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Award-winning producer and creator, Aaron Semmel’s work has won Golden Globes and Emmys. With over twenty years experience, working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Semmel creates and produces all forms of content, including scripted and unscripted television, feature films, digital content and live events. Semmel is currently the Vice President of Television and Film Development at Morgan Creek Productions.
Bonnie Solomon is a Story Maven, Producer, Development Exec, Novelist, and Screenwriter with 20+ years experience in the entertainment industry, with exec positions at Walden Media (CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) and DreamWorks Animation (KUNG FU PANDA/PUSS IN BOOTS).
Dan Benamor serves as Voyage’s Head of Podcasts and has produced over 5x top 100 podcasts, including the hit BORDERLINE, which hit #27 on the true crime charts (worldwide) s, and worked with actors like Dean Norris (BREAKING BAD) and Iain Glen (GAME OF THRONES). Dan is also a produced screenwriter in film & TV and a former film development executive.
Michael’s long and varied experiences in Hollywood have given him a unique perspective on what makes a good story, as well as what elements best attract top talent and representation to material. He hopes his work at Catalyst & Voyage Media will allow him to continue assisting other writers and producers to optimize their projects so that they reach their maximum creative potential.
Christine is a screenwriter and creator who has overseen 600+ pitches through her time working in commercial and film production. As a Development Assistant here at Voyage she represents the Originals department and strives to support our Catalyst users on their journey to tell their story.
Before becoming Community Manager at Voyage Media, Ross attended film school at Temple University. After a successful tenure as the lead administrator of Facebook's largest private screenwriting group, Ross now brings his enthusiasm, experience, and integrity to the Catalyst community and the whole Catalyst team at Voyage Media.
Nat founded Voyage Media and Catalyst on the premise that everyone has a story, and that every story deserves a chance to be heard.
Robert is a film producer, screenwriter and serves as Voyage’s Head of Originals. Robert ran Furthur Films, the production company of Academy Award-winning actor/producer Michael Douglas from 2010-2017. During his tenure at Furthur, Robert was responsible for development, production, and delivery of all film and television projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
The price is so low, why?
We believe great stories come from anywhere, and that everyone deserves a fair shot to be heard. We plan on Catalyst to become the revolutionary new way for stories to enter the market so we created (and are subsidizing) Catalyst to enable more people to play in our sandbox with us.
What if I don’t want to share my story?
You don’t have to. Catalyst members can choose to keep their profiles and projects completely private.
Am I giving up any ownership of my story?
Absolutely not. Neither joining Catalyst nor using CSN gives Voyage or anyone else ownership of your story.
Why are there ads on the CSN network?
One of the ways Voyage is making Catalyst accessible to as many people as possible is by subsidizing it through ads running on the entire network.
What happens after I register?
Log Into Catalyst
You will receive a Welcome email from firstname.lastname@example.org. It will contain your username that you set during registration. Using the username as well as the password you created during registration, log into Catalyst.
Complete Your Profile
Once logged in, you will visit your Catalyst Dashboard, from there you can Complete Your Profile by clicking the 'Complete Profile' button in the upper right of your screen. Here you can add a Profile Photo and a Cover Photo to your profile.
Explore Catalyst's Expert Offerings
Check out the upcoming Workshops; the Training Vault with previous workshops and courses; and the Executive Discussions, where our executives engage with the community.
Head over to 'Members' and start connecting with other storytellers!