Why is producer Skydance Media betting big on the new movie, “Top Gun: Maverick”? Read on to learn more about the movie’s production team, including Doug Schwab, president and founder of Maverick, Erica Barrabi, delivery and legal coordinator, and Mike Haslam, lead graphic designer.
Skydance Media is a producer of “Top Gun: Maverick”
The sequel to the 1986 action film “Top Gun,” Top Gun: Maverick is set in 2022. It is the second film in the Top Gun series, and is based on a story by Peter Craig. Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Glen Powell, and Jon Hamm star. The plot centers on Maverick’s mission to save the U.S. from an incoming enemy aircraft.
In recent years, private equity firms have entered the filmmaking industry, and have backed a number of big-budget movies. Blackstone has backed Candle Media, which was founded by former Disney executives, and RedBird has invested in a content material company founded by Maverick Carter and LeBron James. Several independent production shops have also been tapped by investors, including Skydance Media, which produces “Top Gun: Maverick” and other successful movies.
Doug Schwab is the president and founder of Maverick
Maverick is a production company that serves as a bridge between independent filmmakers and movie fans. The company releases a steady stream of films and distributes them on a variety of media platforms. Its president, Doug Schwab, is an accomplished and well-known executive in the film industry.
Schwab’s background in the film industry spans over two decades. He founded the company eight years ago and has a wealth of experience. The company distributes more than 400 films throughout the U.S. under several brands, including Maverick Platinum, Creep FX, Fusion, and Latino.
Erica Barrabi is the delivery and legal coordinator
In addition to being the delivery coordinator at Maverick, Erica Barrabi also works closely with a legal team. Barrabi holds a degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University and is currently taking paralegal certification courses. Eventually, she would like to complete a law degree.
Mike Haslam is the lead graphic designer
Maverick is an independent film distributor that works to support independent film producers. They provide a steady supply of films and distribute them on all major platforms. The company’s founder and CEO, Doug Schwab, has over 30 years of experience in the home entertainment industry. He has helped launch over 1,000 feature films since the company’s founding. He has built a sterling reputation within the film community and is trusted by independent filmmakers around the world.
Maverick employs two graphic designers. The lead graphic designer, Mike Haslam, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has won numerous awards for his work. He is responsible for the company’s overall branding, key art campaigns, and website content. His wife, Kelcie, is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, and has experience in the theatre.
Kelcie graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in theatre and history
After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans with degrees in theatre and history, Kelcie started working for local theatre companies. She also served as a Jesuit Volunteer at Project Lazarus, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling at Loyola University. Kelcie joined JSRI in June 2018.