Jamie Denenberg, a veteran entertainment executive and prominent fundraiser for the presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Barack Obama, was named partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Alpine Labs, which creates film, TV and online content and was formerly known as Ketchum Labs. Alpine principals Kevin Abrams and Patrick Weir made the announcement today.
Denenberg was Kerry’s California finance director, raising tens of millions of dollars for his 2004 presidential campaign. She also was an early “bundler,” pulling together contributions for Obama and organizing a number of “Young Hollywood” events for his 2008 campaign. Most recently, Denenberg was a partner in marketing company SA Entertainment. Before that, she led the creative content divisions at Relativity Media and Overture Films and worked for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
“We could not be more honored and excited to have Jamie don the lab coat, turn on the Bunsen burner and start experimenting here at Alpine Labs,” said Abrams. “Her experience, enthusiasm, and leadership are without compare. As we continue to find original ways to fuse content creation with digital distribution, Jamie’s unique skill sets and vision make her the perfect person to take us into this new era of media and its consumption.”
Alpine Labs recently announced a strategic alliance with horror portal BlackBoxTV, including projects Fight Of The Living Dead, a hybrid scripted/reality competition series that pits YouTube notables in a survival-of-the-fittest game, and horror feature Villisca. Abrams and Weir exec produced Villisca, which is directed by BlackBoxTV creator and founder Tony Valenzuela. Abrams directed Fight Of The Living Dead, which is exec produced by Denenberg and Valenzuela.