Who We are
Broadway Video is a global entertainment and media company founded by Lorne Michaels. Launched in 1979 in New York’s historic Brill Building, Broadway Video has grown into an independent studio that produces and distributes original comedic content for every platform.
Founder of Broadway Video
Michaels has personally won 15 Emmys as a writer and producer of television. In 2016 he was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor for his significant cultural contributions to the country. He was inducted into the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Michaels received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999. In Canada, he was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2006, and had previously been inducted into the Order of Canada in 2002. In 2008 and 2015, he was named one of Time magazine’s “Time 100” – a list of the most influential people in the world. In 2013, Michaels received the Distinguished Collaborator Award by the Costume Designers Guild and also earned the rare honor of an individual Peabody Award.
Chief Executive Officer
Jack Sullivan has served as Chief Executive Officer of Broadway Video Entertainment since 2002. Jack joined Broadway Video in 1994. Jack oversees all of Broadway Video’s operations, including the New York based Digital Studios, Production Services, Digital Delivery, Licensing and Ventures divisions and the Los Angeles based Television, Film and Branding + Creative divisions. Jack began his career as a finance executive for USA Network in New York. He received his juris doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in business administration from Tulane University.
President of Broadway Video Ventures
David Birnbaum is President of Broadway Video Ventures, the company’s investment vehicle and digital media arm. Prior to BV, David was CEO and co-founder of TAKKLE, Inc., the largest social network for high school sports (acquired by Alloy). Prior to TAKKLE, David was an investment professional at Apax Partners (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures), and spent several years as an investment banker on Wall Street, helping to create the telecommunications group at Furman Selz, LLC. David received a B.A. from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where he was a Weiss Tech House Fellow. David currently serves on the Boards of Above Average, Inc. (BV’s digital comedy studio), Waggle Ventures, Inc. (leading B2C animal brand), and is an independent board member for Goldman Sachs Investment Partners.
Chief Creative Officer of Branding + Creative
Elaine Cantwell, Chief Creative Officer, leads Broadway Video’s Branding + Creative Division, which builds branding solutions that are visually unique and strategically sound. She works collaboratively with clients including Crown Media, Televisa, NBCUniversal, Showtime, Disney and Scripps. She has done commercial work for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, SC Johnson, Proctor & Gamble and Target. Recognition for Elaine’s work includes multiple international awards. Born and raised in Ireland, Elaine began her career as Art Director with Arks Advertising. She was Head of Creative Services and Creative Director for 3 Ring Circus, a Hollywood-based design company. In 2002 Elaine founded the creative group Spark.
President of Above Average Productions
Jennifer Danielson is President of Above Average, which launched in June 2012. Built from the ground up, Above Average is now the premier destination for digital comedy. Jen began working for Lorne Michaels at Broadway Video in 2001. Her credits include Mean Girls and the two Peabody Award winning shows 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. In 2016, Jen was named to the Variety Power of Women Impact L.A. Report. She received her bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College and her master’s degree from the University of Southern California
President and Managing Director of Production Services
Stacey Foster, President and Managing Director of Production Services, has worked with Broadway Video since 1981. Stacey has served as Coordinating Producer for Saturday Night Live since 1999. Having joined SNL in 1985, he has overseen all technical aspects of production for the show, as well as for numerous SNL and NBC specials, as well as lending his expertise to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night (working with hosts David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon), and Mark Burnett’s Survivor. Stacey graduated from Montclair State University and founded PanAVid, Inc., which remains in operation.
Chief Communications Officer
Cristina McGinniss, Chief Communications Officer, coordinates corporate relations, infrastructure, and human resources across Broadway Video’s divisions. Since beginning her career in entertainment as Lorne Michaels’ executive assistant in 1979, she has overseen Post-Production and supervised the expansion of the company’s offices in New York and Los Angeles. Cristina received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and holds an MBA from Fordham University.
Executive Vice President
Kathryn Miller, Executive Vice President, oversees financial planning and reporting for Broadway Video and administrates the Office of the Chairman. She joined Broadway Video in 1984 as Director of Accounting. She previously served as an accounting executive at Kragen and Company while attending the University of California, Los Angeles.
Britta von Schoeler
President of Broadway Video Enterprises
Britta von Schoeler heads Broadway Video Enterprises – the division charged with amplifying the company’s portfolio of brands across all media. Von Schoeler helms strategic planning and partnerships for Broadway Video Entertainment’s programming library. Her portfolio of projects ranges from global distribution of traditional media – including the production of new formats – to leveraging Broadway Video’s family of talent and intellectual property for sponsorship and branded content opportunities, experiential executions such as live tours and exhibits, to the creation of product lines. Most recently she launched Más Mejor, a premium comedy studio powered by Latino voices. Prior to joining BVE in 2001, von Schoeler worked for BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. Golden Books Family Entertainment and Discovery Communications. She is a graduate of Vassar College.
President of Broadway Video Television
Andrew Singer, President of Broadway Video Television and Head of West Coast Operations, oversees the company’s development and production deals with NBCUniversal and Paramount Pictures. Since arriving at BV in 2003, Andrew has been instrumental in the sale, launch and production of the company’s primetime series. He is an Executive Producer of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning Portlandia, Documentary Now!, Man Seeking Woman and Detroiters. Andrew has helped build pilots, series and feature films for NBC, Fox, FX, IFC, Hulu, HBO and Paramount Pictures. Before joining Broadway Video, Andrew worked at Carsey Werner Mandabach. He received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth and a master’s degree from New York University’s Tisch School of Film and Television.