Joe Cacaci co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, starring Sharon Gless and
has been the Executive Producer of two prime time series, SHOWTIME 's The Hoop Life and CBS's The
Education of Max Bickford, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Marcia Gay Harden. Joe was an Executive
Producer with David Black and Mr. Dreyfuss of Mr. Black's PBS series Copshop, and directed the pilot
episode, which starred Mr. Dreyfuss, Blair Brown and Jay Thomas. Joe has directed two indie features,
Stranger in My House, starring Lindsay Crouse, and most recently, National Lampoon's Snatched,
starring Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Jay Thomas and Ernest Borginine. He is currently in pre-
production for his short, Food, which he will also direct for Joe Mantegna's Quickbites series. The piece
will star Tony Shalhoub.
Joe produced the award winning Boston premiere of David Mamet's American Buffalo and was Producing
Director of NY's Provincetown Playhouse where he co-produced Mr. Mamet's OBIE winning play
Edmond. He was the founding Artistic Director of East Coast Arts where he produced twenty world
premiere plays over seven seasons, including work by Shel Silverstein. He was Producing Director of The
Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble in Los Angeles (with founding Artistic Director Dan Lauria), where over
500 new plays were given staged readings in the Monday Night Reading Series. He has directed plays for
The NY Shakespeare Festival at The Public Theater (for the late Joseph Papp), The Westport Playhouse,
Coconut Grove Theatre and commercially in New York and in Los Angeles, where he directed the world
premiere of Victor Bumbalo's Questa, featuring Wendie Malick, Dorian Harwood and Mr. Lauria. At
Queens Theater in the Park, he directed the world premiere of Against the Rising Sea, by Kelly Masterson.
It starred Elizabeth Franz. Most recently, he directed the world premiere workshop of Carol Schneider's
A Movement of the Soul, which was performed in English and American Sign Language (ASL). It was
produced in association with the late Jeffrey Ash and NY Theater Workshop. Joe's own plays have been
produced at The Public, The Long Wharf and at the Alley Theatre in Houston. His latest play, Keeping
Time, which featured Larry Bryggman, had its world premiere workshop at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab,
where Joe is a founding co-Artistic Director with Jim Frangione, Bob Jaffe and Matthew Penn.
Joe teaches television writing in the graduate program of the Film School at Columbia University.
Joe Favorito has over 26 years of strategic communications / marketing, business development and
public relations expertise in sports, entertainment, brand building, media training, television, athletic
administration and business. The Brooklyn, New York native has managed the day-to-day activities in
strategic communications for: Two of the world's hallmark sports and entertainment brands (the New York
Knickerbockers and Philadelphia 76ers), the world's largest professional sport for women (the WTA Tour),
the world's largest sports National Governing Body (the United States Tennis Association) and the world's
largest annual sporting event (the US Open). He also oversaw the strategic planning, investor relations,
communications and digital business development of the International Fight League during its two year run
as a Mixed Martial Arts venture and a publicly traded company.
For the past three years Joe has been an independent consultant on crisis communications, social media,
strategic planning, publicity and business development for clients that include: Bloomberg LLC, Schiller
Management/the Global Options Group, Wizard Entertainment/Comic-con, Lionsgate Films, the John
McEnroe Academy, USA Wrestling, Big Lead Sports/Fantasy Sports Ventures, Ponturo Management
Group, and others.
Additionally, Joe was associate producer for the Tony nominated hit Broadway show "Lombardi" and
is part of the creative team for the upcoming production "Magic/Bird." He serves on the boards of
the National Sports Marketing Network, Columbia University (where he is an instructor in Strategic
Communications in the Graduate School of Business) and Manhattanville College. He also maintains a
well-trafficked blog on the sports marketing and publicity field, "Sports Marketing and PR Roundup," on
the website joefavorito.com, as well authoring the first-ever text on the sports publicity industry ("Sports
Publicity" published in August 2007 by Reed Elsevier), which is used in over 35 sports management
programs in the U.S. He has been a guest speaker on sports marketing, social media and communications
at a host of institutions, including Princeton University, Georgetown University, the University of Florida
Law School, New York University, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and many others.
A graduate of Fordham University, Joe, his wife and two children reside in River Vale, New Jersey.
With more than 25 years of television programming experience as a senior level broadcast/cable executive,
creator and producer of original programming and media consultant, Maura is a recognized expert in
programming strategies, development and production of original programming. In her work at Odyssey,
she leads community building around programming using new media and marketing platforms. She is
responsible for developing, establishing and implementing the overall content, brand and programming
strategy for Odyssey Networks across multiple platforms: broadcast and cable television, as well as
theatrical, digital mobile, internet and new distribution platforms.
Maura previously served as President/CEO of Lightworks Pictures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Odyssey
Networks, which under her leadership became a leading producer of faith based films for television,
including "The Note," starring Genie Francis and Ted McGinely, and its sequel, "Taking a Chance on
Love." She recently served as executive producer for "Notes from the Heart Healer", the third film in this
series airing on Hallmark Channel in 2012. Dunbar also oversaw the launch of the company into non-
scripted documentaries, with its first commission coming from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) --
"Serving Life," Forest Whitaker and Nick Stuart, executive producers.
She served as executive producer for the 2011 Believe Pictures/Odyssey Networks film, "Beverly
Lewis' 'The Shunning'," based upon The New York Times bestseller; it was produced and directed by
Michael Landon Jr. and stars Danielle Panabaker and Sherry Stringfeld.