Former Head of Production for Vice Media, Nicole Cosgrove, has just been hired as Head of Production at People’s Television. Founded by Nicholas Bruckman,  the standout New York and Washington D.C.-based production company is known for the recent SXSW/Tribeca award-winning documentary “Not Going Quietly” and Sundance Audience Award-winning feature “Valley of Saints”, as well as their prolific work in social impact storytelling for brands including Airbnb, Black Lives Matter, and TED.

Cosgrove served as the business leader and creative voice for Vice Media Groups Branded Content department. She also previously worked as Head of Production at VaynerMedia. She began her career in film as a union camera woman and worked on projects including Orange is the New Black and The Wolf of Wall Street before transitioning to producing. Her first film GUN, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.  Since then she has produced ten well-received films. Her most recent feature film, Lingua Franca, directed by Isabel Sandoval, opened at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Nicole has worked extensively across the branded content and commercial space since 2013 producing TVCs, social content, longform documentaries and docuseries for clients including Nike, Target, Geico and Mailchimp. 

Cosgrove’s work at People’s will include overseeing production on both original films and branded content divisions, working alongside People’s TV Creative Director Ryder Haske and Director of Operations Breanne Hiser.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Nicole join the team during this dynamic period of growth at People's TV," said Bruckman. “Nicole has that rare combo of filmmaking grit and creativity, along with deep experience working with the most exciting brands in the world to help  ñtell their stories.”

“The ethos and company culture that Nick and Ryder have built at People’s was immediately attractive to me.” Cosgrove continued. “There is a creative pulse and synergy to the team that is bursting onto the documentary scene. The opportunity here is massive. I am excited to work alongside People’s and their clients to take some really fun risks and turn some heads.”

Bruckman and People’s TV have been making waves straddling the social justice and advertising worlds.  Their campaign for Black Lives Matter won a Golden Telly award, and their latest feature Not Going Quietly, about health care activist Ady Barkan,  was recognized with 3 IDA nominations as well as Critics Choice and Cinema Eye Honors, and was acquired by PBS POV, Vice Media, and Greenwich Entertainment. 

Bruckman and People’s Television are represented by ICM and Impact24 PR.

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