Emmy-winning producer Douglas Chang is joining PBS as senior director, programming and development.
“Doug Chang’s career has spanned the worlds of the performing arts, independent film, and public television and we are delighted to welcome him to our editorial team to help drive PBS’s Arts and Culture strategy,” Sylvia Bugg, chief programming executive and general manager, general audience programming, at PBS, said in a statement.
Chang wrote in a post on LinkedIn yesterday (June 7): “Delighted to be joining the PBS team, helping make public media a creative center for the arts, artists, and the people across the country who care about this work. If you have an interesting idea you want us to explore, please shoot me a note.”
Chang returns to the pubcaster more than two decades after he served as programming director for KCET, a PBS member station in California. He also served as a supervising producer for PBS doc strand ‘POV’ from 1996 to 2000, as well as a segment producer for City Arts, an arts and culture series produced by Thirteen/WNET.
Most recently, the producer held a number of freelance positions, previously filming a series of performances for Peak Performances at Montclair State University.
Before that, he served as a producer for Scrap Metal Media and a senior producer for Snap Snap Productions’ Carnegie Hall 130th Anniversary Virtual Gala.
For nearly a decade, Chang worked as a producer for the Emmy-winning performing arts series Live from Lincoln Center, made in collaboration with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and distributed by PBS.
As producer of Live From Lincoln Center, Chang received a 2015 Emmy Award for the production of Sweeney Todd in Concert with the New York Philharmonic and a 2013 Emmy nomination for the Philharmonic’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel.
In addition to serving as producer for Live From Lincoln Center, he has directed the Lincoln Center-produced videos of two world premiere works: John Luther Adams’ SILA: The Breath of the World and David Lang’s the public domain.