Margie Moreno oversees Latin America for YouTube Originals. As an accomplished Media Executive she has produced Emmy nominated titles and record breaking shows (Scripted and Unscripted) for international and US markets. Prior to YouTube, Margie served as the Vice President of Production and Development for NBC Universo, led the US division of International Production Company, Promofilm/Globomeda, and held various posts at such notable media companies as TBS Superstation, Lionsgate Television and Mandalay Entertainment. As Co-Chair of NALIP, Margie helped launch the Diverse Women In Media Initiative, Co-Founded the Women's Accelerator program to support professional women, and sits on the Los Angeles Board of Step Up Women's Network (a non-profit that supports under resourced teens to become college ready and successful professional women).
Karla Pita Loor is the Television Academy Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, bringing to that role two decades of experience in strategic partnerships, philanthropy, and non-profit management. She leads the Foundation’s strategic development efforts and oversees partnered programs to fulfill the organization’s mission to shape the future of television while preserving its rich history. Karla has led transformative fundraising efforts across Los Angeles, working with industry sponsors, individual philanthropists, and foundations to raise over $100 million dollars to support charitable causes.
Karla has been instrumental in elevating the impact and profile of the Television Academy and its Foundation. As the chief partnership broker for the Academy’s $40 million New Destination Campaign, Karla negotiated the investments of industry leaders such as Dolby Laboratories, LG, Netflix, Haim Saban, Time Warner Media, the Walt Disney Company, and many more, thereby transforming the Academy campus with the opening of the Saban Media Center and Wolf Theatre. During her tenure, she has significantly increased support across all of the Foundation’s education and preservation programs and launched The Power of TV, the Foundation’s first public program. Through panel conversations with creators, executives, performers and policy experts, The Power of TV explores the medium’s potential to promote positive social change through compelling story-telling and inclusivity on-screen and behind the scenes.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Karla focused on institutional advancement, organizational development, and strategic communications within the educational and entertainment space. She served as Director of Development at Rolling Hills Preparatory School and Associate Director of Donor Relations at Marlborough School. Karla’s advocacy work within the entertainment industry began at the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, where she oversaw education programs and industry relations.
Karla received her Masters of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in North Carolina. She lives in Culver City, California with her husband, Kevin Kitchel, and their two children, Viviana and Estela.
Marcos Vergara del Carril is a Director of the Business & Legal Affairs Department of Netflix's International Originals. Mr. Vergara is an attorney that focuses on transactional entertainment matters, advising on various aspects of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and television programming.
Prior to joining Netflix, Mr. Vergara worked as an associate in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin, in their Century City offices, and in Spain as an associate in the Capital Markets & Finance Practice Group of Clifford Chance, where he advised international companies and financial institutions in major debt restructuring transactions, securitization facilities and security packages.
Mr. Vergara has published a book entitled ¡Déjame hablar!, on freedom of expression and media consolidation in the U.S., covering free TV, cable TV, satellite TV, video games and the Internet.
Barbara Matos is a Diversity and Inclusion leader with 20 plus years of experience. She is committed to ensuring that diversity, inclusion and employee engagement always remain a top priority and are closely linked to the overall business strategy. She is dedicated to fostering a corporate culture that embraces each individual’s unique background to create a positive and inclusive work environment. She is a motivational leader with a proven record of building cohesion between all levels of staff, management and business units.
Matos was a key creator and architect of the Diversity & Inclusion Program at CBS Corporation, established in 2000. She reported directly to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation.
She served as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, CBS Corporation engaging with diverse partners and local and national advocacy groups to enhance outreach. She managed the CBS Diversity Institute Workshops and worked closely on the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. Barbara Chaired RAD, the CBS Diversity Employee Resource Group, and served as Executive Sponsor of the CBS Women’s Networking Group. She was a critical strategic partner on the development of the CBS Corporation Diversity Council on both the East and West coasts which promoted and monitored the company’s commitment to D&I initiatives. Matos was also an active member of the CBS Corporation Volunteer Committee. She was an integral component in the initiation of the wide range of diversity efforts at CBS.
Matos joined CBS in May 1995 in the CBS International, Business Affairs Department. Before joining CBS, Matos was a paralegal at Mahler & Harris, P.C. and a registered Interpreter with the U.S. Department of Justice (1987-1995).
Matos is a graduate of St. John’s University. She serves on the Advisory Committee of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Diverse Women in Media Initiative. She is an Advisory Board member of Arts for a Better Tomorrow, an Advisory Board member of MediaMKRS and serves on the Lenox Hill Hospital Women's Health Council. Matos was among Diversity Global Magazine’s 2019 Top 15 Champions of Diversity and among the Imagen Foundation’s Powerful and Influential Latinos in Film and Television in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Julie Ann Crommett joined The Walt Disney Studios on February 6th as Vice President, Multicultural Audience Engagement. She was most recently Google's Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief leading their efforts to shift and diversify on-screen perceptions of computer science through storytelling (a position she created). Previously she worked at NBCUniversal managing behind-the-camera diversity programs including Writers on the Verge and the Directing Fellowship.
Her journey is coming full-circle at Disney where she began her career as a Pixar Animation Studios' production intern working on the Wall-E DVD and Up promos. Most recently, she was named to The Hollywood Reporter's prestigious "Next Gen: 35 under 35" and serves on the boards of NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) and Women in Animation. Of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, Julie Ann was raised in Atlanta, GA and earned her BA in English at Harvard University.
Jairo Alvarado started as a creative exec at Warner Bros. then went on to join 3 Arts Entertainment as a manager/producer. At Circle of Confusion, he reps writer Brian Miller whose sold pilots to Fox with Ryan Murphy and MTV with UCP and Blumhouse; AMERICAN DAD and COMMUNITY writer Jordan Blum; director Roel Reine who directed the first two episodes of THE INHUMANS series for Marvel; director Josef Wladyka who has directed episodes of NARCOS for Netflix, OUTCAST for Cinemax, and FEAR THE WALKING DEAD for AMC; and writer Joe Loya who has worked on TAKEN for NBC and QUEEN OF THE SOUTH for USA. He has also produced, in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, the cutting-edge VR project DINNER PARTY with director Angel Soto (BASHIR’S DREAM) and writer Charlotte Stoudt (HOMELAND).
Circle of Confusion is a management/production company that represents such clients as Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD), The Wachowski Sisters (THE MATRIX, SENSE8), and John Spaihts (DR. STRANGE, PASSENGERS). On the production side they have produced the ratings television hit THE WALKING DEAD for AMC as well as FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and they recently partnered with ITV Studios to create the Circle of Confusion Television Studios.
It’s the important things—our families, our values, the impact we have on others—that connect us. And although making sense of it all can be hard, asking the right questions can make things clearer. So when I talk to you about wealth management, I want to learn about those life questions that are on your mind. “Should I start my own business? Is it better to leave my kids everything? Or nothing? How do I set up a charitable fund? Will my family be ok when I’m gone?” Together, I know we can find the answers.
Whatever your concerns, I can help you create a comprehensive financial plan to address your important priorities. Over the last 10 years, I have put my experience to work for each of my clients, helping them find the best way forward to pursue the goals that truly matter.
Capabilities to impact your life and wealth
I deliver comprehensive wealth management and focus on these areas: – Detailed portfolio management through comprehensive investment strategies
– Wealth transfer strategies, including inheritance and business succession planning
– Longevity planning, including retirement income and insurance planning
– Life transition planning for marriage, divorce or loss of a loved one
My professional achievements and education
– Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
– B.S., finance, California State University, Northridge
Outside the office
– I maintain an overall active lifestyle by hiking, snowboarding, playing squash, or practicing Krav Maga
– You can also find me spending my free time giving back to the community at the Union Rescue Mission
Vice President, Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Alex Almogabar Zahn is Vice President of Acquisitions for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). Since joining the division at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2011, Zahn has been involved in the acquisition and production of dozens of films such as Dope, which he helped bring to Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2015, Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman, Bleed for This starring Miles Teller and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and most recently at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Searching starring John Cho and Debra Messing.
As an individual who prides himself in his heritage, he is deeply committed to and passionate about furthering the presence of Latin Americans in film. He has devoted much of his work to highlighting filmmakers, actors, stories, and overall content that accurately and positively represent the modern US LatinX experience.
Prior to joining SPWA, Zahn worked in casting at 20th Century Fox, and with Avy Kaufman in New York, where he helped cast films including Salt, Taking Woodstock, & Jack Goes Boating. Zahn also helped cast the 2011 Sundance Next section film Restless City, directed by Andrew Dosunmu and shot by Bradford Young.
Zahn graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics & Management. He currently resides in Los Angeles.