» Danielle Alexandra
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Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Danielle Alexandra
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Danielle Alexandra is an American businesswoman, entrepreneur and technology investor. Alexandra is CEO of the London Film and Television Group and Founder and CEO of GlobalView Television, one of the first global creative content companies breaking barriers and disrupting the industry with scripted internet television, headquartered in London and Silicon Valley. Alexandra has a longstanding thirty five year award winning career in the film and television industry as a screenwriter, film and television producer, and executive. She has scripted and produced films and television for Universal, Warner Brothers, Fox, Paramount, Sony and Disney and in partenrship with her US company, The Boston Film Group, including the award-winning television series My Two Dads, which she created, Quantum Leap, Chicago Hope, multiple television pilots, among others. She has been called "the female Tom Clancy" for her mastery of the male dominated action and political genres and is well known as the writer and executive producer of G.I. Jane, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen, and as a top script doctor for films going into production. Alexandra began her career as the youngest executive ever at Twentieth Century Fox.

In London. she continues to create and produce broadcast television, theatrical films, and digital content as CEO of The London Film and Television Group, heading a team of top US and UK writer/producer/showrunners and a multi-million dollar production and development budget. In January 2014, she was appointed by Prime MInister David Cameron as UK Business Ambassador for Film, Television and Global Digital New Media. She is a regular speaker internationally on behalf of UK trade Investment and as an expert on digital new media, disruptive television, and internet content. She is a founding board member of the Women's Leadership Council, produced the first ever live concert at Kensington Palace with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift, served on the 800th Anniversary Committee of the Magna Carta Trust, as Trustee of the Prince's Trust Trading Company for HRH, The Prince of Wales, as Trustee and Chair of the Development Board for HRH, The Duke of Cambridge's Patron Charity, Centrepoint for homeless youth, and is also Chair of the NXP Foundation, which produces the annual Women's Leadership Conference in STEM and provides academic achievement grants for young women in STEM. In addition, Alexandra Chairs the prestigious NXP Foundation Prize which presents the nationally recognized award for Women's Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. She has received numerous awards for her work with young people. She recently launched the joint UK/US creative initiative, Story Time for Soldiers, in which student filmmakers film soldiers going overseas reading bedtime stories to their children. The children can then access these personal films while their parents are serving far from home. The project is now operating internationally. Alexandra has served as a Visiting Professor in Advanced Screenwriting at The American Film Institute and lectured on The Art of Pitching at UCLA Graduate School of Film. She is an honors graduate of Harvard University with distinction, where she studied government and constitutional law.