Chief Executive Officer, Starlight Runner Entertainment; Transmedia Producer Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Halo etc (New York)
Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, is the world's leading expert at expanding entertainment properties, premium brands, and socio-political themes into highly successful transmedia narratives and international campaigns.
As a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Jeff develops corporate and individual brand narratives and contributes strategic planning and production for the extension of narrative content across digital and traditional platforms. He also extends films, toys, novels, comic books and graphic novels, animation, and videogame titles across multiple access points and product lines, which generate massive fan communities and multiple revenue streams.
Jeff created the smash hit Hot Wheels animation universe for Mattel, and has worked with such companies as The Walt Disney Company (Pirates of the Caribbean, Fairies, Tron Legacy), 20th Century Fox (James Cameron’s Avatar), Sony Pictures Entertainment (Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom), Microsoft (Halo), Coca-Cola (Happiness Factory), Hasbro (Transformers), Nickelodeon (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Showtime (Dexter), and Pepperidge Farm (Goldfish).
Jeff’s team at Starlight Runner possesses the ability to glean vital narrative elements from vast quantities of data, which enables them to derive the essence of a story world, brand or message and maximize its impact with mass audiences.
Starlight Runner designs, develops, strategizes and implements carefully orchestrated transmedia implementations, often on a global scale, with partners and clients. In the process they drive new revenue streams, open up significant new media opportunities and capture the imagination of millions for movie studios, television networks, videogame companies, book publishers, and consumer product corporations.
Coverage of Jeff Gomez’s work and seminars appears in Variety, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Wired UK, Los Angeles Times, and dozens of newspapers, magazines and blogs from around the world. He was selected by Details magazine to be one of the 2010 Mavericks for his contributions toward shifting the business and artistic paradigm in the global film and entertainment industry. He was designated a Hollywood “Power Player” by Variety in January 2012.
Jeff was also recently awarded the Director’s Coin for Excellence by the United States Special Operations Command / InterAgency Task Force for his transmedia work on asymmetrical conflict and international crisis narratives in the field.
A Latino who spent his childhood in the low-income housing projects of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Jeff also champions the concerns of young people with his Never Surrender! inspirational seminars and curricula. He is a nationally recognized expert on leadership and success strategies for children and teenagers, with an emphasis on how to overcome bullying in schools.READ MORE