Jon Rubinstein is President of Authentic Talent and Literary Management, a company whose primary purpose is to make the world a better place. The company manages some extraordinarily talented people, and is involved in creative development and production, and it's all inside the context of making a positive impact on the planet. One of the ways Authentic does this is by empowering and enabling their clients to do the work that most inspires them, and to have the lives and careers they dream of having. Inevitably, the clients they attract have a desire to serve the world in some way, and they work with them to use their unique abilities and talents to do so in the most powerful way possible. Authentic's clients include Oscar nominees, and Emmy, Independent Spirit, Gotham Award, and Golden Globe winners. Jon also produced Vera Farmiga's directorial debut HIGHER GROUND, which premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. Jon serves on the New York Advisory Board of Peace First, an organization committed to teaching conflict resolution, communication, and civic engagement to young people in grades K-8. Additionally, he's a former board member of The Interdependence Project and, of course, an avid supporter of New Light Kolkata.