Speaker Biography

Trish Kinane 

CompanyFremantleMedia North America
TitlePresident of Entertainment Programming
BioTrish Kinane serves as President of Entertainment Programming for FremantleMedia North America, and previously, Kinane was President, Worldwide Entertainment for FremantleMedia. In her roles, she has overseen the global roll-out of FremantleMedia’s developed and acquired non-scripted formats, working to safeguard their integrity, guarantee production quality and manage commercial and talent relationships arising from them. Currently, Kinane also serves as Executive Producer of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and previously served as Executive Producer and Showrunner for AMERICAN IDOL and The X FACTOR. During her career, Kinane was a producer at Granada Television where she produced many music programs including THE WAY THEY WERE, a history of punk music, presented by the legendary Tony Wilson of Factory Records. She was also Controller of Entertainment and Children’s programs at U.K. broadcaster, Tyne Tees Television, where she was Executive Producer of The Prince’s Trust Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and a broadcast from The Montreux Jazz Festival. She went on to become Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed and controversial Channel 4 youth program, THE WORD, which was celebrated at the Edinburgh TV Festival in the UK for its 25th anniversary.


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