Ashley Smith is the Community Executive & Member Liaison here at Stage 32!
Prior to joining the incredible team at Stage 32, Ashley spent nearly 7 years at a boutique development and talent management company where she was deeply involved with every development project, management client, and administrative aspect of running the company. She oversaw a rich development slate of films, ongoing series, and limited series across genres and developed projects for Amazon, Sony TV, FX, Universal TV, Paramount TV, Legendary Global, MGM, A&E, Concord Originals, and many others. Some of the projects that Ashley has been involved with include Pose on FX, Vikings on History Channel, Vikings: Valhalla on Netflix, and the upcoming Sony/ITV series, The Winter King.
Ashley was directly involved in acquiring the rights to a global bestselling book that she helped develop as a series adaptation that was successfully pitched and sold to MGM and FX. She had the honor of developing with some of the top screenwriters and best-selling authors in the business, providing thoughtful notes to improve all documents, pitch materials, and script drafts.
In 2017, Ashley coordinated a Live Benefit Comedy Show, showcasing a rich lineup of A-List comedians including Ray Romano, Brian Regan, Bill Burr, Dana Carvey, Louie Anderson, Bob Saget, and Jon Lovitz, hosted by Arsenio Hall at The SabanTheatre.
In her free time, Ashley loves to binge-watch shows, travel, cook, puzzle, and play games (video games and board games) with her husband (and childhood sweetheart) and her sister. Ashley is also an avid comic book reader and rarely misses her weekly pull-box pick-up.
Columbia College Chicago