- Our Mission -
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit production company. We work with charities, artists, storytellers and sponsors in order to create the most impactful version of their stories and help get them out into the world. This output includes, but is not limited to, scripted and unscripted television, narrative and documentary films, print, web, radio and live events.
Bottom line: We are passionate about positivity and shining a light on the good things that are happening in the world.
the way we consume entertainment is changing.
Hollywood is moving away from the traditional advertising model and moving back to a sponsorship model. What you see on television, film and the web is often underwritten by major corporations, like Coca-Cola or Microsoft, and in return their products and ideas are integrated into the content as a whole.
These corporations profit the same way they did during the traditional advertising age but they now have the opportunity to brand content in its entirety. We are seeing this in print, on the web and in our living rooms and local theaters.
The allegory vision for sponsorship advertising:
Instead of a major corporation being the sole benefactor from entertainment advertising, we want to bring organizations making positive social contributions to the forefront of popular culture. For example, instead of “brought to you by Microsoft,” we’d like to see “brought to you by The American Red Cross.”
The idea here is to pair companies with innovative non-profit organizations and create branded content that aligns with a social mission; and then sell that content in traditional Hollywood venues.
When the content turns a profit, we all win:
➤ Companies generate financial profit
➤ Nonprofits build significant awareness through media exposure
➤ Fundraising efforts for important social causes are lightened
We work with COMPANIES and nonprofits to create traditional media, as well as non-traditional media (YouTube, podcasts, etc.).
Entertainment creation is what Hollywood does best, so why not use what we’re already doing to help the organizations who need it? Wouldn’t you be more inclined to watch a show like “ER” if you knew it was supporting Doctors Without Borders?
Does this sound intriguing?
- Meet The Founders -
Katherine comes to this endeavor with more than a decade’s worth of experience in movies and television. Her inspiration to form the Allegory Media Foundation came out of a wish to use her entertainment industry experience for good and to help make positive change in the world through media.
Katherine has worked on hit movies, such as Valentine’s Day for New Line Cinema, Malibu’s Most Wanted for Warner Bros, The Strangers for Universal, Good Luck Chuck for Lionsgate, Max Keeble’s Big Move for Disney and Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, for Universal - and has been a part of successful television shows like “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” which ran for three seasons on the WB Network.
She most recently co-produced the indie feature Girl Flu., which stars Katee Sackhoff and Jeremy Sisto, and is currently showing at film festivals all over the country. Other upcoming projects she has had a hand in developing include New Line’s Honeymoon With Harry starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, IFC Films’ The Bleeder starring Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, and Focus Features’ The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain.
Katherine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina and studied Financial Planning at UCLA. In 2009, she won a spot as one of 14 New Leaders Council fellows in the inaugural Los Angeles class of the competitive progressive fellowship. As an entrepreneur, Katherine is founder of successful retail gift site Way Easy Gifts. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Chief Creative Officer
Megahn brings to Allegory the benefit of more than 15 years of experience in a host of different facets of the entertainment industry.
Megahn began as an actor and comedienne and transitioned into writing and selling features and television to companies such as Good Machine, Sony, Paramount and 20th Century Fox. She wrote for Craig Robinson on his MSN web comedy series, “Mr. Robinson’s Driving School.” Her acting credits include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dawson’s Creek,” VH1’s “I Hate My 30’s,” and NBC’s “The Lyon’s Den.” Her most recent feature appearances are in indies The Perfect Host and The Lonely Italian.
She tries her best to live up to her “Scream Queen” status from previous features like The Convent and The Gravedancers.Megahn’s success in the horror genre led her to write, produce and star in the popular online character and show “Heather Campbell, Teenaged Vampire,” which has more than 38 million collective views. She has also written for and acted in award-winning viral videos like “Text Message Break Up” (more than 2 million views) and “Shoes” (59 million views).
In 2010, Megahn began focusing more directly on producing. Her television producing credits include “The Hasselhoffs” and “Extreme Home Builds” for A&E and “I Love Kellie Pickler” for CMT. Megahn is also the co-creator of ExBoyfriendJewelry.com, a website dedicated to the buying, selling or trading of “ex” jewelry that is no longer wanted. The site and its various off-shoots have appeared in People, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post and on MSNBC, “Dateline,” “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show.”