Moderator: Pat Quinn

An industry insider, with experience as a studio executive, agent, manager and TV consultant, Quinn currently develops and drives compelling strategic partnerships for U.S. and international companies that open doors to profitable new revenue streams in Hollywood. Her company, Quinn Media Management, specializes in routes to market, acquisitions, programming and business development.
Quinn is an international format expert and represents the creators of international television series. She led the Big Mountain Productions team, setting up “Geneaology Roadshow” on PBS. She was also instrumental in Wild Rover Productions’ summer run of “Take the Money and Run” on ABC.
Prior to forming Quinn Media Management (, Quinn’s extensive industry experience in Hollywood included senior positions at ICM, Metropolitan Talent Agency, Paradigm Agency and Warner Bros. Television.
Quinn has deep industry experience in television. As vice president of comedy series at Warner Bros. Television, she was the production executive for 38 pilot script writers developing series. For the 8 scripts that were picked up by networks to go in to pilot production, Quinn supervised the rewrites, notes, director and cast selection, table reads, production and editing at the studio.
Additionally, praised by the stakeholders, Quinn made significant contributions to the early financing, blue-printing of the world-famous Sundance Film Festival – the team raised over $3 million from new sources including $1.5 million from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Sundance Film Institute and the naming of Sundance Film Festival (previously known as the U.S. Film Festival). Additionally, Quinn’s work has impacted the strategy, and continued development of the powerful, prominent industry organization called Women In Film. Once mainly a social network, WIF was transitioned into an advocacy powerhouse, to the point of impacting national policy.
Presently, Quinn’s main focus is her Los Angeles-based media consultancy, Quinn Media Management—its client list includes: the Numbers (movie financial analysts), the Canadian Media Producers Association, Enterprise Ireland, Quebecomm, Aetios Productions, Screenleaders EU, TRC, Northern Ireland Screen, TV2 (Norway), TV3 (Ireland) and Grace Blue (executive search).
Quinn is also known for her teaching skills. She is an adjunct professor in film and television producing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts/Chapman University and teaches television economics at Carnegie Mellon’s MEIM program. She serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Film, which promotes community, advocacy and entrepreneurship.