allegra tepper

business development + creator success in Los Angeles, California

allegra tepper

business development + creator success in Los Angeles, California

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Allegra is the Director of Business Development + Creator Success and Head of Growth at Smiletime, a post-seed startup backed by 500 Startups and Miramar Ventures that has built a full-stack technology platform for real-time conversations with the mission to drive authentic, nuanced dialogue that is as inclusive as it is spontaneous.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Allegra joined the development team at Electus. Led by founder Ben Silverman, Electus is a next generation studio enabling premium content creators to engage with advertising and technology partners at the inception of the creative process and partner on the finished product across a global and multi-platform distribution model.

As a Presidential Scholar at USC, Allegra completed a media-rich senior thesis in which she developed prototypes that demonstrate how mainstream television can integrate transmedia storytelling into popular, relationship-driven series. Her latest piece, "Lizzie in Real Life: Social and Narrative Immersion Through Transmedia in 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,'​"​ was published in the June 2014 issue of Spectator, the USC School of Cinematic Arts' internationally distinguished journal of film and television criticism, as well as the Fall 2015 issue of Film Matters.

Allegra is also an award-winning arts and entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in Variety, The Los Angeles Times, Mashable and USA TODAY.

  • Work
    • Smiletime
  • Education
    • University of Southern California