Team

Stephen Ashley Blake

President / CEO / Director

Realm CEO Stephen Blake’s motion picture, television and music video credits span over 200 productions, including projects for Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Sony, HBO, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Television and USA Network. As Director, Producer, and/or Cinematographer he has shot iconic music videos for chart topping artists including Wu Tang, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J (“Mama Said Knock You Out”), Bono, Kirk Franklin, Public Enemy, Digital Underground, Bell Biv Devoe , Neil Young and Chris Rock, at Geffen, Motown, Interscope, Virgin, Capitol, Columbia, MCA, RCA, Atlantic, Elektra, Epic, Island, Def Jam and Arista.

Jonathon Ulrich

Chief Development Officer

A multinational producer, Jonathon brings a mastery of global production to Realm, having produced hundreds of hours of television for Warner Bros., eOne, CMT, BET, Travel, History, TLC, TVNZ, MTS, RTÉ, and Pango Productions for broadcast throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East. He has also produced cutting-edge bespoke content for some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Yamaha, Jim Beam, Ernst & Young, Food Channel, Living Channel, Fairfax Media, and Air New Zealand.

Roxanne Castillo

Chief Production Officer

A licensed California entertainment attorney, Roxanne’s extensive history includes work with Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, the Academy Awards, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, Spike TV (now Paramount Network), and BET, where she oversaw corporate compliance with federal and state legislative and regulatory requirements in casting, immigration, child labor, permitting, and guilds. At the American Federation of Musicians, she ensured the on time, on budget production of soundtracks for motion picture including The Lion King, Men in Black: International, and Doctor Sleep have primed her for leadership at Realm.

Nicole Papetti

Chief Financial Officer

Concurrent with her leadership at Realm, Nicole serves as Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she advises on mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs, and new company stand ups for strategic and private equity clients, serving as the primary point of contact to senior management stakeholders while coordinating teams across 15+ workstreams to evaluate and execute on multi billion dollar deals. Prior to PwC, Nicole served as Financial Analyst for Wells Fargo’s International Investments Group, where she assessed potential alternative investment opportunities, specifically on the bank’s exposure to corporations in Europe.

Garner Millard

Chief Investment Officer

While spearheading strategic leadership at Realm, GArner concurrently serves as Regional Vice President of Origination at ATEL Capital Group, where he consults Fortune 500 CFOs and treasury teams and directly manages over three hundred domestic and international clients including Amazon, Boeing and Walmart on CAPEX, OPEX, cashflow planning, project budgeting, financial model customization, investment risk assessment, and identifying investment portfolio opportunities. Previously, as Business Development Consultant at Oracle, he oversaw 200+ accounts and advised Fortune 500 executives on communications infrastructure planning and ERP solutions.

Cynthia Sutherland

Chief Media Officer

An industry renowned Public Relations executive, Cynthia has driven strategic media communications and brand marketing across a range of industries, from film and television to consumer goods, health and philanthropy. She has managed PR and entertainment events; coordinated celebrity appearances; curated concerts, film screenings, lectures, and art exhibitions; generated national exposure in print, trade, and broadcast media in media outlets including Forbes, Fox, ABC News, The New York Times, BBC, Virgin Media TV, Mashable, MSNBC, BET, Sirius XM, Essence, Latina.com, The Food Network, and The Cooking Channel; and managed sales generation for over 2,700 corporate, entertainment and social clients including the Oprah Winfrey Network, Facebook, Christian Dior, the NBA, the NFL, Bank of America, US Bank, and LVMH.

Kara Schindler

Director of Social Media Marketing

A surging star in the Gen Z and Millennials communications sectors, Kara is a widely renowned Instagram, Twitter and Facebook content creator and distributor, social media strategist, and project promoter with a passion for storytelling and social justice. Her mastery spans strategic research and analytics; copywriting and editing; digital media kit production; sourcing, analyzing, and managing industry data to identify market trends; and writing targeted copy to grow traffic across demographic channels. In her ancient youth, she served as Chief Commentary Editor for the venerable Colgate Maroon News, the oldest weekly college publication in the country.

Tina Marie Labruzzo

Chief Branding Officer

Tina Marie has led high-impact marketing and management campaigns for global media and financial services organizations including American Express, Financial Times, and Showtime Networks, for whom she developed multi-channel communication strategies, negotiated corporate agreements, implemented launch and engagement plans, and leveraged partnerships to meet and exceed revenue targets. As Management Consultant for Fortune 500 companies, she has developed comprehensive global marketing and communication strategies, guided market expansion efforts to support a $1 billion product portfolio, and created sales strategy and support materials to increase corporate revenues. She has created and executed content marketing and client engagement strategies including developing a Client Advisory Council for global accounts, and designed user communication and content action plans to maximize user engagement and response rates. Passionate about giving back to the community, Tina Marie mentors fintech startup entrepreneurs through New York Barclays Accelerator, as well as children sidelined in the foster care system through Hope For Youth.

Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis

Director Of Business Affairs

A veteran international entertainment and business affairs attorney, Alessandra concurrently heads the U.S. division of a leading global law firm. Her oversight includes production negotiations, co production agreements, film financing, talent agreements, licensing and development deals, and union/guild regulation. Alessandra serves as co chair of the IP Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section, and is both co chair and board of governors member of the International Lawyers Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Billy Childs

Composer

Loved by audiences around the world, Billy Childs forges breathtaking blends of jazz, orchestral and choral music. His Holocaust epic “The Voices of Angels,” a moving choral and orchestral setting of writings of children from the Terezin concentration camp, was premiered by The Los Angeles Master Chorale to rapturous acclaim. He has composed for and/or performed with Sting, Yo Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Alison Krause, Renee Fleming, Esa Pekka Salonen, Chick Corea , Jack DeJohnette, Freddie Hubbard, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, J.J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Detroit Symphony, The Kronos Quartet, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The American Brass Quintet, The Dorian Wind Quintet, The Ying Quartet and violin luminary Rachel Barton Pine.

Diane White-Clayton

Choral Director

Internationally acclaimed gospel arranger Diane White-Clayton has captivated audiences from Los Angeles, Toronto and London to Paris, Sweden and Norway. She has brought down the house as Artistic Director of the famed Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers; Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Society; Composer in Residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Vocal Workshop Clinician at the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory; Choral Conductor for the world renowned Andraé Crouch; Artistin Residence at Appalachian State University and Westmont College; Professor at Loyola Marymount University; Scholar in Residence at Grinnell College; and Founder and Choral Conductor of the celebrated Sacred Praise Chorale.