GLAAD's Entertainment Media Team

GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Team not only works with entertainment-related media platforms to encourage fair, accurate and inclusive representation of LGBT people, but also to combat problematic content and instances of defamation in these industries. This process may involve reading scripts, viewing rough cuts, pitching story ideas, consulting with writers and producers, working with talent to better inform them about portraying LGBT characters and arranging entertainment-related events and panels. GLAAD also promotes LGBT-inclusive projects through GLAAD’s blog, social media and the daily LGBT TV listings, “What to Watch on TV.”

MATT KANE

Director of Entertainment Media
mkane@glaad.org

Matt Kane is a GLAAD liaison to the entertainment industry, advocating for the inclusion of diverse LGBT stories in films, scripted television and reality programming and collaborating with film festivals to launch new LGBT voices. He helps shape GLAAD’s response to acts of anti-LGBT defamation in entertainment media, is the principal writer of the Studio Responsibility Index, Network Responsibility Index, and oversees the publication of Where We Are on TV. Prior to joining GLAAD, he worked for several television shows and film festivals and worked for GLAAD as a freelance programmer for the Queer Lounge at Sundance. He holds an M.F.A. in film studies from Boston University.

MAX GOUTTEBROZE

Strategist - Entertainment Media
mgouttebroze@glaad.org

Max Gouttebroze serves as an active member of the GLAAD Programs Team by identifying and monitoring LGBT representations, trends and developments in television and film. He is the lead writer of GLAAD’s Where We Are on TV report and conducts long-term research and data collection for the annually released Studio Responsibility Index and Network Responsibility Index. Max also serves on the GLAAD Media Awards Communications Team and is a frequent contributor to GLAAD’s blog. A graduate of the College of Charleston’s Communication Program, Max joined GLAAD in September 2010 as the Communications Intern. In December of that year, he became a part of GLAAD’s Digital Initiatives Team and moved into his current role in June 2011.

MEGAN TOWNSEND

Strategist - Entertainment Media
mtownsend@glaad.org

Megan Townsend serves on GLAAD’s Entertainment team where she monitors LGBT-inclusive content on television and film and is a frequent contributor to GLAAD’s blog. She is the principal author of “What to Watch on TV,” GLAAD’s daily guide to LGBT-inclusive television programming, and a contributing researcher for GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index, Network Responsibility Index and Where We Are on TV reports. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Megan joined GLAAD in January 2012.

ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA INTERNS

GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Interns assist in the researching and monitoring of LGBT-inclusive content on television and in film. They conduct research for the Studio Responsibility Index, Network Responsibility Index and contribute to GLAAD’s blog.

Renee Fabian
University of Southern California, class of 2014

LJ Beckenstein
Hampshire College, class of 2015

Drew Schilson
The Evergreen State College, class of 2014

Megan Walsh
Michigan Technological University, class of 2015

Omar Rosales
California State University at Northridge, class of 2015