Nancy Tellem joins interactive video company Interlude

As executive chairman and chief media officer, the former CBS and Xbox Entertainment Studios exec (pictured) will focus on extending the New York- and Tel Aviv-based company's portfolio beyond interactive music videos.
April 22, 2015

Former CBS and Xbox Entertainment Studios exec Nancy Tellem (pictured) has joined online video company Interlude as executive chairman and chief media officer.

In the role, she will head up the five-year-old company’s executive team and focus on building relationships in Hollywood to extend its portfolio beyond interactive videos and music videos for record labels, TV networks and brands, into TV and film.

Tellem will work alongside CEO Yoni Bloch, president Jim Spare and Interlude Music president Brian Harris Frank.

“I believe Interlude is at the leading edge of entertainment; their videos have been watched, shared, re-watched and awarded, proving just how much viewers want to participate,” she said in a statement. “Their creative talent and mastery of interactive technology is a game changer and I look forward to extending Interlude’s reach to the entertainment industry by bringing film and television creators on board.”

Tellem worked as president of the CBS Network Television Group, overseeing both the CBS network and CBS Studios, and then in 2012 she joined Microsoft as corporate vice president, and president of Xbox Entertainment Studios, which shuttered last year. During the two-year run, she oversaw Microsoft’s TV strategy and the development and production of interactive programs.

Based in New York and Tel Aviv, Interlude launched in 2010 and has produced interactive videos for musicians such as Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Wiz Khalifa and Led Zeppelin.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.