Following the recent additions of directors Seth Townsend and Xander™, and partner Chris Zander, Backyard continues its expansion with the addition of Head of Production Emily Malito. A multi-talented production professional adept in both the broadcast and commercial arenas, Malito joins Backyard after five years at GO Film. Her past work as Producer includes hundreds of projects involving a wide range of top brands, ad agencies and respected directors.
“Emily is a perfect fit with our company,” states Backyard partner Blair Stribley. “We have a lot of new and exciting things happening here, and Emily is already bringing a fresh perspective and positive attitude to the Head of Production role with us. I think this is a great growth opportunity for Emily. We see her as an important part of our team helping to guide the direction of Backyard.”
Outside of traditional tv commercials, Malito worked on teasers for Showtime’s House of Lies and produced a series of PBS interviews, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former New York Governors Eliot Spitzer and Mario Cuomo, and news and journalism icons Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt. For this wide-ranging portfolio, Malito has filled a trophy shelf with Telly, Folio and New York Festival awards.