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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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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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