About svfranco

To Whom It May Concern:

I have been working in the entertainment industry for 20+ years, in both original content development and business operations. The combination of my background experiences – has provided me with a unique point-of-view that will no doubt assist your company.

I look forward to discussing further. I can be reached via mobile at 917-699-0967 or via email at samuelvfranco@gmail.com.

Sincerely, Samuel Franco
  • Industry AdvertisingBranded EntertainmentEducationFilmMarketingMediaNon-ProfitPublic RelationsRadioResearchTelevision
  • Sector Branded ContentBusiness DevelopmentCreative ServicesIntellectual PropertyIntegrated MarketingOriginal ContentPeopleSeries DevelopmentStrategyFilm Production
  • Preferred Job Title Brand DirectorBranded Entertainment PartnershipsCCO (Chief Creative Officer)Creative DirectorDirectorExecutive Vice PresidentFilmmakerHead of Original ProgrammingManaging DirectorPresidentProducerScreenwriterVice President
  • Companies CBS Television, Fremantle Media, Dream Magic Studios, CBS Radio, Paramount Pictures, Global Security Technologies, The Howard Stern Show Media Library, M.E.G.A. Films, Jacob Burns Film Center, The Charlie Rose Show, 60 Minutes, Spanky Pictures, Etc.

Summary

Experienced Content Development Creator of Original Scripted (Drama) Programming, for film and TV, with a demonstrated history of sales to major studios, networks, and streamers. Skilled at identifying and developing projects, IP acquisition, and deal negotiation. Extensive relationships with literary agents/managers, production companies, and above-the-line talent.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Accomplished Business Operations Executive, managing day-to-day operations at various entertainment/media companies. Excellent at evaluating and elevating company productivity, expanding businesses, and increasing profitability. Proven history of innovative marketing, brand management, and in building strategic partnerships.

Experience

  • 2018 - 2022
    Franco 4 Entertainment

    Head of Content

    • Created and sold numerous original film and television projects to studios, and streamers including: The Fall of the House of FIFA to FX Networks, Ghosts of the Isabella (with Mark Wahlberg) to EPIX, Camelot (starring Jessica Biel) to Peacock, The Last Days of the Pharaohs to History Channel, and Keeper of the Diary to Searchlight Pictures. • Currently developing 15+ original (scripted) film and TV programs with production companies and financiers. • Consistently evaluating the marketplace, identifing new projects, and negotiating the rights to valuable IP. • Secured capital, venue location, and managed publicity for the award-winning off-Broadway musical, I Sing! • Brokered deal terms for the upcoming autobiography of NFL Hall of Famer, and Miami Dolphin, Larry Csonka.

  • 2017 - 2018
    Dream Magic Studios

    EVP, Studio Operations

    Dream Magic Studios is an independent state-of-the-art production studio with operational soundstages, offices, and a screening room. • Oversaw property management, facilities, and business operations for the studio backlot’s 100,000 square feet of space. • Directed marketing strategy, corporate branding, and day-to-day public relations communications for the studio. • Negotiated rental prices for stage and equipment usage that increased profits by 12%.

  • 2015 - 2016
    Fremantle Media - The Price Is Right

    VP, Business Operations

    FremantleMedia is one of the world’s largest, and most successful, creators, producers, and distributors, of television content. • Supervised business operations and managed annual prize budget of $10+ million for #1 show on Daytime TV. • Implemented new business processes and employee retention strategy for Promotional Placement & Awards Dept. • Negotiated contractual terms and purchase prices with vendors resulting in $500,000 of savings. • Completed financial cost analysis of 570+ shows leading to a 15% increase in savings on future prize purchases. • Initiated annual audit of thousands of prize items increasing inventory accuracy by over 10%.

  • 2014 - 2015
    CBS Television - The Price Is Right

    Director, Business Operations

    CBS Entertainment is responsible for acquiring, developing, and scheduling, entertainment programs across its parent TV network, CBS. • Supervised business operations and managed annual prize budget of $10+ million for #1 show on Daytime TV. • Implemented new business processes and employee retention strategy for Promotional Placement & Awards Dept. • Negotiated contractual terms and purchase prices with vendors resulting in $500,000 of savings. • Completed financial cost analysis of 570+ shows leading to a 15% increase in savings on future prize purchases. • Initiated annual audit of thousands of prize items increasing inventory accuracy by over 10%.

  • 2009 - 2013
    Global Security Technologies, Inc.

    EVP, Strategic Operations

    GST Worldwide is a government-affiliated technology and R&D company focused on the creation of secure holographic identification cards. • Managed annual operating budget of $2 million and a staff of eight for cyber-security technology start-up. • Directed the development of six U.S. and foreign-owned technology patents for practical applications. • Revamped product engineering processes cutting 15% off manufacturing costs. • Brokered strategic alliances with U.S. Department of Defense contractors leading to an increase of 68% in sales.

Education