WHO WE ARE

CEO

Stephen David

Over the span of seven years, Stephen David has established a bustling production and post-production company that has seen a meteoric rise and yearly growth. Launched in 2010, Stephen David Entertainment (SDE) – a Banijay Group Company – has emerged as a leader in high-end television production. In 2012, David ushered in a new TV genre, the “hybrid” docu-series, with SDE’s The Men Who Built America (History), which went on to win two Primetime Emmy® Awards with five total nominations. At the start of 2015, SDE premiered the scripted TV mini-series, Sons of Liberty (History), for which David received a WGA Award nomination. Currently, David and SDE are in production on a number of high-profile projects. Their most recent productions include a partnership with Hugh Hefner and Playboy, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (Amazon), and the recently, SDE announced, Frontiersmen (History), which will be executive produced with Leonardo DiCaprio.

EVP of Programming

Tim Kelly

Tim W. Kelly is an Emmy Award winning producer and editor with nearly two decades of experience working in every genre of television, from scripted, docu-series and specials, to reality, sports, cooking, documentary, news magazine, promos and even commercials. Kelly has been with SDE since the beginning and has worked on all SDE projects, most recently serving as Executive Producer on Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (Netflix) and Making of the Mob: Chicago (AMC), and Co-Executive Producer on American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (Amazon). His other credits with SDE include Sons of Liberty (History), The Men Who Built America (History), The World Wars (History), and more. Before joining the team at SDE, he worked on a number of shows, including Wife Swap (ABC), and Extra (NBC).

Controller

Jeanette Peret

Jeanette Peret joined SDE in 2016, bringing with her over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jeanette began her career as a senior auditor in public accounting at Deloitte, and subsequently worked as Senior Director and Controller for ADP, a Fortune 500 company, where she managed a $400 million lease portfolio.

VP of Post Production

Jonathan Soule

Jonathan Soule joined SDE in 2012, serving as lead editor on the groundbreaking series The Men Who Built America for History, and winning an Emmy for its sound editing. Since then, he has served as lead editor and Co-Producer/Supervising Producer on all of SDE’s signature documentaries, including The World Wars for History, which brought him another Emmy nomination, as well as American Genius for NatGeo, The Making of The Mob and The American West for AMC, and most recently American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story for Amazon Studios.  In 2014, Soule served as editor on SDE’s award-winning scripted mini-series, Sons of Liberty, starring Westworld’s Ben Barnes and Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris.

Head of Production

Carlos Aníbal Vázquez

Carlos Aníbal Vázquez is a bilingual (Spanish-English) Line Producer, native of Puerto Rico, currently residing in New York City. His organizational capacity and leadership qualities have been demonstrated both in his current position as Head of Production for SDE, as in other roles as supervising producer or line producer for feature films, hybrid docu-series, docu-dramas, series and pilots. He has worked on projects for the Discovery Channel, Netflix, Amazon, Warner Bros Television, HBO, ABC, and the Disney Channel, including Princess Protection Program, (Disney) filmed in Puerto Rico, winner for the DGA Award Kids movie of the year (2010).

Director of Production Finance

Russell Washington

Russell Washington spent 12 years in the investment banking industry prior to transitioning into media. Mr. Washington managed multi-million-dollar budgets and finances for senior management and a variety of feature films and both scripted and unscripted television. He has served as the accountant on: Pelham, First 48, Pawn Stars, Queer Eye, and The Real Husbands of Hollywood to name a few. He also managed on-site tentpoles such as: The BET Awards, Black Girls Rock, and The NBA Awards. His financial services also included national television awards submissions such as: Emmy’s, SAG, and Peabody. Russell joined Stephen David Entertainment in 2018 and is looking forward to the steadily growing portfolio of shows on the horizon.

Director of Development

Lorenzo
De Boni

Lorenzo joined Stephen David Entertainment in 2015 in an operations role and now serves as Director of Development. Prior to SDE, Lorenzo worked on HBO’s Emmy-nominated Girls as well as in development at a major film production company. A graduate of the University of St Andrews in Scotland, he’s a native New Yorker who looks forward to further developing SDE’s award-winning scripted and unscripted series.

Executive Assistant

Hailey Noonan

Hailey Noonan is a new addition to SDE, bringing with her experience from networks such as USA, NBC, MSNBC, and VH1. Most recently, she worked on the production and development of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update Thursdays (NBC), Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (NBC), and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC). She also spent some time as a PA on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (MSNBC), before heading on to her role at SDE.