Aaron D. Settipane is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment and media industries with experience in motion picture, television and new media content, location-based entertainment, indie digital content creation/distribution, emerging visual and experiential technologies and cutting-edge innovations in capturing entertainment news. He has held key positions at NBCUniversal, BBC Worldwide, Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Fox Group, Playboy Enterprises (via American Media, Inc.) and as a freelance photographer/reporter for Zuma Press and World Entertainment News Network covering celebrity, music and red carpet events. Currently, Settipane manages the Legal Delivery operations at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, supervising the delivery of over 50 co-financed and acquired motion pictures per year with a small staff. He also owns a small content company, Settico Enterprises.
Settipane holds a BA in criminal justice from California State University, Fullerton, and a master of communication management (MCG) from USC Annenberg and an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds certificates from Harvard Business School (executive education) in business of entertainment, media and sports; in higher education pedagogy from Harvard University Bok Center for Teaching and Learning; and a graduate certificate from USC Cinematic Arts in business of entertainment. He is currently a doctoral student of rhetoric, communication and information design at Clemson University.