TheGrill 2021 Speaker Portraits: From Scott Stuber to Janina Gavankar

TheGrill 2021 Speaker Portraits: From Scott Stuber to Janina Gavankar


TheGrill 2021: Carmen Carrera, Olivia Charmaine Morris and Kevin Merida were among the speakers

Scott Stuber, Olivia Morris, Sanjay Sharma, Carmen Carrera, Pato Spagnoletto, and Janina Gavankar

TheWrap’s TheGrill 2021 included two days of distinguished programming with a focus on innovators across media, entertainment and tech defining the future of disruptive trends and technology. Check out the diverse group of speakers that participated.

Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film, Netflix

Janina Gavankar, Filmmaker, Actor & Gaming Consultant

Mary Viola, President of Production, Wonderland Sound and Vision

Olivia Charmaine Morris, Founder and CEO of Black Monarch Entertainment

Mike Larocca, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, AGBO

Tom Staggs, Board of Directors, Spotify

Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change

Stephen Bruno, CMO, MGM Studios

Kevin Merida, Executive Editor, L.A. Times

Sanjay Sharma, Founder & CEO, Marginal MediaWorks, Inc.

Samata Narra, SVP, Equity and Inclusion, Content Strategy, WarnerMedia

Ross Gerber, President and CEO, Gerber Kawasaki

Patrizio “Pato” Spagnoletto, CMO, Discovery+

Michele Ballantyne, COO, RIAA

Marja-Lewis Ryan, Showrunner, “The L Word: Generation Q”

Manjari Makijany, Writer, Director and Producer

Laila Shabir, Founder, Girls Make Games

Kern Schireson, CEO, Known

Kai Henry, Chief Strategy Officer, FaZe Clan

Jim Huntley, Professor and Head of Marketing, USC Games

Jennifer Vaux, Director, Content Acquisition, The Roku Channel

Jeff Sagansky, Partner, Eagle Equity Partners

Jeff Clanagan, CEO, Laugh Out Loud

Janine Rubenstein, Editor-at-Large, People

Gordon Bellamy, Founder, Gay Gaming Professionals

Elias Plishner, EVP, Worldwide Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, Sony

E. Brian Dobbins, Executive Producer, “black-ish”

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, National Executive Director SAG-AFTRA

Deon Taylor, Co-CEO, Hidden Empire Film Group

Danny Fisher, Co-Founder and CEO, FilmRise

Chanel Ward, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Take-Two Interactive

Carmen Carrera, Actress and Transgender Activist

Brenda Gilbert, Co-Founder and President, BRON Media Corp

Anne Kennedy McGuire, Partner, Loeb & Loeb

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