Maya Ben Yair

Maya Ben Yair was born in Israel to a kibbutz member mother of Ashkenazi descent and a father of Moroccan descent. Her devotion to filmmaking began at a very early age, and has since been a principal source of motivation in her life. At 18, Ben Yair began her two-year mandatory military service at the Film Unit of the Spokesperson Department, where she underwent training in commercial, informational, and documentary filmmaking. She served as Chief Video Editor throughout prominent military operations. 


Ben Yair relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 to attend Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A in Film and Television Production, a second major in Screenwriting, and a minor in Jewish Studies. While in the West Coast, Maya wrote and directed three award-nominated short films: Rotary, Place 21, and Maydeleh and the Prisoner. She currently works in post-production and most recently completed work as an editor on The Hollywood Masters Series, now streaming on Netflix. 


Ben Yair believes that films that are committed to the exploration of human life on Earth add to our collective wisdom as beings whose existence is constrained by time, space, and mortality and cannot otherwise be exposed to different realities in one lifetime. 

Milt Kogan

Milt Kogan (born April 10, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the desk sergeant, Officer Kogan, on the television series Barney Miller in 1975.

He also made guest appearances on many television series including It Takes a ThiefMission: ImpossibleIronsideSanford and SonMannix, The Law, CannonPolice StoryKojakEight Is EnoughChico and the ManThe Rockford FilesQuincy, M.E.Diff'rent StrokesLou GrantNight CourtCagney & LaceyColumboKnots LandingQuantum LeapGeneral HospitalWonder WomanAirwolfThe A-TeamMy Two Dads, and many more.

Kogan's movie credits include Lucky Lady (1975), The Sunshine Boys (1975), No Deposit, No Return (1976), Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde (1976), The Lady in Red (1979), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Bachelor Party (1984), The Woman in Red(1984), Brewster's Millions (1985), Solar Crisis (1990), Hesher (2009), Accidentally in Love (2011), The Descendants(2011), among others.

He produced two award-winning documentaries titled Different From You (2002), and Final Farewell of the Fabulous Apostles (2006).

Milt is an M.D. who practices board-certified Family Medicine in Los Angeles, California. He entered Cornell University with the class of 1957, but left after his junior year to earn his medical degree. He returned to Cornell to finish his B.S. in Animal Science fifty years later, graduating in 2007.[1] As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He also holds an M.P.H. (Epidemiology) from University of CaliforniaLos Angeles (1974–1976). He was a Peace CorpsPhysician in West Africa (1969–1972), practiced with the National Health Service Corps in Harlowton, Montana (1982–1983), served with the U.S. Army in Hanau, West Germany (1984–1986) and practiced in Vermillion, South Dakota (1996–1998). He speaks English, French, German, and Spanish.

Published works include: "Escape From Montana" (2009), "Diary of the Ouagadougou Doc" (2010), "Second Act" (2010).

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