Brian Catalina, CEO/Executive Producer
Brian’s show-running skills have generated some of cable television’s biggest hits. His credits include the first seasons of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and History Channel’s record-breaking Swamp People.
Brian is a veteran of unscripted television, and has worked on numerous hit shows including Survivor, Eco-Challenge, The Alaska Experiment, Monster Garage, BBQ Pitmasters and many others.
Kristina Wood, VP, Alternative
Kristina’s career in unscripted film and television began as a researcher for Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris on the documentary feature Mr. Death. She also associate produced the Lionsgate doc, The U.S. vs. John Lennon.
In 2006, she earned an Emmy nomination for her research on Victory in the Pacific, an episode of the PBS series American Experience. She went on to produce two seasons of the critically-acclaimed Animal Planet series, Whale Wars.
Kristina joined Brian Catalina Entertainment on season two of History’s Swamp People in 2010. Since then, she’s worked on all of BCE’s shows, from pre-production to running post on Swamp People, The Raft, Ultimate Survival Alaska, Big Bad Wood, and Mudcats.
In her 20-plus-year career, Kristina has produced shows for History, Discovery, CBS, ABC, A&E, Nat Geo, Animal Planet, E!, VH1, and PBS.
Kevin Hoban, VP, Development
Kevin Hoban is an experienced producer and writer, who specializes in the male-factual genre. He joined BCE in fall of 2012, and has since served in a variety of roles at the company, from developing new shows, to overseeing field and post production. Kevin graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. His past work in non-fiction TV includes The Great Human Race on Nat Geo and American Tarzan on the Discovery Channel.
Shelley Storm, Executive In Charge
Shelley Storm has dedicated her career to television production with an emphasis in non-fiction programming. She’s worked for a wide array of entertainment companies including Paramount Pictures Television, MGM Entertainment, and Fox Sports Net. Before joining BCE, Shelley served as Vice President of Production & Operations at Asylum Entertainment, where she worked on Emmy nominated shows such as Fox Sports Net’s Beyond the Glory and ESPN’s 30 for 30. Since joining BCE in 2012, she’s been an integral part in the development and management of all of the company’s shows.
Fred Greenlee, Executive Producer
Fred Greenlee is a former nationally known standup comedian who gave up the exciting Las Vegas show business lifestyle to become a staff situation comedy writer. In the late nineties through 2001 Fred worked for Chuck Lorre on the ABC hit show Dharma and Greg. From that experience he segued into development, working on numerous projects and pilots both in the states and in Europe. In 2008-09 Fred was the head writer for 30 episodes of the German situation comedy Volles Haus for the ProSieben network.
When Fred returned from his stint in Europe, he joined Brian Catalina in developing new, male-factual TV shows. Additionally, for the last four years, Fred has worked with Brian as a Senior Producer – both in the field and in post.
Kelly Ficklin, Director of Post Production
A shot in the dark email, one whirlwind Starbucks introduction hours before the EP had to board a plane, and an iChat interview with Brian from deep in the Louisiana bayou was how Kelly joined the team that would eventually become Brian Catalina Entertainment.
Born in West Virginia, Kelly’s life eventually settled down in South Florida where she was accepted into a Performing Arts high school for Creative Writing. It was there that a mandatory class in TV production changed the course of her life forever.
After graduating from Florida State University’s Film School, she moved out to LA and got her first taste of the industry working as a night AE in a basement edit bay under a sex toy shop on Hollywood Blvd. Needless to say, she was hooked!
In a few short years, Kelly worked her way up from that basement to Lead AE, Post Coordinator and eventually Post Supervisor, where she has since honed her OCD tendencies. Over the past decade she has helped deliver shows for MTV, E!, TLC, NBC, TBS, VH1, CMT, History, Discovery and Nat Geo. She has been working with the BCE team ever since that fateful iChat interview back in 2011.