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-The real-life business inspired by the comedy novel “The Funeral Planner”

Lights Out Enterprises

Advisory Board

Avant-garde content creator and branded entertainment marketing strategist best describes Lynn Isenberg whose critically acclaimed work include two comedic novels My Life Uncovered and The Funeral Planner. Among her feature film and television credits are Youngblood, I Love You to Death, True Vinyl, and the popular series I::Design (which she co-created and executive produced). Her work in new media and branded entertainment include Jill Sobule’s Analog Girl for Paramount Pictures as well as the premiere Sundance Online Film Festive and the upcoming Resolve (which she co-wrote) for The Creative Tank and TaylorMade Golf. In addition, she is founder of the renowned and critically acclaimed Hollywood Literary Retreat. Lynn speaks at major venues across the nation about her novels and the roles of storytelling in entertainment, new media, and online marketing. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and NELP with a B.A. in English Language & Literature, a minor in Film Studies, and an MBA & Entrepreneurial Studies audit. Through her company Focus Media, Inc. (Finding Opportunities Creating Unified Success), Isenberg designs and produces cutting edge branded entertainment marketing strategies for selective clients. Her author-screenwriting-producing website in

Ron Moler is President and founder of a major movie advertising agency Ignition Creative and its sister company, commercial post-production house, Union Editorial. The two companies service major Hollywood entrainment studios and Fortune 500 companies.

Previously, Ron co-founded and served a co-president of Aspect-Ratio, a ground-breaking movie advertising agency. In addition, he has produced and directed several feature films. His producing credits include the hit films “Bachelor Party” starring Tom Hanks for 20th Century Fox; “I Love You To Death” starring Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, and Keanu Reeves for Tri-Star Pictures; “Endless Summer 2,” the sequel to the world-renowned surfing film by Bruce Brown; the television movie “Maui Heat”; and the documentary “Hollywood Goes Back to Story”. His directorial credits include “Local Boys” starring Mark Harmon; and “The Runner” starring John Goodman, Rod Eldard and Courtney Cox.

Chris Fager is an experienced media executive who served from 1988 until April 1999 as a member of the senior management team in Hollywood that created the national television network E! Entertainment Television. An original shareholder of the business, Mr. Fager served on E!’s operating committee throughout his tenure. E! free from its initial launch into a global business valued at more than $1 billion. He was also responsible for the creation and stewardship of E!’s substantial international business, the area to which he devoted himself on a full-time basis from 1996, establishing E! as a first tier exporter of programming among America’s theme networks.

Earlier, from 1988 through 1995, he served as E1’s chief legal officer, overseeing the multitude of business, programming and distribution changes accompanying the network’s growth from fewer than 50 to more than 700 employees. During this same time, E! became a substantial producer of programming, creating as many as 1,200 original hours annually. Mr. Fager also created and oversaw E1’s Human Resources Department.

Mr. Fager currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Business Affairs of TuTv, a joint venture between Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa, the two leading Spanish-Language media companies in the hemisphere,. At TuTv, a start-up venture distributing Mexican thematic channels to American cable and satellite operators, Mr. Fager has broad responsibility for company transactions in all areas and supervises and advertising sales.

Before joining TuTv in 2003, Mr. Fager maintained a consulting practice serving media clients. In addition, he pursued a number of longstanding interests including journalism and the study of oriental rugs. Among other projects, he has written for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Times Magazine on the subject of oriental carpets. He also designed and continues to present a course for the Architecture and Interior Design Department at the UCLA Extension, entitled “The Art of the Oriental Carpet.”

Prior to join gin E!, Mr. Fager managed a joint venture between the Stanley Kaplan Company, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, and SMH, Inc. to establish a national bar review program. He also served as the legal officer for a public company engaged in the development of independent TV stations. Earlier, he practiced communications and media law in Washington, D.C. for twelve years, first with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, and later at a boutique firm he co-founded. He has also been an attorney with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow. As an RFK fellow, he was instrumental in the creation and funding of a national student rights advocacy organization.

He is an honors graduate of Colgate University and Boston University School of Law where he was a law review editor. Mr. Fager resides in Los Angeles, with his wife and two children. He has served on the Capital Campaign Committee of St. James’ Episcopal School during the school’s successful fundraising efforts to finance its new building, and as the Treasurer for Hollywood’s Canyon Pre-School. He is an active little league coach.

For over two decades, Adam Taylor has been helping intellectual property companies, organizations and individuals manage and extract value from their copyrights, trademarks and patents. As president of APM, Mr. Taylor continues to reinforce the company’s standing as one of the largest and most diverse collections of original production music available by adding the latest in authentic, urban-contemporary and hard-hitting rock alternative music to APM’s catalog through the addition of new libraries and exclusive recordings from up and coming rappers and rockers.

Prior to taking the helm at APM, Mr. Taylor was president of Taylor/Fox Enterprises, where her partnered with doctors, scientists and inventors to direct market and deliver their unique, patent-protected inventions to consumers. Before that, as founding partner of Goldman/Taylor Entertainment, he developed numerous properties including the television series “Confessions of Crime” for Lifetime Network, and the PBS series “Joseph Campbell – Mythos” hosted by Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon in partnership with the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

Mr. Taylor began his career at Caswell-Massey, the oldest chemists and perfumers in the U.S. established in 1752, where he served a ten-year post as President and CEO.

Andrew M. Katzenstein’s practice focuses on estate, gift, generation-skipping tax planning; income tax of trust planning; and probate and trust administration matters, including resolving disputes between fiduciaries and beneficiaries. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to charitable organization, tax and post-death administrative matters. Mr. Katzenstein is a Certified Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law Specialist, as recognized by the State Bar of California. He teaches Estate Tax at UCLA Law School and Estate Planning and Advanced Estate Planning in the Graduate Tax Program at Golden Gate University.

Mr. Katzenstein is a frequent lecturer on a variety of estate planning and tax related topics. He appears annually before the Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, and California State Bar Associations to speak on a wide range of topics. In addition, he has had the opportunity to participate in the prestigious USC Tax Institute and the USC Probate and Trust Law Conference, and has lectured in Europe, Canada, and across the United States.

Mr. Katzenstein received his B.A. (with high honors) in 1979 and his J.D. degree (cum laude) in 1982 from the University of Michigan. He received his LL.M from the University of San Diego in 1985. Mr. Katzenstein has served on numerous bar committees, including actin as Chair of the Century City Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section, the Los Angeles County Bar’s Estate and Gift Tax Section, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Section. He is currently an “at large” member of the State Bar of California’s Trusts and Estates Section.

Having published articles in Estate Planning Magazine, Journal of Taxation, and Taxes Magazine, Mr. Katzenstein also was one of the principal contributors to the probate treatise Marshall and Garb on Probate. He has also served as host of KFNX’s weekly radio talk show “Principal of the Matter” which addressed a variety of trust and estate planning topics.

Mr. Katzenstein is admitted to practice in California and New York as well as before the United States Tax Court.

Talent Team

A graduate of Columbia University, Adam Belanoff has an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television. Adam’s credits as a writer include “Start Trek: The Next Generation,” “Wings,” “Murphy Brown,” “Judging Amy” and the Fox series “Partners.” He was also a co-executive producer of “Cosby”, “Titus” and the ABC series, “What About Joan?” starring Joan Cusack. He has written pilots for CBS, NBC and Showtime and his most recent project was the one-hour drama “The Cure” with producer Gale Anne Hurd for CBS and Sony Pictures Television. Co-Executive Producer and Writer of “The Closer” on TNT starring Kyra Sedgwick.

TV Producer and Event Coordinator specializing in one of a kind celebrations for Private and Corporate events in Southern California. Karen was Co Executive Producer of the Hallmark movie “The Note.” “The Note” became the networks third highest-rated and third most-watched original movie premiere in its history. Notable clients for special event production include Mercedes Benz of North America, Pacific Communications Group, Brentwood Magazine and Heal the Bay. Production show involvement included the “Radio City Music Awards 2006”, Talent Coordinator for “The Oscar Pre-Show” 2006, The WB’s “World Music Awards,” Fox Broadcasting’s “America’s Party Live in Las Vegas with host Ryan Seacrest,” “The Special Olympics 2005”. She was a Talent Coordinator for The VIP Premiere of “Cavalia,” the show by the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, “Earth Day Festival 2000” and the Bay Days Festival in Los Angeles.

Bruce Block brings his expertise on the art and craft of Visual Storytelling to Lights Out Enterprises. Bruce is continually sought after by major studios and networks. He is author of “THE VISUAL STORY: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, & New Media,” and teaches seminars on the structure of visual storytelling at USC, UCLA, AFI, and for major media corporations.

Production credits include:

  • Untitled James L. Brooks Films
  • Holiday (Sony) starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet
  • Christmas With The Kranks (Sony)
  • Something’s Gotta Give (Sony) starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton
  • What Women Want (Paramount) starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt
  • The Parent Trap (Disney)
  • Baby Boom (MGM/US)
  • Father Of The Bride I and II (Touchstone)
  • I Love Trouble (Disney)
  • America’s Sweethearts (Sony-Revolution)

Visual/Creative Consultant credits include:

  • Irreconcilable Differences (Warner Bros.)
  • Bachelor Party (20th Century Fox)
  • Johnny Dangerously (20th Century Fox)
  • Pretty In Pink (Paramount)

Current Projects

  • Producer, Blue Blood with Yari Film Group; Bob Yari and Henry Boger producers.
  • Co-producer, Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil, Ed Norton, Naomi Watts star, Bob Yari and Mark Gordon producers.
  • Writer, children’s book, The Adventures of Princess Yasmine; the imaginary world of a multicultural child
  • Director, Women of India, documentary; classification, History & World Culture; A visual voyage into the multidimensional nature of women and their power in India


  • Director, co-writer, co-producer, Next Stop Eternity; 30 minute film; Seymour Cassel, Cathy Moriarty star; Best short film prize, World Wide Internet Film Festival.
  • Vice-president of Persik Production, A Bob Yari film production company, Los Angeles, California. Produced Mind Games in collaboration with MTA for MGM.
  • Yasmine Golchan Productions; Live theater producer, director and actor, La Bacture, Francoise Dorin; Les Violins Parfois & Le Chateau En Suede, Francoise Sagan; L’cole des Veuves, Jean Codeau; Boeing Boeing, Marc Camoletti; Un Beau Salad, Pierre Chenet. All performances at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
  • Co-producer, Comedie des Champs Elysees, Paris, France.

Born in Brussels, Belgium. Raised in France and the United States. Reside in Beverly Hills, California. Theater major, USC; Film studies, UCLA. Experienced as a producer, director, actor in film & theater in France and the US.

Chelsea Low is an award winning Producer-Director. Her clients include Oprah, Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carey, TaylorMade, and Focus Media, Inc. to name a few. Chelsea Low graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences. Her from career began as a steadicam operator earning a certificate from Academy Award Winning Inventor, Garret Brown. Her steadicam work for film, television, commercials, and music videos include Chronicles of Narnia, Project Greenlight, and numerous projects for HBO, Lifetime, VH1, MTV Networks, ABC, NBC, Porchlight Entertainment, Columbia Tri-Star, Disney, Desperate Housewives, Oprah, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, and much more.

Chelsea’s directorial work includes “Api Morado”, a visual poem selected as a finalist for the She-Dance Film Festival and chosen to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival, a DVD for the Long Beach Grand Prix,’s premiers Sundance Online Film Festival, and a compilation of gospel DVDs of Karen Clark-Sheard for Elektra Records. Her current directorial project is a Branded Short Film for TaylorMade Golf Company. Her editorial work includes the heartfelt documentary “Mind Over Matter” produced by George Shapero (Executive Producer of Seinfeld) and Elektra Record’s DVD starring gospel-singing legend Karen Clark Sheard. Chelsea proudly joins the Lights Out Enterprises Talent Team!

Jon Macks has written for Hollywood’s top television programs, including the most prestigious award shows, late night programs, and television specials. Since 1992, he has been a staff writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Lacks has written for the Academy Awards since 1997, including hosts Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Whoopee Goldberg and Chris Rock. He was also head writer for the 76th Annual Academy Awards. For the last ten years, Macks has served as writer for the Emmy Awards. He was also a creator and consulting producer for the HBO series K Street. His television credits include ABC’s 50th Anniversary Special, Hollywood Squares, CBS’s 75th Anniversary Special and The Honeymooner’s 50th Anniversary Special. Prior to his work in entertainment, Jon Macks worked as a top political campaign writer. Jon proudly joins the Lights Out Enterprises Talent Team for Life Bio Videos.

President of Rhino Films and Co-Executive Producer of “The Funeral Planner”. Nemeth’s credits include over twenty award winning independent films including “Flow: For the Love of Water,” “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas,” “The Frankie Lymon Story,” “Plumb Fiction,” “Dogtown & Z Boys,” etc. He is also on the Board of Wheels for Humanity.

Monica Piper was a Campfire Girl. In the Bronx. “You sense your life isn’t normal when you’re sitting on the subway with a bag of marshmallows and a twig.” Monica became a high school English teacher, and while finding it rewarding, left after a few years. “I couldn’t handle the money and prestige.” She studied improv with Second City in Chicago, and performed with “The Wing,” “Sons of the Sunset, and “Papaya Juice” in San Francisco. In L.A. she joined “Raisin Brain” at the Comedy Store. She then went solo as a stand-up coin and soon landed her own Showtime Special, “No, Monica, Just You.” She was nominated for an American Comedy Awards as one of the top five female comedians in the country. Monica was recruited by Roseanne, to write on her show. Thus began her career as a sit-com writer. She went on to write for Mad About You and Veronica’s Closet. Monica was recruited by Roseanne, to writer on her show. Thus began her career as a sit-com writer. She went on to write for Mad About You and Veronica’s Closet. Monica was now a mother and sit-com hours meant too much time away from her son. She turned to animation. After writing for the cult favorite, Duckman, she became the show runner for Rugrats, for which she won an Emmy in 2003 and an Emmy nomination in 2004. She developed and ran, All Grown Up for Nickelodeon, and recently developed and wrote the pilot Stupid Cupid for Disney. Monica’s features include polish and punch up for “The Rugrats in Paris,” and “The Wild Thornberrys.” Monica is presently in development with an original adult animated series, “Stanley’s Gig,” and a live action sit-com, “Son of a Mother.” She lives in Santa Monica, California with her fourteen-year-old son, Jake, “a teenager, whom I love and adore almost every day.”
Tamara Rawitt is the winner of the 1990 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Variety/Music/Comedy Series” for In Living Color, which she co-created and produced for four seasons from 1989-1993. Before forming her own production company, Rawitt was Head of Programming for, a twenty-four hour/seven day a week Internet comedy network. While a ComedyWorld, Rawitt oversaw and/or created over 110 hours of original comedy programming, encompassing radio-programming, animation and scripts content. Previous to ComedyWorld, Rawitt was the Creator and Executive Producer of She/TV, a sketch/variety series for Carsey/Werner and ABC. In addition, Rawitt served as Executive Producer on the ABC morning show Mike & Maty, which she launched for the network. In 1997, Rawitt worked closely managing/producing for clients Paul Reiser, Eugene Levy, Larry Miller, and The Kid’s In The Hall’s Kevin MacDonald. In 1998, Rawitt served as an in-house producer and consultant for Vin Di Bona Productions. Prior to In Living Color, Rawitt produced the 1989 sleeper hit I’m Gonna Get You Sucka for MGM/UA. The film shot on a budget of $2.7 million, grossed over $30 million. From 1986-1989, Rawitt served as a feature production executive for both United Artists and Vestron, working on films such a Rain Man, Dead Poets Society, Prince of Tides and Dirty Dancing. From 1984-86, Rawitt served as Vice President, Production for Eddie Murphy Productions. Prior to working with Eddie Murphy, Rawitt served as Vice President of Marketing for Paramount pictures, working closely with Frank Mancuso on the marketing of such films as Beverly Hills Cop, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Trading Places, Reds, and Terms of Endearment. Rawitt currently has her own television production company having produced for such entities as AMC, Big Ticket, Si Television, E! Entertainment and New Line Television.
Steven is an award winning producer most notably for the Academy nominated “The Gardent,” and “Flow: For the Love of Water,” and “Joey Breaker.” He is the Founder of and Prior to entering new media, Steven was President of Motion Picture Literary Department of the William Morris Agency. His clients included Ang Lee, Larry David, Tim Robbins, and Ben Stiller.