BEHIND THE SCENES
We’ve brought together the brightest minds in the business with an amalgam of production, development, finance, technical, creative, communication and entrepreneurial skills. Our team is working across departments and platforms to execute ideas in a new way.
VIN DI BONA
Vin Di Bona is a four-time Emmy award-winning producer and recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for his work in documentary programming. A pioneer in comedic reality television, producer/director Vin Di Bona is best known for “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which launched in 1989 and is the longest-running primetime entertainment show on ABC. In addition to producing numerous reality-based series (“America’s Funniest People,” “Show Me the Funny,” “Extraordinary World of Animals,” “Meet the Marks,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul”) and specials (“I Survived A Disaster,” “Big Moment”), he has also ventured into scripted entertainment with movies for television (“Trump Unauthorized,” “For the Love of Nancy,” “Touched By Evil” and “Voices From Within”) and a sitcom (“Sherman Oaks”). Prior to opening his own shingle, Di Bona produced “Entertainment Tonight,” “MacGyver” and “Papal Spacebridge ’87.” A 40-year entertainment industry veteran, Di Bona received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. After a four-year stint as Chairman for the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers & Directors, Di Bona was honored with the organization’s Chair’s Award in 2008. To commemorate “America’s Funniest Home Videos” contribution to the American culture, the show became part of history in 2009 when The Smithsonian Institution selected the show for inclusion into their permanent entertainment collections.
Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Paul Lapointe has been CFO with the Vin Di Bona group of companies over eight years. During his time at the company, he helped oversee production of over 600 episodes of programming for network, cable and syndication clients. Recently, before rejoining Di Bona, Lapointe was CEO, America of Videojug.com, the world’s most comprehensive library of free factual video content online. During his two years at Videojug Corporation, the company produced and monetized over 45,000 high definition videos. Prior in his career, Lapointe was Group Controller for a publicly traded cellular phone company based in New York and also spent five years working for Hoyts Television in Australia. He began his career with Deloitte Touche.
President of Creative Affairs
Prior to joining FishBowl, Greenwald served as Vice President, Original Programming and Series Development for E! Entertainment. While at E!, she oversaw the development of several projects including the Mike Fleiss-produced “Leave It to Lamas” and numerous specials. Before E!, Greenwald worked at MTV Networks, where she developed and served as Executive in Charge of Production on several series including “Pimp My Ride” and “Next.” Greenwald also worked at Showtime where she oversaw the Academy Award Nominated documentary “Sound and Fury” as well as the documentary “The Opposite Sex: Renee’s Story”, as well as “Family Business” a reality sitcom set in the adult film industry. Greenwald also worked at New Line Television and RDF USA where she developed original ideas, foreign formats, as well as partnered with producers on existing projects for both network, cable, and the internet.
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Business Affairs
Susan Brooks joins FishBowl Worldwide Media from the William Morris Agency where she served as Worldwide Head of Television Business Affairs. While at the William Morris Agency, Brooks’ acumen spanned from network negotiation and packaging to syndication, cable, international, interactive/new media, children’s programming, animation and other new and emerging areas of the television industry. A principal strategist and advisor on many different business models, she negotiated innovative, multi-platform deals for the agency’s top talent. Among her many accomplishments, Brooks was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the “Top 100 Women in Entertainment” for four consecutive years beginning in 2003. Prior to joining the William Morris Agency, Brooks was one of the founders of Wilshire Court Productions, an independent production company formed and owned by Viacom. She has also held key positions with MGM/UA Television Productions, Writers and Artists Agency, and International Creative Management.
Executive Vice-President of Content & Business Development
Lisa Black most recently served as general manager for Warner Bros. Women’s Digital Brands and Business Development, where she was responsible for the overall strategy and alternative revenue generation for Telepictures’ daytime brands, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TMZ, Anderson Cooper, Extra and MomLogic. Black formerly was senior vice president, Marketing and Digital Media for SiTV, leading the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for SiTV’s programming and the SiTV digital network. Her previous experience also includes vice president at Lifetime Television, director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Food Network, and financial positions at Random House, Broadway Media and KPMG.
Vice-President of Development
Kelly Nash currently serves as FishBowl Worldwide Media’s Vice President of Development. She has helped develop shows at FishBowl ranging from OffBeat on Fuse, Upload with Shaquille O’Neal on Trutv, I’m Married To A… on VH1 to the upcoming Toned Up on Bravo. She created the hit Yahoo web-series Ultimate Proposal and continues to help oversee development with various networks including CW, Animal Planet, VH1, E!, Bravo and many more. Nash began her career in entertainment at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles. She then went to work on the feature comedy A Lot Like Love, starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet, working under the Line Producer. She transitioned to television and has worked at the Oxygen Network, New Line Television and with executive producer, Marty Adelstein.