MJ SORENSON, CEO
With over 20 years working for international media organizations, MJ gained extensive experience and 2.5k+ top-level connections in the entertainment industry through producing and participating in events in several countries. In 2011, she started MJ Global Communications LLC with a portfolio of clients such as Star China, Zee TV India, GRB, Mongol TV, Bomanbridge Singapore and others.
MJ began her career at MTV Networks in New York, working in marketing, promotions and programming for 10 years, also working in London for one year helping to launch MTV Europe. Next she became head of Marketing & Communications at the International Emmy Awards, producing events around the world -- Singapore, Jordan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Germany; producing marketing & press campaigns, securing sponsorship with NBC, BBC, Phoenix China, ABC, MGM, TGRT Turkey, KBS, Microsoft. She also extended the brand through 20+ strategic partnerships such as Air France, Sofitel Hotels, CASBAA Hong Kong, FRAMES India.
At Reed Midem, as Exec Director of Client Services & Partnerships; and North American Sales she managed major clients such as NBC, CBS, Lionsgate, Discovery, Scripps, among many others. She handled large events such as the MIPCOM world premiere of GK-tv's "Camelot" with Joseph Fiennes & Ava Green as well as Fox's 20th Anniversary of "The Simpsons" with Matt Groening.
Feature speaking engagements included The Format People Producers Master Class in Beijing 2016 and KOCCA's Format Producer Master Class in Seoul 2015. MJ served as Vice President of Communications on the Board of New York Women In Film & Television from 2002-2004. She was an adviser for the launch of FRAMES India.
Panayiota Pagoulatos - Pink Orchid International
Owner & Managing Director - Business Partner
With over 15 years in the global entertainment industry, Panayiota developed a unique perspective and expertise in international marketing, sales, and production for top brands and content companies. Panayiota cultivated strong senior-level relationships with hundreds of key buyer and media contacts working with clients such as Lionsgate, MGM, Miramax, eOne, WME/IMG, The Jim Henson Company, IM Global, and Electus.
She began her career working with global advertising companies such as McCann, McGarryBowen, and Saatchi & Saatchi, producing commercial campaigns for brands including L’Oréal, the NBA, Virgin Mobile, and Acura. From there, Panayiota moved to Reed MIDEM working as Sales Director for the Americas, managing 50+ major content brands and generating multi-million dollar revenue.
Pink Orchid International is currently collaborating with MJ Global Communications on PR and marketing strategy, as well as developing proprietary film & television projects.
Sandy Clark, VP Event and Awards Marketing
As Head of the International Emmy Awards Judging Division for 9+ years, Sandy traveled the world meeting with producers, evaluating programming and managing multiple judging events. Her most recent position was Director of Client Relations & Administration at Reed Midem, the premiere TV event company, working with major U.S. Studios, exhibitors and sponsors - advising on registration, event participation and logistical planning. At MGC, Sandy works with Zee TV and NATPE.
Jennifer Irizarry, Social Media Specialist
Jennifer works with MGC on a variety of projects, spearheading MGC's client social media strategy for GRB Entertainment, the International Radio Festival, Kraftbox Entertainment and MasterPeace. Her company portfolio includes: Junior Style London, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, MTV World, Conduit Mobile, Future Workplace, GoRunway, PROOF: Media for Social Justice, US Human Rights Network, and Boho Gypsy. Jennifer holds Masters from both Northwestern and Mercy College.