Audra PriluckVice President, Business Development, Media & Entertainment at Maru/Matchbox
With experience in television production, syndication sales and more than 15 years in media research, Audra currently serves as Vice President, Business Development at Maru/Matchbox. Maru/Matchbox is a tech-forward global consumer intelligence firm that enables leaders to make timely decisions with confidence.
Prior to joining Maru/Matchbox, Audra led business development efforts at terrific companies including Vision Critical, GfK, Ipsos and OTX. She began her media research career as employee #17 at E-Poll, selling E-Score Celebrity in the mid-2000’s. Earlier in her career, Audra was responsible TV program syndication sales for Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in the Western Region, including The People’s Court, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra and Friends. Previously, she worked at 20th Television as their television program syndication sales trainee and research analyst, responsible for daily tracking and trending analysis for shows including Divorce Court, The Practice, Cops, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Malcolm in the Middle.
Audra’s television production career included behind the scenes positions on several Emmy-winning programs such as Mad About You, The King of Queens, The Young and The Restless, Arli$ and J.A.G. If you are still reading this bio, be sure to ask Audra about her time spent at TBS in the 1980’s on the one-minute news broadcast called Kids’ Beat.
Since 2000, Audra has been an active member of the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and volunteer for the Television Academy Foundation. Audra is regularly invited to guest lecture at the Annenberg School for Communications at the Univ. of Southern California and UCLA Extension, and has also presented at Digital Hollywood and Cal State Univ.-Fullerton's AdCon Week.
In 2002, the Los Angeles Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association (LAAPA) awarded Audra with their Woman of the Year award for her ongoing volunteer involvement with Alpha Chi Omega. The award was est. by the LAAPA in 1973, and Audra was the youngest alumna ever selected to receive the honor.
Audra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.