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Penn Lens Webinar Series

Learn from thought leaders in the media and entertainment industry with us!

Starting May 2020

Upcoming Talks 

Jon Penn

Ceo, National Research Group

May 15th 4pm EST

Jon Penn is CEO of National Research Group (NRG) -- a leading global insights and strategy firm with 40 years of media, entertainment and technology expertise. Known for pioneering the Hollywood research industry, NRG is an essential resource for creators, marketers and innovators to connect their content, products and brands with consumers everywhere on every screen. For two decades, Jon has expanded the strategic value of media, entertainment and technology research by applying insights from both political and corporate polling. Before leading NRG, Jon was the Founder and CEO of the Media and Entertainment practice at Penn Schoen Berland, which he built to become one of the most successful and influential global entertainment consultancies. Jon previously served as Director of Internet Strategy for Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign win in 2000. Jon is an Advertising Research Foundation award winner as well as a contributor and pollster to The Hollywood Reporter. Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Stefan Lit

EVP / CFO, Sony Pictures Motion picture group

May 20th 5pm EST

Stefan Litt is EVP / CFO of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. For over 20 years, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group has been a leader in the field of motion picture production and distribution. Its production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics, and it has produced movies such as Men in Black, the Karate Kid, the Spider Man series, and many more classics. Mr. Litt is directly involved with the studio's most high-level strategic planning, including overseeing the studio's relationships with its outside financing partners, such as Lonestar Capital and Village Roadshow.

Tara ansley

ceo, Wanderwell entertainment

JUNE 5th 5pm EST

Tara Ansley is an award winning film producer and Founder of Wanderwell Entertainment. Wanderwell Entertainment is an American independent entertainment company. It specializes in film & television production and occasionally serves as consultant for various productions or other production companies globally. Wanderwell works in all stages of the filmmaking process.

Tara Ansley is a former production coordinator turned producer. She has produced films such as Tragedy Girls, St. Agatha, Summer Night, Coast 2 Coast Documentary (a feature length female solo travel documentary supported by GoPro), Beast Beast (executive-produced by Alec Baldwin + took the top prize at U.S. in Progress Paris + 2019 IFP Narrative Lab + Premiered At Sundance 2020 + Festival Favorite SXSW 2020), Rollers, and the upcoming feature My Dead Dad (Executive Producer Declan Baldwin, Manchester By The Sea, Captain Fantastic). She has previously worked on many studio projects for example Alvin & The Chipmunks, Drop Dead Diva, and The Hunger Games. Volunteer & philanthropy work includes Sundance Institute, Safety For Sarah Campaign, and other nonprofit activities the majority surrounding female education and equality. Tara has also taught film on the Pine Ridge Reservation and is a advocate for indigenous filmmakers. Featured on Forbes.com, Mashable, Bustle, and in various motion picture outlets.

More Webinars This summer!

 

Dates to Be Announced Soon!