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Kevin Mukherji (2016)

Kevin Mukherji grew up in the Chicago-land area but was born in Calcutta India. Before he even began high school he created over 50 short films. Graduating from high school in just three years, he went on to get his masters in Film Studies from Northern Illinois University. Mukherji acted downtown Chicago with Second City and Victory Gardens. Kevin has been in many great works and has worked alongside notable actors and directors. He recently founded a film production company, Magnum Independent Pictures.

Notable Works

2016: I Am You (Documentary) - Producer, Director, Editor

2013: Shameless (TV Series) - Actor

2012: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Video Game) - Voice

2011: Parenthood (TV Series) - Actor

2004: Arrested Development (TV Series) - Actor

2004: The Terminal (Movie) - Actor

Mark Valadez (2015)

A native of Chicago's southeast side, Mark Valadez was born into a family of steelworkers, although his father later became a police officer. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, he found work writing for comic books and published four short novels in the now defunct "Fright Time" series for young readers.  While still in college, he adapted Stephen King's short story "Popsy" for the graphic novel horror anthology J.N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques, published by Gauntlet Press and reissued in trade paperback by IDW. He worked as a staff writer on the TNT series "Perception," and more recently, on Fox's "Gang Related."

Other Notable Works:

2009: Mark Valadez earned a spot in ABC-Disney Television Writing Program.

2009-2010: Mark Valadez worked as a staff writer for 13 episodes of TV series "Scrubs".

2012: Mark Valadez was part of the inaugural class of the Fox Writers Intensive Program.

2014: Mark Valadez wrote a script for an episode of "Gang Related," which was broadcasted on FOX.