Abigail E. Disney

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February 5, 2016  |  allevents, dgb16, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, WOMEN, WAR & PEACE. Her executive producing and producing credits include Fork Films supported films 1971, CITIZEN KOCH, FAMILY AFFAIR, HOT GIRLS WANTED, THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), RETURN and SUN COME UP (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short). Her most recent projects include

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Wenda Harris Millard

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June 1, 2015  |  allevents, engagenyc2015  |  No Comments

Wenda Harris Millard President & COO  Wenda Harris Millard is President and COO of MediaLink, a leading strategic advisory and business development firm that provides critical counsel and direction to the media, advertising and entertainment industries and to companies and investors that interact with those sectors. Before joining MediaLink, Ms. Millard was Co-CEO and President, Media for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.  She joined MSLO in July 2007 after three years as a member of its Board of Directors.  Ms. Millard oversaw MSLO’s media businesses, which include publishing, internet and broadcasting.  She was the driving force behind creating cross-platform programs for marketers in

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Keith Richman

Keith Richman

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February 2, 2015  |  allevents, engagela14  |  No Comments

  Keith Richman, President, DEFY Media Keith Richman, a recognized industry leader and successful entrepreneur, is president of DEFY Media, a leading digital media company focused on 12-34 consumers formed by the merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media.  As president, Keith oversees all areas of content development, product, technology and marketing for DEFY Media.  Keith co-founded Break Media in 2004 and as the CEO was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the business, building it into a 160 person, profitable digital media company. He led the company through its merger with Alloy Digital in 2013. Keith is a prominent voice on the successful implementation of

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Allen DeBevoise

Allen DeBevoise

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January 4, 2015  |  allevents, engagela14  |  No Comments

    Allen DeBevoise, Chairman and Founder of Machinima Allen DeBevoise is a Co-Founder of Machinima, Inc. and serves as its Chairman. Mr. DeBevoise founded MiTu, Inc. in 2012. Mr. DeBevoise serves as an Advisor of TreatFeed, Inc. He joined The MiTu Network as an Advisor and Investor. Mr. DeBevoise has more than 20 years experience in the multimedia and interactive business. Mr. DeBevoise served as Chief Executive Officer of Machinima, Inc. until March 31, 2014. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TCI Interactive (Formerly the Internet investment vehicle of TeleCommunication Inc.). At TCI, he executed investments in Sportsline, iVillage

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Ryan Kavanaugh

Ryan Kavanaugh

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December 29, 2014  |  allevents, engagela14  |  No Comments

    Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Relativity, a next-generation studio. The company is engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including film and television financing, production and distribution; music publishing; sports management and digital media. Kavanaugh is a highly successful producer and global expert in film finance. Under his leadership, Relativity has produced, distributed or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures generating more than $17 billion in worldwide box-office revenue and earning 60 Oscar® nominations.Among the newest Relativity films Kavanaugh has produced or executive produced are McG’s Three

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Michael Shamberg

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December 28, 2014  |  allevents, engagela14  |  No Comments

    Michael Shamberg, Movie and TV Producer Michael Shamberg is a movie and TV producer.  His upcoming movies in 2015 are Freeheld starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon and Steve Carrell as well as Adam Jones starring Bradley Cooper. Shamberg is also in pre-production on the AMC series Badlands.  His most recent movie releases in 2014 were Wish I Was Here directed and starring Zach Braff and A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson. Shamberg’s other Producer and Executive Producer credits include Contagion, Django Unchained, World Trade Center, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Reality Bites, Gattaca, Pulp Fiction, Garden State, A Fish Called Wanda, and The

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Cody Simms

Cody Simms

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December 22, 2014  |  allevents, engagela14  |  No Comments

    Cody Simms, Managing Director, TechStars at Disney Accelerator   Cody has been operating at the intersection of technology and media since the late 1990s when his first employer Snap.com merged into NBC Internet.  He is particularly interested in the ever-changing ways that our increasingly networked and connected society creates, distributes, and consumes information.   Cody is presently Managing Director for Techstars in Los Angeles where he is working along with The Walt Disney Company to deliver Disney Accelerator, a mentorship-driven investment program for technology-enabled media and entertainment startups. (Learn more at http://disneyaccelerator.com)   Previously, Cody was Chief Product Officer at StumbleUpon where he led a team

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Bonin Bough

Bonin Bough

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November 20, 2014  |  allevents, engagela14  |  No Comments

  Bonin Bough, Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelēz International B. Bonin Bough is the Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement at Mondelēz International. Bough is known for leading some of the industry’s largest and most innovative global media investments across digital, TV, print and outdoors. He is unique in his commitment to forging emblematic partnerships with the industry’s biggest players including Paramount, ABC, Facebook, Twitter and many more. He is credited as the leader in partnering startups with brands having executed the first of its kind FourSquare brand partnership. This has led him to launching three of

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Ben Goldhirsh

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September 11, 2014  |  allevents, DGB14  |  No Comments

Ben Goldhirsh, Founder of GOOD/Corps   Benjamin Goldhirsh is the co-founder and CEO of GOOD, an editorially led, member-driven community of people, NGO’s, and corporations pushing our world forward. GOOD’s mission is to provide content that ignites a new wave of changemakers to live well by doing good. Active in both regional and international philanthropic endeavors, Ben is one of the directors of The Goldhirsh Foundation, which supports dynamic social programs, environmental initiatives, innovative medical research, and leading cultural institutions. Ben also serves on the advisory board for 826LA and the Imagination Foundation, and is one of the founding board members of City Year Los Angeles. A graduate of

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Aria Finger

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August 28, 2014  |  allevents, DGB14, dgb15, dgb16  |  No Comments

  Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org and President of TMI     As CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change in the world, Aria Finger uses her expertise on all things young people and tech to lead a diverse, impact-driven team.  She has been an instrumental part of scaling DoSomething.org from less than 100,000 members to over 5 million members in 125 countries today.  Starting at DoSomething.org as an associate 10 years ago, Aria created their Teens for Jeans campaign which has clothed over 5 million homeless teenagers to date. With her cause-related marketing experience, Finger has spearheaded

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