Gaetano Kazuo Maida
executive director, International Buddhist Film Festival
Maida was a founding director of the Buddhist quarterly Tricycle, and was producer/director of* Peace Is Every Step, The Simple Life, On the Luce, Rock Soup*, and *In Search of Green Gold*. He is currently the executive director of the nonprofit Tea Arts Institute. He has served on the boards of Point Foundation, the Japanese Cultural Arts Center, the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences, and other nonprofits in New York and California, and is a principal of Maida+Associates, a consulting firm with media, hospitality/housing and nonprofit clients.