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.