Sony Pictures Entertainment Presents: MEET THE EXECUTIVES: TALKING ABOUT TRENDS AND HOW THE STUDIO DEVELOPS PROJECTS
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Sony Pictures hosts a special panel which will explore what content is being written and purchased now at Sony Pictures Entertainment. An intimate talk with Development Executives and the Vice President, Creative Programming, Diversity & Inclusion at Sony.
Moderator: Rebecca Agbe-Davies
Panelists: Fassa Sar , Rikki Jarrett
Rebecca Agbe-Davies builds businesses that connect people with stories they love. As a visionary entertainment executive, she creates innovative content strategies for audience engagement on every screen. After graduating from the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she worked on Emmy® Award-winning TV series until her desire to focus on digital opportunities led her to app development and OTT streaming. With experience that spans development, production, brand marketing, consumer products, data science, and product management, Rebecca’s expertise now sits squarely at the convergence of creative, video, and technology. She currently works on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Distribution team where she develops partnerships for movie and TV series sales. Rebecca is passionate about education, music, and history, and she volunteers with Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls L.A. and the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs.
Fassa Sar– Manager, Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Fassa Sar is Manager of Acquisitions for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). Since joining the company in 2018 as an intern, Fassa has worked on various film acquisitions including Searching starring John Cho and Debra Messing, Eighth Grade directed by Bo Burnham, and most recently I Carry You With Me directed by Heidi Ewing, which went on to win the Audience Award at Sundance in 2020.
Prior to joining SPWA, Fassa interned at Variety Magazine, United Talent Agency, and served as a Congressional intern for former Presidential candidates Senator Kamala Harris and Congressman Eric Swalwell. Fassa is driven by the socio-political impact of how media shapes our daily lives and committed to uncovering unique stories that define cultural conversations. She is a proud Bay Area native and graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in Film, Media, TV Studies in 2018.
Rikki Jarrett is a Creative Executive at TriStar Pictures, where she is part of the team overseeing the upcoming releases THE NIGHTINGALE, based on the best-selling book by Kristin Hannah, and I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, the highly anticipated Whitney Houston biopic.
Previously, she was a story analyst at Columbia Pictures. Formerly an independent producer, she produced the films TiMER and MUMIA: LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY. She’s a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned an MFA in film and television production.