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Co-Founder & Executive Producer
David Collins is a six-time Emmy award-winning producer of hundreds of hours of groundbreaking content over the last 25 years. He is the co-creator and Executive Producer of critically acclaimed series like the voguing competition show Legendary (HBO Max), pop culture phenomenon Queer Eye (Netflix), and its predecessor, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo). In 2020, he executive produced multiple series including Say I Do, a wedding transformation series for Netflix, Equal an LGBTQ-rights documentary series for HBO Max, and Coming Out 2020 a special for Facebook.
David Collins and Michael Williams co-founded Scout Productions in 1994, and since then, the company has produced a wide variety of film, documentary, and TV projects, while fundamentally remaining an independent company telling transformative, informational stories with comedy and heart. Scout has been well recognized since its early days: In 2004, David received his first Emmy Award for the groundbreaking makeover series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo).
With David at the helm, Scout embraced the shift to online platforms, and continued to deliver cutting-edge content on both streaming and terrestrial networks. David’s 2018 and 2019 Emmys for Outstanding Structured Reality for Queer Eye add to Scout’s many DGA, PGA, GLAAD, Critics Choice and Emmy wins and nominations. He has received recognition on Out Magazine’s 2020 Out 100 List of the most influential LGBTQ+ people and TheWrap’s 2020 Power Women Summit. David is currently executive producing all of Scout’s upcoming projects, including the second season of Legendary for HBO Max, a reboot of The Quest (Disney+), and streetwear competition series The Hype for HBO Max.
David is a member of the Directors Guild and Producers Guild of America, and a proud graduate of Ohio University. Currently a resident of Los Angeles, he considers his greatest productions to-date to be his twin daughters Ella and Olive.
Speaking on: Keynote Conversation: Representing with Reality - Scout Productions, HBO Max and Dashaun Wesley