American Documentary, Inc., producers of the award-winning independent non-fiction film series POV, announced the hiring of Opeyemi Olukemi as vice president of POV’s Digital Production and Innovation team. Olukemi will also act as the executive producer on original digital productions.
As vice president, Olukemi will oversee the strategic direction, expansion and operation of POV’s interactive projects and partnerships, digital labs and new initiatives. POV Digital continues to explore the future of independent nonfiction media through its digital productions and the POV Digital Lab, where media makers and technologists collaborate to reinvent storytelling forms.
Olukemi brings a proven track record of successfully created spaces and pipelines for interdisciplinary artists, communities, and content teams to experiment with and create meaningful, innovative content. “I am thrilled that Opeyemi will be joining our team,” said Justine Nagan, executive producer/executive director of POV | American Documentary. “She shares our values and our focus on creative innovation in non-fiction, and will bring passion and a strong network to the position. Her leadership will help the organization build on our recent successes and continue to lead in this space.”
“I am honored to lead the new stage of interactive storytelling at POV and to continue to innovate within the media landscape,” said Olukemi. “In an age of accelerating change, it is paramount that we equip authentic storytellers with the appropriate technologies and techniques to create the most transformative and impactful media possible.”
Before joining POV, Olukemi was the senior director of interactive programs for the Tribeca Film Institute, where she oversaw the TFI New Media and TAA Prototype Funds and led the institute’s interactive programs. Prior to TFI, she produced for ScrollMotion and managed teams of designers, programmers and third-party vendors to build new media applications for clients such as Disney, O: The Oprah Magazine and Genentech.