BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PILCHER - Chief
Executive - LONDON, UK
Carter founded Shorts
International in 2000. Coming from a background
in both investment banking and law, Carter
has made Shorts International the world's
leading short movie Entertainment Company,
functioning as distributor, broadcaster
has extensive experience in short movie
production and short movie entertainment.
He is a voting member of the British Academy
of Film and Television Arts and a member
of the Short Film and Feature Animation
Branch of The US Academy of Motion Pictures,
Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) the guys
who pick the Oscars.
originally from Terre Haute, Indiana,
received a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force
Academy, a J.D. from Georgetown University,
is a member of the New York Bar and attended
the London Business School Corporate Finance
Mr. Sorte is Executive Chairman of Morgan
Joseph TriArtisan and has over 35 years
of industry experience. Prior to co-founding
Morgan Joseph, he was President of New
Street Advisors LP. He previously held
various positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert,
including Co-head of Investment Banking
and Chief Executive Officer, and started
his career as an investment banker at
Shearson Hammill. Mr. Sorte received his
MBA from Harvard and both BA and ME degrees
from Rice University. He is a member of
the Board of Directors of Vail Resorts
Inc. and Shorts International Ltd.
Born in Wyoming,
USA, a former lawyer and economist, now
an entrepreneur and investor with over
30 years experience in the fields of cable,
telephony, broadband, satellite and wireless
technologies. Co-founder of UIH, better
known as Liberty Global Inc. today. Mark
specialises in managing business development,
acquisitions, finance and investments.
Founder of Schneider Media & Holdings
Group LLC, Mark invests with other associate
entrepreneurs in new business, principally
in media, communications distribution,
content and technology.
John Brohel is Senior Vice President, International Finance at AMC Networks and oversees all financial and IT functions of the AMCN International business units – including the AMC and Sundance Global brands. AMC Networks is the award winning cable television programmer behind the enormously successful Walking Dead franchise as well as iconic shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. AMC International’s portfolio consists of 65 channels broadcast in over 130 countries around the world. The portfolio includes channels across six different genres: Movies, Entertainment, Sports, Children’s, Lifestyle, and Factual.
John joined AMC Networks from Leftfield Entertainment, the leading independent producer of unscripted television programs in North America, where he held the role of CFO and assisted the company in its sale to ITV, prior to his departure. Prior to Leftfield, John was SVP, Finance at HIT Entertainment, the leading independent children’s content provider best known for pre-school properties such as Thomas & Friends, Barney, and Bob the Builder.
John has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BS from Fitchburg State University.