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As President of Orion Pictures, Alana oversees the label’s day-to-day operations, including development, acquisitions, physical, and postproduction. Orion Pictures, a division of MGM, is dedicated to underrepresented voices and authentic storytelling in film with a focus on developing, producing, and acquiring feature films that amplify underserved voices, both in front of and behind the camera. A veteran industry executive and producer, Alana most recently served as Head of Production and Development for Outlier Society, a multi-platform production and media company led by actor Michael B. Jordan, where she oversaw the company’s slate of films (in partnership with Warner Bros Studios) and television series (in partnership with Amazon Studios). Before her time with Outlier Society, Alana worked with Vimeo as the company’s VP and Head of Original Development. Previously, Alana served as Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures. She began her career interning with independent New York filmmakers such as Lee Daniels, Tribeca Films, and Warrington Hudlin. She serves on the board of directors of GLAAD and is a board member of Color of Change. Alana is the recipient of the NYWIFT Muse Award 2020 and the AAFCA Special Achievement Award 2018. Alana graduated from Columbia University in 2006 with a BA in English and film studies. She is a member of the 2022 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.