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Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President

BRON Media

Brenda Gilbert is the Co-Founder of BRON Media Corp, a company she had led with her husband, Aaron L. Gilbert. BRON Media Corp. (“BRON”). BRON has been the prolific and award-winning studio behind some of the most high-profile films of the last decade, in both the independent and studio worlds. BRON has produced or executive produced more than 125 productions, and BRON companies have received and have been a part of hundreds of honors including 38 Academy Awards nominations (6 wins), 34 BAFTA Awards nominations, and more than 250 Film Festival Award nominations.

Brenda has had a special focus on non-scripted projects and is an Executive Producer on several projects, including the Reverend Al Sharpton documentary Loudmouth; Reggie, a documentary about Reggie Jackson, Five-time World Series champion and 14-time All Star baseball player who challenged the racial divide in baseball during the 70’s and 80’s; the docuseries Nicki, following the life of Nicki Minaj, a global music icon and influencer and many others. Over her 20+ years in the media space, Brenda has produced, or executive produced more than two-dozen projects, including the animated film The Willoughbys, which premiered on Netflix in 2020.

In addition, to the Banff World Media Festival, Brenda sits on the boards of Film Independent and FAAAF (Foundation For The Augmentation Of African Americans In Film). She was the track chair for mentoring initiatives with Woman in Animation, is an Advisor to the Vancouver Film School and La Salle College, and has volunteered time with Vancouver Community College.

Speaking on: Meet a Board Member; Going Global (Netflix - BANFF Diversity of Voices Session)

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures
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