Fullscreen Shakes Up Original Programming Efforts as Content Chief Departs
Michael Goldfine joined the digital media company in October to head its original programming effort.
Fullscreen's original content division is getting an overhaul.
Chief content officer Michael Goldfine, who joined the digital media company last year to spearhead its original programming efforts, has left Fullscreen and two new development executives have joined the company.
Fullscreen tapped former AEG Digital Media executive Goldfine last October and he became instrumental in the launch of Fullscreen Films, which recently released documentary #O2LForever and has several other projects in the pipeline. A Fullscreen spokeswoman says he will continue working with Fullscreen on future projects including upcoming feature-length film The Outfield starring Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas.
Meanwhile, Fullscreen has added two new executives to its content ranks. Polly Auritt joins the company as vp scripted content from MTV Networks, where she ran scripted development and produced a number of projects including Scream, Faking It and Finding Carter. She also worked as a development executive at Alloy Entertainment and got her start in the business working on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.
Katy Chen has joined Fullscreen as vp unscripted development. A former journalist and documentary filmmaker, Chen most recently served as director of development at AwesomenessTV, where she developed and executive produced a number of series.
"We're thrilled to welcome Polly and Katy to our team," said Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos. "They've worked with amazing young talent and have the perfect mix of experience to cultivate fresh, creator-driven content for the Fullscreen audience."
Otter Media, the joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group, acquired a majority stake in Fullscreen last year. The company has since placed an increased emphasis on original programming. In addition to film development, the company has partnered with Legendary Digital Media on a remake of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart.