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

CEO

Virginia -- an award-winning PR company founder in Los Angeles -- brings an entertainment and journalism background to Press Kitchen agency locations in Santa Monica and NYC. Raised in Boulder, Colorado, Virginia was passionate about writing from a young age, winning her first prize (and paycheck!) for a Boulder Daily Camera writing contest. Majoring in English, Virginia became intrigued by the creativity in the field of advertising copywriting, and landed her first job at J. Walter Thompson, NYC. Rising to Jr. Copywriter, she earned an Addy nomination and an Art Directors Award for her "Go Full Tilt" campaign for Snowbird Ski Resort.

Attending a writing conference in Park City, UT, Virginia discovered a passion for screenwriting and wrote a screenplay that would gain her entry to Columbia University’s prestigious Film program in New York, where she earned an MFA. Her thesis film screened at Toronto International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest and others, and she was honored to study under Chris Kazan and Paul Schrader. Upon graduation, Virginia began having her reviews and articles about the filmmaking field published in Film Journal, The New York Observer and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. Virginia held PR posts at FX Network and Sundance and also took the stage as a panel moderator at NATPE and AICP. After a brief stint serving as an editor for an Entertainment dot-com, Virginia launched Press Kitchen in 2000.

Since the agency’s beginnings, Scripps’ goal has been unwavering: to provide superior written materials, better depth of knowledge on topics covered and excellent personalized service to clients. Her awards include the Bulldog Gold Award for Boutique Agency of the Year, Women’s World Awards for Boutique Agency and PR, and finalist honors for The Drum Creative Awards.

Virginia Scripps

CEO

Jenna Wigman

Vice President/Partner

Jenna Wigman brings attentive mastery to her work collaborating with prestigious creative companies, streamlining PR, marketing and sales strategies to meet business goals. Intrigued by the convergence of entertainment, advertising and tech, Jenna has honed her industry expertise and elevated the thought leadership of clients at global events including SXSW, Cannes Lions, AICP Show, Advertising Week, MIP Com, VRDC, Ciclope Festival, 4A's CreateTech, TEDx and AdAge NEXT, among others.

Jenna has brand promotion down to a science, marshaling top news placements, targeted event opportunities and a growing number of out-of-the-box tactics to achieve client aims. Among her accomplishments, she has placed clients in top media outlets to increase their exposure and spark business development, including Fast Company, WIRED, Mashable, Upworthy, Marketplace, Fortune and LA Times. During her longstanding tenure with Press Kitchen, she has crafted strategic brand launches and refreshes, garnering national media impressions through a multi-tiered approach. In 2017, she led the Press Kitchen agency expansion to the east coast, opening its first NYC office and since growing the agency's slate of clients by 30%.

When not singing show tunes, Jenna enjoys exploring the urban sites of NYC on runs and taking in all the theater and art the city has to offer.

Jenna Wigman

Vice President/Partner

Evelyn Covarrubias

Senior Account Executive

Evelyn Covarrubias is the Senior Account Executive at bicoastal PR agency Press Kitchen’s LA office, servicing clients in advertising, production, film, entertainment and XR. She covers all aspects of public relations for clients, from crafting savvy social media strategies to comprehensive press outreach, and constantly aims to raise the profile of the companies and talent she represents. With an educational background in Journalism and Public Relations, Evelyn is always in pursuit of generating newsworthy content and creative story angles. Her PR efforts have pushed international and national ad campaigns, music video premieres, content launches and more. Her passion for curating entertaining and educational presentations has landed speaking opportunities for clients at top industry events including Cannes Lions, SXSW, NAB, Digital Entertainment World, VRLA and others.

Prior to joining Press Kitchen, Evelyn worked as an Account Coordinator at a lifestyle PR agency, where she provided public relations efforts for a variety of brand clients and implemented social media influencer strategies that attracted strong social followings. She has also provided pro-bono PR services to nonprofit organizations including Special Olympics of Southern California.

When she isn’t trying to stay on top of media trends or explain her job to her family, you can find the Southern California-native looking for her next travel destination and enjoying LA’s views from the beach...or the 405.

Evelyn Covarrubias

Senior Account Executive

Amanda Drum

Account Executive

An Account Executive at bicoastal PR agency Press Kitchen’s LA office, Amanda enjoys collaborating with booming tech clients in entertainment, gaming and XR. Her fastidious devotion to telling the stories of newsworthy Silicon Beach-based companies and beyond have yielded placements in outlets including KCRW, VentureBeat, The Hollywood Reporter, ICG Magazine, Gizmodo and more. Knowledge-hungry and a “techie” at heart, she prides herself in keeping up with fast-paced developments and seizing any opportunity to connect with the industry’s greatest minds, regularly attending events such as VR on the Lot, VRLA, Digital Hollywood, VRScout Mixers and TechCrunch Sessions, among others.

While completing her Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from Loyola Marymount University, Amanda began her career at Press Kitchen, taking part in its long-standing intern program with local universities.

Amanda hails from Florida and comes armed with many alligator-related stories as a result. When not fighting I-10 traffic to the next startup mixer, you can find her frequenting the many LA beaches, camping alongside California’s natural wonders and keeping her eyes peeled for the hottest video game announcements of the year.

Amanda Drum

Account Executive

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."