Studio Movie Grill
Senior Director, PR & Outreach
Accomplished Creative Executive with over 35 years of progressive experience in the entertainment industry from film production and development to theatrical production and finally movie exhibition. Worked in development and production of feature films with such film luminaries as Robert Redford at Wildwood Enterprises and Norman Lear at Act III Productions, as well as acting as a Development Associate to the Chairman of New Line Cinema. Co-Produced a $10M musical in Italy, which was housed in its own custom designed theater. Currently Senior Director, PR & Outreach at Studio Movie Grill, the leader in in-theater dining. Over past 15 years has seen success in expanding the brand from 2 to 30 locations nationally. Oversee new openings and community outreach programs. Manages fundraising activities and takes pride in supporting the company mission to Open Hearts & Minds, One Story at A Time. Built and oversees legacy programs including Special Needs Screenings and Chefs for Children program as pillars of the company purpose, growing relationships and sponsors within the special needs community and expanding local outreach. Always interested in new challenges. Loves creating and expanding purpose and community and using SMG theaters and teams for good with the desire to leave a positive wake. SMG just rolled out its groundbreaking loyalty program, SMG Access, unique to in-theater dining arena, which ties guest perks to community outreach. https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/SMGAccess https://www.studiomoviegrill.com https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/OneStory/Outreach https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/Movie/Film-Series/Special-Needs-Screenings https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/OneStory
Studio Movie Grill
Established in 2000, Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with full-service, in-theater dining. SMG has swiftly grown to 30 locations in 9 states, and recently announced global licensing and further major expansion. SMG was named to Inc. Magazine’s List of “Fastest Growing Private Companies” three years in a row, placed 12th in Box Office Magazine’s Giants of the Industry in 2018 with key films grossing as high as #4 in North America. Honoring its commitment to Opening Hearts and Minds, One Story at a Time™, SMG’s legacy programs include Special Needs Screenings, Chefs for Children program and annual Award, which strive to help families and acknowledge local heroes. For additional information, visit studiomoviegrill.com.