Voting Members Policies & Procedures


Past year's nominees and recipients earn the right to become voting members in the following year's awards. All voting members still retain their eligibility to enter the current year's awards. Entrants who also participate as voting members are not eligible to vote in the same category they have entered a work in.

Voting in Round One and Two of the 2017 Eclipse Awards is restricted to the category you are most qualified for. This is governed by the category you were previously nominated in. All previous nominees and recipients will receive formal invitations to become voting members.

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Voting Members are also eligible, by invitation, to join the Eclipse Awards Board of Governors which governs the procedures, judging and production of the award ceremony.


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Just a few of the judges in the 6th Annual Eclipse Awards.

Billy Gierhart

Billy Gierhart has directed over 60 episodes of television. He was one of the main directors on Sons Anarchy. Currently, he's directing The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of Shield, Marvel's Jessica Jones, and Marvel's Inhumans. Billy enjoys traveling and shooting around the world with his wife Cherie, who co-directs with him.

Brock LaBorde

Brock LaBorde is a writer and entrepreneur with over a dozen years of production experience managing budgets and developing content and talent for studios such as Dreamworks, Sony's Crackle, and Viacom. Brock has also written and produced original TV and digital content, as well as commercials, for brands such as MTV, Comedy Central, Machinima, AT&T, and Intel. For the past decade, Brock has also been fortunate enough to serve as personal assistant to the legendary comedy writer/director Amy Heckerling. His most recent project are the gun violence documentary 91%, and the TV series The Air Sex Championships for MTV.

In 2009, while running his own production company in Los Angeles, Brock expanded his business operations into live entertainment by co-founding an improv theater, The New Movement, with his business partners Chris Trew and Tami Nelson. Together, they built TNM into a duo of critically-acclaimed comedy institutions in Austin and New Orleans, and began cultivating an ever-growing army of comedic talent and creative projects.

Aside from serving as TNM's CEO and CFO, Brock continues to produce live shows, comedy festivals, tours, documentaries, music videos, and pretty much whatever else needs writing and producing done to it. He is repped by Alan Siegel Entertainment.

Alice Petersen

Alice resides in Los Angeles and works in theatrical casting for Ramirez/ Horton Casting, as well as Barbara McCarthy Casting in feature films and TV. Some of her recent credits include 'Me & Earl & The Dying Girl', 'Pixels', 'Mother's Day', and the soon to be released 'What's the Point?' and 'I Kill Giants'.

Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore is the Visual-Effects Supervisor and Audio-Post Supervisor on a 10-million-dollar independent children's live-action feature film titled "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure"; an early LA based Feature Film/ Michigan Film Incentive project, shot in the Detroit area. Jim's career also spans advertising; previously as a Producer at J. Walter Thompson,VP. Producer at BBDO-Detroit, and a SVP/ Executive Producer at Campbell-Ewald. Jim currently writes, produces and develops Branded Entertainment, along with long form projects, and produces multi-platform content packages.

Nathan Schram

Nathan Schram is currently working in LA as the Development and Production Manager at Saban Brands. Current shows: Power Rangers, Digimon, Luna Petunia, Glitter Force and Kibaoh Klashers.

Jennifer Lake

Jennifer Lake works in Los Angeles. She has been working as a story editor. She has cut scenes and episodes for shows on MTV, Bravo, CNBC and for Fox's Home Free.

Michael Piotrowski

Michael Piotrowski is a GVSU graduate and production sound mixer working in Los Angeles. Mixing credits include the movies Virginia, Hide Away, Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, and many more as well as the TV series The Real O'Neals, Hand of God, Good Girls Revolt, Just Add Magic and the new Amazon Prime series John Claude Van Johnson.