Doug Stanley – Executive Producer
Adding a new chapter to a long and successful career as a primetime television producer, multi-Emmy Award winner Doug Stanley is the visionary and architect behind the deeply talented team at Ridgeline Entertainment. He is best known for his seven years producing Discovery Channel’s global hit show Deadliest Catch, but has worked across all genres of television: reality, magazine-style, LIVE, documentary, competition, scripted and sports. During his 24-year career, he was directly involved with the creation of nearly 200 shows for many networks, including FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Country Music Television (CMT), MTV, VH1, and many others. In the past year alone, acting as a show-runner and executive producer, he delivered 34 episodes of new programming to national television. As Stanley puts it, he is “a visual storyteller who enjoys seeing the story pass through the lens.” Mr. Stanley has 8 Prime Time Emmy Awards nominations and has won two Prime Time Emmy Awards.
Todd Stanley – Producer/Cinematographer
Todd Stanley has been creating and producing television for nearly 20 years. He is often called on for difficult assignments that require someone with a cinematographer’s eye as well as a producer/director’s nose for story. For the last 12 years, Stanley has worked on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and during that time has received seven primetime Emmy Awards for his work on that global hit. Time and again, he has produced outstanding non-fiction television and has always delivered incredible images needed to make compelling stories come alive.
Steve Wright – Producer/Cinematographer
Winner of two primetime Emmy Awards for “outstanding cinematography,” Steve Wright has worked on many of cable television’s top shows, including Ice Road Truckers, Cathouse: The Series, Bering Sea Gold, Sons of Guns, Dirty Jobs, and Deadliest Catch. Known for his creative eye for cinematography, Wright has been called a true artist when it comes to capturing the much-needed scenes to deliver a successful television show, film, or documentary.
Phontaine Judd – Editor
Known as a “master of organization,” Phontaine Judd is an extremely experienced and savvy post-production editor having worked in “Hollywood” for more than 15 years. Judd has led projects from raw footage through rough edit to final cut on many global hit television shows, including American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Greensburg, American Hot Rot, Endurance, and The Biggest Loser. With a keen sense of story and a hard-working, creative approach, Judd is one of the top leading editors in the entertainment industry.
Mark Combellick – Director of Photography
Mark Combellick has been working in the entertainment industry as a cameraman for more than 15 years, pursuing his taste for adventure through the lens of his camera. His work has brought him all around the world, including China, Australia, Indonesia, and Russia where he has worked on popular television shows Ax Men, Finding Bigfoot, American Choppers, and the global hit Deadliest Catch. He has been director of photography for reality shows and documentaries on ESPN, History Channel, SyFy, MTV, NBC, and FOX to name a few. As a cameraman, Combellick’s style, professional, and eye for story are unmatched.
Ben Zupo – Cinematographer
The talents of Ben Zupo read like those of an entire production crew. The Emmy-Award winning cinematographer has successfully served in the television and film industries as a producer, story producer, field producer, cameraman, director of photography, cinematographer, and editor. He has worked on top hits such as Shark Wranglers, Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch, and Black Gold. His most exciting passion in life is also something he does extremely well – capturing compelling stories through moving and still imagery.
Glenn Carnahan – Chief Financial Officer/Line Producer
Glenn Carnahan is a business executive with more than 25 years of experience running financials for many well-known global companies, such as the Robert Mondavi Corporation and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Carnahan brings his wealth of knowledge in the financial sector to Ridgeline where he handles budgets and accounting for all production projects. Last year alone, Carnahan successfully acted as line producer for two television series (34 episodes) that aired nationally in the United States. Before joining Ridgeline, Carnahan guided several startups in the software and green-technology arenas to profitability.
Brian Bose – VP Content Development/Marketing Director
After nearly 10 years working as a newspaper reporter and editor where he earned several “Top Story of the Year” awards, Brian Bose took his writing talents into the marketing and public relations arenas. With a creative, AP-style of writing that transcends all industries, Bose runs highly successful marketing campaigns through eye-catching press releases, articles, blogs, electronic press kits (EPKs), website copy, social media outreach, and video and commercial scripts. While his colleagues at Ridgeline bring the story to life through moving imagery, Bose does it through the power of the written word and imagination.
Adam Dubov – Digital Producer/Media Strategist
A 2014 Digital Emmy Award winner for HBO’s globally popular Game Of Thrones, Adam is a digital media executive with an extensive track record of achievement in motion pictures, television, entertainment marketing, and the Internet. For the past seven years, he has directed HBO’s online digital content strategy. Without question, Dubov sits at the intersection of technology and entertainment and knows exactly how to create rich and incredibly popular online destinations to help promote and market a show, film, or documentary.
The Ideal Future Free Trade System
– Tasks and Solutions –
Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods and services in a global economy which is becoming increasingly interdependent. On the other hand, protectionist movements also have been emerging, criticizing free trade for giving rise to increases in economic disparity and unemployment. As a result, growing arguments are being made on both sides for the advantages and disadvantages of a free trade system.
- What advantages are people around the world gaining through free trade, and, to the contrary, what are the disadvantages?
- What kinds of measures are conceivable in order to further increase the advantages while reducing the disadvantages?
- In addition, what should “those concerned” do in order to achieve these measures?
In addition to your responses to these questions, please present your argument for what an ideal free trade system should look like in the future. In particular, essays which include analyses and suggestions about the part played by shosha companies are welcome.
[Tips on writing your essay]
- When writing your essay, various approaches are conceivable, including a comparison of the past history and the present, or an introduction to and comment on theories, which are not limited to your logical composition or reasoning. We ask for constructive and concrete suggestions that go beyond any analyses.
- As for “those concerned,” governments, political leaders, private companies, individuals, and international organizations are all possible options. However, it is not required to mention the parts played by all of these parties. In addition, “those concerned” are not necessarily limited to only these parties.