Brittani Kagan is head of expertise, affiliate companion, at Portal A, the place for the previous 5 years she has constructed the corporate’s method to expertise partnerships and established its place within the business.
Her background in manufacturing, growth and expertise administration has been instrumental in negotiating, packaging and managing partnerships throughout branded and authentic initiatives. Brittani additionally oversees expertise relations, deal-making and casting methods throughout branded and authentic initiatives, collaborating carefully with management throughout artistic, technique and manufacturing.
We spoke with Brittani for our Backstory sequence, the place we chat with people within the leisure business about their artistic inspirations and extra.
Brittani, inform us…
The place you had been born, and the place you reside now.
Born in Miami, Florida. At present dwell in Hudson, New York.
Your first job within the business.
My first job within the business was within the mailroom at APA Expertise Company.
A breakthrough second in your profession.
After I realized that the one manner I might transfer ahead in my profession was by making stuff myself, studying by doing versus following a observe I did not consider in. I took a leap of religion in 2013 and give up my assistant job, and began directing, producing, casting, writing as a lot as I may alone—that have, these challenges ready me to tackle the position I’ve now at Portal A.
Three motion pictures you could not do with out.
The Parent Trap (Lindsay Lohan model). A basic nostalgia choose I may watch again and again.
Birdman. A contained celebration of artistry in entrance of and behind the digital camera and a film that stored a smile on my face from begin to end—one thing a couple of theater setting, masterclass performing, blaring horns and reducing commentary concerning the business excites me!
There Will Be Blood. Simply tremendous badass in each manner.
Your favourite film quote.
“As if.” —Clueless
Your favourite film trailer or poster.
Film trailer: Spice World—solely as a result of there was in all probability no film I anticipated with extra pleasure than that one.
A basic TV present and a latest TV present that you just cherished.
Traditional: Gilmore Ladies. Latest: Outlander.
A latest venture you are pleased with.
I am very pleased with my work with Goal. Final yr, Portal A created a six-episode digital series with content material residing throughout model and expertise channels, with every episode that includes a mainstream and digital-native expertise—people like Laverne Cox, Tabitha Brown, Emma Chamberlain, Jordan Firstman and extra. We had been in a position to make a enjoyable, humorous, heartwarming present throughout a really laborious yr and work with a forged of actually particular and various expertise. I actually get pleasure from working with expertise that bridges the hole between conventional and digital alongside a beloved model … and see extra of this coming in 2021!