About fratteaux

I am a senior television executive with a breadth and depth of Hollywood and international relationships, strong business and creative skills, and a passionate interest in telling great stories with broad appeal that spark the imagination. I am currently running scripted series at History, where I oversaw all aspects of award-winning shows like VIKINGS and PROJECT BLUE BOOK.  In addition to this experience as a network buyer, I have run a department at an international studio, flourished as an entrepreneurial producer and consultant, and helped grow several production companies from start-up to success. I have special interests in international business models and genre programming but love the constantly changing medium of TV and am open to interesting opportunities, here in L.A. or elsewhere.
  • Industry DigitalEducationFilmMediaNon-ProfitTelevision
  • Sector AcquisitionsBusiness DevelopmentConsumer MarketingCorporate ConsultingCreative ServicesDevelopmentOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentFilm Production
  • Preferred Job Title CCO (Chief Content Officer)CCO (Chief Creative Officer)CSO (Chief Strategic Officer)ConsultantExecutive ProducerExecutive Vice PresidentFounderGeneral ManagerHead of Original ProgrammingPresidentProducerSenior Vice PresidentSupervising Producer

Summary

Development Expert and Strategic Leader recognized for entrepreneurial mindset, collaborative spirit, and ability to identify, package and shepherd commercial premises for TV and other media. Experienced project manager who oversees teams as they manage transition from concept to production to delivery to air and beyond. Highly networked with a mix of Hollywood and international decision makers and talent.

Experience

  • 2019
    A+E Networks

    VP, Scripted, HISTORY and Creative Affairs, A+E STUDIOS

    Oversee all scripted content for Top 10 cable channel. Supervise hit series, including VIKINGS and PROJECT BLUE BOOK. Manage programming transition from series to miniseries. Liaise extensively with internal partners in publicity, marketing, international, and distribution. Manage creative staff. Development and current functions at studio.

  • 2019 - 2019
    Reel One Entertainment

    SVP, Series

    Built and spearheaded series department for international mini-studio. Hires staff, identified partners and initiatives, built slate of buzzy dramas for US & int’l broadcasters and streamers. Develop Philip K Dick property “Screamers” as multi-platform project, acquire rights and develop Mary Higgins Clark library as Netflix anthology series. Provide high-level strategic counsel, structure business affairs approaches with talent, partners and broadcasters. Member of small company-wide council of senior leaders.

  • 2009
    Chaotic Neutral Entertainment

    Principal

    Consulting, development and production for TV. Clients range from startups to large networks (A+E Networks in 2016). EP’d tv movie SEA CHANGE for Lifetime. Packaged and co-Executive Produced Saturn award-winning supernatural drama HAVEN, based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid.” (NBCU/Shaw/Syfy/eOne). Guest lecture in producing at UCLA.

  • 2012 - 2021
    Pukeko Pictures (New Zealand)

    Head of Drama Development

    Expanded small animation studio into live action TV powerhouse. Created and ran department for Oscar-winning Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings, District 9). Oversaw deal with Fremantle, signed company with CAA, developed and sold dramas to US networks and studios. Oversaw co-pro drama CLEVERMAN for Netflix and Sundance. Managed U.S. office. Represented New Zealand at industry and government events.

  • 2008 - 2011
    Atticus Entertainment

    SVP

    Launched TV venture with Jim Lampley, with first-look deal at HBO. Worked with ICM to establish company in drama TV space. Managed office, hired staff, forged business alliances. Sold dramas to HBO and Epix, and a hit reality series that aired on HBO.

  • 2008 - 2011
    Atticus Entertainment

    SVP

    Launched TV venture with Jim Lampley, with first-look deal at HBO. Worked with ICM to establish company in drama TV space. Managed office, hired staff, forged business alliances. Sold dramas to HBO and Epix, and a hit reality series that aired on HBO.

  • 2002 - 2008
    Piller/Segan

    VP, Development and Production

    Joining at startup, helped build successful venture. Developed and produced hit shows (GREEK, WILDFIRE and THE DEAD ZONE), indie features, and web series. Worked closely with studio partners Lionsgate and Fox TV Studios, sold and shepherded scripts for ABC, NBC, HBO, USA, TNT, Syfy, and Lifetime. Functioned as current executive.

  • 2000 - 2021
    Saville Productions

    Director of Development

    Developed global feature slate including comic biopic EDDIE THE EAGLE (with Hugh Jackman for Fox) and RING OF BRIGHT WATER remake (director: George Miller).

  • 1998 - 2000
    Furthur Films

    Creative Executive

    Collaborated with Oscar-winning actor/producer Michael Douglas to develop high profile feature slate that included WONDER BOYS, DON’T SAY A WORD, ONE NIGHT AT McCOOL’S, and SWIMFAN.

Education