© Smart Angels Film Fund LLC

Team

Smart Angel's management team has been purposely assembled with the intent to provide the film industry and capital partners a reliable and equitable source for independent motion picture film qualifying and investing. Our mix of expertise in film production, distribution, and finance, along with a heavy weight of industry relationship capital enables Smart Angels Film Fund LLC to find, evaluate, and execute film project opportunities with a keen eye and understanding of current and future market needs. An exquisite combination of experience in an array of disciplines that blend together to allow SMAFF a genuine ability to navigate successfully in an ever changing and challenging marketplace with locations in Los Angeles, CA, Calgary, AB and Kansas City, MO.

Richard Hansen – Director, Calgary, AB

Harcourt is engaged in the acquisition/development of real estate projects in Western Canada/USA.  Citocorp is a venture capital company; & Smart Angels sources equity capital for early stage ventures. Richard has been an investor in (75) real estate projects and an investor/officer/director of several early stage companies engaged in technology, mineral resources, oil and gas. He is an active member of VA Angels and Keiretsu Forum; he has served on advisory boards at City of Calgary and Mount Royal University. Richard is Managing Member of Smart Angels Film Fund, LLC and in charge of Administration (Canada).
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Melissa McGinnis, BA (Honors) – Director, Burbank,

CA/Kansas City, MO

Melissa graduated from University of Missouri, BA (Theatre) with Honors, Dean’s List. She is a member of the American Federation of Radio & Television Artists since 2006, & has worked for a number of years as both an actress & model.  Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Melissa was employed as Director of the Kansas City commercial acting branch of AIGP, a national Talent Agency. There she was in charge of administration, talent acquisitions, organizing fundraisers & she taught workshops in theatrical & commercial acting & runway. modeling. More recently, she has worked in Kansas City and Los Angeles as a consultant to private companies and high net worth individuals in fundraising and marketing activities. She has developed skills in corporate compliance, governance and financial reporting. She is also skilled in investor relations, advertising and promotions, including sales and event management. Melissa is Managing Member of Smart Angels Film Fund, LLC and in charge of Administration (USA).

Gabriella Legolts, BA, MA, JD. – Legal Counsel, Los Angeles,

CA

Gabriella is retained as SMAFF’s legal counsel.  She brings over 20 years’ experience in legal, distribution & creative sides of the motion picture industry. A veteran of DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Showtime, Fremantle Television, Media 8 & Hal Prince Musical Theater Workshop; Gabriella earned her way & gained experience in script writing, animation, & management positions in film distribution, both foreign & domestic. Gabriella Legolts has a BA, University of California (Berkeley), Masters from Peter Stark Film and Television Producing Program, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. She is multi- lingual and fluent in Spanish, German, French and English. Gabriella is a partner in Plattner Law Offices, 1925 Century Park East, Ste. 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067 and a member of the California Bar Association.

Jeff Pierce – Creative Director, Los Angeles, CA

Jeff has an extensive film-making background (25 years). He has contributed to many high profile film and television productions; including ‘Oscar winning visual effects’ for ‘Independence Day’. He was a member of a team that won an ‘Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subjects’ in 2005 for ‘Mighty Times-The Children’s March’. He gained experience in production, post production and digital content management at prominent film studios and visual effect companies; including Universal Studios, Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Involved as an editor, visual effects artist, digital supervisor, his feature films include Cliffhanger, Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Independence Day, Godzilla, Men in Black, Star Trek: First Contact, Dr. Doolittle, The General’s Daughter, Daylight, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, to name only a few.  His TV shows include Northern Exposure, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Grey’s Anatomy. He has worked on music videos for stars such as Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen among others; and many national commercials for fortune 500 companies. Jeff developed digital film mastering tools, various proprietary digital visual effects and software solutions that delivered groundbreaking visual effects for over 60 motion pictures. His experience extends to Producing the TV series Almost Got Away With It (Producer) and the film The Wave 3D, as well as Executive Producing Air Racers 3D which was released in 3D to IMAX theaters worldwide and premiered at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. As Creative Director, Jeff’s role is to provide oversight for the funds interests in all aspects of film production, project acquisition and project management. Jeff contributes his extensive expertise and deep industry relationships that have been forged through his lengthy tenure in the motion picture industry.
© Smart Angels Film Fund LLC

Team

Smart Angel's management team has been purposely assembled with the intent to provide the film industry and capital partners a reliable and equitable source for independent motion picture film qualifying and investing. Our mix of expertise in film production, distribution, and finance, along with a heavy weight of industry relationship capital enables Smart Angels Film Fund LLC to find, evaluate, and execute film project opportunities with a keen eye and understanding of current and future market needs. An exquisite combination of experience in an array of disciplines that blend together to allow SMAFF a genuine ability to navigate successfully in an ever changing and challenging marketplace with locations in Los Angeles, CA, Calgary, AB and Kansas City, MO.

Richard Hansen – Director,

Calgary, AB

Harcourt is engaged in the acquisition/development of real estate projects in Western Canada/USA.  Citocorp is a venture capital company; & Smart Angels sources equity capital for early stage ventures. Richard has been an investor in (75) real estate projects and an investor/officer/director of several early stage companies engaged in technology, mineral resources, oil and gas. He is an active member of VA Angels and Keiretsu Forum; he has served on advisory boards at City of Calgary and Mount Royal University. Richard is Managing Member of Smart Angels Film Fund, LLC and in charge of Administration (Canada).
Accredited Investor Network

Melissa McGinnis, BA

(Honors) – Director, Burbank,

CA/Kansas City, MO

Melissa graduated from University of Missouri, BA (Theatre) with Honors, Dean’s List. She is a member of the American Federation of Radio & Television Artists since 2006, & has worked for a number of years as both an actress & model.  Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Melissa was employed as Director of the Kansas City commercial acting branch of AIGP, a national Talent Agency. There she was in charge of administration, talent acquisitions, organizing fundraisers & she taught workshops in theatrical & commercial acting & runway. modeling. More recently, she has worked in Kansas City and Los Angeles as a consultant to private companies and high net worth individuals in fundraising and marketing activities. She has developed skills in corporate compliance, governance and financial reporting. She is also skilled in investor relations, advertising and promotions, including sales and event management. Melissa is Managing Member of Smart Angels Film Fund, LLC and in charge of Administration (USA).

Gabriella Legolts, BA, MA, JD.

– Legal Counsel, Los Angeles,

CA

Gabriella is retained as SMAFF’s legal counsel.  She brings over 20 years’ experience in legal, distribution & creative sides of the motion picture industry. A veteran of DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Showtime, Fremantle Television, Media 8 & Hal Prince Musical Theater Workshop; Gabriella earned her way & gained experience in script writing, animation, & management positions in film distribution, both foreign & domestic. Gabriella Legolts has a BA, University of California (Berkeley), Masters from Peter Stark Film and Television Producing Program, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. She is multi-lingual and fluent in Spanish, German, French and English. Gabriella is a partner in Plattner Law Offices, 1925 Century Park East, Ste. 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067 and a member of the California Bar Association.

Jeff Pierce – Creative

Director, Los Angeles, CA

Jeff has an extensive film- making background (25 years). He has contributed to many high profile film and television productions; including ‘Oscar winning visual effects’ for ‘Independence Day’. He was a member of a team that won an ‘Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subjects’ in 2005 for ‘Mighty Times-The Children’s March’. He gained experience in production, post production and digital content management at prominent film studios and visual effect companies; including Universal Studios, Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Involved as an editor, visual effects artist, digital supervisor, his feature films include Cliffhanger, Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Independence Day, Godzilla, Men in Black, Star Trek: First Contact, Dr. Doolittle, The General’s Daughter, Daylight, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, to name only a few.  His TV shows include Northern Exposure, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Grey’s Anatomy. He has worked on music videos for stars such as Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen among others; and many national commercials for fortune 500 companies. Jeff developed digital film mastering tools, various proprietary digital visual effects and software solutions that delivered groundbreaking visual effects for over 60 motion pictures. His experience extends to Producing the TV series Almost Got Away With It (Producer) and the film The Wave 3D, as well as Executive Producing Air Racers 3D which was released in 3D to IMAX theaters worldwide and premiered at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. As Creative Director, Jeff’s role is to provide oversight for the funds interests in all aspects of film production, project acquisition and project management. Jeff contributes his extensive expertise and deep industry relationships that have been forged through his lengthy tenure in the motion picture industry.