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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.”

 

About The Author
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.

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