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Broadway Video is an independent entertainment company. With headquarters in New Yorkmarker, and offices in Los Angeles, are responsible for the production and distribution of numerous television and film titles. Founded by Lorne Michaels and Ralph Kelsey in 1979, the initial focus of the company was the handling of post-production duties of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Subsequently, Broadway Video has expanded into the production and select distribution of television and film titles in a variety of genres. More recently, Broadway Video has been involved in the production of short-form media, including television commercials and broadcast promotions.

In 2009, Broadway Video Entertainment was issued the trademark rights to "Broadway Video" by the USPTO.


Broadway Interactive Group

A joint venture between Broadway Video and BAM! Software, Inc. focus on developing content for various digital platforms. Current status of the division is unknown.

Broadway Production Services

In 2009 Broadway Video bolstered their production division through the heavy expansion of services through the increased hiring of personnel, with the aim of consolidating all production duties "in-house". Currently headed by Mike Ungar and Ralph Kelsey, September 2009 saw Broadway Video hiring noted editors Rick Barlis, Anthony Gianni, and Dan Fisher. These hirings strengthened the company's relationship with NBC, in particular, its sibling channel, SyFy. Broadway Video was responsible for the large-scale rebranding of the channel from the previously known Sci Fi to SyFy through the Imagine Greater campaign.

The design devision is currently headed by Creative Director Katherine Burke, with the group having worked with numerous corporate clients, including NBC, Showtime, and USA Networks. Currently held advertising accounts include American Express and Proctor & Gamble.

In addition to those individuals already mentioned, notable editing personnel include Liz Burton, Scott Cumbo, Dave Finamore, Yossi Kimberg, and Christine McLean.

B Creative

A television and film design studio created by Broadway Video in 2005, specializing in brand and image campaigns. Jodelle Reed-Devaney has been appointed as Creative Director, with Cathlyn Cantone as Director of Marketing and Creative Services.


An off-shoot of Broadway Production Services, DesignLab is focused on providing broadcast design, visual effects, and production services, specializing in identity packages, on-air promotions, title sequences, show opens, interstitial graphics, commercials, and logo animations. DesignLab has worked on numerous productions, notably, the broadcast package for the Superbowl XXXVIII. Current Creative Director is Jamie Slomski, with Robin Horlick as Account Executive.

Frantic Studios

Following previous informal collaborations, in 2009 it was announced that Frantic Studios would consolidate their operations into Broadway Video's New York offices. Frantic Studios, with Creative Director David Sutton, specialize in broadcast and advertising productions. In July 2009, Frantic Studios won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for their work for CBS News.

Broadway Sound

Working closely with Broadway Production Services, Broadway Sound provides full post-production facilities, with the division founded in 1995 by Mike Ungar and Ralph Kelsey. Studios are ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) capable, with original music compositions, performance, production and audio restoration handled in partnership with SandBlast Productions. Current Head of Operations is Monnel Cremin, with Kim Feit acting as Business Manager. Notable production staff include Kevin McElligott, Mike Garatty, Andrew Avitabile, Sean Canada, Shane Conry, John Crenshaw, and Vince Verderame.

Broadway Video Digital Media Services

Established in 2007 as a result of a private equity investment by an unnamed source, Broadway Video Digital Media Services amalgamated the staff and services of Broadway Video Duplication and Broadway Video Encoding. Formed due to the increasing demand of the digital media sector, Broadway Video Digital Media Services provides distribution, digital file encoding, duplication, video transmission, closed captioning, and asset management services. Notable projects undertaken by Broadway Video Digital Media Services include the development of an internet programming service for National Lampoon, TOGA! in 2006. In 2009, Broadway Video Digital Media Services coordinated the implementation of HDTV services for the 2009 PBS/WNETmarker New Year's Day Broadcast, which registered an audience of 1.2 billion viewers. As of 2009, Broadway Video Digital Media Services have been a key sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Current divisional president is Mark Yates, with Dick Van Dall as Chief Technological Officer, Richard Keatinge the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, Martina Bland Hegarty as Facility and Human Resources Director, and Alexandria Perez as Vice President of Operations.

En Vivo Live Media

In 2007 Broadway Video partnered with En Vivo Live Media to provide better support for foreign-language translation and replacement, specifically, from English to Spanish. En Vivo Live Media was founded in 2006 by Richard Espinosa and Adam Zaslow.

Broadway Video Duplication Services

Specialized in the duplication and broadcast support of analogue video sources, Broadway Video Duplication was formed in 1994, operating until its amalgamation into Broadway Video Digital Media Services in 2004. During this time, Alexandria Perez, initially a project manager for the division, was promoted to Vice President of Operations, with Martina Bland Hegarty as Director of Facility Administration.

Broadway Video Encoding Services

Formed as a subsidiary of Broadway Video Duplication Services, Broadway Video Encoding Services was formed in 2004 to provide greater support for digital duplication and distribution. The division was merged, alongside with Broadway Video Duplication Services in 2004 to form the Broadway Video Digital Media Services division.

Broadway Video Enterprises

Responsible for the acquisition and distribution of Broadway Video library assets. In a renewing of their long-term production agreement in 2005, Broadway Video and NBC Universal Television Studios signed a new multiyear deal that will see Broadway Video continuing to produce titles exclusively for NBC. In 2003, Broadway Video Enterprises and MGM Home Entertainment signed a multiyear distribution deal that would see the latter assuming control for the distribution of all future Broadway Video children and family productions.

Broadway Video Film

Oversees film assets under production by the various divisions of Broadway Video.

Broadway Video Television

Responsible for the production of prime-time television series, Broadway Video Television was established in 2003 in Los Angelesmarker. Prior to this, television productions were handled in tandem by numerous divisions of Broadway Video. The initial, and on-going, production for the division was the critically-acclaimed 30 Rock, with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon following in 2009. Additionally in 2009, concurrent with the beginning of the 35th season, Broadway Video Television absorbed partial production duties of Saturday Night Live.

TV Books L.L.C.

A formerly independent publisher, TV Books L.L.C. was responsible for the production and distribution of television companion books. Acquired by Broadway Video in 1997, staff and production facilities were moved to the main Broadway Video New York site, with Peter B. Kaufman continuing as President and Publisher, and Albert Gottesman as Director of Rights and Business Affairs. Following the take-over, the genre-reach of the company was expanded, and distribution managed by HarperCollins Publishers.

Selected productions


Title Artist Release Date Status Role Notes
Incredibad The Lonely Island 2009 Released Distribution
Ridiculous Norm McDonald 2006 Released Distribution
They're All Gonna Laugh at You! Adam Sandler 1993 Released Distribution
What's Your Name? Adam Sandler 1997 Released Distribution
What the Hell Happened to Me? Adam Sandler 1996 Released Distribution


Title Release Date Status Role Notes
80 Blocks from Tiffany's 1979 Released Distribution
Baby Mama 2008 Released Production
Black Sheep 1996 Released Production
Enigma 2001 Released Production
The Gatling Gun 1973 Released Production
He Walked By Night 1993 Released Distribution
Hot Rod 2007 Released Production
Key Party 2010

In Development Production
Lassie 1994 Released Production
MacGruber 2010

In Development Production
Mean Girls 2004 Released Production
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 Released Production
The Rutles 2: You Can't Buy Me Lunch 2002 Released Production


Title Release Date Status Role Notes
30 Rock 2006 Released Production
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda 1981 Released Distribution
The Coneheads 1983 Released Production
Countdown to the Emmys 2002 Released Production
Diary of a Young Comic 1979 Released Distribution
Doll Day Afternoon 1987 Released Production
A Freezerburnt Christmas 1997 Released Production
Frosty Returns 1992 Released Production
Frosty the Snowman 1969 Released Distribution
The Gleib Show 2007 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
Kids in the Hall 1988 Released Production, Distribution
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy 1996 Released Production
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 Released Production
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 Released Production
The Line 2008 Released Production
Lookwell 1991 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2000 Released Production
The Mondo Beyondo Show 1988 Released Post-Production
Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller 1988 Released Production
Mrs. Santa Claus 1996 Released Pre-Production
Musical Shorts with Debi Mazar 1996 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
Name That Video 2001 Released Production
Night of Too Many Stars 2003 Released Production
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer 1992 Released Distribution
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2002 Released Production Services
Second Star to the Left 2001 Released Production
Sons & Daughters 2006 Released Production
SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes 2002 Released Production
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 Released Production
Strange Frequency 2001 Released Production
Strange Frequency 2 2001 Released Production
Sunday Night/Night Music 1988 Released Production
Thick and Thin 2006 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
Things We Did Last Summer 1978 Released Production
To Love and Die 2008 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
Toonces, The Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1992 Released Production
The Tracey Morgan Show 2003 Released Production
Untitled Oakley & Weinstein Project 2005 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
The Weekend 2005 Abandoned Production Did not proceed to series
Wulin Warriors: Legend of the Seven Stars/Thunder Force 2006 Released Distribution Acquired worldwide television, merchandising, and homevideo rights


1619 Broadway, New York, also known as the Brill Building, is the headquarters of Broadway Video.

The headquarters of Broadway Video are located within the Brill Buildingmarker on 1619 Broadwaymarker, New Yorkmarker. All divisions of the company are housed in this location, with the exception of Broadway Video Television, which is located in Los Angelesmarker.

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