Studio Executives

Studio Executives

Learn from these Studio Executives and Diversity Program Administrators.

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Studio Executives
  • Essence of Storytelling: The Hero's Journey

    Chris Vogler is the author of The Writer’s Journey,
    Former Development Executive, Story Consultant (THE LION KING, THE WRESTLER, THE THIN RED LINE, COURAGE UNDER FIRE, etc). In this video he walks you through the steps of his process in The Hero's Journey.

  • Jermaine Johnson, Executive

    Jermaine Johnson is a development executive at Zero Gravity Management, a production and management company behind such films as the Netflix show OZARK, PULP FICTION, JUMANJI and television shows like STRANGER THINGS and AMERICAN HORROR STORY.

    Zero Gravity Management is a progressive entertain...

  • Jen Grisanti, Consultant / Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on The Verge

    Jen Grisanti is an international speaker, author and entertainment career coach, the writing instructor for NBC's Writers On The Verge, and a former studio executive, including serving as VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount.

  • Katie Buckland, Executive Director

    The Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history...

  • Adrian Askarieh, President / CEO

    Prime Universe Films, Inc. was established in 2005 by Adrian Askarieh with a vision to develop and produce high concept feature films based on established video game and comic book IP, while keeping an eye out for fresh, original material with appeal to growing global audiences.

    Prior to formi...

  • Darrien Gipson, Executive Director SAGIndie

    Darrien Michele Gipson is the Executive Director of SAGindie. An M.F.A. recipient from the Peter Stark Producers Program at the University of Southern California, Darrien was formerly the Vice President of Production for DEF Pictures. As Executive Director of SAGindie, Darrien leads a team that i...

  • Matthew Helderman, Founder / CEO

    Matthew Helderman is the founder and CEO of BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8. Helderman founded Buffalo 8 in 2010, while an undergraduate student producing his first feature film. Today Buffalo 8 is made up five divisions: production post-production management, marketing and executive producing...

  • Sam Brown, Executive / Head of Production

    Sam Brown oversees production and development as Head of Production for STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment. Brown started his career as a development executive with New Line Cinema in 2002 and was most recently a Senior Vice President of Production for the division. While at New Line, Brow...

  • Emerlynn Lampitoc, Director, Global Talent Development & Inclusion

    Launched in 2017, Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) leads the Studio's inclusion and diversity efforts. Under the leadership of Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, GTDI works closely with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group's Production and Human Resources teams to identify an...

  • Dave Devries, Executive at Studio 71

    Dave Devries is a principal at Studio 71, one of the largest global media companies specializing in online content, with a digital network for creators boasting more than seven billion monthly views.

  • Karen Horne, NBC Universal

    Karen Horne serves as the Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Studios. She is responsible for overseeing in-front-of and behind-the-camera primetime diversity efforts for NBC and Universal Television. NBC’s Writers on...

  • Rebecca Windsor, Warner Bros.

    Rebecca Windsor is the Director of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, helping to find and cultivate new emerging voices to develop TV and digital series.