updated 2/3/2006 5:54:47 PM ET 2006-02-03T22:54:47

FYI / FILM YOUR ISSUE was founded in 2003 by national journalist and social entrepreneur HeathCliff Rothman, who has assembled the following team of American leadersfor the FYI initiative.

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FOUNDER
HeathCliff Rothman

DISTINGUISHED JURIST
Walter Cronkite - News Anchor/ Journalist/ Author

VIP JURY
Jonathan Alter - Newsweek / NBC
Brad Anderson - Vice Chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc
Kurt Andersen - Novelist / Journalist
Ben Bradlee - VP at Large, The Washington Post
George Clooney - Actor/ Director/ Producer
Lyor Cohen - Chairman and CEO, U.S. Recorded Music, Warner Music Group
Dick Cook - Chairman, The Walt Disney Company
Anderson Cooper -   CNN/ Anderson Cooper 360
Mark Cuban - HDNet / Landmark Theatres / Magnolia Pictures / Dallas Mavericks
Amy Gross - Editor in Chief, O Oprah Magazine
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Actor
Nicholas Kristof - Political Op-ed Columnist, The New York Times
Robert Lynch - President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Ron Meyer -- Universal Studios President and COO
Craig Moon - President and Publisher, USA Today
Barack Obama- Senator, Illinois (D)
Wayne Pacelle - President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Mercedes Paz - The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
Richard Pena - Chairman,New York Film Festival Selection Committee
Tom Rothman - Chairman, Fox Filmed Entertainment
Gillian Sorensen - Senior Advisor of the UN Foundation
Shashi Tharoor - Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations
Van Toffler - President, MTV Networks Music / Logo/ Films Group
Antonio Villaraigosa - Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Todd Wagner - HDNet Films/ Landmark Theatres / 2929 Productions / Todd Wagner Foundation
Brian Williams - Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

ADVISORY THINKTANK
Michael Barlow - Paramount Classics
Harold Bronson- Co-founder, Rhino Entertainment
Kimberly Shlain Brooks - President, Lightray Productions
Dana Brunetti - President, Trigger Street Productions
Ken Dozier - Executive Director, Western Research Application Center Viterbi School of Engineering USC
Joshua Fouts - Executive Director, USCCenter for Public Diplomacy
Stephen Nemeth - President, Rhino Films
Michael Oppenheimer -   Professor, Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton University
Sara Risher - Producer, New Line Cinema
Barry Rivers - Founder and Director, Maui Film Festival
Eric Roth - Executive VP, Co-Head of Business & Legal Affairs, The Weinstein Company
Robert Rosen - Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Bruce Royer - President, Royer Studios
Michelle Satter - Director, Feature Film Program at The Sundance Institute
Kathi Sharpe-Ross - President, The Sharpe Alliance
John Solomon - Producer, Walt Disney Television Animation Shorts
John Tarnoff - Senior Executive, Dreamworks Animation SKG
Marc Von Arx - Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Geoff Wells - CIO and Vice President, Fox Television Group
Daphna Ziman - Founder and Chairperson, Children Uniting Nations

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