Who is the “Entertainment Strategy Guy?”
Glad you asked.
I’m a former entertainment executive who spent the 2010s working in entertainment companies, as an employee, intern and now consultant. These companies have run the gamut from giant studio conglomerates to a streaming company (one of the big ones) to independent production companies, in both television and film. I’ve held roles ranging from “strategic planning” to “business development”.
What did I actually do? I developed strategy. Analyzed data. Finessed power points, built excel models, and wrote strategy documents. And, hopefully, helped senior executives make the right decisions. (Sometimes yes, sometimes no.)
Before that, I went to a top tier business school and specialized in the business of entertainment. I devoured any class with “numbers” or “entertainment” in the description. I graduated at the top of my class. (Not near the top; the very top.) I also won several other awards.
Before that, I was in the military. And before that I went to UCLA.
Along the way, I also developed a love of writing. The Entertainment Strategy Guy has been publishing on this website since May of 2018. My work under my pseudonym has been featured in publications such as Decider, What’s on Netflix, Athletic Director’s U and The Ankler. Under my real name, I’ve been published in professional journals, the Washington Post and New York Times.
That’s a lot about who I was. Who am I now?
A writer dedicated to explaining both the business of entertainment and streaming ratings. I work on this website full-time, dabbling with other consulting opportunities as time allows.
Working with the Entertainment Strategy Guy
If you’d like to work with me, feel free to reach out for rates for freelance writing or consulting opportunities. Send me a note via my contact page.