Kay RothmanUnknown

Kay develops, writes, directs and produces documentary, science, technology, lifestyle and arts projects for broadcasters such as Amazon Prime, Nat Geo, PBS, Discovery, NBC, the History Channel, the Food Network, and the World Science Festival. These projects have involved traditional broadcast venues, streaming/web-based formats, and large-scale live events.

Recent projects include: 24 Hours of Reality: a 24 hour, global, live-streamed broadcast on 12/4-5/17. From The Climate Reality Project, founded by Nobel Laureate Al Gore; Explorer: a 25 x 60 docu-series from Nat Geo based on its flagship magazine; The World Science Festival: one-on-one, in-depth, on-camera Interviews with luminaries in their respective fields, including Nobel Laureates, creative computing artists and musicians, and future-tech visionaries; and The New Yorker Presents: Amazon Prime’s original docu-series based on the legendary magazine’s content, produced in association with Alex Gibney/Jigsaw Productions. Sundance Festival Official Selection 2016.

Kay is also the Chair of the PGA East.



The State of Producing, sponsored by Variety

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