Veteran film studio executive, producer, director, talent manager, author and lecturer Ellen Pittleman has 30+ years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. A creative executive charged with running varied businesses for Paramount Pictures for more than 10 years in addition to the entertainment consulting and teaching she currently does, entertainment business strategy comes naturally to her.
At Hybrid Entertainment, her experience includes launching streaming start-ups, developing business plans for established companies, securing distribution agreements for new producers, both corporate and individuals, for domestic and worldwide rights in both features and television, with content that varies from documentaries to narrative to kids product, and for clients from throughout the world.
As Senior Vice President at Paramount Pictures, Pittleman established and led the International Co-Production and Worldwide Acquisition group for Paramount international, the DVD Premiere group, and built a worldwide acquisitions and production group for the home entertainment division while at the studio generating revenues in excess of $200M annually.
Pittleman is a published author of the “2009 Worldwide Box Office Review” on behalf of the NYT's international database "Screenline" and contributed to the NYT's domestic research site "Baseline" where she analyzed topical challenges facing the industry.
She is a sought after public speaker with engagements at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts in Singapore, the DGA, the Erich Pommer Institute’s Trans Atlantic Partners, Cannes Film Festival Producers Roundtable and Whistler Film Festival among others, as well as being an on-going instructor of the “Business of Entertainment” at UCLA Extension.