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Paul Benne

Paul has 33 years of professional experience in emergency management, security assessment, event security management, security technology design and deployment, training and project management. Paul also has 17 years’ experience as a first responder. Paul has been responsible for the consulting and design of sophisticated security programs intended to protect critical facilities and high threat target facilities around the world. Paul applies his In-depth knowledge of security, law enforcement, and emergency services operations in the capacity of a consultant. Paul is the President of Sentinel Consulting. DEBORAH GILELS experience in the entertainment industry has run the gamut from film/television production and development, to mergers and acquisitions in the international film market and public relations for film companies, writers, actors, authors and directors. Gilels has run a successful media consulting PR company for the past 14 years, assisting writers, filmmakers, and actors launch their careers in the entertainment industry, as well as promote independent feature films and documentaries, by way of public relations, marketing, distribution and project development. Among the films she has launched are: Cevin Soling’s award-winning documentary The War on Kids on Pivot, the Chazz Palminteri- Andie MacDowell family drama Mighty Fine for Lionsgate, the US premiere of the documentary Fallout and James Haven’s short film Court of Conscience starring Jon Voight and the late Anton Yelchin. She did publicity for anime series Lupin 3rd Part 4 on Adult Swim in May 2017, Lupin the 3rd Part 5, Megalobox on Crunchyroll, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Eleven Arts), Liz and the Blue Bird (Eleven Arts) and Penguin Highway (Eleven Arts). She also was the lead publicist on Fathom Events release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, where she set up the filmed interview with John Lasseter to promote the film. Gilels is currently launching the indie film The World Without You starring Radha Mitchell and James Tupper, anime feature films Sound! Euphonium and Millennium Actress, both for Fathom and Eleven Arts. Aside from national and international releases, she has successfully promoted films in festivals such as Dances With Films, LA Femme, Starz, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, New Filmmakers, St. Louis, UN Film Festival, and has represented feature films and documentaries in markets such as AFM, Berlin, Cannes, and MIP-TV.