Elyse Schein is a writer and filmmaker. Her short films 'I Steal Happiness' and 'Private Dick' have been shown at the Telluride Film Festival and at cinemas in Prague and San Francisco. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she studied film and FAMU, Prague's Film and TV School of the Academy of the Performing Arts. She has also worked as an English teacher, photographer, and translator. Schein lives in Brooklyn.
Paula Bernstein is a freelance writer whose work has been published in THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, THE VILLAGE VOICE, and REDBOOK, among other publications. Formerly a reporter at VARIETY and THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Bernstein has also been a regular contributor to CNN. A graduate of Wellesley College, she has a master's degree in cinema studies from New York University. Bertstein lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughthers.