Brian McLaughlin

Film and TV Producer, Former Army Officer, & Diversity Advocate



  • Film & TV Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Roundtables and Panels
  • Comedy


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Brian is known as an informative, entertaining, and inspirational presenter. He has spoken across the United States to a variety of organizations on topics such as film producing, diversity, leadership, achieving your dreams, writing, networking, and career development. He has organized, moderated, and spoken on many panels, roundtables, and workshops. He was a visiting film producer at the University of Notre Dame and instructor at the Los Angeles Film School. He mentors students, recent graduates, and fellow professionals.

As co-president of Emerald Elephant Entertainment, Brian has produced four feature films – all acquired for distribution – and has several film and TV projects in development. He’s a member of the Producers Guild of America and is on its Education, Mentoring, and Asian American and Pacific Islanders committees, as well as a mentor in its Power of Diversity Master Workshop. Produced By magazine’s October/November 2018 issue had an article about Brian and his work with veterans. He is an active member of Veterans in Media and Entertainment and its Producers Guild Liaison.

Brian is a member of Imagine Entertainment’s invitation-only Impact Community, 500 writers out of 20,000 applicants. He’s been published in The Hollywood Reporter, Produced By, Small Wars Journal, and Notre Dame Business magazine. He has written two feature film screenplays, one of which was a quarter-finalist in the prestigious PAGE International Screenwriting Awards and selected for the PGA’s Diversity Workshop. He’s an alumnus of the Writers Guild Foundation’s Veterans Writing Project and continues as a volunteer in that training.

Brian is a former Army major who commanded a paratrooper unit, served in Afghanistan in special operations, and later returned there as the media production advisor to General Petraeus. He has a degree from Notre Dame and an MBA from Boston University. Notre Dame honored him with an Exemplary Asian Pacific Alumni Award. He has a grown son, Collin.

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