Brittani Kagan is head of expertise, affiliate associate, 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 trade.
Her background in manufacturing, improvement and expertise administration has been instrumental in negotiating, packaging and managing partnerships throughout branded and unique initiatives. Brittani additionally oversees expertise relations, deal-making and casting methods throughout branded and unique initiatives, collaborating carefully with management throughout artistic, technique and manufacturing.
We spoke with Brittani for our Backstory collection, the place we chat with of us within the leisure trade 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 trade.
My first job within the trade was within the mailroom at APA Expertise Company.
A breakthrough second in your profession.
After I realized that the one manner I would transfer ahead in my profession was by making stuff myself, studying by doing versus following a monitor I did not imagine in. I took a leap of religion in 2013 and stop my assistant job, and began directing, producing, casting, writing as a lot as I might alone—that have, these challenges ready me to tackle the function I’ve now at Portal A.
Three motion pictures you could not do with out.
The Parent Trap (Lindsay Lohan model). A traditional nostalgia decide I might watch over and over.
Birdman. A contained celebration of artistry in entrance of and behind the digicam and a film that stored a smile on my face from begin to end—one thing a couple of theater setting, masterclass appearing, blaring horns and slicing commentary in regards to the trade 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 most likely no film I anticipated with extra pleasure than that one.
A traditional TV present and a latest TV present that you just liked.
Traditional: Gilmore Women. Current: Outlander.
A latest undertaking you are happy with.
I am very happy with my work with Goal. Final 12 months, Portal A created a six-episode digital series with content material dwelling throughout model and expertise channels, with every episode that includes a mainstream and digital-native expertise—of us 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 exhausting 12 months and work with a forged of really particular and numerous 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!