PRINCIPaLS

 

Anthony Amoia

Principal

Anthony Amoia is an Executive Producer and owner of Switchblade Entertainment Group. With over 15 years of experience, Anthony has made an impact starting as an editor and producer helping to stylize ground breaking shows like MTV's Cribs to HBO's 24/7. From there he has executive produced such critically acclaimed series as Being Liverpool for FOX as well as Cooking Channel's My Grandma's Ravioli and multiple series for Discovery, HLN and CBS.

Brian Flanagan

Principal

Brian Flanagan is an Executive Producer and owner of Switchblade Entertainment Group. From 2009 to 2015, Flanagan founded and served as Managing Partner of Magilla Entertainment and from 2007 to 2009 he was Vice President of Current Series and Development of Original Media. Flanagan has Executive Produced over 40 non-scripted series and specials including hits like Long Island Medium (TLC), Moonshiners (Discovery) and Beach Front Bargainhunt (HGTV). Flanagan has a background in creative producing and directing and his shows have aired on Discovery, TLC, HGTV, Travel, A&E, Lifetime, MTV, VH-1, CMT, Bravo, Oxygen and Fuse to name a few. He holds an MFA in Script Development from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Mike Amoia

Principal

Michael Amoia is an Executive Producer and owner of Switchblade Entertainment Group. In addition to his extensive music background, he has over 15 years of experience as an editor, director, and executive producer. Focusing on storytelling, style, and sonic branding, Michael oversees development, production, post, music licensing, and everything in between. In addition to directing high end commercials like Geico Superbowl ad’s, Pontiac spots, plus promos for major networks; his executive producer credits can be seen on multiple series for Discovery, HLN, Fox, CBS and more.

Sean Lee

Executive Vice President

Sean Lee is the Executive Vice President and a partner at Switchblade Entertainment Group where he oversees the development and production of all original programming.  From 2011 to 2016 Sean was VP and then SVP of Development and Current Series at Magilla Entertainment, where he developed Beachfront and Lakefront Bargain Hunt for HGTV and Rattled for TLC, among other projects for networks including MTV, VH1, Travel, A&E, History, OWN, Investigation Discovery and Fuse.  Prior to Magilla, Sean worked for nearly a decade at MTV as a showrunner and development exec in the network's award-winning News & Docs division, focused primarily on pro-social programming such as Choose or Lose and MTV Diary.  While there he also produced a diverse slate of music-based docs on A-list artists like Eminem, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and more, as well as live music news content for flagship programs like TRL and the VMA's.  Additionally, Sean led the team responsible for developing MTV’s first brand integrated, cross-platform digital content.  An Emmy-nominated creative with a background in writing, directing, producing and music scoring, Sean has a strong track record of making TV as well as selling it.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Cris DiLegge

Executive In Charge

Cristina currently oversees all aspects of Production for Switchblade Entertainment. She works closely with the development team and manages a small army of talented producers, production managers and post production executives. Prior to Switchblade, Cristina spent 10 years at HBO Sports where she oversaw 75+ episodes of the Emmy award winning hit series "24/7" from its inception in 2007. Cristina brings with her over twenty five years of experience in unscripted television and live remote broadcasting for all the major networks, their affiliates and over 20+ international networks. Some highlights include "HBO Boxing", "2002 FIFA World Cup" for Host Broadcaster HBS, "Yanni Live at the Taj Mahal & Bejing", "Boston Pops 4th of July Special" for 10yrs and 400+ Live Preseason NFL Games.

Donna Brucale

Controller

Donna has over two decades of accounting and financial experience in the entertainment industry, in large and small companies alike, beginning her career as the Director of Finance and Operations for Sony Music Studios, working with renown artists such as Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. After 13 years with Sony, Donna became the Controller of Next New Networks, where she ran the financial operations. After assisting Next New Networks with an acquisition by Google, Donna became Corporate Controller of Leftfield Pictures where she was in charge of the Accounting and HR departments and implemented company-wide policies & procedures, which helped Leftfield expand into one of the largest non-scripted production houses in the country. In addition to her Controller responsibilities, she also oversaw Production Accounting on over 20 shows, including Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Counting Cars and Oddities. Donna attained an accounting degree from Baruch College.