Producer Eric Pickett and Culture House Media co-founder Carrie Belinda Twigg are among Biden’s appointments to the President’s Arts Advisory Committee on the entertainment industry.
Members serve in their communities as representatives of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which was established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958.
Paquette is CEO of Meridian Pictures and founder and CEO of co-viewing start-up LetScreen. He was previously senior vice president of production at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Screen Gems and previously worked at CBS News and Sports and held senior executive positions at MGM and Phoenix Pictures. He is a member of the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins School of Education and is the former president and current commissioner of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Twigg is co-founder and head of development at Culture House Media, which specializes in storytelling about pressing cultural questions. She previously spent 10 years in politics and government, including as special assistant to President Barack Obama and director of public engagement for then-Vice President Biden. Culture House’s projects include The Hair Tales for Hulu and OWN, Growing Up for Disney+ and a project about racism, abuse and music for Netflix.
Other appointees include Mary R. Boyle, Guy Cecil, Meryl C. Chambers, Leslie Jackson Chihuly, Cynthia Friedman, Robin Leeds, Robert A. Mendel, Tom Mims, Cheryl McKibben Najafi, Esther Brolier Oppenheimer, Michael Parham, Mark D’Sena, Jessica Slater. , Gary Sugarman, Charlotte R. Kramer Wagner, and Stephen N. Zack.