David Yates is the CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. He initiated a marketing and media plan that shared Winter’s amazing story with the world, leading to the major motion picture DOLPHIN TALE, which Yates co-produced. Yates is also a three time Emmy Award winner, producer and writer of the documentary WINTER, THE DOLPHIN THAT CAN, and an executive producer of DOLPHIN TALE 2.
Craig Hatkoff is the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. Both Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship are New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Manhattan.