2021 Guests

Destin Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton

Maui-born Destin Daniel Cretton, recently wrapped production on Marvel Studios’, Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung. Prior to this, Destin directed Just Mercy for Warner Bros, an adaptation of the NY-Times best-selling memoir by American lawyer, social justice activist, and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson. The film starred Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. Destin’s sophomore feature, Short Term 12, won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013, featuring early performances by Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel), LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, Mr. Robot). His third feature, an adaptation of the NY Times best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle, starred Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts and was released in 2017 by Lionsgate.

Peggy Kim

Peggy Kim

Margaret “Peggy” Kim is a Peabody and multi-award-winning executive producer, entrepreneur,

and educator. Peggy is the Founder and President of iSTANDtv, a content studio and creative incubator for young people (ages 18-34), who believe in the power of media and want to use that power for good. In 2017, Peggy founded the FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, the first of its kind, providing college students unprecedented access and opportunity to connect with, learn from and be mentored by today’s top industry leaders and professionals.

Previously, Peggy was VP of Programming & Production at Alloy Media & Marketing, where she built AlloyTV, a multi-platform network and content studio serving Millennial audiences. Prior to that, she was Director of Programming and Executive Producer at The History Channel, where she developed and oversaw 300+ hours of award-winning documentaries and nonfiction

Programming. Her instinct and passion for storytelling were honed through her prior roles at MSNBC, Court TV, CBS New Productions, NBC Sports, NBC Olympic Unit, ABC Sports, AP-TV, and ABC News.

Peggy’s work has been recognized with the industry’s top honors, including the Peabody, Emmy,

IDA, Cine Golden Eagle, Telly, Imagen, Gabriel, New York Festivals, Parents’ Choice, and Prism awards.

RJ Moeller

Robert J. Moeller (RJ) is a screenwriter and film producer based in Southern California specializing in the acquisition and development of “based on a true story” intellectual property. R.J. is represented by ICM, recently sold a TV comedy series to ABC based on the life of ESPN’s college football guru Paul Finebaum, and produced the #1 political documentary of 2019, NO SAFE SPACES, starring comedian Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager. Originally from Chicago, R.J. comes to the film industry from a background in journalism and thinktank work for organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute. He is currently developing a number of exciting projects, including those about the men who built America’s original Silicon Valley (Detroit, circa 1900), Babe Ruth’s historic 1934 visit to Japan and the birth of international baseball, Winston Churchill’s “origin story” as a young man, and a WWII thriller about the only successful internal German revolt during Hitler’s reign of terror.