5:30 PM • Gala Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 PM • Dinner, Awards and Entertainment
Children's Inspiration Award
• Stephen Bruno • Vice President, Global Creative Marketing, Netflix
As the Vice President of Global Creative Marketing at Netflix, Stephen Bruno oversees the global positioning and creative execution for all of Netflix Originals marketing campaigns. This encompasses series (e.g. Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Narcos, Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why), documentaries (e.g. Making a Murderer, 13th, Amanda Knox, Chef’s Table), comedy specials (e.g. Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK) and feature films (e.g. Beasts of No Nation, Okja, War Machine, Bright). He arrived at Netflix in January 2015 after relocating to Los Angeles from New York City.
A veteran entertainment marketing executive, Stephen had previously been with The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films for a combined total of over 11 years. Most recently as the President of Marketing, Stephen successfully supervised the execution of theatrical releases including Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, The Artist, and Fruitvale Station. Between his two tours at The Weinstein Company, Stephen worked at HBO as a Director of Consumer Marketing. He helped to generate record ratings for returning seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Eastbound and Down.
Stephen Bruno graduated from Boston University and currently lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Melissa, and three young children: Rex, Lila, and Greta. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Stephen is a lifelong Eagles fan, and he prefers his cheesesteaks from Jim’s.
Exemplary Corporate Citizenship Award
• Latham & Watkins LLP •
Since 1934 Latham & Watkins has served clients based on an ethic of hard work and a commitment to quality, values which continue to guide the firm today. Today, Latham has more than 2,400 lawyers in the world's major financial, business, and regulatory centers, and over 60 internationally recognized practices across a number of industries.
Latham & Watkins is committed to helping clients achieve their business goals and providing outstanding legal services around the world. Latham & Watkins has performed well over $1 million worth of corporate, real estate, land use, employment, and tax pro bono services for A Place Called Home.
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