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I am the Writers Guild Award nominated creator of the web series Downsized and the Editor-in-Chief of Digital Chick TV. I have also created web content for Sony, AOL, PBS, Digitas, Pemberley Digital, and more on projects that have won Emmys and other awards. Follow me on Twitter!

My new show, Weight!

Finnnnaaaallly, after years of developing this show, my new comedy series Weight is in pre-production, with two time Emmy winner Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder! From As The World Turns, people!) slated to star and network television producer and director Frederick King Keller (24, Blue Bloods, New York Undercover) directing.

We are currently in a round of fundraising for the pilot, so we can shoot it before the television production season starts. Check out this video Martha and I made on my happy yellow couch to explain the show and how people can contribute.

DigitasLBi NewFront was Fearless!

I was so honored again to be a producer of the DigitasLBi NewFront. This is me after the show– can you see the relief, and the fact that it was raining and my nicely blown out hair became a frizz-fest? Thank goodness I was backstage!

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This year’s show was all about fearlessness, and the team put together a pretty rad program that included:

Meredith Vieira, Henry Blodget (CEO, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider), Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein, Ivan Wicksteed (CMO, Old Navy), Remi Carlioz (Global Head of Consumer Communications, PUMA), Adam Ostrow (Chief Strategy Officer, Mashable), Nat Geo’s Jason Silva, and a live fed discussion from the National Press Association in DC with the content creators who participated in creating content for the Affordable Care Act– Aisha Tyler, Funny or Die’s Head of Production Mike Farah, Between Two Ferns Director and Co-Creator Scott Aukerman, YouTube sensation “Alphacat” aka Iman Crosson, and JASH Co-Founders Mickey Meyer and Daniel Kellison.

The show also featured a co-created video with Collective Digital Studio and a live performance by the amazing Betty Who.

Here is a great write-up in the New York Times.

“Day Off” Launches for Sony’s Astronauts Wanted

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I had a great time working on this project for Sony’s new teen digital content brand led by former MTV Chief (the extraordinary) Judy McGrath. Leveraging the interest in Vine, Day Off is a modern, social take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off featuring the three biggest teen viners, Nash Grier (currently ranked #1 on Vine), Cameron Dallas (Top 15 on Vine), and Princess Lauren (#1 ranked teen girl on Vine). The series premiered with the kids vining in real time during their day off in NYC and ultimately included content across platforms Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.

I was the executive producer on this series and served as a consulting producer for Astronauts Wanted’s “social first” launch, developing programming ideas on social platforms.

 

 

“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” Wins An Emmy

Yayyyyyy! This hit show came from the minds of Bernie Su and Hank Green and picked up the 2013 Emmy Award for Best Interactive Series. I’ve known Bernie since we both started in web series and was delighted when he asked me to guest write for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modernization of Pride and Prejudice for the YouTube generation. I wrote this episode, where I had a little fun with feminism and student loans.