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​Bill Harris is CEO and co-owner of PYEWACKITT Productions and a television programming executive with 30 years broadcast and cable experience with ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, his last 16 years as head of production for the A&E Television Networks, which includes A&E, History, Lifetime and Biography channels, among others.

Bill joined A&E in 1994 overseeing Documentary Programming, including the development, launch and unprecedented success of the Emmy Award-winning BIOGRAPHY® series. As VP of Production, he managed the launch of The History Channel before becoming SVP of Production and Broadcast Operations when he headed strategic initiatives to launch and manage new A&E Television Networks’ digital networks. Bill also managed the expansion of AETN’s Interactive Media and Web-based activity and was architect to the technical strategies to digitize content, transition digital production, playback and global distribution.



Earlier in his career, Bill was an award-winning Producer, Photographer and Editor in news, sports, entertainment and documentary programming. A multiple Emmy, Telly, Ace, Cine and Vision Award winner, Bill has been inducted into the National Association of Minorities in Cable (NAMIC) Hall of Fame and was named a Cable Maverick by the Cable Center in October, 2008. Most recently, this past year, Bill was executive producer to two Oscar(R) qualifying documentaries, including "Digital Dharma" and "TRIAL BY FIRE: Live Re-Forged", produced with his wife Megan Smith-Harris.

BILL HARRIS

Exec Producer | Co-Director

MEGAN SMITH - HARRIS

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Megan’s career encompasses documentary, television, film, theater and radio both in Canada and the U.S. She is the president and co-owner of PYEWACKITT Productions. She produced, directed and co-wrote the feature documentary TRIAL BY FIRE: LIVES RE-FORGED dubbed "a must-see" by Real Screen, "emotionally potent” by the Los Angeles Times, and “a truly important film” by PBS International.  Megan also produced and directed SURROGATE STORIES, a two-hour special on surrogate mothers and their intended parents as well as the one-hour documentaries, CHILD BRIDES and POLYGAMY, all for the Women’s Entertainment Network.

Megan also produced 24 short documentary films on celebrated individuals in the arts; produced and wrote MAD IN CANADA, a hit comedy revue that ran for a year in Toronto and Montreal, and co-wrote 50 episodes of the national CBC comedy radio series, THE NORM. She is the programmer and moderator of the New Perspectives Documentary Series in Wilton, Connecticut.

Exec Producer | Co-Director

ANN MARIE O'BRIEN

Ann is a dynamo with wide experience in development, marketing and fund raising with career accomplishments at The Enterprising Kitchen delivering support services to the disadvantaged and victims of domestic violence, The Starz Center for Performing Arts, the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Ernst & Young.   

 

Director of Development

KELSEY HARKNESS

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Kelsey Harkness is television and media producer, writer and editor with experience at Fox news, BBC Productions and Rainbow Media. She is also a Senior Editor for Bluefin Media.  Previously, Kelsey worked with Pyewackitt  as a Senior Production Asssitant on ' "Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged".

 

 

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