Jay Schlossberg
Executive Producer, Director

Jay Schlossberg is President and owner of Media Central, LLC and Executive Producer of Media Central Films and has over twenty seven years in the film/video business.

Started in 1993, Media Central has become a leader as a global crewing, production and post-production services broker/agent. To date, they have arranged for “local” crew, production and post support throughout the US and in over 110 other countries. Clients include HBO, Lucasfilm, Discovery Channel, The Curiosity Project, Paramount Pictures, Mark Burnett Productions, National Geographic TV, Showtime, BBC Worldwide and many others. Media Central Films recently wrapped up its first season of the ground breaking web series, "AutoExotika Presents: Cars 'N Coffee" with episodes in Bethesda, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Cincinnati, Palm Beach and the PEER Gold winner from Paris (France).

Now in production is the feature documentary film entitled, "Feast Your Ears - The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM" about the musically, socially and politically iconic "free form progressive" FM radio station that was based in Bethesda, MD from 1961 until 1983.

Jay is currently a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Jonathan Gilbert aka "Weasel"
Consulting Producer

Bronx born and raised in Long Island, legendary deejay Jonathan "Weasel" Gilbert got his music and radio bugs at an early age. It came to fruition at American University in Washington, DC where he joined the student radio station WAMU in the late 60's. Then, in 1970, he was hired by WHFS 102.3 FM and his 45 year career began and is still flourishing today.

He spent 13 years on WHFS 102.3 FM and then another 20 years with 99.1 FM after it had been sold a few times. Along the way Weasel worked with fifth Beatle and deejay "Murray the K" who once handed him a slip of paper with a phone number on it and said, "Please call this number and get John Lennon on the phone".

After his long run with WHFS Weasel's radio career took him to a couple of different classic rock stations in the DC market. Currently he can be heard as the host of "Weasel's Wild Weekend" on Towson University's 89.7 WTMD-FM where he is bringing back the early free form progressive tradition that WHFS 102.3 helped establish.

Dick Bangham
Producer, Editor

Dick Bangham is an accomplished visual artist whose work has been in the public eye since the 1970s, appearing in The Washington Post, AFI Journal, Country Music Magazine, Washingtonian, and Polo, among many other publications. He has designed hundreds of album covers for artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nils Lofgren, Little Feat, Bootsy Collins, Eek A Mouse, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Tom Paxton, the Nighthawks and Root Boy Slim - many prominently featured on WHFS.

Bangham also works extensively in film & television with several music video credits and other pop culture and music related broadcast productions. Recent work includes an Emmy nominated 90 minute documentary "The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint”, a feature profile of 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nils Lofgren for the Emmy winning program “My Generation”, and a 2 hour retrospective DVD included in “Face The Music”, a 10 disc box set covering Nils' 40 year career.

In 1994 with Linda Bangham, DIck founded the design and production company Rip Bang Pictures. He has served on the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and is currently designing Richard Harrington’s book “Shock & Roll”.

John Ford John Ford
Executive Producer

John Ford is General Manager of NPACT, the trade association for North American nonfiction producers and Head of Programming for multicast networks Justice and Quest (the latter launching Jan. 29, 2018). A former Discovery and Nat Geo executive, he has headed Discovery Channel US, TLC, Discovery Networks' US content group, Discovery Health Channel and programming/production for Nat Geo Channel. He has appeared on CNBC's "Closing Bell" as a media stock commentator and routinely appears on industry panels. He is an investor in several tech start-ups and frequently advises investors on the media marketplace. He resides with his wife, Margaret, a real estate developer, in Chevy Chase, MD.

Dave Nuttycombe
Story Consultant

Dave is a filmmaker, journalist, and musician whose byline has appeared in the Washington Post and on National Public Radio, in addition to many other local and national publications. He was a co-writer/producer on the Emmy-nominated documentary "The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint," which aired on more than 70 PBS stations nationwide. Dave helped launch Washington City Paper's website and was the editorial director of its music-centric site, inDC, profiling hundreds of bands and musicians. In 2010, his song "Elusive Online Dreams" was nominated for a Wammie Award by the Washington Area Music Association. In 2011, the American Film Institute Silver Theater hosted a retrospective of his film work, and an updated screening will be held in April, 2017. Dave has won awards from the Association of Alternative Newspapers, the Association of Visual Communicators, among many others. He has opened for Weird Al Yankovic and Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts and is available for parties, weddings, and Bar Mitzvahs.


Maryanne Culpepper
Executive Producer

Maryanne Culpepper is an award-winning writer/filmmaker with extensive experience in developing and delivering high-profile specials and series for US and international broadcasters and digital platforms. She is President and Executive Producer at Graffiti Works, where she is currently producing films in Mozambique and the Baltic Sea. She was a Shapiro Fellow at George Washington University and is currently an adjunct professor there teaching film development, writing and production. She also teaches at the Maine Media Workshops.

Maryanne is the former President of National Geographic Television and served as EVP of Development and Business Affairs there, handling development, production, financing and sales for some 100+ programming hours annually.

An experienced writer and visual storyteller, she has worked on a broad range of documentaries and series on topics in science, urban and contemporary culture, history and the natural world. She specializes in crafting strong story arcs, developing formats, and identifying strong characters and on-camera talent.

She is on the advisory boards of the New York Wild Film Festival and Youth Eyes on the Earth (France), and serves as an advisor to the Jackson Hole Science Symposium and the Wildlife Film Festival. She is a frequent panelist/reviewer for National Science Foundation.

She began her career in public television, working at WUFT (Gainesville, Florida) as Research Director before moving on to produce public affairs programming and documentaries at WMFE (Orlando, Florida) and the Alabama Public Television Network. In 1988 she launched Graffiti Works, writing and producing film, video and web productions for Disney, Universal, Time-Life, PBS, Discovery and others.

Linda Bangham
Associate Producer & Web Design

Linda Bangham has over 25 years experience in graphics and multimedia. She earned a degree in Communications in 1979 and has owned her own companies since 1984. Currently as Vice President of Rip Bang Pictures Inc. she has been nominated for a CableAce Award as Associate Producer of a series broadcast on TLC/Discovery; Associate Producer for two series on HGTV; Art Director for national magazines including Polo; designed music packages for national artists, media campaigns, website development and design. Clients include Nils Lofgren, Little Feat, the Nighthawks, Deanna Bogart, and more.

She held a position on the Board of Directors of WIFV from 2002-2005 and is currently a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.