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Jason Mirch is Stage 32's Director of Script Services and host of the Writers' Room. Outside of this role, he is a feature film, television, branded entertainment, and digital content producer and executive with over 15 years experience. Most recently, he produced a 3D animated feature film starring Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, and Carol Kane. Stefan Brunner is a partner in Los Angeles-based eightdoorsdown LLC, a boutique entertainment company that bridges Hollywood and Silicon Valley by offering consulting and producing services in the motion picture and television as well as distribution and technology space.eightdoorsdown’s current active production slate includes supernatural TV series INFINITY with Executive Producers Ethan Hawke and Kelsey Grammer; VOLTAGE, a global thriller series created by Kurt Wimmer; as well as thriller BLOOD FOR SALT, written by Erik Godal and Desmond Nakano; for all Stefan has been acting as producer or executive producing respectively on behalf of the company. Most recently, the company completed Jim Gillespie’s BILLIONAIRE RANSOM, a Pinewood Pictures production; and Lamberto Bava’s psychological thriller TWINS. Prior to moving to Los Angeles and as COO and CFO of Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Stefan oversaw the organization and strategic development of the Abu Dhabi government’s film fund as well as its positioning as a globally renowned motion picture funding and production house. In that capacity, he was involved as production executive on projects such as Doug Liman’s FAIR GAME, Oscar-winning THE HELP, THE CRAZIES, and Karan Johar’s MY NAME IS KHAN; and co-produced THE DOUBLE and GHOST RIDER – SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE. He further negotiated a partnership with Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) fostering production in South-East Asia, served on the board ofImagination’s branch office in Chennai, India, and brought to life an Arab-language film slate in the UAE, including coming-of-age drama Nawaf Al-Jahani’s coming-of-age drama SEA SHADOW and Tobe Hooper’s horror thriller DJINN. In November 2010, Stefan’s leadership and management skills within the motion picture industry along with his track record of successfully working with multi-cultural teams in distinctly different cultural and political environments have been recognized when he was named one of 35 film executives under the age of 35 in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Next Generation issue. Full Bio »
This is a MUST attend webcast! Don't miss this incredible conversation with the former COO of Image Nation, Stefan Brunner.
The Executive Hour
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