This event kicks off the Booth Media Networking event. It examines ??creative ways to increase the ROIC of Film and TV production. There will be a short presentation from 3 Media leaders on their views on media investing and then a Q&A session.
140 West 46th Street (between 6th and Broadway)
$40 per person. Lunch included.
Appetizer: Beefsteak Tomato Salad or Caesar Salad
Entree: Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Tuna or Artichoke Ravioli or Baby Back Ribs
12:30 PM-2:00 PM: Lunch and Presentation
Brunson Green (Panelist)
Producer, "The Help"
BRUNSON GREEN, Producer, "The Help"
Mississippi-native, Brunson Green received his BA in Economics before exploring the world of filmmaking. After relocating to Austin, TX Green got his start in the props department, cleaning guns on the Bill Wittliff produced western TV series, "Ned Blessing." In 1996, Green formed Harbinger Pictures focusing on developing a unique slate with the goal of finding stories that resonate. He produced the comedic feature FOOL'S GOLD, which played at Sundance, and THE JOURNEYMAN, distributed domestically by THINK Film.
Green has also produced numerous shorts, including "Auto Motives," starring James Cameron and Robert Downey, Jr, and the multiaward winning short film, "Chicken Party," which marked his first collaboration with writer/director Tate Taylor and actress Octavia Spencer. Their next, PRETTY UGLY PEOPLE, played at numerous festivals and was theatrically released by Osiris Entertainment. THE HELP, their third project together, was nominated for Four Academy Awards®.
David Oliver (Panelist)
Vice President, Entertainment Division, City National Bank
David B. Oliver is a Vice President in City National Bank's New York office, where he structures and manages various types of financing projects for film, television and other entertainment clients, including major and independent film and television production studios, film funds and private investment firms. Prior to City National Bank, he worked at Comerica Bank in Los Angeles. David has worked to provide financing for numerous films including the Peter Jackson-produced "District 9," the "Twilight" series of films, the Bruce Willis action picture "Red," and television programming including the Jim Henson Company's "Side the Science Kid." He received an MA from Yale University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Brandon Lucas (Speaker)
Vice President and GM of Mobile, BET Netowrks
Brandon Lucas, Vice President and GM of Mobile, BET Netowrks
Mr Lucas and his team create game-changing apps that take live TV viewing to a whole new level. BET's 106 & Park app was recently recognized as Best App Ever (Android category – Entertainment) and nominated for a 2012 Webby Award. Brandon also oversees BET's mobile web and messaging platforms and helps monetize these platforms via both premium distribution partnerships and ad sales. Brandon is a proud Booth alum ('04 IMBA), where he focused on Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance and General Management. He holds an undergrad degree from Harvard University and currently resides in Los Angeles.
David Hogan, '02
As this is a lunch and we have a limited time span, we will start promptly at 12:30.