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David McFarland is an accomplished media and entertainment executive, social impact advisor, award-winning producer/writer for film & television, and sought-after public speaker. In his work, David brings together cultural influencers, powerhouse brands, funders and coalition partners not just to create groundbreaking original content, but also build sustainable movements that deliver social impact and measurable value across media platforms/product portfolios. 


David's demonstrated successes build on decades of experience in business, social impact, and media & entertainment. Through his firm DLM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, David is creating a visionary media company that inspires social change and leverages purposeful stories and compelling new ideas that connect with socially conscious consumers offering partners and clients tremendous opportunities that enhance brand value, while moving people to actions. After years of media and entertainment experience, David understands that bold, well-told stories wield significant power. He has the creative acumen to tell stories on the issues that matter, the respect of the artistic and business communities, and the entrepreneurial talent to advance these stories by any means possible throughout the world. 


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ALONE IN THE GAME

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AN AT&T ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FILM

Most recently, David created and executive produced the critically-acclaimed AT&T Original feature documentary film, ALONE IN THE GAME, which explores the challenges facing LGBTQ athletes at the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels. The film world-premiered at the prestigious American Film Institutes' AFI-DOCS Film Festival in 2018 - followed by its network premiere on AT&T's Audience Network and DIRECTV, and an official selection by major film festivals throughout the U.S. and internationally.

EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE

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  • Social Impact Advisor/Consultant
  • Film & Television Producer/Writer
  • Script Consultant
  • Public Speaker
  • Entertainment & Sports Industry
  • Diversity & Inclusion Advisor
  • Suicide Prevention/Mental Health
  • Youth Serving Initiatives
  • Social Impact / Social Enterprise Strategies & Campaigns
  • Change Agent & Advocate
  • Executive Management & Team Leadership
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • StartUp Success
  • Strategic Partnership Development & Negotiations
  • Distribution Strategies
  • Leading National Sales & Marketing Teams
  • Developing Advanced Digital Media Products & Platforms
  • Financial and Operations Management
  • Fundraising
  • Private & Public Sector Engagement
  • Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Research & Development
  • Venture Philanthropy