Rodrigo Brandão is the Senior Director, Communications and Strategy at The Intercept. He was formerly the Director of Communications.
Previously, he oversaw media strategy for Kino Lorber’s feature film releases and established Cinema Slate, a label focused on Latin American cinema. At Kino Lorber, he executed successful campaigns for several fiction and nonfiction titles, including “Who is Dayani Cristal?” (director Marc Silver), “Finding Fela” (Alex Gibney), “Ixcanul” (Jayro Bustamante), “Machines” (Rahul Jain), “Tom of Finland” (Dome Karukoski), and the Academy Award-nominated “5 Broken Cameras” (Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi), among others.
Brandão has taught workshops on film publicity and participated in several film festival panel discussions and jury selection committees. He recently joined the board of directors at the Center for LGBTQ Studies at CUNY (CLAGS).
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brandão began his communications studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and earned degrees from Ithaca College in Cinema and Photography (B.S.) and Art History (B.A.).