EVP of Physical Production
Seasoned entertainment executive, Shirley Davis is the EVP, Physical Production supervising all aspects of physical production including post production and visual effects for all Alcon Entertainment.
Since joining Alcon in 2011, after successful stints as a line producer and a senior executive well versed in film, television and digital media, Davis continues to be a major force in the physical production world, She is currently overseeing several films including the upcoming sequel to the classic and seminal film, Blade Runner and the comedy Bastards.
Her expertise and global knowledge in film financing and film incentives has lead Shirley to be a highly regarded guest speaker. She is also a longtime member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America.
SVP, Operations / Human Resources
Ryan Dornbush joined Alcon Entertainment in 2008 to oversee the operations and human resources for their film group. Since that time, he has helped expand the company to 5 divisions and triple the size in personnel.
Prior to Alcon, Dornbush spent 12 years in management in the waste industry, along with brief stints in the medical and forest products industries. When he is not working, he can be found travelling and dabbling in real estate. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer and their 2 dogs.
President of Alcon Television Group
Veteran television executive Laura Lancaster is the President of Alcon Television Group, the independently owned television studio and production division of Alcon Entertainment. Under her leadership, the Company has established an effective core strategy, developing a bold and innovative slate comprised of unique scripted content with a global market appeal across genre.
Since joining the company in January of 2016, Lancaster has overseen development and acquisitions for Alcon Television Group including the animated children's series Pete the Cat,a co-production with Appian Way currently in X production to be broadcast on Amazon. The popular book series has repeatedly reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for Picture Books with over 22 published installments including picture books, storybooks and songbooks.
Additionally, Alcon Television Group co-produced the upcoming highly anticipated HBO four-part documentary The Defiant Ones chronicling the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Each episode, set to air in 2017, features in-depth interviews with its subjects as well as with Bono, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Trent Reznor, Bruce Springsteen and others.
Prior to joining Alcon Television Group, Lancaster held several key development positions for major studios and networks including EVP of Drama Programming at NBC Network/Universal Television Studios and SVP of Drama Development at the Fox Broadcasting Co. During her tenure at both companies, Lancaster spearheaded the development of many culturally relevant hit series including Glee, House, Heroes, Friday Night Lights and Battlestar Galactica.
Chief Operating Officer of Alcon Television Group
Veteran television executive Jerry Longarzo is the Chief Operating Officer of Alcon Television Group, and brings 20 plus years of experience in the areas of talent negotiations, network license agreements and content creation and exploitation for all platforms. He has held senior executive positions at The Walt Disney Company and NewsCorp./Fox and began his career in New York at the law firm of Lord Day & Lord. He is a member of the California and New York Bar Associations, and a member of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors.
Scott Parish joined Alcon Entertainment in 2000 as Vice President of Finance to assist in building the Company into a leading motion picture producer and financier. He was promoted to CFO in 2004. In 2008, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He currently holds both titles, overseeing all finance, business affairs and operations for the Company.
Parish has raised over $100MM in production financing from all over the world including tax-advantaged subsidies in Germany, the U.K. and Canada. In May 2008, Parish served as the lead negotiator in a $550MM film financing facility with JP Morgan Chase to produce and finance 15 films over five years, which was re-financed in July 2011 on the strength of Alcon's theatrical performance from films like THE BLIND SIDE, BOOK OF ELI and P.S. I LOVE YOU.
Parish has 20 years of financial and operational management experience in the entertainment industry. Prior to joining Alcon, he spent six years at New Regency as Vice President of Finance and Operations and was a lead liaison in setting up and managing the $600 million Revolving Credit Facility through JP Morgan Chase.
Parish earned his B.S. in Transportation and Logistics in 1984 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK). He earned an MBA degree of the University of Tennessee in 1991.
Co-President of Marketing
Angela Paura is Co-President of Worldwide Marketing for Alcon Entertainment, the Los Angeles based wholly independent production company that develops, finances, produces, and markets theatrical motion pictures and television programming. Paura is a passionate, dedicated, and energetic marketing executive with a commitment to high standards and an entrepreneurial spirit. She has proven over the years to be one of the industry's leading marketing executives adept at solving challenging problems with creative solutions in all areas of film marketing, public relations, social media and interactive marketing, promotions, strategic partnerships, and media buying.
Since joining Alcon in 2015, Paura, with Co-President Catherine Paura, has spearheaded all of the Company's film and television marketing campaigns, developing key strategies that combine traditional marketing techniques with innovative tactics to target the broadest spectrum of consumers. While at Alcon, she has helped shape the marketing campaigns for projects including the upcoming theatrical Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and the hit television series The Expanse, renewed for a third season on Syfy.
Prior to joining Alcon, Paura was from 2003 President and Chief Operating Office at Capstone Global Marketing & Research Group, Inc., a full-service entertainment marketing consultancy and research firm with key industry relationships, where she created and generated innovative solutions to challenging film marketing problems.
From 1996 until 2003, Paura was Chief Operating Officer of The National Research Group, Inc. (NRG). NRG, the influential company now owned by the Stagwell Group, was for many years the film industry's leading market research and marketing consulting organization.
Paura is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of New York's Marymount Manhattan College and earned her MBA at Harvard University.
Co-President of Marketing
Catherine Paura is co-president of worldwide marketing for Alcon Entertainment, the Los Angeles based wholly independent production company that develops, finances, produces and markets theatrical motion pictures and television. Since joining Alcon in 2015, Paura-with Co-President Angela Paura-- has overseen all of the Company's film and television marketing campaigns, developing key strategies that combine traditional marketing techniques with innovative tactics to target the broadest spectrum of consumers. While at Alcon, she has helped shape the marketing campaigns for projects including the upcoming feature tentpol Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and the hit television series The Expanse, currently in its second season on Syfy.
Prior to joining Alcon, Paura co-founded the pioneering marketing research firm The National Research Group, Inc. (NRG), where she served as CEO for 25 years. NRG, the influential company now owned by the Stagwell Group, was the film industry's premiere market research and marketing consulting organization.
As CEO of NRG, Paura disrupted the ways in which films were promoted by introducing modern market research analytics and technology to the industry. While at NRG, Paura contributed to the development of tracking, a technique that has remained a mainstay within the film industry.
Paura has also served as a producer and marketing consultant to Dick Cook at Disney, and as chairman and CEO of Capstone Global Marketing and Research, Inc. as well as an adviser and counsel to studio heads and marketing departments.
Paura is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
SVP of Feature Development
Carl Rogers joined Alcon Entertainment in 2005 as an assistant to co-CEOs Kosove and Johnson. Since becoming SVP of Feature Development in 2014, he has overseen the acquisition and creation of a diverse slate of projects designed to appeal to a global audience, including the upcoming sequel to the classic sci-fi thriller BLADE RUNNER and the comedy BASTARDS.
Rogers graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Physics.