Video is now everywhere. Increasingly it defines our reality. In the corporate world, the use of video to help CEOs and other top leadership connect with their stakeholders has exploded in popularity. Veteran corporate film producer and CEO Vern Oakley will share insight into what’s behind this trend, and how authentic communication can humanize and strengthen leadership in today’s climate of transparency.

Picture1Vern Oakley is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Tribe Pictures, a leader in the corporate video world for the past three decades. Vern’s clients include top corporations and organizations across sectors, including world leaders in technology, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and finance. Tribe has produced and directed short and long form films in executive leadership, marketing and branding, investor relations, fundraising, and human resources.

The company’s goal is to “make films that humanize the most successful companies, institutions and leaders in the world.”

Tribe’s films have launched some of the world’s largest spin-offs, repositioned major corporations and government agencies, anchored sales campaigns, and served as corporate mission statements. Their films have won more than 400 distinguished industry awards.

A client recently called Vern “the business artist,” which captures his facility in both the boardroom and on the film set. When he directs CEOs and other top executives, he brings a depth of insight into their strategic business needs and shows them how to express their authentic leadership on film. Vern Oakley is the author of Leadership in Focus: Bring Out Your Best On Camera, which will be published in early 2017.

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Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: 55 Lexington Ave, room 14-280, New York, NY 10010