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Amy Hussey

Executive Coach and Business Consultant

Phone:

310-562-4391

Email:

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Professional Credentials

Coaching Experience

Amy has demonstrated her commitment to professional development and coaching excellence through her educational endeavors. Amy is currently enrolled in the Hudson Institute Coaching Certification Program and will graduate in June 2024. In her pursuit of continuous learning and broadening her skill set, Amy has a certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University and a certification in Leadership Circle Profile™, a 360° leadership assessment. Amy's commitment to coaching excellence is reinforced by her membership in the International Coaching Federation for Professional Coaches, showcasing her alignment with their professional coaching standards and practices.

Entertainment Experience

Amy is a dynamic leader and respected entertainment executive with 25+ years of experience in entertainment production and management, including as a Chief Operating Officer, at both start-up organizations and well established global corporations. In addition to her other leadership responsibilities, Amy spent four years managing human resources at an award-winning international production company.

Her expertise spans across entertainment, technology, and social media sectors. Amy has successfully led companies and teams, contributing to the creation of content across various genres such as unscripted, scripted, documentary, live events, specials, daily talk, sports, film, and the creator economy. Her portfolio encompasses a broad spectrum of companies and individual shows, showcasing her versatility on both the buying and selling sides of the industry.

 

With a background working for organizations headquartered in London and France, Amy brings a unique qualification to bridge international gaps in understanding how production operates across different countries. As a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America, Amy is actively engaged in industry communities.

Entrepreneurial Experience

 

As an entrepreneur, Amy envisioned, funded and launched a successful e-commerce jewelry business, ELIZA Designs LA, based on her distinctive personal creative designs. As CEO and Creative Director, she worked with a high-end Los Angeles retailer to offer merchandise in two stores and collaborated with celebrity stylists for jewelry to appear on major celebrities, in media, print and at press events. After successfully steering the company for a three-year period, she made the strategic decision to re-enter the entertainment industry, placing a particular emphasis on streaming content.

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Education and Volunteer Work

Driven by a passion for the well-being of people, animals, and first responders, Amy served as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and spent four years volunteering for Pet Partners as a Therapy Animal Team with her dog, Liam. Amy earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University at University Park and graduated with Distinction & Honors in Telecommunications. 

Streaming and Broadcast Experience

September 2021 - December 2022

Jellysmack

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Head of Production

Jellysmack is the global creator company that powers multi-platform social media growth for video creators, media companies, brands, public figures, and its own online communities. The company's technology optimizes, distributes, and promotes video content across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat,TikTok, and YouTube. 

 

With HQ in Paris, oversaw the US team remotely managing production operations for content tailored to top social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok). Productions involved Jellysmack Creators, new Brand Channel initiatives, and emerging programs focused on building out social media initiatives for public figures. 

April 1996 - June 2009

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Positions included: Production Executive, Executive in Charge of Production, Line Producer, Sr. Production Mgr., Production Mgr.

 

Select shows included: Wife Swap, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, 20/20, Primetime Live, Home Delivery, Monday Night Football, The Triple Crown Horse Racing Series,1996 Olympic Track and Field, Opening & Closing Ceremonies

February 2019 -  March 2021

Quibi

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Head of Production

Quibi was led by CEO Meg Whitman and founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and former co-founder and COO of DreamWorks Animation. Quibi was a subscription-based streaming mobile only platform designed to deliver short-form news, scripted and unscripted content in 5-10 minute “chapters” formatted to fit a smartphone screen. Quibi launched in 2020, weeks before the pandemic shut down the world. Quibi shuttered 6 months later and the last employees finished in April 2021.

 

Oversaw all aspects of production to deliver short-form original licensed programs at launch, most in unique Turnstyle format, across scripted, alternative, documentary, and daily; launched with shows including daily shows with BBC, NBC, The Weather Channel, ESPN, E! News, Telemundo, TMZ and others. 

Selected Credits:

2021 Realscreen Award winners for Digital Content Short-Form - Reality & Lifestyle Centerpiece with Maurice Harris  and Realscreen Award winner for Digital Content Short-Form - Non-Fiction, NightGowns 

2021 (4) Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Short-Form series

2020 (10) Short-Form Emmy nominations and (2) Short-Form Emmy wins, #FreeRayshawn 

January 2017 - January 2019

YouTube Originals

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Production Lead, Unscripted Originals

YouTube Originals began in 2016, a division within YouTube, dedicated to creating international award-winning scripted, unscripted and live programs featuring YouTube creators and celebrity personalities from the world of music, film and television. YouTube Originals shuttered in 2022, a few years after Amy departed.  

Oversaw several, simultaneous multimillion-dollar productions, produced with 3rd party companies, for live and unscripted projects from development through launch on applicable YouTube’s channels.

Selected Credits: 

2019 Realscreen Award nomination for Non-Fiction: Arts & Culture, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

2019 & 2018 Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Education or Informational Series, Mind Field 

2018 International Documentary Association nomination for Best Limited Series, Best Shot

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Television Shows of 2017, Katy Perry: Witness World Wide

Other Shows: Paul McCartney: Live from NYC, Will Smith: The Jump, Ellen’s Show Me More Show 

June 2009 - January 2015

All3Media America
& Studio Lambert

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Chief Operating Officer (2 yrs)

Executive Vice President (1 yr)

Head of Production/Senior Vice President (4 yrs)

Hired as Head of Production to the US location of UK based Studio Lambert with the commission of Undercover Boss for CBS. When Studio Lambert was sold to All3Media to become part of All3Media America, served as All3Media America’s Chief Operating Officer. 

 

Along with the above duties, led Human Resources in day-to-day functions and in long term strategic planning (6/09 - 2/13)

Selected Credits:

(2) Emmy wins and multi-Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program, Undercover Boss

2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination, The Pitch

Film Experience

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ALL3MEDIA AMERICA

Co-Producer The Seven Five (feature length documentary) 

WALT DISNEY PICTURES, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, UNIVERSAL FILMS, SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Production positions for feature films including Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Case 39, The Mummy: Rise of the Dragon Emperor, Welcome to the Dollhouse 

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