SATORI: THE MOMENT OF ENLIGHTENMENT


Scott Kerbey 
Emmy Nominated Producer/Director/Writer

Throughout my career I’ve been able to work on all different types of projects. I’ve produced Magazine, Talk and Performance based projects and I’ve worked with people as varied as Beyonce, Dustin Hoffman, Gordon Parks, Mike Tyson and Donald Trump, just to name a few. I’m a Pop Culture (Music, Film, TV, Theater, Fashion) fanatic so I love doing that stuff. It’s given me the chance to produce numerous specials, EPK’S, Junkets, Red Carpets, Runway Shows and on all the entertainment news shows as well as award-winning docs and some highly rated pilots. I’ve also spent some time producing Hard News and Branded Content. 

I love what I do.Through it all, and even though it takes a lot of hard work, I realize that I’ve got one of the greatest jobs around. You get to meet incredibly interesting people both in front of and behind the camera, you have the access to go out and satisfy the audience’s (and your own) curiosity about anything and anyone and you’re always learning something new. Occasionally I might forget (I’m only human) but I know how lucky I am. I hope you enjoy taking a look at some of the things I’ve produced so far…

 

 

 

 

 

The above happened when I was working for Extra and HBO announced they were doing a movie called The Late Shift, based on the late night war between Letterman and Leno for the Tonight Show. Letterman was being played by an actor named John Michael Higgins who just happened to be scheduled as a guest on his show a couple of nights later. As with a lot of this stuff, you have to have a sense of humor. I’m lucky, David Letterman did!

 

SOME OF THE NEWSMAKERS THAT I HAVE INTERVIEWED/PRODUCED INCLUDE:

FILM: TOM HANKS, JULIA ROBERTS, SANDRA BULLOCK, BEN AFFLECK, ROBERT DENIRO, PAUL NEWMAN, DUSTIN HOFFMAN, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, ANTHONY HOPKINS, STEVE MARTIN, CLAIRE DANES, CAMERON DIAZ, JUDE LAW, SHIRLEY MACLAINE, GOLDIE HAWN, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, DEMI MOORE, ROBIN WILLIAMS, BILLY CRYSTAL, ANNE HATHAWAY, SYDNEY POLLACK, DARREN ARONOFSKY

MUSIC: STING, ELTON JOHN, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, BEYONCE, CARLY SIMON, MARY J BLIGE, CYNDI LAUPER, JENNIFER HUDSON, DOLLY PARTON, LIONEL RICHIE, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, BROOKS & DUNN

NEWS/HOSTS: DONALD TRUMP, GORDON PARKS, MIKE TYSON, TAB HUNTER, TIM BERNERS-LEE, BILL O’REILLY, DAVID LETTERMAN, BARBARA WALTERS, KATIE COURIC, DIANE SAWYER, MATT LAUER, CONAN O’BRIEN, ED MCMAHON, BOB DOLE, ROSIE O’DONNELL

 

 

CREDITS

 

FORMATS: Magazine, Talk, Performance, Entertainment News, Docs, EPK’S, Junkets, Red Carpets, BTS, Clip Shows, Multi-Platform, Branded Content

SUBJECTS: Film, Music, TV, Theatre, Fashion, Pop Culture, Topical, Human Interest, Investigative

 

SATORI PRODUCTIONS NYC:  1990-PRESENT
SHOWRUNNING, PRODUCING, FIELD PRODUCING, SEGMENT PRODUCING, RESEARCH        

CLIENTS INCLUDE: ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, AMC, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, ANIMAL PLANET, ATLANTIC RECORDS, AUDI, AVENUE PICTURES, BADER TV, CHEVROLET, COACH, COLGATE-PALMOLIVE, E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION: TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORIES & SPECIALS, EBAY, ELLE, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, FOX, FULL FRONTAL FASHION, FULL FRONTAL: FASHION WEEK, HISTORY, HEARST, HOLLYWOOD PICTURES, IN THE LIFE, LUCKY DUCK, METRO, MGM, NICK NEWS, PEOPLE MAGAZINE, STYLE, TECH TV, THE JANE PAULEY SHOW, TOMMY HILFIGER, TOUCHSTONE PICTURES, TRIO, US OPEN, VH1, WARNER BROTHERS, WORLD OF WONDER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

SHOWRUNNER:

 

A&E PRIVATE SESSIONS SERIES/3 YEARS
EMMY WINNING, WEEKLY TALK SHOW FOCUSING ON MUSIC & FILM.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE INCREASED RATINGS FOR TEN CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS               

RESPONSIBILITIES: START UP, DEVELOPMENT, FORMATTING, CASTING, SCRIPTING, RESEARCH AND QUESTIONS FOR TALENT, BOOKING, RUNDOWNS, EDIT, BUDGETING, STAFF SUPERVISION, GRAPHICS, MARKETING, CLEARANCES. BOOKINGS INCLUDE: STING, MARY J BLIGE, BROOKS & DUNN, DUSTIN HOFFMAN, ANTHONY HOPKINS AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS

NEW YORK NOW SERIES/1 YEAR 
WEEKLY, TWO HOST MAGAZINE SHOW IN #1 MARKET, SHOT LIVE TO TAPE FOR SAME DAY AIR,

SHOT ON LOCATION WITH OCCASIONAL PRE-TAPED SEGMENTS.
RESPONSIBILITIES: START UP, CONCEPT AND FORMAT, CASTING, LOCATION AND STUDIO PRODUCTION WITH TALENT, LOCATION COORDINATION, RUNDOWNS, EDIT
                        

A&E BIOGRAPHY: LAUGH OUT LOUD
AWARD WINNING HOSTED 15TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.

ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED BIOGRAPHIES OF THE YEAR.

A&E BIOGRAPHY: EUREKA!
HOSTED 15TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.

A&E BIOGRAPHY: REDESIGN
RESPONSIBILITIES: CREATION OF TEMPLATE REDESIGNING A&E BIO GRAPHICS FOR NEW SEASON

VH1 ROCK & ROLL RECORD BREAKERS I
HALF HOUR PILOT FOR HOSTED MUSIC TRIVIA SHOW.

NETWORK’S #2 RATED SHOW OF THE WEEK

VH1 ROCK & ROLL RECORD BREAKERS II
HALF HOUR PILOT FOR HOSTED MUSIC TRIVIA SHOW.

NETWORKS’S #5 RATED SHOW OF THE WEEK

THE ANDY AWARDS LIVE EVENT/4 YEARS

NATIONAL ADVERTISING EXCELLENCE AWARD SHOW

 

SUPERVISING PRODUCER:

A&E BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS
NATIONAL CABLE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIALS
“BWTA @ THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL” – 2005, 2006
“BWTA @ THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL” – 2006, 2007
“AND THE NOMINEES ARE” (OSCAR SPECIAL) – 2006, 2007

                                               

STAFF FIELD/SEGMENT PRODUCER/DIRECTOR:
RESPONSIBILITIES: PITCHING, RESEARCH, BOOKING, SCRIPTING, PRODUCING TALENT, INTERVIEWS, LOCATION COORDINATION, CLEARANCES, GRAPHICS, MUSIC, EDIT, STAFF SUPERVISION

A&E BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS SERIES/3 YEARS
NATIONAL CABLE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
FOCUSING ON FILM, MUSIC, BROADWAY, ART, DANCE & LITERATURE                        
  

EXTRA SERIES/3 YEARS
NATIONALLY SYNDICATED NEWSMAGAZINE
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, TOPICAL, HUMAN INTEREST, FASHION, RED CARPET
PRODUCED FIRST TELEVISED INTERVIEW WITH JEAN HOUSTON, ADVISOR TO HILLARY CLINTON

HBO SERIES/2 YEARS
NATIONAL CABLE NETWORK
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, JUNKETS, INTERVIEWS, ON AIR PROMOTIONS, INFOMERCIALS

INSIDE EDITION SERIES/3 YEARS
NATIONALLY SYNDICATED NEWSMAGAZINE
INVESTIGATIVE, TOPICAL, HUMAN INTEREST
INVOLVED IN START UP, 
STARTED AS P.A.

 

HONORS:
NATIONAL EMMY NOMINEE, CINE GOLDEN EAGLE WINNER, TELLY AWARD WINNER,
OMNI AWARD WINNER, WHO’S WHO IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER OF THE PRODUCER’S GUILD OF AMERICA

EDUCATION:
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ: BA, ALPHA KAPPA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SYRACUSE, NY: NATIONAL MERIT LETTER OF COMMENDATION
                                          

VOLUNTEER:
MENTORING @
THE CENTER
MENTORING USA