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

TheGrill 2021 brought together a diverse group of speakers 

Mary Viola, President of Production, Wonderland Sound and Vision

Olivia Charmaine Morris, Founder and CEO of Black Monarch Entertainment

Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film, Netflix

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

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

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

Ross Gerber

Patrizio Pato Spagnoletto, CMO, Discovery+

Michele Ballantyne, COO, RIAA

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

Kevin Merida, Executive Editor, L.A. Times

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

Janina Gavankar, Filmmaker, Actor & Gaming Consultant

Gordon Bellamy, Founder, Gay Gaming Professionals

Elias Plishner, EVP, Worldwide Digital Marketing and Data Analytics 

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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