Film Executive Naia Cucukov & Langhe


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As the EVP of Development and Production at Walden Media, Naia Cucukov has touched a string of the company’s family-oriented releases, from A Dog’s Purpose to Steven Spielberg’s The BFG to the surprise 2017 hit Wonder, which went on to gross more than $300 million. In this episode, Naia helps the panel with their continuing exploration of the Nebbiolo-based wines of Italy’s Piedmont area by knocking back three bottles of Langhe. Along the way, she discusses what she looks for when scouring for potential film properties, the unique place that Walden holds in the entertainment industry as a true production company-studio hybrid, and the immense pressure of adapting beloved family titles for the screen.

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