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PBS hires digital production lead for POV

American Documentary, Inc., producers of the award-winning indie non-fiction film series POV, has hired Opeyemi Olukemi to the role of VP of POV’s digital production and innovation team. As VP, Olukemi will oversee the ...
June 30, 2017

American Documentary, Inc., producers of the award-winning indie non-fiction film series POV, has hired Opeyemi Olukemi to the role of VP of POV’s digital production and innovation team.

As VP, Olukemi will oversee the strategic direction, expansion and operation of POV’s interactive projects and partnerships, digital labs and new initiatives.

Olukemi will also act as the executive producer on original digital productions.

Before joining POV, Olukemi was the senior director of interactive programs for the Tribeca Film Institute. There, she oversaw the TFI New Media and TAA Prototype Funds and led the institute’s interactive programs.

Prior to TFI, she produced for ScrollMotion and managed teams of designers, programmers and third-party vendors to build new media applications for clients such as Disney, O: The Oprah Magazine and Genentech.

“I am honored to lead the new stage of interactive storytelling at POV and to continue to innovate within the media landscape,” said Olukemi in a statement. “In an age of accelerating change, it is paramount that we equip authentic storytellers with the appropriate technologies and techniques to create the most transformative and impactful media possible.”

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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