFlix Inc., a multi-platform film distribution company founded in 2004 to help independent filmmakers take advantage of new media and connect with their audience.
An award-winning producer, director, and Emmy-nominated costume designer, Scilla has deep roots in the entertainment industry and is a popular speaker, juror, and tireless champion of independent film.
In 2005, after a successful stint in Hollywood, this single mom of two kids packed her bags and moved back to her hometown of Seattle to embark on a new career. After connecting with long time friend and filmmaker Carlo Scandiuzzi, Scilla decided to turn the Hollywood movie industry upside down by changing the way short films are distributed and by allowing filmmakers not only to keep the rights to their movies but also receive a majority stake in all revenue streams.
Today with over 1,800 film titles from a growing number of countries in its ever-expanding film library, IndieFlix is launching Film Festival in a Box, a new interactive movie game just in time for holiday gift giving.
Randa Minkarah is a dynamic and strategic executive with a career spanning over 15 years of driving transformation within the advertising and media industry. With an extensive background in sales, general management, business and product development, Ms. Minkarah has successfully led the strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and execution of several multiplatform initiatives yielding consistent market share growth year-over-year.
Ms. Minkarah is currently COO at Transform, a new breed of digital agency that equips companies with big data science to ignite growth. Transform models customer data against numerous sources including broadcast, web traffic, social sentiment, weather, economics and employment to drive new levels of advertising efficiency. Ms. Minkarah is responsible for Transform’s client operations, finance, corporate development and back office.
Prior to Transform, Ms. Minkarah served as Senior Vice President of Revenue & Business Development for Fisher Communications, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company until its sale in 2013. She had corporate responsibility for revenues at Fisher television, radio and Internet properties and was responsible for developing and implementing its digital strategy. In this role, she successfully identified and launched initiatives that dramatically grew revenues, increased shareholder value, and consistently exceeded market share forecasts.
Ms. Minkarah also led Fisher’s effort to create an integrated, multi-platform content and advertising solution for broadcasters. She successfully launched mobile applications and Dot 2 channels. She handled all aspects of retransmission consent negotiations for all stations with all MVPDs and purchased group programming across all Fisher markets.
Ms. Minkarah is very active in the digital advertising and media industry as a speaker at conferences, advisor to multiple media companies and investor in emerging companies.
Marty is an investment professional with RBC Wealth Management where his team has helped individuals and families manage, protect, and transfer wealth for 25 years. He has a long history of contribution to his community, serving as a Director on numerous non-profit boards in Washington and Montana.
During his service Marty has been the recipient of numerous awards. As a board member of Food Lifeline, Marty received the Hunger’s Hope Award for securing a donation for 500,000 meals in a single year. This is the award for which he is most proud.
Marty is a poet, aspiring writer, and passionate student of life and learning. His journey through life embodies a phrase he coined many years ago which is, “Don’t let the word NO stop you within the constraints of legality and morality, that is where greatness is found!” He looks forward to helping TheFilmSchool Seattle grow to attract and train the storytellers of the next generation, and beyond!
Executive Director Greater Seattle Area | Public Relations and Communications
Previous: Richmond Public Relations, King TV, KCTS Television
More than 25 years of proven experience successfully building teams for broadcast productions and public relations agencies. Outstanding track record developing and managing diverse communications strategies for a wide variety of clients. Strong reputation for managing creative teams, business partnerships, and everyone’s expectations. Expertise in analyzing research, developing strategic plans, and managing the tactical execution.