Bryony Gagan oversees all of Netflix’s business and legal affairs efforts related to content production, acquisition and distribution. In that role, she manages the negotiation of licensing and related arrangements with the studios, networks and producers that provide movies and television shows for Netflix’s subscription service in the US and various International territories, including Latin America, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Ms. Gagan is also responsible for all music and other collection society licensing arrangements as well as guild and labor issues related to the service.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on John Hodges (C ’00), co-founder of A24, a film production and distribution company.
He leads the company, along with partners David Frankel and Daniel Katz, and launched the company’s television department in 2015.
I am a Los Angeles-based film and television director. In high school, I became interested in the technical side of theater, specifically stage lighting. Upon attending Georgetown University, my interest in theater grew considerably. I joined Mask & Bauble, eventually directing a show my senior year (Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra).
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Dominique Shelton (L ’91), a partner in the Intellectual Property department of Wildman Harrold’s Los Angeles office.
I am a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Wildman Harrold. I handle cases pertaining to intellectual property, digital marketing, behavioral/targeted advertising, mobile marketing, and user generated content among other issues.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Andy Kim (B ’93), Chief Financial Officer, The Weinstein Group.
I joined The Weinstein Company, a film and multi-media company founded by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, at its inception on October 1, 2005. As Chief Financial Officer, I oversees all financial and strategic planning and analysis for The Weinstein Company.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Robin Kencel (C ’80), Ballroom Dance Champion
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Messai Gessesse, Director, Business & Legal Affairs for TV One
Messai credits his education to being an important factor in his success for several reasons – learning to think analytically, issue spot and problem solve. In addition to these skill-sets, he is a firm believer in networking and building relationships, especially since who you know is as, if not more, important than what you know.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Brendan O’Brien (C ’99), Feature Film Screenwriter/Producer
Georgetown prepared me in very direct ways for being a screenwriter. Professor John Glavin provided me with an invaluable foundation for understanding drama and story, and was the first person who told me, “You can do this for a living.”
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Nancy Allen (B ’86), Music Editor for Feature Films
Nancy Allen is a music editor for feature films. She works with directors and composers to help develop and create the original score. That involves creating a temporary score from existing material, working with any and all source music that goes into a film, facilitating the recording process for the final score and delivering the score to the final dub where it is mixed with sound effects and dialog to achieve a complete mix. Her 50+ film projects include “Black Swan” (Golden Reel Nomination), “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (Golden Reel win), and most recently “Tower Heist”.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Victoria Bundonis (C’85), Stage Actress
Since she abandoned the corporate world for show business, Victoria Bundonis has translated her passion for theater into a successful career on the stage and screen. In roles ranging from the comedic to the tragic and everything in between, Bundonis has brought her acting and singing finesse to dozens of national and regional theatrical productions as well as TV shows, including The House of Blue Leaves, Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Cinderella and Grease. Here, she offers a picture of the life of a traveling actress
and a dose of seasoned wisdom for budding Hoya thespians.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Victoria Bundonis (C’85), Plus-Size Model
Anna Kleinsorge is one of the leading west coast plus-size models today, having worked for countless clients such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Old Navy, TJmaxx/Marshalls, Forever21 and seen in the pages of Marie Claire and Figure. Anna can also be recognized from her time on FOX television’s “More to Love” and a number of national and international commercials. An advocate for healthy body image, Anna recently stepped into the role of producer, promoting body diversity with the film FORMÉ used to launch LAmodels’ new plus-size division, LAm2 – plus+.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Christopher T. Wood (C ’89), Actor
I have been an actor in Los Angeles for ten years, mostly in film and television. Prior to that, I was a corporate finance lawyer for eight years before retiring from practice.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Dan Rossomondo (F ’95), Vice President for Global Marketing Partnerships at the NBA
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on GU Comics,Make ‘Em Laugh – GU Alums Killing it in Comedy
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on Hollywood attorney Gordon Bobb (C’93)
Gordon Bobb (C ’93) is a partner at the law firm of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano, which he joined in 2000 as an associate. Mr. Bobb’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of actors, comedians, athletes, writers, directors, production companies and distribution companies across television, film and multimedia platforms. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law.
Read GEMA alumni spotlight on TV writer/producer Adam Countee (C’03)
Adam Countee (C ’03) works as a writer and consulting producer on the NBC comedy series Community. His duties there include working in the writers’ room to break stories for new episodes, rewriting scripts and supervising on set during production. He has also written his own feature film, which he is hoping to produce and direct in the New Year.
Read Eddie Hill (GSB ’92), SVP of Consumer Marketing & Brand Strategy for BET Networks
Eddie Hill (SB ’92) is the SVP of Consumer Marketing & Brand Strategy for BET Networks (A Viacom Company). In this role Mr. Hill is charged with the development of breakthrough marketing campaigns for the programming on BET, its sister network CENTRIC, BET.com, CentricTV.net and Social Media across all platforms. In addition he is charged with the development of the Brand filters for BET and CENTRIC, and ensuring that the network brands are strategically positioned in the broader television landscape.