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Gary Kesner is Executive Vice President of Silvercup Studios, one of New York’s largest, full-service film, television and commercial production facilities. Silvercup’s affiliate, Silvertrucks, provides location lighting services in the metropolitan area. Mr. Kesner supervises operations, administrative, legal and financial affairs for the companies. Silvercup is currently home to such television series as Girls, Elementary, Younger and Madam Secretary and served as the production venue for such classic productions as 30 Rock, The Sopranos and Sex & The City.
Museum of the Moving Image
Carl Goodman is Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2011, he served as Senior Deputy Director, Curator of Digital Media, and as Director of New Media Projects. He joined the Museum 1989 as an educator.
Eric Benaim is Founder and CEO of Modern Spaces, the leading real estate brokerage and marketing firm in LIC. In just 5 years, Eric has expanded to offices in LIC, Manhattan, Astoria, and Brooklyn. Modern Spaces has captured 70% of the market share of LIC and has successfully marketed over $1 billion in sales. Eric is a board member of the LIC Partnership.
Schneps Communications/ LIC Flea & Food
Joshua Schneps is the Founder and President of LIC Flea & Food and Astoria Flea & Food markets. Joshua Schneps is also Co-Publisher of Schneps Communications, the largest privately owned publisher of community newspapers, magazines, local websites and business events serving the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.
Long Island City Partnership
Elizabeth Lusskin is President of LIC Partnership and Executive Director of the LIC BID. She joined LIC Partnership after serving as Chief of Staff/VP Strategic Initiatives at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, expanding its incubator and entrepreneurship efforts. Previously, she served as Deputy Commissioner, NYC SBS, General Counsel, Downtown Alliance, and Legislative Counsel, NYS Office of Federal Affairs.