Leading execs join the agenda for Content LA to discuss the changing creative and business landscape, and the opportunities, challenges and threats this holds for creators, producers, channels, platforms and distributors over the next 24 months.
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Jana Winograde, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc
Winograde is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Showtime Networks programming across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and films. In addition, Winograde oversees the company’s production, program operations, business affairs, casting, scheduling, research and home entertainment, and serves as liaison to ViacomCBS Global Distribution. She works closely on all programming related matters with the network’s marketing, creative, digital media, acquisitions and entertainment communications departments. Winograde joined Showtime in 2017 as president, business operations, West Coast. Prior to joining Showtime, she spent 23 years at ABC Entertainment in numerous senior roles, most recently as executive vice president, head of business operations.
Marci Wiseman, co-president, Blumhouse Television
Wiseman is co-president of Blumhouse Television along with partner Jeremy Gold. Together they are leading the expansion of the Blumhouse brand beyond not only genre material, but also dark, provocative subject matter across a portfolio of scripted and unscripted content and streaming movies that includes award-winning and acclaimed Sharp Objects and The Loudest Voice, and upcoming The Good Lord Bird, A Wilderness of Error and an Amazon 8-film anthology. Since joining Blumhouse in 2016, Wiseman and Gold successfully relaunched Blumhouse Television as a vibrant independent studio with projects at various networks and streaming platforms. A long-time executive at AMC, Wiseman launched AMC Studios, whose first series was the mega-hit The Walking Dead and for which Wiseman orchestrated the unprecedented day-and-date global release of the series. As the sole executive responsible for building AMC’s highly successful distribution business, Wiseman brokered the cable group’s first exclusive SVOD deal as well subsequent SVOD and longterm distribution deals. Wiseman was EVP, global production and business affairs at eOne Television. From 2000-2010, Wiseman owned a consulting firm developing, designing and managing new business models for various clients. Wiseman previously ran business affairs at Pressman Films, was VP, business affairs on the feature side at Columbia (Sony) Pictures and served in the Riordan administration as assistant deputy mayor, economic development for Los Angeles.
Dana Goldberg, chief creative officer, Skydance
Goldberg helps set and execute the company’s overall creative vision. She oversees Skydance’s film slate which includes Top: Gun Maverick, The Old Guard, The Tomorrow War and the upcoming seventh and eighth instalments of the Mission: Impossible series. Goldberg also helps oversee Skydance’s animated slate including the films Luck and Split (working title). Goldberg has creative oversight of Skydance Television’s slate which includes Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Jack Reacher on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. Goldberg joined Skydance in 2010 as president of production, and was responsible for the entire film slate, which has included 6 Underground, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Rogue Nation and Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, and the Jack Reacher films. Prior to Skydance, Goldberg served as president of production at Village Roadshow Pictures and served as VP of production at Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures before that. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy. Goldberg holds a BA from the University of Missouri.
Effie T. Brown, CEO, Gamechanger
Gamechange launched in 2013 as the first film financing fund by and for women and now under Brown’s leadership includes projects by and about people of colour, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities as well as its expansion into television and digital content. Brown is also an award-winning film, television, and digital producer known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Brown has produced several critically acclaimed films and award-winning projects including Real Women Have Curves (directed by Patricia Cardosa), Dear White People (2015 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay), HBO’s Project Greenlight (Executive Produced by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck), among several others. Brown also served as an executive producer on Lee Daniels’ STAR on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies. Prior to Gamechanger, Brown founded Duly Noted Inc., a company dedicated to ground-breaking narratives that use genre to challenge and advance our culture in a disruptive way. Brown’s dream is to change the world through film and TV – celebrating our differences while bringing us all closer together.
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