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2019 Speakers

Katie O’Connell Marsh

CEO, Platform One Media

Katie O’Connell Marsh2019-02-11T22:26:40+00:00

Project Description

For the past 20 years, Katie O’Connell Marsh has held senior management positions covering all aspects of entertainment television programming.  Katie is currently CEO of Platform One Media – a television production and distribution studio backed by TPG and Liberty Global. The studio is now in pre-production on its untitled, large-budget, 10-episode science fiction series created and co-written by Simon Kinberg and David Weil for Apple. Additional projects recently announced include Party Girls (Laurence Fishburne) for Freeform, Tony Gilroy’s The Book of Guns through the company’s first-look deal with Atlantic Nomad, Beacon 23 (Zak Penn) for Charter Communications’ Spectrum Originals, Kill Creek (Misha Green) for Showtime, and Mr. & Mrs. American Pie, the initial project to go into development as part of the studio’s first-look deal with Laura Dern’s Jaywalker Pictures.

Prior to Platform One Media, Katie was Head of Global Live Action Television for Dreamworks Animation.  Tapped in January 2016, Katie was tasked by Jeffrey Katzenberg with launching the live action television operation for Dreamworks Animation.

Before that post, Katie was CEO at Gaumont Television, where she was responsible for launching the studio operation from the ground up in 2010. While there, she developed/produced leading series, including the Golden Globe- nominated series Narcos, as well as Hannibal, Hemlock Grove, and F is For Family.

In 2015, Katie was recognized in Variety’s Women’s Impact Report, and in 2014, she was recognized in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Power Women in Entertainment.

Prior to 2010, Katie spent four years at NBC Entertainment where opened the NBC NYC development office and was tapped as Senior Vice President, New York Development.  Among the projects Katie developed were the Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock and Lipstick Jungle.  In 2008, Katie was promoted to Executive Vice President, Drama Programming. Katie’s team oversaw series including Heroes, Law & Order: SVU, ER, and Friday Night Lights.

Katie came to NBC from Imagine Television where she was Executive Vice President of Development and Current Programming where developed numerous comedy and drama projects, including the Emmy Award-winning Arrested Development, which was named Outstanding Comedy Series in 2005.

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