Brian Kelly is an award winning producer, director and writer of hundreds of commercials, documentary films and non-fiction television shows as well as a FAA Certified and insured drone pilot specializing in aerial cinematography.


2/09 – Current

Head of Production – Single Malt Media TV

2/09 – Current

Principal for creative content firm in top-ten media market specializing in non-fiction entertainment production, advertising and strategic communications. Produced multiple critically acclaimed projects for domestic and international television broadcast. Service a portfolio of association, government and corporate clients in key strategic communication and legislative advocacy initiatives. Orchestrated a portfolio of successful branded entertainment properties leveraging television production and distribution, paid advertising, public relations and social media.

8/07 – 2/09

VP of Production – Discovery Communications

8/07 – 2/09

Senior production executive for multi-national media company. Managed all aspects of media production for (3) DCI television networks: Military Channel, Investigation Discovery & Planet Green. Member of executive team leading 2008, rebranding of Discovery Times Channel to Investigation Discovery transforming network into fastest growing cable network. Managed staff of Executive Producers, Producers and Writers working with domestic and international production companies producing television series and specials for multiple networks. Managed network’s editorial and journalistic standards while ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of hundreds of hours of television programming. Enhanced network operating procedures for internal communication, budgeting, production, postproduction and production management. Worked extensively with DCI’s global Marketing and Advertising divisions leveraging value of Discovery’s media assets while leading branded entertainment efforts with major DCI advertisers. Executive produced multiple projects including the highest rated original series for Investigation Discovery and for Military Channel.

11/05 – 8/07

Executive in Charge (EIC) – EFX Media

11/05 – 8/07

Senior executive for media production company specializing in broadcast entertainment and digital marketing. Managed all EFX television programming development and production. Managed all facets of content production and international distribution leveraging key relationships with broadcasters and international distributors. Led interdepartmental collaboration efforts with Marketing and Advertising divisions servicing corporate, association and government clients. Created highly profitable legislative advocacy group managing policy related advertising campaigns for corporate and trade association clients.

10/94 – 11/05

Executive in Charge (EIC) – Henninger Media Services

10/94 – 11/05

Over 11-year tenure demonstrated consistent managerial advancement from Executive Producer to General Manager responsible for all company strategic planning and operations. Created numerous award-winning television properties and strong brand identity while reaching new heights of production value. Created, produced and directed numerous critically acclaimed programs for US and international television broadcast. Produced and Directed commercials, multi-media projects and live events. Managed all aspects of content production unit including annual budget forecasting, operations, marketing and sales. Managed creative staff of line producers, producers, writers, video editors, and graphic artists while overseeing all phases of program development, production and postproduction for multi-episode series and television specials. Negotiated contracts as well as managed international program sales and co-productions.



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University of Maryland, College Park

My Gear

  • Osmo
  • Phantom 4 Pro
  • Ronin MX
  • Basic Grip
  • Complete audio package
  • Camera Support Package
  • DJI S900
  • Assorted DSLR packages
  • Matrice 600 Pro
  • Portable interview light package


  • Directing
  • writer
  • Field Producing
  • Budgeting
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching
  • Final Cut
  • Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Show Runner
  • executive producer
  • Program Development
  • Licensed Drone Pilot
  • Camera Operations