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Paul Bricault, M.A.

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

Business of Cinematic Arts

Work Phone: 213.740.4432
Office: SCA 235

Paul Bricault is the founder of a digital media accelerator in Los Angeles -- Amplify.la which launched in December 2011.

He is also a Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners in the firm’s West Coast Office. He currently sits on the board of directors of LIveFyre and is a board observer at Klout.

Paul has been an active angel investor and advisor in start-ups such as Beach Mint (LA), Bread (NYC), Burstly (LA), ContextLogic (SF), Livestar (Seattle), Gamesalad (Austin), Kickback (SF), LaunchRock (Philadephia), Needly (LA), OpenBucks (SF), Playdek (LA), Pose (LA), and Wide Orbit (SF).

Previously, Paul was the founder of The Mailroom Fund (MRF) - a venture fund in partnership with Accel Partners, Venrock and AT&T that focused on early stage investments in Southern California-based digital media firms.

He founded MRF during his 16 year tenure at the William Morris Agency  (WMA) where he served as a member of the Board of Directors in his role as Executive Vice President and head of both the Global Marketing Practice and the Digital Media Group.

Prior to WMA, Paul worked at Paul Kagan Associates where he ran the Los Angeles office for the Carmel-based media valuation and consulting firm and was responsible for covering the worldwide film, television and new media industries from 1989-1994.

Paul is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California where he has taught a course for the last 17 years on the Impact of Technology on Media.

He has an M.A. in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California and a combined Honors B.A. in English Literature and International Relations from the University of Western Ontario in Canada (where he grew up).