About Ripple Entertainment

Ripple Entertainment builds global media brands that speak directly to the tastes and interests of niche communities. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles under the leadership of Gayle Gilman (CEO).

Gayle Gilman  |  CEO + Co-Founder

Gayle worked for National Geographic and A&E in both programming and development before moving into production. She was the EP/Showrunner on hit series such as Ice Road Truckers and Swords: Life on the Line. In 2013, she moved to Fremantle Media to launch their digital content studio Tiny Riot, where she created content for VICE, Munchies, and Stylehaul. In 2016, she launched Ripple Entertainment in partnership with Red Arrow Studios and ProSeibenSat 1.  

 

Academy Award nomination, The Farm, follows the lives of 5 prisoners inside America’s old prison, and a former slave plantation, in Angola Louisiana.

Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, The Farm

Emmy Award nomination, best children’s series, Operation Junkyard, a spin-off of the popular TLC hit, Junkyard Wars.

Best Animated program, Tiffany, the Teenage Grim Reaper, NYTVF

Katie Peck  |  SVP of Production & Operations

Katie began her television career at MTV during the dawn of the unscripted era working in production management on projects such as “The Newlyweds” and “Final Fu” as well as producing hit dating shows including “Parental Control.” After her time with MTV, she line-produced ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” After two seasons on ABC’s hit prime-time show, she decided to make the transition to digital media. Katie ran production for different YouTube channels in the wake of YouTube’s Original’s funding initiative, landing as the Executive-In-Charge of Production at Fremantle Media’s digital division, Tiny Riot. While at Tiny Riot, Katie was responsible for all production including over 25 hours of content for Vice Media as well as the YouTube channel, The Pet Collective. In 2015 Peck joined Gayle Gilman and Jason Ziemianski to launch Ripple Entertainment, in partnership with Red Arrow Entertainment and ProSeibenSat 1, as the SVP of Production and Operations.

Annie Dugan  |  Director of Technology & Production Services

Annie started her career at Apple, Inc. training customers to use their computers to create stunning/mind-blowing/transformative keepsakes of their photos and videos. This put her in a unique position to create video content for her regional coworkers. From holiday videos to special event invitations, her premieres were the most anticipated part of the quarterly meetings. With her success at Apple fueling her dreams, she moved to Los Angeles to seek a career in entertainment. She met Kym Barrett and quickly became an integral part of her wardrobe department on Jupiter Ascending. Here, she reveled in her certainty that she liked the hard work she found in creating and merged her career paths of technology management and production management. After completing several movies, tv shows, and commercials, she joined the Ripple Entertainment family and supervised the technology, production, and operations departments.

Ikedi Eke  |  Manager of Finance

Ikedi launched his career at Nike, Inc. as a Sports Marketing & Finance Intern, co-managing a comprehensive analysis of annual expenses for football & college products to determine future sponsorship deals for NFL athletes and colleges respectively. Upon conclusion of the internship program, he returned to Los Angeles and began his career at NBCUniversal (formerly Comcast Entertainment Group) where he implemented processes used to accomplish financial goals that enabled managerial business decisions across multiple divisions, including improvement of network shows and expansion of operations across entertainment groups. While at NBCUniversal, he transitioned to manage and develop finance processes for Wilshire Studios Production Management Group to optimize network affiliate operations including E! Entertainment, Esquire, USA, Bravo, and Oxygen. During his time at NBCUniversal, he achieved his MBA from the University of Southern California in 2015. Ikedi took on the challenge of the start-up life when he joined Ripple Entertainment in 2016. He was promoted to Finance Manager in less than a year and went on to administer finance policies and procedures for corporate and production teams, as well as create finance models to facilitate financial reporting that supports managerial and strategic business initiatives.