Meet the Harvardwood Board
Mia Riverton Alpert
Mia Riverton grew up in Indianapolis. An avid actress, singer, pianist and dancer since age four, Mia juggled artistic and academic pursuits throughout her school years.
AB '78, HBS '82
Diane Nabatoff has worked as a studio executive, production company executive and producer of film and television over her 30-year career. Nabatoff loves discovering new voices and is known for launching multiple first-time directors including Pete Berg, Joe Carnahan, Kathryn Bigelow and Liz Friedlander.
Cader-Frech worked for nearly 15 years at ViacomCBS Paramount, as Senior Vice President Public Affairs & Social Responsibility for MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Paramount, Comedy Central, and Telefe.
Zadoc Angell began his career as a TV Literary Agent at Paradigm, where he worked for seven years. Transitioning to TV Literary Management in 2010, Zadoc joined forces with manager Dave Brown and grew a team of literary managers which they brought with them to Echo Lake in 2013.
Kelley Purcell serves as Vice President of Membership & Industry Relations for the Recording Academy®, overseeing all aspects of membership outreach, peer review, member account services, and the Academy's Chapter systems.
Adam consults for companies and individuals creating content for all media. Comedy, drama, reality, documentary—name the format and Adam's tried to be of service in helping tell a compelling story. Sometimes this turns out great and other times meh, but so far, happily, nothing he's worked on has been a total disaster.
Ken is a longtime entertainment and media professional including an almost 20-year career at Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures, where he founded the Digital Studios Division and co-founded Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Allison is a screenwriter working in both TV and features. She sold her first pilot, a half-hour comedy, to ABC in 2014 and later developed the show at TV Land. She is currently working with ABC Studios on a new pilot.
Jonathan is President of Film for Rideback. In his three-plus years at the company, he has overseen production for live-action films such as ALADDIN, DEATH NOTE and THE POPE, directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Mark Goffman is a producer and writer in Los Angeles. In 2018 - 2019, he is working as an executive producer for the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy. Prior to The Umbrella Academy, Goffman executive produced and was the showrunner for Bull, on CBS.
Patric M. Verrone
Patric M. Verrone has been a television writer and producer for nearly 20 years and his credits include The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Larry Sanders Show, The Critic, Pinky and the Brain, Rugrats, Muppets Tonight, Futurama, and The Simpsons.
Abigail Hing Wen
Abigail Hing Wen is an AI tech leader, film producer and the New York Times best selling author of Loveboat, Taipei, which has been adapted as the Paramount+ top comedy film Love in Taipei, starring Ashley Liao (Hunger Games) and Ross Butler (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before).
Gene is leading a new initiative for Harvardwood entitled Social Impact Entertainment, which focuses on developing film and television programs that intend to have social impact next to great entertainment value.
Born in Phoenix, AZ and raised by immigrant parents from China and Japan, Naomi has always been drawn to stories that celebrate and examine identity, multiculturalism, and diversity.
Emmy-award winner Jeff Melvoin has worked on over a dozen one-hour television series. His awards include an Emmy, two Golden Globes, a Television Critics Association award, a Peoples’ Choice award, and a Mystery Writers of America award.
Nicky Weinstock is the founder and president of Invention Studios, an independent production company developing a wide range of features and television shows. Most recently Weinstock produced the hit Netflix movies Alex Strangelove and The Package.