Rep Report for May 15, 2020
Rowley Samuel (l) and Gay Guthrey of SamuelGuthrey

Indie rep firm SamuelGuthrey, the next iteration of Gay Guthrey & Associates, has expanded its Midwest sales coverage for Lucky (Lucky 21 + Lucky Post) to now also encompass the Texas market. The collaboration is, in many ways, a return home for Gay Guthrey, who relocated to Austin two years ago. A native of Texas, Guthrey and the founders of Lucky share a long history and friendship that goes back to the nascent days of their respective careers. Guthrey was encouraged by a then rising director Jeff Bednarz to transition from an agent to rep. She quickly learned what the job entailed and fell in love with a career of connecting people. Moving from Texas to Los Angeles and Chicago, Guthrey became a well-known rep and founded her own agency Gay Guthrey & Associates. Bednarz of course is a mainstay on the directorial roster of Lucky 21. Two-and-a-half years ago Guthrey partnered with long-time friend and agency client, Rowley Samuel, to form SamuelGuthrey to better serve both advertising and production clients....

Sushant Rai is the new VP, sales in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa for TVU Networks, a technology and market company in cloud and IP-based live video solutions. Rai will lead strategic sales efforts across all three major regions with sales and solutions teams consolidating under his leadership. Prior to joining TVU, Rai held multiple senior executive roles with technology and solutions providers in the broadcast industry. Most recently at Harmonic, he was managing director, sales for South Asia for three years. Prior to that, Rai was head, broadcast and operator sales for Dolby Labs in India. Before joining Dolby, he was director, media asset management, South Asia, for Vizrt.....
 

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