Kate MacDonald is a studio marketing executive based in Los Angeles. She is the Vice President of Marketing and Production at Paramount Pictures. During her career, Kate has worked on a variety of both large and more targeted films such as Wedding Crashers, the Saw horror franchise, World War Z, the Star Trek franchise, Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short.
Dr. David Offenberg is an Associate Professor of Entertainment Finance in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. Additionally, he is the Director of the Business of Film Certificate Program at LMU, which teaches filmmakers the business fundamentals that they need to get their films financed, produced and distributed.
His alumni work across the industry, at the major studios, independent studios, agencies, and financial firms. Dr. Offenberg’s innovative teaching has received national recognition from academic finance organizations. He also provides financial and analytical consulting services to independent filmmakers and studios. Dr. Offenberg received his Ph.D. in finance from Purdue University.