Meet the team
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Nori Chia is Director of Business Development at Smith Entertainment Law Group, where she utilizes her breadth of experience from working in film and television production for over 17 years, to support the growth of the firm. After working alongside managing partner, Kerry Smith, on several productions, Nori began taking great interest in expanding her acumen in the legal aspects of the entertainment business.
Prior to joining SELG, Nori began her career working freelance positions in production and post-production on various television programs. She then moved on to become the gatekeeper for Tom Hanks’ producing partner, Gary Goetzman, under their Playtone production company banner. During her nearly 11-year tenure at the production company, she continued to build her own portfolio of freelance positions and credits on their films and television shows, staying involved in every stage of production from development to prep, physical production, post-production, delivery, marketing, and distribution. The multi-tasking and extensive experience she garnered supporting Hanks and Goetzman contributes to the growth and robust development of SELG.
In her spare time, Nori enjoys traveling, cooking, outdoor activities, going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.