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Fri, Oct 27


Lake Placid Center for the Arts

2:30-4:30pm | Catalyst Episodic Showcase: Documentary & Sports

Join us for a review of some of the winners from the NYU Sports Film Festival. This showcase debuted at our Duluth, MN festival earlier this month, but will see the addition of a sports industry panel discussion.

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2:30-4:30pm | Catalyst Episodic Showcase: Documentary & Sports
2:30-4:30pm | Catalyst Episodic Showcase: Documentary & Sports

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Oct 27, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

About the event

Join us for a review of some of the winners from the NYU Sports Film Festival. This showcase debuted at our Duluth, MN festival earlier this month, but will see the addition of a sports industry panel discussion. Engage in a conversation with our panelists from the sports broadcasting, digital media production and sports industries to learn about the captivating world of Sports Programming.


Sofia LoisMonroe

Sofia Lois Monroe is an Emmy-nominated content producer and "Philanthropreneur" who has worked in the production, film and television industry for over 16 years. She has helped develop and launch companies and programs domestically and internationally. Additionally, Sofia works as an Executive Producer, Director, Business Consultant, Marketing/ Brand Strategist and Community Impact Strategist. 

Monroe launched Daymaker Productions and its community and education program starting in 2016. Daymaker Productions is: Stories, Marketing, Philanthropy, Strategies and Art. The company is based in Las Vegas Nevada with intergenerational and international reach. 

From Daybreak to Dawn: We bring efforts together to create impactful content and help people help more people. Sofia Monroe’s professional and consulting experiences include developing economic development programming, being a part of startups, being an active member on boards of directors, committees and teams such as (the official mentorship partner of the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences ). Most recently, in addition to helping developing economic development programming, Sofia pushed for Catalyst to add a Sports Category. She's a former athlete turned sports-story advocate.Sofia and teammates are developing this category and goals which are being welcomed by other festivals and programs around the nation. 

Sofia and teammates also helped restructure and update the affordable housing and wealth creation pillar at Nevada Partners - including creating and launching what is known as Promise Startups as well as the community creation space ( 

Monroe’s freelance and company experience includes producing: viral content while working for a former company known as Defy Media, travel videos, Emmy-nominated content, Lionsgate original comedy content, 6 micro-budget (approximately $5,000-$150,000) independent feature films distributed domestically and internationally, award-winning short films, federally funded contracts and programs, Red carpet live streams, experimental branded social media content and co-productions such as "The Cleaners" (featuring Mike Epps). Sofia’s experience also includes having worked in various production departments on over 40+ tv show productions and award shows for over 10 years including multiple Grammys, People's Choice Awards, BET Awards, and MTV Movie Awards.

Please visit to learn more about Daymaker's community program and philanthropic efforts.

Timothy Egan: Media Analyst & Content Creator

Tim is a specialist in broadcast and web based video content services in marketing and media affairs practicing in New England & Canada. Via offices in Sugar Hill, NH, & Boston, MA he researches; build relationships with; creatively implements; and analyzes the power of - the media industry for business, education and government clients. 

He is a Board Member & Media Advisor for Catalyst Story Institute/Content Festival in Duluth, MN guiding the development of digital video content. As well, a Consulting Executive Producer of broadcast television programming at Moody Street TV in Waltham, MA. He has two New England Emmy Awards as Writer/Director/Producer, among his 28 Emmy Nominations during his 25 plus year career in New England.

He is Part-Time Faculty at sister schools in the Vermont Sate College System: since January 2014 teaching in the Visual Arts, English/Philosophy/Film and Business Departments at NVU-Lyndon; since Spring of 2016 teaching in the Business Department at NVU-Johnson. In 2016 named Co-Director of NVU’s incubator Without Walls, that supports small business development with experienced student labor. In 2020 he was elected NVU-Lyndon Delegate for Part/Time Faculty Union Chapter VT-AFT Local 7810.

With a nod to media industry development, in 2012 he was named the inaugural Marketing Chair for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences until 2018 when it was incorporated into his current role: Chair of Strategic Planning. He served as National Trustee in 2010-2012, after two terms as President of the New England Chapter and Founding Co-Chair of Presidents Council for NATAS, from 2006 to 2010.

Upon moving to NH, in 2011 Tim was appointed as Business Representative/Media Advisor to The NH/Canada Trade Council. In 2017 he was elected a VP for the New England Canada Business Council and named VP-Programs Chair in 2020; in 2018 appointed Treasurer of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT. In 2018 he was elected to the NH House of Representatives for Grafton District #2. In 2020 he was re-elected and formed the House Dems Communications Team supporting sitting legislators.

He is a principle in Sugar Hill Associates, a forward thinking media training firm teaching the power of media exposure and helping clients to maximize it. Along with communication content clients, he is a media/PR advisor to 11:11 Studios, A2C Consulting, Arcserve, The BIA of NH, The Canadian Consul-General of New England, The Cannabis Certification Council, NBC Boston, NECN, MIT’s Technology Review & Passumpsic Bank. He was a media services consultant to: Presidential Campaigns of Sen. Joe Biden (DE.) in 2008 & 2020, Gov. Jerry Brown (CA.) in 1992, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray (MA) in 2010, Sen. President Therese Murray (MA) in 2011 & Jim King for US Senate in 2012 (MA) and the NH House - Environmental Caucus from 2014-16.

In his spare time he received an M.S. in Marketing (’15) magna cum laude at and lives in/enjoys the White Mountains of NH with his wife Betty & daughter Maggie.

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