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Eric Eisner

Founder & CEO, Double E Pictures; Director, The Portsmouth Football Club

Eric Eisner is the founder and CEO of Double E Pictures and a director of The Portsmouth Football Club.

Eric is a producer of the Grammy nominated and Oscar short-listed film, Long Strange Trip. The documentary film was acquired by Amazon Studios before the world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Long Strange Trip is the first full-length documentary to explore the rock band, the Grateful Dead.

Eisner’s production, Hamlet 2, won wide acclaim as a late entry to the Sundance Film Festival in 2008; shortly after, Focus Features acquired the worldwide rights to the film for a near-record $10 million. Eisner also created the television show Madden Nation, which aired on the ESPN Networks for four seasons.

Eisner is on the board of Topps, which was acquired by Tornante. Tornante is a privately held firm that invests in, acquires and operates companies in media and entertainment.

Eric serves on the board of The Eisner Foundation, which supports intergenerational solutions in Los Angeles County. The Eisner Foundation has supported local nonprofits across a variety of sectors for over 20 years, and since 2015 has exclusively funded programs that bring together multiple generations to strengthen communities.

Eisner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Wednesday, November 28

The Next Generation of Team Ownership

Moderator: Mary Owen, Life Trustee, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Eric Eisner, Founder & CEO, Double E Pictures; Director, The Portsmouth Football Club
Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment; General Manager, Monumental Sports Network