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

Hailing from the East Coast but raised in Boulder, Colorado, Virginia Scripps is a lifetime student of film. In 2000, she synthesized her education, her passion, and her professional experience to form Press Kitchen. Virginia attended Columbia University, NYC’s graduate program in film, earning her MFA along with accolades for her thesis film, which was presented at the Toronto International Film Festival, Houston Worldfest, and the Boston Film Festival, among others. She later worked as an entertainment journalist and critic for the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Observer, and served as the West Coast Editor for Kidscreen Magazine, covering animation, TV, digital entertainment and film. The success of her award-winning boutique agency is organic; Virginia has an insightful grasp of filmmaking and understands the needs of journalists. She works with writers as a partner, always focused on ways to make covering great stories easier for them. She carefully crafts her clients’ messages, delivering intriguing story lines and fresh angles. Virginia Scripps is a thought leader; she has an uncanny ability to anticipate trends, always with an eye towards top-of-mind positioning for her clients. She is also a sought-after speaker and industry expert with an authentic enthusiasm for her work and industry. Virginia Scripps has imbued her agency with a profound sense of collegiality. She is proud to sustain long-term relationships with both her team and her clients. She also leads Press Kitchen in a number of nonprofit projects that give back, supporting initiatives both community-based and global. Away from work, Virginia is an avid hiker, skier and cinephile. The mother of two children, she takes every opportunity to spend time with them, her two dogs, and her musician husband. A bookworm at heart, she’s known to sneak off with the latest novel or meaty news article to bask in the magic of language and ideas articulately voiced.

Virginia Scripps

CEO

Jenna Wigman

Vice President/Partner

Jenna Wigman Vice President/Partner Jenna Wigman is the embodiment of Press Kitchen’s bi-coastal presence. Raised in Massachusetts and receiving her degree in Theater Arts from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, Jenna moved to Los Angeles, flourishing in multi-level event planning and production. This paved the way to her current position with Press Kitchen, where she has championed the team for more than a decade. As Vice President and Partner, Jenna Wigman is integrally involved with the agency’s clients in New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Vancouver. She opened and heads Press Kitchen’s East Coast office in New York City. Jenna’s impressive work is always informed by strategic planning, and, at the same time, is energized by her abiding interest in the entertainment industry itself. She is passionate about her clients, and has a profound respect for their creativity and innovation. Jenna seeks to amplify their message and business profile through decisive media placement and targeted industry exposure, bringing heightened awareness and sparking business expansion. Jenna fosters the agency’s collaborative culture, encouraging the synergy of the team. Jenna continues to live in awe of the vitality of New York City, exploring the city by foot as an avid runner and taking in the latest and greatest on Broadway. As an obsessively proud auntie, she enjoys frequent trips to Massachusetts to spend time with her nieces and nephew.

Jenna Wigman

Vice President/Partner

Amanda Drum

Senior Account Executive

Amanda Drum is quite simply a natural at her job. With both undergraduate and graduate degrees in writing and composition, Amanda is a talented writer and an astute researcher. She has an inherent curiosity that keeps her thoroughly engaged, and delivers consistent results for her clients, but her innate congeniality seals the deal. She truly enjoys people, and her open enthusiasm and affability set clients, journalists, and colleagues at ease. Tech is part of Amanda Drum’s DNA. A self-avowed “techie” since childhood, she has grown up playing every video game she could get her hands on. What began as a hobby has evolved into one of Amanda’s most valuable professional assets. Her knowledge of entertainment, gaming, and XR allows her to converse at depth on the most creatively complex topics. In addition to working on key Press Kitchen clients, Amanda heads the agency’s internship program for both the Los Angeles and New York offices. She can also be seen at a host of industry conferences and events on behalf of her clients, from Digital Hollywood to VR on the Lot. Amanda’s life outside the office is spent exploring California’s natural grandeur, ranging from beach outings to camping trips around the state, and playing with her roommate’s two Chihuahua mixes.

Amanda Drum

Senior Account Executive

TTestimonials

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."

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 have been able to help get Park’s work in front of the right people, helping create positive attention and industry buzz, and have always been extremely diligent about following up with the trades, making sure our work is credited properly."

Adam Barone

Founder/Partner, Sonic Union

"Sonic Union has relied on Press Kitchen for eight years to help us get the word out on our involvement with great work. Their relationship with industry pubs and sites has helped us increase our visibility, and brand awareness has benefitted. Virginia has surrounded herself with energetic and talented people savvy with social media trends."