Amy Emmerich

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, Inc.
New York, United States

Summary

Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and emerging social media.
As chief content officer since December 2015, Amy is focused on driving content strategy and expanding distribution across channels as the brand scales globally. Amy was formerly the EVP of programming at Refinery29, where she spearheaded the growth of the video department, launched dozens of original series, and helped expand the company's content offerings. She is committed to creating a dialogue with a powerful generation of women around topics that matter.
Prior to Refinery29, Emmerich served as vice president of production at Vice Media, where she contributed to launching two successful YouTube channels while organizing international creative efforts and overseeing production teams across multiple verticals. Before Vice, she was the vice president of production and development for Travel Channel, where she oversaw all network programming.
Emmerich has been recognized with numerous awards including three Emmy wins during her tenure at MTV for Outstanding Special Class Series MADE in 2007; Special Category Campaign, Translating Genocide in 2006; and Governors Award, Sudan Campaign, Translating Genocide in 2006; a Beacon Award for Sudan Campaign, Documentary Translating Genocide in 2006; and a Gracie Allen Award Winner for Outstanding Entertainment Program – Reality, Women & the Badge in 2003. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award in the Original Entertainment Programming category for mtvU Stand In in 2006. 

Positions

Chief Content Officer
Refinery29, Inc.
December 2015 - Present (1 year 8 months)
EVP, Programming
Refinery29, Inc.
December 2015 - December 2015 ()
SVP, Programming / ulive
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
September 2012 - December 2014 (2 years 3 months)
VP, Production & Development
January 2012 - August 2012 (7 months)
VP / Production & Development
Travel Channel
September 2010 - January 2012 (1 year 4 months)
Sr. Director Development
MTV
August 2007 - September 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Show Runner
Red Moxie
March 2007 - June 2007 (3 months)
SHOW RUNNER – WE tv
Hair Trauma: Half-hour reality series following the tragedy and comedy inside Lavar Hair Designs.
Supervising Producer
MTV Networks
March 2006 - February 2007 (11 months)
SUPERVISING PRODUCER – MTV Networks
MADE **Emmy Award Winner**
Supervising Producer
MTV Networks
March 2006 - November 2006 (8 months)
Senior Producer
MTVU
2005 - 2006 (1 year)
SENIOR PRODUCER – mtvU Network
mtvU Programming: 24 Hour on campus network created completely for the college audience.

SUPERVISING PRODUCER – mtvU
Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan **Emmy Award Winner** A documentary film about three student’s journey to witness the genocide in Darfur.
Producer/Cinematographer
HBO/Cathouse
2004 - 2006 (2 years)
PRODUCER / CINEMATOGRAPHER – HBO
The Cathouse (11/04-2/07)
Hour reality series following prostitutes as they live and work at the Bunny Ranch brothel in Carson City, NV.
• Field produced, directed and shot multiple characters throughout the series.
Field Producer / Director
Oxygen Media
1999 - 2004 (5 years)
Real Weddings from the Knot: Half-hour documentary series following the trials and tribulations of planning a wedding. Field produced, shot, casted characters and supervised edit for 8 episodes.

Women & the Badge: Half-hour documentary series following women in law enforcement across America.Scouted, shot and co-series produced 3 seasons following woman officers in all facets of police work.

Trackers/Life in Progress/Clued In
The Isaac Mizrahi show
Producer
RDF Media
January 2003 - April 2003 (3 months)
Hour reality dating series where innovative matchmaking helped find Mr. or Mrs. Right.
•Produced a one-hour episode following a female character trying to find her Mr. Right.
AP
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
1997 - 1999 (2 years)

Education

Iona College, New Rochelle

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