With more than three decades as a senior leader in media and entertainment and championing environmental and conservation causes, Clark has successfully developed and managed comprehensive strategies for quality branded enterprises, incubating business units and cultivating talent. He is currently an entrepreneur, investor and developer of new businesses, platforms and services in a wide array of genres. Most recently, Clark was CEO and President of the National Parks Conservation Association, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the country’s National Park System.
As a producer/writer/presenter Philippa has worked for almost three decades in the UK on high profile, large audience, primetime television across a number of disciplines with particular expertise in live, event television. With her husband, Charlie Hamilton James, she runs Halcyon Media. She has produced factual based television and radio series for clients including BBC, Animal Planet and National Geographic and has worked as Executive Producer on several documentaries for BBC 2‘s The Natural World strand. She was series producer of BBC 1 ob’s doc series Halcyon River Diaries. Most recently Philippa has presented the popular BBC 2 mini series ‘Harvest’ and completed a masters in creative writing for children and young adults to go alongside degrees in English and Ecology. Philippa currently spends her time living, writing and working between the UK and Wyoming in the USA.
A pioneer of natural history documentary making in New Zealand, Neil was a founding member of TVNZ’s Natural History Unit in 1977. He directed and produced many Wild South documentaries which sold globally and led to a close co-pro relationship with the burgeoning Discovery channels, then other US, European and Asian broadcasters. He became an EP then an executive when Fox bought and grew NHNZ, and flew two million kilometres over 15 years seeking global co- productions. After 40 years in TV, four years ago Neil was reborn as a wildlife tourism operator, showing guests our cool southern ocean creatures.
Gianna Savoie is an award-winning documentary producer, writer, and professor with nearly two decades of experience in Natural History filmmaking and a penchant for powerful storytelling that has led her to sink her teeth into some of the most critical conservation issues on the planet. Trained as an environmental biologist, she pairs her love of science with the art of filmmaking to craft stories that not only inform, but deeply resonate. Her Emmy-nominated work has been featured on PBS, NATURE, National Geographic, Discovery, NHNZ, and the BBC, as well as in theatrical documentaries and in print and web publications. Dubbed The Mountain Mermaid, Gianna founded the Ocean Media Institute, a non-profit global media collective that serves to enrich and expand the public's engagement in ocean science and conservation through the collaborative creation, exhibition, and distribution of innovative visual media and artistic approaches to ocean education.