Director of Product, YEAH! at AMC Networks
Media Production | Greater New York City Area, US
I’ve been making video products for digital platforms since 2006. Currently, I work at AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, Sundance, WeTV), where I run product for YEAH!, a new movie streaming service with interactive extras that launched in 2013. In that role, I have led the development of the YEAH! website, iOS application, Facebook canvas application, and content management system.
Prior to YEAH!, I was a content producer and digital strategist at several companies including Plymouth Rock Studios (a $650 million development project for building the first large-scale film and television production studio in Massachusetts) and Unsigned Artists (a social networking service for independent musicians to connect with fans). I also have a background in higher education, having been the creator and teacher of Boston University’s first course in multi-platform television, and a founder of the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Storytelling.
I have an MS in Television Management from Boston University’s College of Communication and a BS in Television-Radio from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communication.
2011 - Present
Director of Product, YEAH! / AMC Networks
Create and execute the overall product vision, strategy, and user experience of YEAH!, a new movie streaming service from AMC Networks that curates classic films with contextual content including original interviews, trivia, quizzes, and polls. Author all product concepts, wireframes, and requirements for the YEAH! website, iOS application, Facebook canvas application, and content management system. Nominated for 2012 Brightcove Innovation Award for “Best Customized Video Player”.
Board Member, Greater New York Chapter / Huntington's Disease Society of America
Digital Producer + Strategist / Kearney Media
Consulting on online video and multi-platform television strategies for media companies. Developing an original half-hour animated comedy series for television.
Senior Producer / Plymouth Rock Studios
Engineered media strategy of film and television studio founded by former Paramount Pictures and Boston Celtics executives. Development raised over $10 million, garnered overwhelming public suport, and gained all governmental approvals. Produced and distributed 200 episodes of daily web-based reality series about the studio with 20,000 email subscribers and 15,000 fans on Facebook and Twitter. Developed scripted web series viewed three million times and featured on YouTube's homepage, G4's "Attack of the Show", and all four major networks' Boston affiliates. Founded Hollywood East TV social network to promote the studio and successfully established it as leading site of New England entertainment industry. Managed ten person staff creating video, web, design, and animation solutions.
Adjunct Professor / Boston University
Created and taught course in film and television department focused on the impact of multi-platform distribution and transmedia storytelling on the television industry.
Sponsor Liaison / MIT Media Lab
Collaborated with faculty, students, and other sponsors to establish mission and research objectives for launch and inaugural year of Center for Future Storytelling.
Video Producer / Production Manager / Unsigned Artists
Managed all video production efforts at startup social networking site for indie musicians. Produced segments, oversaw budgets, purchased equipment and supplies, commissioned videos from vendors, and optimized content for distribution.
Programming Coordinator / butv10
Managed the development of programming for Boston University's award winning student run television station. Created and implemented the weekly programming schedule.
Producer of "On That Point" / butv10
Oversaw all aspects of production for butv10's Telly Award-winning debate show. Wrote, directed and edited numerous episodes.
Project Manager / Platinum Communications
Managed client relations from time of sale through completion of work on implementation of complex telecommunications solutions. Earned certification from Avaya in both sales and implementation of IP telephony.
Intern / Production Coordinator / 1171 Production Group
Coordinated production of music videos, promos, and EPKs for Warner Brothers, Interscope, Epitaph, and Roadrunner Records.