An Irish native from Skibbereen, County Cork, Brian co-founded, with Patrick Milling Smith, the bi-coastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in film, theatre and commercials. This year Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or along with Clio and British Arrows awards for Production Company of the Year. In 2011, Brian served as the chairman of AICP’s 20th annual award show. He also served on the jury of the Cannes Lions Festival and was among this year’s six honorees of the Made in NY Awards presented by Mayor Bloomberg. He’s presently producing the upcoming film Flatlake directed by Kevin Allen, which is set Ireland. Passions: his wife’s cooking, Liverpool football club, golf and being home in Ireland as often as possible.