Media industry veterans John Limotte and Joi Thomas have joined the American Documentary (AmDoc) board of directors.
The board – which is the parent organization of PBS doc strand ‘POV’ – expands to 14 members with the addition of Limotte and Thomas.
Limotte is the executive creator director and founder of the creative agency Mustache, while Thomas is the senior counsel of business and legal affairs with Universal Kids, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal.
Limotte (pictured, left) began his career in the film industry working in entertainment law. He eventually went on to produce films with Leonardo DiCaprio, Alexander Payne and Alfonso Cuaron. His theatrical films garnered multiple awards at Sundance, Cannes, and SXSW, among others.
In January 2010, Limotte started Mustache, a branded content focused agency. Limotte currently leads the strategic direction of the organization as a whole and provides creative direction and oversight across all campaigns and content.
Also new to the board is Thomas (pictured, right), senior counsel of business and legal affairs with Universal Kids. She works with network and creative executives during the development and production of scripted, non-scripted, live-action, and animated programming.
Before joining NBCUniversal, Thomas started her career as an associate in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, practicing mainly in the areas of transactional media and entertainment law.
She has served as production counsel for feature and documentary film projects and repped media companies in acquiring content for global distribution.
Thomas also co-developed and taught a legal course on film and television production at her alma mater, DePaul College of Law. She is an active volunteer within her community and recently marked her tenth year serving as president of Minority Legal Education Resources, Inc., a program aimed at increasing diversity in the legal field.