Join fellow Harvardwood members and friends for a mixer at the 2018 ITVFest. You'll have the opportunity to mingle with other TV industry execs and creatives, before we hear from Harvardwood Co-Founder Adam Fratto AB '90, the SVP of Series for Reel One Entertainment, about the current shape of the TV landscape.
FREE to attend // cash bar. Just RSVP below so we have a headcount of how many folks are coming!
And if you're attending ITVFest this year and are a Harvardwood member, you can get a 25% discount off your festival pass!
Adam Fratto AB '90
(Producer, Cleverman, Haven; SVP of Series, Reel One;
Adam Fratto is a seasoned creative executive with a proven track record in TV development, current programming, production, and feature films. Specialty in finding and developing genre programming (fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, horror, action). History of creating profitable international business models and launching creative strategies.
Through his company, Adam has consulted with clients from tech startups to established networks, most recently for A+E Networks in 2016. Currently, Adam is Exec Producing SEA CHANGE, a backdoor pilot for Lifetime TV, based on the YA genre novel of the same name. Recently, he was co-Executive Producer of HAVEN, a supernatural drama based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid,” airing on Syfy in the U.S. and 100+ cable channels abroad. This hit show, produced in Nova Scotia, has just concluded its sixth and final season.
In addition, Adam spent the last five years working closely with Pukeko Pictures, sister company to New Zealand's famed Weta Workshop (LORD OF THE RINGS, AVATAR, DISTRICT 9), overseeing live-action content and developing a global slate of TV and feature projects. This includes an edgy fantasy epic called CLEVERMAN, based in aboriginal mythology, which aired in 2016 to much acclaim on SundanceTV, Netflix, Australia’s ABC, and BBC3. Adam is Executive Producer of that series, along with Red Arrow Entertainment and Goalpost Pictures.
Other projects recently developed by Adam include: an epic JOAN OF ARC series created by Craig Pearce (Gatsby, Moulin Rouge); a fantasy series based on the acclaimed LOWTOWN novels, written by David S. Goyer and Matt Fraction, for Universal TV; and a John Rogers-penned adaptation of the fan favorite comic RAT QUEENS.
Originally from upstate New York, Adam is a graduate of Harvard University and USC’s graduate program in Film & TV Production, where he produced the environmentally themed, Emmy-winning documentary WALKING WITH GIANTS.
He began his career in 2000 at Mutual Film (Speed, Saving Private Ryan), then served as Creative Executive for Michael Douglas's Furthur Films. There, he helped develop WONDER BOYS, ONE NIGHT AT McCOOL’S, DON’T SAY A WORD, and SWIMFAN.
In 2002, Adam joined Piller/Segan as VP, overseeing development and serving as Associate Producer on THE DEAD ZONE and WILDFIRE and Co-Producer on GREEK. He was Associate Producer of indie feature BICKFORD SHMECKLER’S COOL IDEAS (Patrick Fugit, Olivia Wilde, Matthew Lillard). From 2008 to 2011, Adam helped launch Atticus Entertainment, managing sports icon Jim Lampley’s first-look deal with HBO.
He is a member of the TV Academy, the Hollywood Radio & Television Society, and the Producers’ Guild. He is also co-Founder of Harvardwood, an international association of 7,500+ alums in arts, media and entertainment. A lifelong sinophile, he has lived, worked and studied in Beijing, Taipei and Hong Kong. He currently resides with his family in South Pasadena, California.