Time Studios has discovered its subsequent president.
The manufacturing arm of the corporate (which additionally owns Time journal), has tapped Dave O’Connor as president, reporting to Time CEO Jessica Sibley, who introduced his rent Monday.
Time Studios has grow to be a essential enterprise line for Time, with Sibley telling The Hollywood Reporter earlier this 12 months that the division now accounts for 25 p.c of the corporate’s income, hitting $100 million. O’Connor succeeds Ian Orefice, who left Time Studios earlier this 12 months to launch a studio of his personal referred to as EverWonder, backed by RedBird IMI.
O’Connor is the co-founder and co-CEO of Majordomo Media (alongside movie star chef David Chang), which has produced Hulu’s Chef vs. Wild, amongst different applications. He beforehand labored at RadicalMedia and Embassy Row, each nonfiction content material powerhouses.
“As President, Dave will additional Time Studios’ mission of making premium storytelling that strikes the world, whereas offering the imaginative and prescient and strategic course to propel Time Studios ahead on this dynamic leisure panorama,” Sibley wrote in a observe to employees.
Learn Sibley’s observe, beneath.
At this time, I’m thrilled to announce that Dave O’Connor has joined TIME Studios as President. He can be based mostly within the New York workplace, reporting on to me.
As President, Dave will additional TIME Studios’ mission of making premium storytelling that strikes the world, whereas offering the imaginative and prescient and strategic course to propel TIME Studios ahead on this dynamic leisure panorama.
With a confirmed monitor document of crafting enterprise fashions to maintain earnings and gasoline development, Dave additionally brings a deep artistic background to TIME Studios, with over 20 years of expertise as a showrunner, government producer and director. He has created and overseen non-fiction movie and tv initiatives for a spread of platforms—and current TIME Studios companions—together with ABC, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and extra, in addition to manufacturers reminiscent of American Specific, Apple, Walmart, ABInBev and others.
Dave joins us from Majordomo Media, the place he was a co-founder and co-CEO and produced hit sequence reminiscent of Chef Vs. Wild for Hulu, a rising podcast community and an unique FAST channel. He additionally served as President of Leisure on the San Francisco-based design agency Godfrey Dadich Companions, the place he established a New York workplace for the agency, constructed a video content material apply, contributed to the redesign of Nationwide Geographic Journal, and produced initiatives for IBM, Nike, the Obama Basis and others. Beforehand, Dave was a Vice President and Government Producer at RadicalMedia, the place he oversaw a sturdy slate of productions, managed manufacturing operations and inventive growth, and developed and produced sequence together with MARS for Nationwide Geographic Channel, the branded content material hit GT Academy for Paramount, Sony PlayStation, and Nissan, and movies like Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru for Netflix, and You Don’t Know Bo for ESPN’s 30 for 30 sequence. Dave has additionally held positions at Embassy Row, the place he helped launch the immensely common Males in Blazers franchise, and ESPN, the place he oversaw the World Sequence of Poker and different profitable unique sequence.
“I sit up for main and constructing on the success of TIME Studios into its subsequent chapter,” Dave stated. “I’ve been so impressed with how TIME Studios has made an enormous splash within the premium non-fiction movie and tv enterprise, creating an bold slate of high-profile initiatives and partnering with among the greatest filmmakers on the earth to convey them to life.”
Since launching in early 2020, TIME Studios has demonstrated large development, producing greater than $100M in income. It has grow to be a vacation spot for the world’s most impactful storytellers. I’m assured that TIME Studios will proceed to develop and thrive below Dave’s management.
Please be a part of me in welcoming Dave to TIME.