About Us

A Networking Event for Entertainment Professionals

A Conversation about Branded Content, Advertising, Marketing and Partnerships

Tuesday, July 9, 2020
7:00-9:00PM PST

Remote/Virtual Location
Join us on Zoom via video/audio. RSVP below for access code.

About the Event
Are you a content creator looking for opportunities in branded content? Or do you want to gain relevant insights about advertising, marketing and brand partnerships, this is an intimate conversation that you don't want to miss! All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speakers!

About the Speakers
Katrina Nahikian is a Supervising Producer & Content Development Executive at FIN Studios, a division of Zambezi Advertising in Culver City, CA producing broadcast commercials and branded entertainment for Netflix, USGA, Ultimate Software, Venmo, Paypal, TaylorMade Golf, Cox Automotive – Kelley Bluebook & Autotrader, Adidas, Hubert’s, Ashworth, Vitaminwater, The Honest Company, Samsung, The Venetian, Nike, Zynga and Veev Vodka.  Zambezi was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2018 list of 100 Largest Women-Owned Businesses in LA County. 

Before her time at Zambezi/FIN Studios, Katrina was a Producer/Development Executive for Omelet, a branded entertainment company where she worked with Microsoft, HBO Game of Thrones and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on commercials and web videos.  Prior to that she spent six years at Team One Advertising, producing for Lexus, Ritz Carlton, Northern Trust and Heal the Bay.  During that time she and co-founder Christopher May of Bullet Heart Inc., sold two TV projects to Nickelodeon, A TWIST OF KATE and BAKERS DOZEN.   Currently they’re pitching a TV series with Showrunner David Simkins and Director Rob Letterman, as well as other television, branded content, digital media and films. 

As an executive, Katrina has spent her fair share of time in development at major studios with NICK TUNGSTEN: NIGHTMARE HUNTER & Doug Liman at Paramount and SECOND SIGHT with John Woo, Maggie Quigley and Sam Rockwell.  Katrina spent time as Vice President of Development for Doug Schwartz’s company at Fox TV and oversaw BAYWATCH, the subsequent BAYWATCH movies and their development slate for television and independent films.  She and Schwartz made their way to FoxTV via Lions Gate where she worked in Development for TV and on a slate of supernatural 2 hour MOW’s and Sheena with Chairman of Television Kevin Beggs and Vice President of Development Joanna Klein.  She also spent a year at Oxygen Studios for their launch with Oprah. 

Katrina’s career in Los Angeles officially began in development with Bonnie Bruckheimer at Bette Midler’s All Girl Production Company at The Walt Disney Studios.  She is a graduate of Oregon State University with a B.S. in Communications.  She also serves as a BiH Board of Directors.

Jerry Digby is a director with clients that span the gamut from advertising to entertainment, including MARVEL, ESPN, Footlocker, Hasbro, 20th Century Fox, Audi, University of Michigan, Nissan, Ubisoft, ABC, FOX, Infiniti, Got Milk, Sony, and Dark Horse Comics. Digby grew up in the US, Asia and Europe before graduating high school in Frankfurt, Germany where he illustrated album covers and played semi pro football right out of high school. While living in NY, he directed his first spot as a PA and it was nominated for an AICP award for best art direction. While building his reel, he worked in production gaining experience as a PA and practically every other position on set. Then, Digby moved to LA where he later co-directed a hockey campaign with Marcus Nispel @MJZ before getting signed to his first production company. Digby guest lectures at USC.

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