Advisory Board


Jethro Rothe-Kushel

Jethro Rothe-kushel is a producer of motion pictures, television, and new media.  A Los Angeles native and Chicano with mixed Mexican and Jewish heritage, he has an ear to the voice of the oppressed. His work explores issues of identity, race, class, culture, and religion. He is the co-founder of Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media Association, IVY Entertainment, and serves as New Media Deputy for Los Angeles County. He was recently elected as the youngest member to serve on the national board of directors for the Producers Guild of America before being elected as a Vice President of the guild.


Shaune B. Arnold

Shaune B. Arnold, Esq. is a practicing transaction attorney in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of UCLA, with a BA in Psychology, and of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Shaune has more than 22 years of experience providing Business Coaching and General Counsel advice to start-up, emerging growth and traditional businesses of widely varying industries to help them establish a solid foundation for their businesses, uncover hidden assets in their business to explode their revenue potential, and, finally, to help them craft winning strategic alliances that maximize the profit potential of a successful business. Shaune was also a licensed Financial Advisor (formerly holding Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and California Insurance licenses).


Jeff Berggren

After 21 years as Vice President of Huntington University in Indiana, Berggren moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area in the summer of 2014 to begin the groundwork for Huntington’s new Center for Digital Media Arts in Peoria, Arizona.
Berggren has a heightened level of enthusiasm for young people who have an interest in film and television as his oldest daughter Lindsey is a Huntington graduate with a degree in film production, and his youngest daughter is a high school junior immersed in media through the Peoria Student Broadcasting Network.
A graduate of John Brown University in Arkansas, Berggren holds degrees in Radio & TV Broadcasting, Business Administration, and Public Relations.
His personal passions line up very closely with the mission statement of the Earl Jones Institute where he is honored to serve as one of the new members of the Advisory Board.

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