Erik Bright co-founded Prodigy in 2010 and has helped grow the firm into an established and reputable fixture in the entertainment industry. He specializes in film festival and market strategies, corporate communications, investor relations, and manages and executes campaigns for theatrical, home entertainment, and unit publicity film projects.
He directly oversees corporate communications and media strategies for the firm’s production company and filmmaker clientele, working closely with them in crafting nuanced industry profiles and branding. In his work with feature film clients, Bright has earned an outstanding reputation for providing big-picture, full-service publicity and marketing campaigns, tailoring strategies from pre-production all the way through to release. He has worked on over sixty films as a unit publicist and has managed countless release campaigns.
Bright’s recent credits include Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions’ “All Is Lost” starring Robert Redford, Sony Pictures Classics’ “Kill Your Darlings” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, and Ben Foster; IFC’s “Hateship, Loveship” starring Kristen Wiig and Guy Pearce, “We’ll Never Have Paris” starring Simon Helberg, Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, and Maggie Grace “The Face of Love,” starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams; “The Words” starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Jeremy Irons, and Olivia Wilde; “Hysteria” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, and Felicity Jones; and the Academy Award® nominated financial drama “Margin Call” starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci. Past film credits range from big-budget tent-pole pictures to indie favorites, including some of this generation’s most highly regarded independent films such as Academy Award-winning projects “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Crash,” and “Sideways.”
He started his entertainment PR career at Eddie Michaels & Associates in 2001, which changed its moniker in 2005 to Insignia Media Strategies and Public Relations. Bright was named a partner of the company in 2006 and over the years worked on accounts of the firm’s clientele that included The Mark Gordon Company, The Producer’s Guild of America, Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, Endgame Entertainment, among many others.
Bright has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Ithaca College.