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Entertainment Media Partners is lead by CEO Adam Leipzig. He has served in leadership positions of internationally prominent media companies, and guided dozens more as an independent adviser. He is the former President of National Geographic Films, where he raised $125 million in production financing, and is a former Senior Vice President at Walt Disney Studios, where he was part of the small executive team lead by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg that transformed a then faltering studio into the powerhouse it has become today.

Adam has been involved as a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including March of the Penguins, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Dead Poets Society and the upcoming A Plastic Ocean. His movies have produced over $2 billion in revenue with less than $300 million in production investment. He has twice been responsible for the “most profitable film of the year” and his films have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards.

march of the penguins
honey i shrunk the kids
dead poets society

At Entertainment Media Partners, Adam assembles a team to support your work on an as-needed basis. Our teams offer specific expertise in content creation, business affairs, production, distribution (traditional and digital), talent relations, visual effects, animation, marketing, public relations and accounting.

In addition to his leadership of Entertainment Media Partners, Adam is on faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Executive Education, and he is also the Publisher and Managing Editor of the popular online magazine, Cultural Weekly. You may learn more about Adam Leipzig’s corporate consulting, public speaking, writing and training activities here.

Tod Hardin
Director of Marketing & Communications

Tod brings over 20 years of diverse marketing and communications experience to the table, with most of it based in the entertainment, tourism and events management sectors.

He served for three years as the Executive Director of the Detroit Docs International Film Festival, and for one year as the Assistant Director of the Detroit Shorts Film Festival. In addition he has produced numerous film screening events around the US and has also attended dozens of festivals as an industry delegate, jury member, media member and fan of great film. In addition to his work with Entertainment Media Partners, he serves as the Special Features Editor for a popular online magazine, and also consults on global event management for various companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.

Jamie Sergeant
Director of Digital Content & Design

Jamie offers over 20 years of game-changing creative design experience. He is an award-winning creative director whose past clients and employers include such heavyweights as Disney, Warner Bros., MTV, Universal Music, Nike, Kenwood and Dubai International Airport. Today he leads a team of designers, programmers and content generators that are pushing the boundaries in the world of digital marketing and communications.

Having started his career in illustration, he then moved into animation and now focuses heavily on online user experience, social media and community building and management.