Simon Jacobsen is a founding partner of the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Jacobsen Architecture, LLC with his father Hugh Newell Jacobsen, F.A.I.A. Simon operates a company of nine architects and works throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The primary focus of his work is custom residential, commercial and institutional architecture, interiors, furniture and lighting design. Simon Jacobsen’s work is widely published in print and television such as The Wall Street Journal, Casa VOGUE, HGTV's Extreme Homes, Architectural Digest, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, Home & Design, Design Bureau Magazine, HGTV, Entra Magazine and the hundreds of internet publications and design blogs. Residential Architect Magazine listed Jacobsen Architecture in the top 50 design firms in the US and Architectural Digest lists Hugh and Simon Jacobsen in the top 100 of architects and designers internationally. Simon Jacobsen is a recipient of many prestigious awards in architecture and design from The American Institute of Architects, The Society of American Registered Architects and he is also an inductee of Architectural Digest’s AD100. Press play on this episode to hear from one of the great’s in this industry!
George Leon is the CEO and founder of Cakewalk Entertainment, a full-service promotional marketing entertainment agencies which pushes entertainment properties and brands beyond the silver screen and into consumers’ everyday lives. With more than 25 years of experience, Leon is a one-of-a-kind specialist in global promotions and franchise development in the entertainment space. As EVP of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Leon pioneered a new franchise strategy by bringing promotions, consumer products, and product placement under one fully-integrated roof. Today he carries that global-scale studio approach everywhere he goes to create tailor-made promotional campaigns that elevate world-renowned icons and innovate new brands.
Becky D’Anna is the Executive Director of International Theatrical Promotions at Sony Pictures Entertainment and has been obsessed with movies since she was a child. By the time she was 15 she knew exactly what she wanted to do: market movies. She figured her best bet was to go to a university in the Los Angeles area. So, she applied to USC and got in. During her studies in LA, Becky interned at two different film-related companies-- first, at a literary management company and then a film production company. While these were amazing opportunities that gave Becky the chance to experience many sides of the industry, she knew that her dream was still to market movies.