Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Velvet Hammer Media
Rebecca Quinn is co-founder and co-CEO of Velvet Hammer Media (VHM), where, alongside partner Jennifer O’Connell, she develops and produces an array of content, focusing on premium series and global formats. Upcoming VHM series include Roku’s Empty Nest Refresh and The CW’s The Big Bakeover, with others soon to be announced.
Before founding VHM, Quinn was senior vice president, non-fiction original programming, at HBO Max, where she was responsible for a broad slate of reality programming across various topics and genres, geared toward female-skewing, Gen Z, and millennial audiences. Among her many projects were the critically acclaimed underground ballroom dance series Legendary, streetwear design competition show The Hype, and the bold and buzzy dating series hit, Fboy Island.
Previously, Rebecca was president of Pulse Creative, under a deal at Lionsgate, where she created and executive produced several pilots and series, including Kicking and Screaming for FOX, Candy Crush for CBS, and Kevin Hart: What the Fit for YouTube. Before Lionsgate, Quinn served as supervising producer on broadcast mega-hits Wipeout, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She started her career in non-fiction casting, becoming one of the most in-demand casting directors in the industry. She has overseen casting departments for tentpole series at every broadcast network.