Mala oversees Story Syndicate’s production and business operations. Before joining in 2021, she held senior executive positions at Viacom and Sundance Channel. Credits include the Peabody award winning Brick City featuring Cory Booker, Spectacle with Elvis Costello, Iconoclasts, and other work with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, and Al Franken among others. In addition to her work, Mala has served on the Board of the Producer’s Guild of America and the Advisory Board of Reelworks.
Jon is an Emmy-winning producer who oversees the creative development of Story Syndicate projects as well as the creative execution of all projects in production. In this role, he is responsible for developing and creatively overseeing series, feature documentaries, podcasts, and scripted projects. Prior to joining Story Syndicate, Jon served as VP of Documentaries and Specials at Discovery Channel. He loves to run long distances, travel far afield, and, most of all, relax at home with his wife Ali and their two kids.
Kate oversees multiple projects and has been a member of the Story Syndicate team since day one. Her most recent projects include the Netflix Film Britney Vs Spears and the HBO Series I'll Be Gone in the Dark. Prior, Kate was Head of Production for PULSE (VICE) and a Production Executive for National Geographic Channel overseeing multiple series including the Emmy Nominated Series’ Cosmos and Brain Games, and produced multiple Emmy nominated films and series for HBO. Kate started her career in scripted film in NYC and Europe.
Nellie joined the Story Syndicate team to head up the newly formed scripted department. Previously, Nellie was at Color Force, where she oversaw their exclusive deal with FX and developed and produced the Emmy-winning American Crime Story anthology as well as Y: The Last Man, Class of ’09, and the upcoming shows The Sterling Affairs, Say Nothing, and Gladiator: American Sports Story. Prior to Color Force, Nellie ran television for Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s Free Association and began her career at David S. Goyer’s Phantom Four Films where she oversaw both TV and film. As a former writer herself, Nellie is passionate about storytelling and brings deep creative relationships to the company.
Shane manages the day-to-day running of the Story Syndicate Production Department. Before joining this team, Shane was the VP of Production at VICE TV, overseeing and supporting development and series productions across doc-follow, talk shows, true crime, comedy, live specials and series. His previous projects include Washington Heights (MTV), College Life (MTV), Love & Hip Hop (VH1), Cari & Jemele Won't Stick To Sports (VICE TV), Dark Side of the Ring (VICE TV), Desus & Mero (VICE TV) and Vice Versa: College Sports, Inc. (VICE TV).
Ariel oversees legal and business affairs at Story Syndicate. She previously worked at boutique law firm Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, counseling independent producers, networks, and other talent. She also acted as in-house counsel at RadicalMedia and Group Nine Media, advising busy production and development teams on entertainment matters relating to film, television, digital content, commercials, music videos, apps, websites, and experiential installations. Ariel loves using her legal toolkit to help filmmakers tell important stories—an interest born from her time as an educator in NYC museums before law school.
Brendan oversees business and legal affairs for Story Syndicate. Before joining Story Syndicate, Brendan's career started on the network side at Viacom and A&E Networks. He later took on the role as the head of legal for Eastern TV. Brendan has also represented NorthSouth Productions, 2 Point 0 Productions, CNBC, as well as individual producers and on-screen talent. Brendan's projects include perennial favorites such as Impractical Jokers (truTV), Lil Jon Wants to do What? (HGTV), 100 Day Dream Home (HGTV), the Love & Hip Hop franchise (VH-1), Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels (History), Unexpected (TLC), and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
As VP of Development at Story Syndicate, Zane oversees the arm of the company responsible for originating, envisioning, and selling films and series to platforms and financiers. From his seat Zane has been central to the development of the last five years of Story Syndicate projects. Before he joined the company Zane worked in development at Jigsaw Productions and studied philosophy and math at Princeton University.