TOur Team

We’re Press Kitchen, a PR agency based in Santa Monica and New York. We’ve been helping our clients achieve their marketing goals since 2000.

Virginia Scripps

Founder, President

Born on the East coast and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Virginia Scripps has worked as a professional writer in entertainment and advertising since she was nineteen. As an English major, Scripps became fascinated by the creativity she saw in the field of advertising, so she struck off for New York, landing her first job at J. Walter Thompson. As a Jr. Copywriter, she earned an Addy nomination and an Art Directors Award for her "Go Full Tilt" campaign for Snowbird Ski Resort.

Segueing into journalism, Virginia covered entertainment for the Hollywood Reporter, Film Journal and The New York Observer, and was a panelist at NATPE and AICP. Virginia holds a Masters in Film from Columbia University, and held PR posts at FX Network and Sundance before launching Press Kitchen in July 2000.

Virginia Scripps

Founder, President

Jenna Wigman

Vice President

With a diverse background in theatre and event production, MA-native Jenna Wigman brings excitement and attention to detail to every project. Her creative approach to PR outreach has contributed to the success of national and international campaigns for clients in advertising, television, film and gaming. Social media has become a passion, and Jenna stays on top of the latest buzz as a self-proclaimed Twitter and blog addict. A regular at industry conferences and events including SXSW, Cannes Lions and AICP, Jenna has nurtured meaningful contacts with clients and media contacts alike.

Jenna has promoting clients down to a science, employing tactics such as strategic PR outreach, targeted social media campaigns, key speaking engagements and decisive brand initiatives. Her accomplishments include securing national consumer placements for major projects including ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” TNT’s “Falling Skies,” Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” and award-winning commercial projects for such top brands as Nike, Google, Stella Artois, Intel, Sony PlayStation and Toyota, among others.

When not singing show tunes or hunting down a parking space for the industry networking mixer of the week, Jenna enjoys running on the beach, critiquing films and exploring all the sites that New York City has to offer.

Jenna Wigman

Vice President

Evelyn Covarrubias

Junior Account Executive

Southern California native Evelyn focuses on the fusion of traditional and nontraditional approaches in forging creative communication strategies for her clients. With an educational background in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Long Beach, she is an avid consumer of information, always in pursuit of her passion for creating newsworthy pitches. Evelyn garners placements which give her clients a competitive edge, and is always coming up with new strategies to raise the profile of companies she represents.

Prior to joining Press Kitchen, Evelyn worked in an Account Coordinator role at a growing South Bay agency, where she led public relations efforts for a variety of clients while also generating social media strategies that attracted strong social followings. As a storytelling devotee and media-obsessed millennial, she prides herself in providing fresh content and staying ahead of media trends.

Evelyn Covarrubias

Junior Account Executive

Amanda Drum

PR Coordinator

A Los Angeles transplant from Florida, Amanda devotes her creative attention to facilitate smooth sailing for Press Kitchen out of the Santa Monica headquarters. A writer by trade but a “techie” at heart, she prides herself in keeping up with the latest Silicon Beach developments and seizing any opportunity to connect with the emerging worlds of hi-tech and virtual reality (VR).

Amanda holds a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from Loyola Marymount University.

Amanda Drum

PR Coordinator

Christina Heller

Co-Founder/Partner, VR Playhouse

"Press Kitchen has done a great job for us. They are creative, efficient, and diligent. We've noticed an increase in press coverage since partnering with them, which has introduced more people to VR Playhouse and what we do. They are a pleasure to work with and we plan on sticking with PK as we grow."

Jackie Bisbee

Co-owner/Partner, Park Pictures

"Press Kitchen and Park Pictures have worked together for a number of years, and they have always been able to anticipate our needs. They help get Park’s work in front of the right people and creative positive attention and industry buzz, and they have always been extremely diligent about making sure our work is credited properly."

Ian Unterreiner

Senior Vice President, Zoic Studios

"Having worked with Press Kitchen for 5+ years, we at Zoic Studios could not be in better hands with respect to improved studio profile by way of events, press, panels and social media. They are forward thinkers and at the top of their game."