2018 Jurors

Katie Walsh is a Los Angeles-based film critic and journalist, reviewing weekly film releases for the Tribune News Service, Los Angeles Times, and The Playlist, while occasionally making appearances on KCRW’s Press Play with Madeline Brand and KPCC’s Film Week.

Her work has also appeared in Playboy, Slate, The Hairpin, indieWIRE, Women and Hollywood, Town & Country, Movieline, Nonfics, and more. Katie is also member of the LA Film Critics Association. She earned her B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University, and her M.A. in Critical Studies from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Marissa Devins is a Partner in the Television Literary Department at United Talent Agency, where she represents a number of the industry’s top emerging television creators, showrunners, writer-producers and writer-performers. Some of her clients include Chelsea Handler, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (FLEABAG) Sam Catlin (PREACHER), Derek Waters (DRUNK HISTORY), Dana Fox (NEW GIRL, COUPLES RETREAT), Raelle Tucker (SACRED LIES), Ira Ungerleider (ANGIE TRIBECA), and Jonathan Groff (BLACK-ISH).  

Devins graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences degree in Political Science.

Joseph_GarrityJoseph T. Garrity (Production Designer) holds a B.A. degree from Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater and an M.F.A. in Production Design from The AFI Conservatory. He has designed feature films including MY GIRL, DROP DEAD FRED, SON-IN-LAW, SUNSHINE CLEANING, CAKE, MR. CHURCH and I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.

Garrity met Christopher Guest in 1988 and was chosen to design Guest’s directorial debut feature THE BIG PICTURE.  Garrity has designed all of Guest’s films since, including WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, BEST IN SHOW, A MIGHTY WIND. Garrity now serves as the Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence: Production Design at The American Film Institute Conservatory.