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Lynne KirbyEVP Programming
As Executive Vice President of Programming, Lynne manages all U.S. operations for Paperny Entertainment. Lynne joined Paperny Entertainment after a stint at Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green, where she served as Senior Programming Consultant and ran original programming for both networks. Series commissions include Facing Trauma, My Mom Is Obsessed and Secretly Pregnant for Discovery Fit & Health, and Born Dealers, Road Food and Alien Abductions for Planet Green. In her time as a development executive, she has also worked at Sundance Channel, Discovery, and Court TV. As SVP of Original Programming at Sundance Channel, she developed and oversaw a diverse slate of award-winning series, including the Emmy-nominated Brick City and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With..., as well as Iconoclasts, Big Ideas for a Small Planet and many other non-fiction series. At Court TV Lynne oversaw development across numerous series, and helped launch scripted programming as well. Lynne holds a Ph.D., Film and Television, from the University of California Los Angeles; an M.A. from Binghamton University; and a B.A. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Jessica MathiesDirector of Development, New York
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/Assistant to the EVP
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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