About dkozlowski

To the Hiring Manager, My name is Dan Kozlowski and I am writing to bring my diverse skillset to your organization. I am a skilled Media Executive with nearly two decades of experience in content management, contract negotiation, data analysis, business operations, and team leadership. A film school graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, I currently lead Rooster Teeth's worldwide Content Distribution team with the mandate to ideate and implement growth strategies that bring Rooster Teeth’s cutting-edge content to new platforms, territories, and communities everywhere. I have worked at New Line Cinema, InDemand Networks, HBO, and most recently El Rey Network leading the Programming and Acquisitions team from launch until June of 2018 when I was recruited by Rooster Teeth. Through my diverse experience, I specialize in combining modern creative sensibilities with data driven business-positive strategy to build audience, brand, and revenue throughout the evolving entertainment landscape. I am a nimble thought leader and adept financial modeler with demonstrated success developing global content platforms via innovative and sellable curations that capture target audience’s imagination, enthusiasm, and dollars. My network of contacts has been skillfully maintained amid frequent travel to festivals, markets, screenings, conventions, and speaking engagements, keeping me at the center of the evolving multinational content ecosystem. A cinephile at heart and cool hunter by trade, I am as effectively used to run and gun for deals as I am building, pitching, and winning consensus across all areas of even the most deeply matrixed organization. By education, experience, and expertise, I am the effective Executive you are looking for. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to next steps. Best, Dan Kozlowski
  • Industry Branded EntertainmentFilmDigitalComedyMarketingMediaMusicPodcastingTelevision
  • Sector AcquisitionsAudience DevelopmentBranded EntertainmentBusiness DevelopmentDevelopmentDistributionOperationsOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentStrategic PartnershipsStrategy
  • Preferred Job Title CCO (Chief Content Officer)DirectorDirector Of MediaGeneral ManagerHead of Original ProgrammingHead of VideoManaging DirectorSenior Vice PresidentVice President
  • Companies New Line Cinema, Wall Street Webcasting, Palm Pictures, InDemand Networks, HBO, Rooster Teeth Productions, Univision, El Rey Network

Summary

An agile, revenue-driven media executive with a demonstrated history of leading senior teams in pay, basic cable, SVOD and AVOD television platforms. Data-driven and skilled in multi-platform content strategy, acquisitions, and negotiations for multiple genres and target audiences. Strong strategic development perspective refined while working at a diverse set of entertainment companies, including New Line Cinema, InDemand Networks, HBO, Univision, and Rooster Teeth. Open to domestic and global opportunities.

Experience

  • 2019 - 2019
    Rooster Teeth Productions

    Head of Distribution

    • Develop global growth strategies that maximize long tail content revenue and increase top of funnel brand awareness • Serve as B2B ambassador representing content and brand interests at key markets, conventions, and speaking on panels • Seek out investment for co-production opportunities

  • 2018 - 2018
    El Rey Network/Univision

    Head of Programming & Acquisitions

    • Capture viewer imagination with exciting curation, unique stunts, and fresh genres • Leverage competitive market research and data analysis to target and acquire high value/low cost program assets with a focus on brand and ratings growth • Expertly negotiate deals that close with favorable terms and fair pricing • Ideate, execute, and refine programming strategy against closely tracked industry trends to grow ratings in excess of daypart targets while presenting attractive saleable stunts to drive ad sales revenue • Develop custom Nielsen data analytics to analyze, inform, and execute scheduling strategies • Manage and develop programming team with focus on strategic, operational, and analytical

  • 2009 - 2014
    HBO

    Scheduler, Program Planning & Scheduling

    • Planned monthly schedules for HBO Family Channel, accounting for product performance & linear branding • Maintained scheduling database for Go, On Demand, all Electronic Sell Through and International SVOD ventures • Built and updated International SVOD schedules based on regional standards and product availability • Provided support for ad hoc requests by senior members of the HBO Scheduling team • Attended weekly strategy meetings, actively engaging with senior level management

  • 2008 - 2009
    InDemand Networks

    OVS (Fancast) Coordinator

    • Manage freelancers and monitor workflow • Track and maintain all digital assets and monitor department status • Organize and facilitate semi-weekly department status meetings

  • 2007 - 2008
    New Line Cinema

    HR Coordinator, Head of Internships, Floating Assistant

    • Manage recruitment and operations of a company wide internship program • Provide on-demand assistance to top-level executives • Handle phones, personal and professional scheduling, and office management activities

Education

  • New York University Tisch School of the Arts

    BFA Film and Television Production

    Graduated the world\'s best and most exclusive 4-year film program in 3 years, with high honors