Craig Cegielski

Co-Founder

Craig is one of the Co-Founders of OpenGate and a veteran television executive. He launched his first company Centinel Media in 2017 as a development, production and distribution company. Centinel signed a first look deal with Amazon Studios in 2018, which will include the soon to be announced LADY MECHANIKA (starring Olivia Munn, directed by Larysa Kondracki). Previously he was Co-CEO of Fremantle North America where he was responsible for launching and building the Scripted Programming and Development division.

Mike Anderson

Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Producer

Mike is one of the Co-Founders of OpenGate. Mike was the sole founder of InfoSpectrum Consulting, and while at InfoSpectrum he was able to build an IT Consulting Organization that provided Services and Products to well over 200 corporations of the Fortune 500. This success was ultimately recognized by the acquisition of InfoSpectrum by GSS InfoTech, and ultimately led to a successful IPO and exit under GSS. He later Co-Founded BlockSquared Capital and Sciath Capital. Mike’s first venture into entertainment was helping establish the only ETP (Exchange Tradable Product) for investing in female and minority led media projects under his role at Sciath Capital.

Twich Collins

Story & Development Executive

Luke Oberholtzer

Director of Development

Luke Oberholtzer received his Associates in Screenwriting and a Certificate in Film, Video, Media from Colorado Film School before graduating from Santa Fe University of Art and Design with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Story Development. During school, Luke was hired by Main Man Films to write Singletrack: The Movie. The summer before his senior year, Luke worked closely with Development Executives as a Production Intern at LD Entertainment in Los Angeles. After graduating, Luke has worked as a Development Apprentice with Atchity Productions and served as Story Consultant for Reflective Life Ministries on their film Stronger. Afterwards, he was rehired by Reflective Life and came off their television series, Breaking Strongholds, as the story consultant for the first season. He most recently was hired to write the pilot script, Time$hare King$, for OpenGate Entertainment.

Fred Trujillo

Story and Development Executive

Fred received his Associates in Screenwriting from the Colorado Film School. Upon completion he moved on and graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Story Development. While at school he interned with Broken Road Productions learning from Development Executives reading scripts and providing script coverage. After graduating he worked as a Freelance Script Consultant providing coverage, notes, and insight for multiple production companies.

Brid Henry

Manager of Content Acquisition

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Brid Henry received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater Performance, Directing, Dramaturgy and Playwriting from Augsburg University in Minneapolis. After graduating, she apprenticed at the esteemed Playwrights’ Center, where she later directed and produced The Future Is Female Festival: MPLS, a local outpost of a national feminist theater festival. Brid had the privilege of performing on many different stages within the illustrious Twin Cities theater community before moving to Los Angeles. At OpenGate, she is thrilled to use her skills as a collaborative creative to foster new and inclusive work that not only excites the imagination, but pushes the boundaries of artistic creation.

Kelsey Opel

Story & Development Executive

Jason Aufdermaur

Legal Counsel & Partner

Jason has been an entrepreneurial attorney for 20 years. He enjoys his time working with experienced business owners in both publicly and privately-held businesses, and has had success counseling such clients due to his own experience as an entrepreneur and investor, understanding the goals and nuances associated with both business structures.

Jason was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin receiving a B.A in economics in 1994. Jason received his law degree from Vermont Law School in 1997.

Wim De Smet

Partner

Wim is an entrepreneur who ran several companies in the IT services industry. Early in his career he focused on PC hardware sales, but moved quickly into ERP consulting in Belgium. Wim moved in 1997 to America to expand the Belgian consulting company in North America. Once in America, Wim was involved in several startups across different service industries. Wim founded Exaserv, a company specialized in the delivery and support of SAP HCM and SuccessFactors solutions. Most recently Wim sold Exaserv to HR-Path a global HR consulting organization, where he remains CEO for North America.

Stormy Logan

Head of Social Media & Marketing