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Speaker Michael Winter


Michael Winter

SVP, Programming & Development

Crackle (Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment)

Michael Winter is SVP of programming and development for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. He helped launch the CSS studio with a slate of originals including Vacation Rental Potential (A&E), Being Dad (Netflix), Going For Broke (Crackle) and the Emmy-nominated Hidden Heroes (CBS). As Chicken Soup has become majority owner of Crackle, one of the leading AVOD services with 13 million monthly unique viewers, he now oversees unscripted original development across CSSE’s VOD platforms.

Prior to joining CSS, Michael was VP for Leopard Films where he developed dozens of projects, pilots and series for various networks including HGTV, Travel, Food, Speed, GSN, Ovation, A&E, and History.

As a director of programming at Scripps Networks Michael oversaw 30 series and specials for DIY and HGTV, including Under Construction, Yard Crashers and America’s Most Desperate Landscapes partnership with the Today show. His show Man Caves ran over 150 episodes and Renovation Realities was on air for 15 seasons.

Michael started his career started at Bunim-Murray Productions working on Road Rules for MTV and Love Cruise for Fox. He was then hired as a producer on The Mole for ABC and multiple projects for MTV and VH1 before becoming the first director of original programming for Outdoor Life Network (now NBC Sports).

Speaking on: 30 Minutes With: Michael Winter, Crackle

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