Catherine E. Rubey, Writer/Executive Producer, has been writing professionally since she graduated Indiana University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film from the School of Telecommunications in 1992. There she earned an A in the Screenwriting program, and completed an episode for The Golden Girls her senior year. Upon graduation, she focused on the advertising and marketing aspect of her training, and designed and implemented several national product marketing campaigns and promotional materials, wrote advertising copy for radio and television commercials, spent several years working as a paralegal in a high volume law firm being responsible for client contact, pleadings, case management, and settlement packages. Catherine has completed several feature length award-winning screenplays, as well as two shorts. She is associate producer of the coming-of-age feature, SWIPE which begins filming in early 2006. She is a judge for the 2006 Written Image Competition at Columbia College, Chicago, and a speaker and panelist for the IFP Producer's Conference in April, 2006.
John Yaworsky is a Producer with 20 years of traditional and new media production experience on a wide range of projects in a variety of styles. He has been responsible for the creative aspects and the management of crews, budgets, and the technical aspects of feature films, commercials, and documentaries. He has produced 4 feature films in the past 3 years, Sandcastles, Where It Gets You, Chasing Robert, Pull, and Alleyball. Sandcastles was the only feature film from Chicago to be included in Chicago's Indie Fest and won the Grand Prix at the Polish Underground Film Festival. In addition to Baggage, John has several other features in development: the political documentary Red, White, and Blue, Always a Bridesmaid with Bill Danaher, and Making Art with Janet Aviva. John has produced The Chicago Film Critics Awards for seven years working with Harold Ramis, Bonnie Hunt, Jeremy Piven, and George Wendt. He has also written and produced projects with The Second City. John has earned numerous awards including a Midwest Emmy, three Tellys, Cine Golden Eagle, the Kodak Award, and has had films included in several international film festivals. John has served as a judge on several film festivals and screenplay competitions and teaches Digital Cinema at DePaul University.
Dianne M. Ancona is an Emmy award winning producer with over fifteen years in theatrical and television experience. She has worked on such hit shows as "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", and "The Late Show with David Lettermen". Dianne has worked with NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC developing and executing multiple series and pilots. Other television experience includes numerous world sporting events with NBC Sports including two Olympics, Wimbledon, and the NBA Finals. Responsible for every aspect of production including securing the budget, crew, vendors, and all logistics as Line Producer, Dianne's experience is broad and diverse. Prior to working in television, Dianne owned and operated her own theatre company where she produced, directed and acted in plays for children and adults.

Patrick Roberts has worked in the financial industry for 12 years. He was a licensed financial advisor and commodities broker/trader, and is a former Director of Operations at an investment advisory firm. Prior to 1994, Patrick managed sales and marketing teams in advertising and media sales. He also earned an M.A. in Russian Linguistics and served in U.S. Army Special Operations/Military Intelligence as a Sergeant. Patrick has written 3 feature-length screenplays as well as a reality t.v. concept. He is also working to develop a sketch comedy pilot for television. Patrick's business acumen and ability to bridge the divide between artistic vision and financial reality is a valuable asset to our production team.

The Producers recognized that the merging of technology and creativity in this era of national, state and local cooperation for film production was an ideal opportunity for combining talents.