Tahirah Gooden - October 11, 2021

Tahirah Gooden (Manager of Original Studio Films, Netflix)

When: Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:00-6:15 pm CT
Note: Speaker sessions are subject to change based on evolving guest schedules.

Please join us for a Q&A session where we discuss Tahirah Gooden’s career trajectory, her roles and responsibilities, and her views on the current state of the media industries.

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Speaker Biography

Tahirah Gooden is a Senior Development and Production Executive on the Original Studio Film team at Netflix where she collaborates with film producers, writers, directors, and other creative talent to shepherd a diverse slate of film projects through various stages of development and production.

Most recently, Tahirah oversaw the development and production of the Netflix original films, The Old Guard directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and the critically acclaimed film, Da 5 Blood directed by iconic filmmaker Spike Lee. Previous movies on Tahirah’s slate include the Ali Wong and Randall Park starrer Always Be My Maybe as well as the Eddie Murphy comedy, Dolemite is My Name based on the life of comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

Prior to her tenure at Netflix, Tahirah served as Director of Development at Lava Bear Films, where she worked on features such as ArrivalThe Forest, and Shut In.

Tahirah holds an MFA in Film Producing from the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at USC in 2007.

Fall 2021 MIC Speakers

Aug. 30 - Launching Your Career, Corporate Side (Panel)

Guests include Caterina Nasr (Senior Manager, A&R, Elektra Music), Vance Nguyen (Assistant to VP & Executive Director of Development, 20th Century Animation), Lauren Zimmer (Television Scripted Assistant at Creative Artists Agency), and Hemrani Vyas (Assistant Manager of Programming, TCM).
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 13 - Launching Your Career, Screenwriters & Agents (Panel)

Guests include Davia Carter (executive story editor, Debris), Jim Ehrich (literary agent, Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston), Kim Tran (staff writer, Space Force), Cindy McCreery (RTF faculty member, Honey Girls)
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 20 - Mark Hoffman

Chairman, CNBC
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 27 - Ginny Morris

Chair/CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 4 - Mindy Kaling

Actress, writer, producer
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 11 - Tahirah Gooden

Manager of Original Studio Films, Netflix
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 18 - Kevin Jarzynski

Senior Development Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 25 - Colby Gaines

Executive Producer and Founder, Back Roads Entertainment
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 1 - Lucy Huang

Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 8 - Brandt Joel

Agent & Partner, WME/Endeavor
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 15 - Maru Buendia-Senties

Senior Post Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 22 - PJ Shapiro

Entertainment Attorney & Managing Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 29 - Kyle Davies

Distribution and Exhibition Executive
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Dec. 6 - Jordan Levin

General Manager, Rooster Teeth
5:00–6:15 pm CT