About lheckman

  • Industry EventsComedyDigitalFilmMediaNon-ProfitPodcastingRadioTelevision
  • Sector AcquisitionsAudioCastingDevelopmentDistributionOperationsOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentSocial ImpactStrategic Partnerships
  • Preferred Job Title Event PlannerGeneral ManagerHead of Original ProgrammingManaging DirectorProducerProduction OperaionsSenior ProducerSupervising Producer


NY Emmy-winning producer specializing in indie TV programming and development.
Areas of expertise:
* Film & TV programming, distribution, development, and production.
* Film festival programming, curation, and operations.
* Event production, marketing, and strategic partnerships.

For 15 years I’ve been helping indie creators get their stories told, connecting networks and studios with emerging talent, and championing independent artists.

Currently I manage acquisitions and produce original doc programming for the City of New York’s official broadcast networks WNYE and 95.1 FM. Previously as Director of Artistic Operations of the NYTVF, I was part of the senior team that designed, programmed, and produced the first festival for independent television and year-round not-for-profit organization for indie artists. With a background in indie TV and film production, you could say that I tend to geek out over anything “independent”.