Sal Litvak was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to New York at age five. He is a graduate of Harvard College, NYU Law School, and the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. His first film was the Passover comedy and cult hit, When Do We Eat? His second film, Saving Lincoln, explores the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon. Sal wrote both films with his wife, Nina Davidovich Litvak. He also blogs as the Accidental Talmudist for the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, Hevria, and on his AT Facebook page, where he shares a bit of Jewish wisdom daily with a community of 130,000+ fans. Sal is currently developing a number of edgy, spiritual projects, including an untitled High Holiday comedy. Learn more about Sal here.
Esther Kustanowitz is a writer, consultant and prolific user of social media who has consulted on social media, communications and creativity for dozens of organizations and institutions, ranging from MTV Networks to Jewish Federations of North America. Esther (@EstherK on Twitter) also manages @picsfrthefringe and @whendoweeatfilm, as well as the Facebook presence for Pictures From the Fringe & When Do We Eat?. She is also working on “Nothing Helps (But This Might Help),” a book project designed to share support and stories with those who are experiencing loss. Her writing appears regularly in publications like Ha’aretz, the Forward, the Jewish Journal and the JTA, at her website, EstherK.com and at her blog, MyUrbanKvetch.com.