FALLING UP creates, develops and produces premium scripted and non-scripted
content and intellectual property for television, film, and digital platforms.
Senior Vice President, Critical Labs
Apr 2016 - Apr 2018
Oversaw all creative operations for the Critical Labs division which operated as an autonomous development & production unit under the Critical Content umbrella. An internal incubator & mini-studio comprised of eight millennial team members who were provided the resources, access and infrastructure to develop and produce original IP for traditional media, digital, social & OTT. Conceived, conceptualized, developed, pitched, sold and produced both scripted and unscripted series television/digital/social content & associated sales materials. Outsourced production for multiple digital and social series. Lionsgate LOL, MGM, Snap, Viacom Velocity, MTV2, Discovery, History, Victorious
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
In house Executive Producer/Showrunner Deal with Film & Television studio, Relativity Media. Conceived, conceptualized, developed and produced unscripted series television & associated sales materials. Hundreds of hours of produced television for major cable and broadcast networks including NBC, Food, E!, Bravo, TLC, Oxygen, History, MTV, Vh1, NatGeo, OWN, Lifetime, Fuse, Style, A&E, Discovery.
Freelance Development Contractor
In house Development Deal with Worldwide Division of UK Juggernaut BBC. Conceived,
conceptualized, developed and produced unscripted series television & associated
sales materials for major cable and broadcast networks.
Jan 2008 - Jul 2009
Produced television for major cable networks.
The G Group
Produced television for major cable and broadcast networks.
Director Of Development
2001 - 2002
London, Los Angeles
Head of development for international film finance, sales and production company. Conceived, conceptualized, developed and sourced feature film slate, including long term creative involvement on projects in all phases of development and production with major film studios including Fox, Dreamworks, Sony, Columbia, MGM; worked directly with creative teams at The Donners Company, Wind Dancer Films to source, create, set-up and develop ongoing film slates; Liaised with studio executives at studios to set-up and develop company projects; collaborated with London office creative and sales teams to devise and implement sales strategies for company projects; supervised creation of sales materials (including video promos & print ads) for international markets (MiFed, Cannes, AFM) and prepared international sales estimates. Sought and established relationships with A-list producers and creative talent; tracked/solicited potential materials; managed and oversaw coverage/analysis of all submitted materials; managed internship program; oversaw company research.
Wind Dancer Films
1997 - 2001
Greater Los Angeles Area
Development of company slate including Harv the Barbarian (Dreamworks), What Women Want (Icon/Paramount); developed and set up feature pitch RAH! with writer/director Eric Fleming @ MTV Films (Paramount); sought & established relationships with emerging creative talent; tracked/solicited potential materials; managed & oversaw coverage of all submitted materials; managed internship program; oversaw company research department.
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