Georgii Speakman: Founder / Producer

Georgii Speakman is an Australian who has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA for the past five years. Since arriving in LA (beg. 2013), Georgii has worked with startups: Playing an instrumental role in building companies from scratch and/or establishing new divisions within existing companies – predominantly across entertainment, disruptive innovation, media and new technologies. This has seen Georgii work with:

> Film production companies (i.e. Anonymous Content, Pulse Films, Adaptive Studios, INE Entertainment)

> Talent (numerous traditional, celebrity and influencer)

> Brands (i.e. Disney, Open Road Films, NBCUniversal, Pernod Ricard, Rachel Zoe, Sonos, Creative Recreation, Revel)

> Talent agencies and management firms (i.e. Untitled Entertainment, CAA, ICM Partners, IMG, Paradigm, Roc Nation, WME, Influencer Studios, Studio 71)

> Social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Snapchat, Google/YouTube, Twitter)

> Media platforms (i.e. VICE, The Zoe Report, West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine, Dash Radio, LA Times, Business Rockstars, Perez Hilton)

> PR and Publicists (i.e. talkTECH PR, Element Brand Group, ID PR, R. Couri Hay, Kristin Shrader, ASTRSK PR, Sunshine Sachs, Walker Drawas, The Brand Agency)

> Media agencies (i.e. OMD, MEC Global, Initiative, Horizon Media, Maxus Global)

> VR / AR / Robotics (i.e. SAMO VR, Upload VR, Ozobot, Livit Now)

Georgii has a valuable skillset that spans across strategy, business development, project management, experiential, influencer and content marketing; communications and PR, social media, organizational development, branding and writing.

Georgii has joined Ignite Capital Partners – an LA based boutique merchant bank and entertainment law firm who specialize in disruptive innovations across media, entertainment and technology, having most recently worked for global insurgent media startup, blackpills as their Global VP of Marketing – establishing the marketing team and division from scratch; developing all foundational material for the brand (internally and externally) as it pertained to marketing, communications and PR. Prior, Georgii played an instrumental role in establishing from the ground up, and launching “Vol. 4” for ROC Nation as Director of Strategic Business Development: A new creative + consultancy agency. Georgii worked as the LA Business Director for brand consultancy, the projects*, having helped the business transition from events into global influence marketing with an experiential influencer lens. Formerly, Georgii worked with IZEA (the largest influencer marketing network in the (USA) – home to over 300K + influencers, across all leading social channels, including celebrities, athletes, musicians, reality TV stars, YouTubers, Bloggers, etc) as the Director of Influencer Marketing (Entertainment) – launching their first time west coast entertainment arm. Georgii is the Founder/Creator of The People Series – a platform that explores subjects and individuals in and around Los Angeles on topic of entertainment, tech/innovation and disruptive media, which is available via iTunes and Dash Radio (currently on hold due to prior employment contractual arrangements).

Prior to LA, Georgii accumulated in excess of 8 + years experience across PR, marketing, communications, brand consultancy, business development and social media; with startups, agencies through to Fortune 100 brands.

Georgii has spoken at workshops and on panels addressing subjects within the disruptive media / tech / entertainment / influencer space (for Digital Hollywood, Digital LA, Digital Entertainment World Expo, Silicon Beach Festival, Ambition, Northern Sound System), and holds advisory roles for ILA Global, Upper Diamond, and SAMO VR. Philanthropy has always been and will continue to be a passion; having worked with, spoken to, served, mentored and sponsored groups, such as Sunrise Children’s Association (Nepal), Ambition Entrepreneurial Program (LA), The Smith Family (AUS) and A Place Called Home (LA).

Panels: ‘Digital LA’ at the famous ‘House of Blues‘ (Actors and Musicians looking to ‘socialize their careers and monetize their platforms’); DEW – the ‘Digital Entertainment World Expo’ 2015 (‘Is Silicon Beach hyper reality or fact?’); at ‘Digital Hollywood’ on topic of (‘Growing Revenue + Users: Content, Marketing & Tech Trends across Social, Mobile, MCN’s and Influencers’); at ‘Silicon Beach Festival‘ 2015 on topic of (‘Start-Up Marketing’); and on two Fall 2015 ‘Digital Hollywood’ panels – (‘Growing Revenue & Users: Tech Start-Up’s’) and (‘The Powerful Female Consumer Demographic and How It Influences Digital Media’), Hosted by Alliance for Women in Media Socal. Georgii Moderated the Fireside chat with Freya Estreller & Natasha Case called “Don’t Believe The Hype: Entrepreneurship Unfiltered” for the Worthy Women 2016 Conference, LA and was recently hand selected by Audrey Bellis (Founder, Worthy Women Conference) as an inaugural 100 #WomenofWorth.

Personal inspirations include photography, travel, art, architecture, music, film and television, urban culture; being exposed to incredible ideas and innovation in and around Silicon Beach, and being influenced by genuine game-changers and shape shifters of culture, community, business and the arts. Georgii is qualified with a Bachelor of Business Communications and Film & Television, majoring in Corporate Communications and Marketing, and has near completed a Masters in Arts (Writing). | Instagram | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn



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  • Craig F. Thompson says:

    If the mind is a “tin can”, then ThePeopleSeries is the can opener!! Thank you ALL for providing an inspiration and a “push” to assist in getting my thoughts and ideas compiled into an art form we’re all familiar with: writing.
    It’s because of the inspiration I received from Georgii Speakman that I’m presently engaged in converting one of my screenplays into a novel, while simultaneously working on two other scripts.
    On a more personal note, Ms. Georgii, I simply cannot thank you enough for that little act of kindness that practically saved my life when I was living on Skid Row. It’s because of just that one little display, which I of course graciously accepted, that I deeply feel obligated to do something big for you. As it has often been said: “payback’s a real mother—–r”…. well, if I have to really bust my ass (or is it ” arse” where you came from) to pay you back a great kindness in response, such as making plans to attend schooling for film and television production (even at my age, so what; Harrison Ford started acting in his early sixties), I WILL DO IT!! One of my goals is to see you, Ms. Georgii, in a couple of prominent roles in screenplays that I’ve written. However at this stage of the game, once I’ve been fortunate enough to sell any one of the scripts, I’d lose all creative powers as far as who I’d like to see play whom. (waaaaahhhhhhh!)
    No matter what, Ms. Georgii, just imagining you playing the characters I now have in mind, and soon to come alive at least as dialogue and action inserts in my stories, can be inherently quite rewarding.
    Once again, Ms. Georgii, thank you very much again and again!!!!

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