Features Entertainment

Paola Alvarado Ariza – TIS Productions Colombia and Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Paola Alvarado was in law school, there were no classes she could take on entertainment law.   Few lawyers in Colombia specialize in the area, she says, but she didn’t let that deter her. After specializing in commercial law, she worked for written media before getting into television and audiovisual production.  Alvarado says she’s since […]

Sean C. Sansiveri – NFLPA/NFL Players Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

To be a successful professional football player, you need dedication, strength, fearlessness, finesse and grace. You also need to employ hard-nosed strategy and a cutthroat desire to win. To be a successful attorney, you need a lot of those same qualities, especially when your job is protecting players both on the field and off. That’s […]

Damon B. Bonesteel – Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s no business like show business, the adage goes. But at the end of the day, it’s still an industry driven by the bottom line. During his 23 years at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Damon Bonesteel has been focused on that and not just on the legal side. His title—senior vice president of legal and […]

Natalie Swanson – Riot Games

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Natalie Swanson is a huge fan of Rioters—the title held by all employees of Riot Games. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the video game developer and publisher made a name in the gaming world with its debut title League of Legends. Today, Riot’s titles set in the League of Legends universe reach over 180 million […]

Mariana D’Andrea – Roku

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, cable TV reigned supreme as a source of information and entertainment. So, when given the chance to work with new media, Mariana D’Andrea was excited. Still in law school at the time, she was one of the youngest employees at an Argentinian media conglomerate. She was also one […]

Joe Moschella – Jukin Media Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By 2014, clicking through channels on a TV and reading a newspaper were becoming outdated, while digital media was rapidly expanding. That same year, Joe Moschella joined Jukin Media in Los Angeles as general counsel. Since then, he’s been tackling legal and business matters for the global entertainment company. Last year, he played a major […]

Xanthe Ranger – Booking Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The thrill of taking in a city skyline, visiting a world-class museum or diving into a deep-blue swimming hole seemed out of reach for many these past few years, what with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing countries to adopt tough travel restrictions.   But domestic and international travel is back—and Xanthe Ranger of Booking Holdings is in […]

Matthew Palatnik – Bowlero Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The raucous fans and star-spangled pants of up-and-coming athlete Spencer Robarge may say it best: bowling is on a roll, and not just at the international tournaments hosted by the Professional Bowlers Association where Robarge is making his mark fresh out of high school.  As Matthew Palatnik explains, bowling centers nationwide have started offering upscale […]

Scott Sherman – RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Nothing was hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic and related closures and protocols than the hospitality industry. Whether it was resorts and theme parks or concerts and sporting events, the lack of people visiting customer-facing businesses caused organizations big and small to suffer. Very few entities in the hospitality industry rely more on in-person interaction […]

Michael Frisby – Lionsgate Entertainment

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s music to his ears, literally speaking, when Michael Frisby tunes into “Heels.” He oversees the business aspect of the creation of original music, as well as the acquisition of rights to existing third-party music, for the soundtrack to the STARZ wrestling drama. With a second season soon to be underway and many other TV […]

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