Chief Operating Officer, Contend
Content for the Next Gen - Friday, June 23rd - Creators Studio 3
Philip is the Chief Operating Officer of Contend a data-driven content company based in Los Angeles with offices in Seattle, New York, Dallas and Chicago. www.contendco.com.
Prior to Contend he was EVP of Omelet Studios and a branded content advisor to several global advertising agencies including JWT in New York. Before this he was an agent at the William Morris Agency within their independent film and corporate brand teams. He worked on such noted films as Thank you for Smoking, Away from Her, Factory Girl and Bobby and was awarded and nominated for Emmy Awards for his work on The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie and The Song Spinner. He was also shortlisted for an Oscar for the documentary "Downstream". Prior to William Morris he was an entertainment lawyer based in London England specializing in media finance. He is the author of several books including," The Insider’s Guide To Film Finance".
At Contend he is responsible for strategic partnerships, production and operations.