Chris Purse has spent 15 years in strategic marketing and public relations as a senior level consultant and staff member. She launched ignite in early 2005 after a long and successful tenure as Vice President in charge of Marketing and Communications for Kodak-owned LaserPacific, a major post-production technology company serving the leading producers in Hollywood. For more than ten years, her expertise has included working with Hollywood television producers, feature film productions, and global leaders in entertainment technology.
Chris is a Regional Emmy winner and recipient of numerous international and national feature film awards and a LA ProAward. She began her career at a leading regional advertising agency as a broadcast producer. She has a B.A. from the University of Colorado and was a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute. Chris serves on the Public Relations Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers, is a former trustee of the International Documentary Association and is an active member of the Hollywood Post Alliance where she serves as PR counsel for the HPA Awards.
Sally has devised and implemented strategic communications campaigns, garnered extensive media coverage, managed crisis communications, and coordinated special events during her 20 years of experience in the PR industry. Her background spans a number of artistic and enterprises including entertainment, technology, professional sports, health, non-profit and law.
Prior to focusing on motion picture and technology accounts, Sally helped manage media relations for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche as Assistant Media Director during their inaugural and Stanley Cup Championship season.
Lisa’s extensive experience in PR and marketing spans over 20 years. She has worked with high-profile clients and their customers involved in pre-production, production, post, 3D and exhibition/distribution, and has fostered a network of relationships throughout the industry. Prior to joining ignite, Lisa managed key accounts for CCS/PR Inc. She launched her career at The Lippin Group in Los Angeles where her responsibilities included media relations, event publicity, writing and editing.
Lisa is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and lives in Carlsbad with her husband and two children. When she’s not strategizing and executing tactics for clients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking, hanging at the beach and good wine.
Kate is a media enthusiast who loves helping clients find their stories and each story find its audience. Prior to joining ignite, she wrote and researched for clients in a variety of sectors, including entertainment, technology, banking, and law.
Kate holds a degree in Psychology from Pomona College. She enjoys bad jokes, Chicago pizza, and precise language.
Telling stories that grip the audience and transport them where they need to go — whether the audience is in a theater, classroom or boardroom — is my focus and success. I have built a dynamic, long-lasting career as a writer, educator and communicator with deep experience and passion for the written, visual, and spoken word. With over 25 screenplays and pilots sold to major studios and independent films produced by indies and mini majors, I have an insider’s view of how movies are made. As an educator, I am constantly impressed and inspired by the next generation of student creators who will face a wild west of technology and consumption. And finally, I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most talented marketing and advertising experts on the planet as they build internal and external communications strategies for global brands including Nike, Sunglass Hut, Kodak and RED Digital Cinema.