Experienced executive with strong relationships and a proven track record of creating successful content.
HBO MAXBurbank, CASVP, Original Scripted Kids & Family07/2019 to Current
Responsible for supervising the development of HBO Max Original Series for Kids and Family from concept to series
Procure development and oversight of HBO Max Original Programming including: targeting and collaborating with A-list writers, directors and producers to develop new ideas, scripts, and pilots; hearing and responding to pitches; reading and reviewing scripts; creatively assisting the writing of scripts and the pre-production, production and post-production of the pilots ordered based on those or other scripts
Supervise production on set, view dailies and provide feedback, give notes on rough cuts, and all aspects of post-production
UNIVERSAL TELEVSION STUDIOS/BLACKMALED PRODUCTIONSUniversal City, CAHead of Film and Television04/2018 to 07/2019
Identify and procure material in film and television for writer/director, Malcolm Lee.
Interface with the entertainment community (agents, managers, studio executives, writers, directors, and producers) to explore and pursue top writers and communicate the creative needs of Blackmaled productions.
Evaluate pitches, review and analyze scripts, books, and IP submitted.
Oversee development process from original pitch through outline and all drafts of the scripts, providing creative, and clear and concise notes that serve to strengthen the project.
VIACOM/NICKELODEON NETWORKLos Angeles, CAVice-President, Live-Action Series Development11/2014 to 02/2018
Initiated a development strategy to support the creative and financial goals of the network.
Attracted A-List writers and producers to the network to develop quality scripted content.
Collaborated with development staff and supervised project development from genesis of idea through post-production and delivery.
Created two new half-hour comedies that launched in 2018.
Staffed all shows before transition to current department.
DISCOVERY CHANNELS/HUB NETWORKLos Angeles, CASenior Vice-President, Programming & Series Development03/2013 to 10/2014
Recruited by CEO at startup network to create a development slate including scripted and unscripted properties in genres ranging from live-action comedy, animation and reality series.
Developed show concepts and formats and served as Executive Producer for two new reality properties.
Oversaw prep, production and post-production of all original programming. Identified and hired key personnel (director, composer, editor, talent etc.).
Worked closely with department heads in internal and cross-divisional departments.
Supervised production on set, viewing dailies and provided feedback, gave notes on rough cuts, and all aspects of post-production.
DISNEY CHANNEL & DISNEY XDBurbank, CAVice-President, Comedy Series Development01/2010 to 02/2013
Lead live-action comedy development executive for two premium cable networks.
Originated new ideas for show concepts to grow and define Disney Channel and Disney XD.
Supervised prep, production and post-production of all original programming and assisted with identifying key personnel (director, composer, editor, talent).
Supervised production on set, viewing dailies and providing feedback, giving notes on rough cuts, and all aspects of post-production.
Created several top hit series including: Shake It Up, Jessie, Lab Rats, Austin & Ally, Dog With A Blog, A.N.T Farm, Kickin' It.
UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONSUniversal City, CAVice-President, Series Development12/2008 to 01/2010
Established the UCP executive department to sell original series content to external cable networks.
Pitched and sold slate of cable programming to approved networks including IFC, Lifetime and AMC.
Provide creative guidance to writers and talent in the development of these shows, and oversee these projects from development through production and post production.
Sourced and assessed scripts, pitches and other underlying intellectual property.
TOUCHSTONE TELEVISION/BUNGALOW 78 PRODUCTIONSBurbank, CASenior Vice-President, Production09/2004 to 09/2008
Generated and evaluated all television and feature film development for potential sale to studios and networks under an overall studio deal for Executive Producer, Barry Kemp.
Maintained fluid lines of communication with writers, directors, agents and executives.
Provide creative guidance to writers and talent in the development of pitches and scripts and oversee these projects from development through production and post production.
Managed a growing slate of scripted series and created and maintained a database of new writers and directors.
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY/JUNCTION ENTERTAINMENTBurbank, CAVice-President, Development01/1997 to 02/2003
Served as the creative liaison between Walt Disney Studios and feature film director Jon Turteltaub's overall deal.
Spearheaded the development of feature film projects including box office hits "NATIONAL TREASURE" and "THE KID" as well as the ABC series, "MIRACLES".
Instrumental in identifying projects and attracting new writers to the company.
Developed source material from HBO "Real Sports" segment on NFL player, Vince Papale, into feature spec script. Served as executive producer on Walt Disney Pictures feature, "Invincible".
Communicates clearly and effectively.
Established relationships with agents, managers, writers and producers.
Flexible and able to handle changing business mandates.
Team player that works well with others.
Bachelor of Arts:Liberal Studies1992Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
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