New York, USA
|Key people||Lorne Michaels|
Broadway Video is a media production and distribution company located within the Brill Building on Broadway, New York, United States. It was originally founded in 1979 by Lorne Michaels as a production house tasked with post-production work on his sketch comedy TV series Saturday Night Live. Broadway Video has since expanded into the production and distribution of television, film and CD titles in a variety of genres, although it retains a focus on comedy and works by SNL alumni. More recently, Broadway Video has been involved in the production of short-form media, including television commercials and broadcast promotions.
Broadway Video Editorial
In 2009 Broadway Video bolstered their production division through the heavy expansion of services through the increased hiring of personnel, with the aim of consolidating all production duties "in-house". September 2009 saw Broadway Video hiring noted editors Rick Barlis and Anthony Gianni. These hirings strengthened the company's relationship with NBC, in particular, its sibling channel, Syfy. Broadway Video was responsible for the large-scale rebranding of the channel from the previously known Sci Fi to Syfy through the "Imagine Greater" campaign.
The design division is currently headed by Creative Director Katherine Burke[disambiguation needed], with the group having worked with numerous corporate clients, including NBC, Showtime, and USA Networks. Currently held advertising accounts include American Express and Procter & Gamble.
Broadway Video Audio
Broadway Video Audio provides full audio post-production services, including sound design, sweetening, scoring and mixing. Studios are ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) capable, and equipped with ProTools HD systems, various samplers, synths and keyboards. Each has access to a large database of SFX, featuring all major libraries, as well as a large collection of original creations. 5.1 mixing and Foley pits are also offered.
Broadway Video Enterprises
Broadway Video Enterprises manages the distribution of Broadway Video Entertainment’s existing program library across all media channels. The library contains over 1,000 hours of programming including The Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live and more. Enterprises' distribution efforts have resulted in a huge international presence for SNL. The series airs in approximately 130 countries worldwide, including Italy and Spain where the licensed format is the basis of successful local series. SNL’s consumer products line tops 240 items including nearly 30 DVD titles. The SNL Digital Short “Lazy Sunday” led to YouTube’s 83% jump in market share of video search users back in 2006. Another SNL Digital Short, “Dick in a Box,” has been streamed over 40M times.
Broadway Video Television
Broadway Video Television is responsible for the development and production of the company’s primetime and late night programming, including Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Portlandia, and Broadway Video’s newest series, The Awesomes. In association with NBC Universal Media Studios, Broadway Video Television produces as much as eight hours of original programming every week. In addition to the roster of Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning current programming, Broadway Video Television’s bicoastal development offices work with the industry’s brightest creative talents in developing new primetime series, both for NBC and the entire broadcast and cable network marketplace. '
Above Average Productions
Above Average Productions is Broadway Video’s newest venture for featuring original short form comedy, including talent and writers from favorites such as Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and The Lonely Island. Above Average is the largest premium comedy network on YouTube with nearly 5 million subscribers.
Below is a select list of audio, film, and television projects in which Broadway Video has been involved. Only those projects where the company has had a major role, such as in the production or distribution process, have been included.
|Turtleneck and Chain||The Lonely Island||2011||Released||Distribution|
|Incredibad||The Lonely Island||2009||Released||Distribution|
|They're All Gonna Laugh at You!||Adam Sandler||1993||Released||Distribution|
|What's Your Name?||Adam Sandler||1997||Released||Distribution|
|What the Hell Happened to Me?||Adam Sandler||1996||Released||Distribution|
|80 Blocks From Tiffany's||1979||Released||Distribution|
|The Gatling Gun||1973||Released||Production|
|The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash||1978||Released||Production, Distribution|
|The Rutles 2: You Can't Buy Me Lunch||2002||Released||Production|
|The Beach Boys Good Vibration Tour||2005||Released||Distribution|
|Best of The Blues Brothers||1993||Released||Distribution|
|Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda||1981||Released||Distribution|
|Candles, Snow & Mistletoe||1993||Released||Distribution|
|Countdown to the Emmys||2002||Released||Production|
|Diary of a Young Comic||1979||Released||Distribution|
|Doll Day Afternoon||1987||Released||Production|
|Franken & Davis at Stockton State||1984||Released||Distribution|
|A Freezerburnt Christmas||1997||Released||Production|
|The Kids in the Hall||1988||Released||Production, Distribution|
|Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy||1996||Released||Production|
|Neil Young in Berlin||1986||Released||Distribution|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1993||Released||Production|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2009||Released||Production|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||2014||Released||Production|
|The Line||2008||Released||Production, Distribution|
|Lookwell||1991||Abandoned||Production||Did not proceed to series|
|Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular||2000||Released||Production|
|Mr. Mike's Mondo Video||1979||Released||Distribution||Was pulled before airing in 1979|
|Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller||1988||Released||Production|
|Name That Video||2001||Released||Production|
|The New Show||1984||Released||Distribution|
|Night of Too Many Stars||2003||Released||Production|
|Randy Newman - Live at the Odeon||1983||Released||Distribution|
|Second Star to the Left||2001||Released||Production|
|Sons & Daughters||2006||Released||Production|
|SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes||2002||Released||Production|
|Steve Martin's Best Show Ever||1981||Released||Production|
|Strange Frequency 2||2001||Released||Production|
|Sunday Night/Night Music||1988||Released||Production, Distribution|
|Things We Did Last Summer||1978||Released||Production, Distribution|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2014||Released||Production|
|Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car||1992||Released||Production|
|The Tracy Morgan Show||2003||Released||Production|
|Up All Night||2011||Released||Production|
|The Vacant Lot||1993||Released||Distribution|
|Wulin Warriors: Legend of the Seven Stars/Thunder Force||2006||Released||Distribution||Acquired worldwide television, merchandising, and homevideo rights|
Broadway Video has won several awards, including an Emmy for production work on the television program 30 Rock.
- Hindes, Andrew; Hontz, Jenny; Studio Daily (2009-09-14). "Broadway Video grows broadcast team with editors Barlis and Gianni". Studio Daily. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- "Broadway Video's reinvention by design; this New York post stalwart has added talent and increased services". Post. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- Get In Media http://getinmedia.com/employers/broadway-video-entertainment
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- Sternbergh, Adam. "Three Easy Steps to Comedy Stardom". New York Magazine. New York Media LLC. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Zahed, Ramin. "'The Awesomes' to Debut on Xbox Before Hulu". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Luippold, Ross. "Lorne Michaels Officially Launches New Comedy Network". Huffington Post.
- Variety http://weblogs.variety.com/on_the_air/2012/06/lorne-michaels-sketches-snl-alternative-online.html
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- "'Thunder' rumbling: Broadway Video brings martial arts puppets to U.S.". Daily Variety. 2002-05-10. Retrieved 2008-19-15.
- Official website
- Broadway Video at the Internet Movie Database
- Broadway Pictures at the Internet Movie Database