Mitch and Catie have been a creative team for more than 25 years, producing over 800 settlement documentaries, recovering billions in damages for their clients.
Before starting LifeNow, Mitchell & Catie produced theatre. They founded Camilla's Theatre Gallery
, won a National Pen Award,
and produced or co-produced over 50 live events off-off and off Broadway. Together they moved four plays Off Broadway in their first two years of existence. They worked with producers like Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Julian Schlossberg, Ira Pittleman, and Casey Childs.
As co-founders of Lifenow Video, Mitch & Catie have focused their vast experience in the arts to develop the premier mediation strategy tool for attorneys and their venerable clients. They were called to this work, through a life-long study of empathy and storytelling. "This has been the most rewarding work of our careers without a doubt. Our whole lives lead us to this.
" says Mitchell. Catie says "The help we provide is tangible and rewarding. We fall in love with every one of these people and their cases. Helping them is an honor we want to earn every day. This is the best job in the world
As a filmmaker, Mitchell has taught at NYU, Stony Brook University
, Manhattan Edit Workshop
, NY Film Academy
, Future Media concepts
and served as a Director of The School of Cinema and Performing Arts
. Mitchell has worked in film as director, actor, producer, director of photography, editor and gaffer.
As a classically trained actor, Mitchell Riggs
was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award
for his acting/writing work for the film KaaterSkills Falls
. He is a graduate of the UNC School of the Arts
and The New York Times
once credited him with "The perfect performance of a perfect scene". Mr. Riggs also co-founded two other theaters in New York City: Signature Theatre Company,
and Manhattan Theatre Source
As a service to the trial lawyer community, Mitchell has presented Pro Bono at the Inner Circle of Advocates,
, the DCTLA
the New Hampshire TLA
, Seattle TLA
Catherine Zambri Riggs
is a classically trained Actor, Director, Producer and Voice Over Artist in New York. Her voice can be heard in many popular video games. As a playwright she has six published plays that have seen production in New York. She is a co-founder of the award winning Camilla's Theatre Gallery
and is a founding member of Manhattan Theatre Source
. Catie was chosen as a young director to watch at the Lincoln Center Director's Lab
. As an actress, Catie has been seen on TV favorites such as Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Third Watch,
The feature film "212"
and most recently starred in the award-winning short film, A Conversational Place.
Catie was assistant casting director for Supranos
and numerous other TV programs. She has produced two full-length feature films and numerous shorts and corporate industrials. She is a graduate of the prestigious Drama program at Syracuse University
and has studied internationally with the Moscow Art Theatre
. Catie is also a trained Yoga instructor
and mindfulness educator