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Managing Director, New York
Caroline Christopher has developed and produced highly rated nonfiction programming for cable and broadcast networks for more than 20 years, including stints at National Geographic TV, NBC’s Peacock Productions and ABC Productions. Most recently, she was the SVP of Development and Production at Storyville Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company she launched with “Paranormal State” producer Betsy Schechter. While there, Caroline developed series for History, Oxygen, TruTV, SyFy, TNT, and National Geographic, as well as oversaw the creation of MTV International’s original series, “The Ride” and “Brothers Green Eats”.
Caroline started her career at ABC News in 1994, producing “The Century” series with Peter Jennings, before joining ABC Productions where she developed and produced more than 300 hours of programming for ABC and cable clients Discovery, A&E, TLC, Travel, History and Lifetime. In 2007, Caroline was hired by NBC as Director of Development to help launch Peacock Productions, where she managed a team of developers in New York, Los Angeles and London and created hit series and specials, included A&E’s “Intervention In-Depth”, “Disappeared” on ID, “Secrets of…” for Discovery, and Tom Brokaw’s “KING” for History. In 2011, Caroline joined National Geographic TV as Director of Development, creating docuseries and special events, including “Snake Salvation”, “Kentucky Justice”, “Hard Riders”, “Combat Rescue”, and “Big Cat Week”.
In March 2015, she joined Paperny Entertainment in New York as Managing Director and Executive Producer overseeing their U.S. programming and operations.
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Head of Production, New York
Jimmy joined Paperny Entertainment as Head of Production in New York in December of 2014 and now supervises all aspects of production and business operations for the New York office.
With over a decade of production experience, Jimmy has managed programs for HBO, A&E, Food Network, VH1, and National Geographic. As the former Head of Production at Teale-Edwards Productions, he supervised several series and specials, including the Emmy Award-winning “Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis”.
Jimmy is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an avid Mets fan.
Director of Development, New York
A graduate of San Francisco State University, Jessica has had her hands in various aspects of TV production and development since her start as Production Assistant for HGTV. From there, Jessica went on to have success in everything from sound mixing to casting. Her last stop before Paperny was at Original Media as a Casting Producer. This comprehensive blend of experiences gives Jessica a unique perspective on the always-challenging realm of development. Today, she brings this set of talents to Paperny New York as the Director of Development where she oversees creative strategy and new business initiatives, including the conceptualization of OWN hit “2fat2fly”. Outside of the office, Jessica loves supporting her favorite team, the Oakland Athletics and exploring the restaurants of Brooklyn with her wife, Ashley. GO A’S!
Development Coordinator, New York
Sara is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, earning a degree in Journalism and Strategic Communications. Her love of all things television and pop culture guided her into her current role as Development Coordinator at Paperny New York, where she works with the team on the creative, logistical, and strategic components of development. Prior to Paperny, Sara worked for a web design and marketing agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her background in online media gives her a unique perspective on the always-changing landscape of the television medium.
When not at work, Sara enjoys: Audiobooks, Cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers/Green Bay Packers, Cooking for family and friends, and exploring craft beer.
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Office Manager/Executive Assistant
Megan Kelly was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Film & Television. Megan has a strong passion for television and comedy, and her years of interning in the industry give her a unique and broad prospective on production and development. After interning in production at various ad agencies in Boston, she went on to spend semesters interning at companies like Viacom, Funny or Die, and NBCUniversal. Upon graduation, Megan worked freelance as a Talent PA before joining the Paperny team.
In her spare time, Megan studies improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is learning how to navigate New York, one karaoke bar at a time.
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