Chukwuma "Chima" Egbuzie

HBOMax, Coordinator, Creative Marketing

Biography

Chukwuma “Chima” Egbuzie is a seasoned marketing professional who has worked on several Emmy-nominated series, using an integrated approach to execute across linear, digital, and social media production.

At HBOMax, Chima is a creative marketing coordinator for Max Originals, working across several campaigns and classic tier-A shows such as Zack Snyder’s Justice League and reunion specials: Friends, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and West Wing. Most recently, Chima facilitated the 2021 Gossip Girl Fashion Show premiere event in New York City. For this campaign, Chima spearheaded a successful TikTok lipdub challenge #GossipGirlHere, totaling over 14.5 billion views.

Before joining HBOMax, Chima worked for several advertising agencies including Ogilvy, Havas NY Village, and McCann’s production arm, CRAFT NY where he produced digital campaigns for Verizon.

A native to the South Bronx, Chima’s worldview as an immigrant from Nigeria drives his commitment to advocate for people of color against gatekeeping in the entertainment industry and adjacent industries. Chima is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Venture Management Fellowship and a graduate of Clark University where he obtained his B.A in Economics and Film Studies.

In 2020, Chima edited a short film, Nazen, which was an official selection of the Pan African Film Festival. Now residing in Los Angeles, Chima enjoys being a visual storyteller and conversation curator—exploring diverse themes of intersectionality, afro-futurism, and immigration.