First Access Entertainment & Funny or Die brunchwork
You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with First Access CEO/Cofounder Sarah Stennett and Funny or Die CEO Mike Farah. Enjoy a fireside chat with Mike and Sarah, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.
Sarah Stennett is the CEO and Co-Founder of First Access Entertainment, a global entertainment company where she and her team are responsible for the discovery, development and launch of numerous artists, including ZAYN, Bebe Rexha, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea and Ellie Goulding.
Sarah has also ushered in the career of Madison Beer, the only independent female artist to chart on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, and Lil Peep, who Sarah has continued to play an integral role in the release of his posthumous work and has executive produced the documentary “Everybody’s Everything.”
In 2017, Sarah became the first woman in over 20 years to be honored with the STRAT Awards at the Music Week Awards. She has been featured on the Billboard Power 100, where she was one of only 17 women recognized. She has also been named one of the most influential people in music on Debrett’s 500 Influencers of the Year.
Mike Farah is the CEO of Funny Or Die, the premiere comedy brand known for its award-winning content and an audience of more than 60 million people. Mike continues to grow Funny Or Die with his producing acumen, talent relationships and industry leadership. He’s helped expand both the long-form and digital divisions across every platform from Netflix to Facebook to linear media.
Prior to becoming CEO, Mike was Funny Or Die President of Production, and won two Emmys as executive producer of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, and an Emmy nomination for “Billy on the Street.” Mike was also instrumental in the development of “Brockmire,” a Funny Or Die video that was re-imagined into IFC’s critically acclaimed and highest-rated comedy series.
Named a “Maverick of Hollywood” by Esquire, Mike has also been selected to the “Silicon Beach 25,” and The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the Most Powerful Digital Players in LA.