Vice President, Development & Video Programing, Topic
Gena Konstantinakos is Vice President, Development and Video Programming of Topic, the consumer storytelling platform from First Look Media, launching as a streaming service later this year. As Topic ramps up their premium content offering, Konstantinakos will craft and implement the end-to-end video strategy, developing and leading projects across multiple formats including scripted and non-scripted episodic, shorts and films, through development, creation and release.
She joins Topic from VICE Media’s VICELAND, where she was Executive Producer, Development and Current Series. At VICELAND, Konstantinakos developed ideas internally, collaborated with external partners, and oversaw a diverse slate of original unscripted and documentary series, including Last Chance High, which chronicles the closure of Chicago’s last public high school for at-risk youth, Slutever, which brings levity and a sex-positive lens to often stigmatized sexual subcultures, and Hunting ISIS, which offers an intimate portrayal of civilians fighting ISIS.
Konstantinakos has also produced for ABC, MTV, PBS, A&E, BET, MSBNC, Fusion, The New York Times, and independent film. She was producer of the Peabody Award®-winning, ABC News long-form documentary series Hopkins, and series producer on the CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning, ABC News long-form documentary series Boston Med. She was awarded an Emmy® for her work on MTV’s MADE, which she both directed and supervised. Additionally, she created, directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed independent mockumentary The Internet Must Go, which was awarded a Webby in 2014.
Topic is the entertainment studio and story-telling brand dedicated to supporting creators at the forefront of culture and creating compelling content for audiences to enjoy. From Academy Award®-winning films (Spotlight) to television (Losers), digital (aka Wyatt Cenac) and podcasts (Anthem, Missing Richard Simmons), we explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and nonfiction.