Are We All Producers Now?
Join Dana Brunetti, producer of The Social Network, House of Cards and forthcoming 50 Shades of Grey film and Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook exec, Founder of Zuckerberg Media and New York Times Bestselling Author, as the two engage in a conversation publicly for the first time about the future of media, personal branding online, and how Hollywood and Silicon Valley continue to converge.
Pres & CEO
Trigger Street Productions
Dana Brunetti is the president of Trigger Street Productions and most recently produced Captain Phillips alongside Scott Rudin and Michael Deluca, written by Billy Ray and starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengass. The film is currently nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Picture. He is also a producer on the new Netflix Original Series House of Cards directed by David Fincher starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, which is set to return for its second season on February 14, 2014. The show received nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations and is the first non-traditional television show to land nominations in a major Emmys category. It’s currently nominated for four Golden Globe nominations. Brunetti is also co-Founder Trigger Street Labs - an online platform for feedback and exposure for undiscovered writing and filmmaking talent. In 2013, Brunetti won a Special Achievement Webby Award for his impact on the Web.
In 2009, again with Rudin and Deluca, Brunetti produced the film The Social Network, the story of how Facebook was created. Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin the film received numerous awards including eight Academy Award nominations. Brunetti won his first Golden Globe for the film, as well as many other honors including the National Board of Review and The Critics Choice Award. Brunetti also produced Bernard & Doris (HBO) starring Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon which received 10 Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Nomination. He’s currently producing the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, along with Michael De Luca. The book has sold over 90 million copies worldwide. The film is scheduled for release February 14, 2015.
Randi Zuckerberg served as the Marketing Director for Facebook for six years, where she struck groundbreaking deals with ABC (the first online-offline presidential debates) and CNN (to cover Barack Obama’s inauguration). She was ranked among one of the “50 Digital Power Players” by the Hollywood Reporter. She is the CEO and Founder of Zuckerberg Media, a next-generation media company, and Editor-in-Chief of Dot Complicated, a modern lifestyle website helping us navigate and “untangle” our wired, wonderful lives. This past fall, released her first books with HarperCollins, an adult non-fiction book also titled Dot Complicated and a children’s picture book.