Brennen Dicker is a seasoned film and television professional boasting an impressive 25-year career. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) at Georgia State University. CMII stands out as the nation's most diverse media institute, catering to over 900 students pursuing studies in media entrepreneurship, game design, game development, and an MFA program focused on Virtual Production and VFX.
Before joining Georgia State University, Brennen held the pivotal role of General Manager at SIM International (Post) Atlanta, a renowned provider of production and post-production services. SIM contributed to the success of numerous iconic TV series and blockbuster movies, including "Stranger Things," "Watchmen," "The Gifted," "Dynasty," "The Originals," "True Detective" Season 3, and the critically acclaimed "Get Out."
Brennen's career journey also includes a tenure as Director of Sales at Crawford Media Services, where he gained expertise across the spectrum of film and television production/post production. He engaged with major networks such as National Geographic, HGTV, and Discovery, while also contributing to popular series like "The Walking Dead" and "Vampire Diaries."
Early in his career, Brennen Dicker served as the executive producer and principal of American Mongrel Productions, based in Chicago, further demonstrating his dedication to the industry.
Recognized for his outstanding contributions, Brennen received the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in 2001 and was honored as the recipient of the 2018 inaugural Women in Film and Television (WIFTA - Atlanta) Gallantry Award. His industry impact was also acknowledged with a nomination for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Impact Award in 2022.
Brennen Dicker is an active participant in various industry and community initiatives. He is currently a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Screen Coalition Committee and sits on the board of the Atlanta Esports Association (AEA). Leading the CMII Working Group, he collaborates with prominent figures in film, television, gaming, and music within the state of Georgia. Additionally, Brennen serves on the Board of Directors for The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and holds the position of Vice Chair for the Dekalb Entertainment Coalition.
His leadership has extended to various roles throughout his time in Georgia, including Chair of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta Advisory Council, Chair of Government Relations with the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) board, and the prestigious role of Chair for the 2018 and 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Brennen has also made impactful contributions as Vice Chair of The Frazer Center and as a member of the Executive Board for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. His academic background in English, Theatre, and Economics from Cornell College adds a unique perspective to his multifaceted career.