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Michael Nakan

CEO - Clipper Media Capital
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Michael Nakan is the co-founder of Clipper Media Capital, a new venture designed to connect the British and Chinese film/TV industries. He also develops a slate of film, TV and VR/MR projects aimed at the UK/US markets.

Previously he was the Creative Executive at Shoebox Films, responsible for building the TV slate of the award-winning film company through sourcing material, working with writers and generating original ideas. After Hollywood stints at 20th Century Fox Television, ICM Partners and Scott Rudin Productions, Michael worked alongside showrunner Beau Willimon on Netflix’s House of Cards. He then moved to HBO in New York, where he worked on marketing and distribution campaigns for hit shows like Game of Thrones, Veep, and Silicon Valley, and afterwards for NBCUniversal’s International Studio in London. He graduated with honours from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a degree from the prestigious Writing Seminars department.