Zero Gravity Management
Ray Jimenez is the Digital Department Head at Zero Gravity Management, one of the industry’s leading talent management and production companies. He also works generally as a talent manager/producer in the traditional film and television space, and his client list includes a star of a major network television series, the director of Lifetime Network’s biggest release of 2018 to date, and the creator of (L.A.) Second City’s most successful and longest running production ever.
Prior to joining Zero Gravity, Ray was the Founder and President of Embolden Entertainment, a premiere digitally-based talent management and business development firm. Ray’s clients and production collaborators include digitally based creators and brands with views in the billions. These include: The Young Turks, the top online news network in the world with over 7.6 billion views; Yoola, a top global independent multi-channel network with 8 billion views monthly; ImpreMedia – the top Spanish-language news publisher in the America (that reaches approximately a quarter of U.S. Hispanics each month); and Matthew Espinosa, a creator with over 1 billion video views and 20 million fans.
For the past few years, Ray has been teaching a top-rated UCLA class, “Building Your Career in Traditional, New, and Emerging Media.” Additionally, since 2015, he has served on the national Board of Directors of the Talent Managers Association and was elected its Second Vice-President in 2017. He also owns and runs a digital production studio in Hollywood which was an asset of Global Voice Broadcasting, a company he acquired in 2016.
Previously, Ray worked for Creative Artists Agency and NBCUniversal. He has also worked as an independent event producer; among many events, he created a highly successful youth activation and fundraising effort for Barack Obama’s first Presidential campaign, while he was in college. Ray signed up every club-goer to register to vote and received coverage on multiple television news outlets.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television Production, where he received the merit-based Leadership Scholarship for all four years.Ray recently joined the National Committee for Eva Longoria’s political action organization, Latino Victory Fund, and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
He is very involved in social issues and is currently working directly with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Homeless/Affordable Housing Advocates to help secure housing for the homeless, particularly women.