Jason Spingarn-Koff


Jason Spingarn-Koff has more than 20 years of experience as a media executive, filmmaker and journalist creating award-winning content. As director of original documentary programming at Netflix, he is an executive overseeing a broad slate of global films and series, from the Emmy-winning Our Planet to the company's first Oscar-winning films (Icarus and The White Helmets). Formerly the commissioning editor for Opinion video at The New York Times, he launched and oversaw the acclaimed Op-Docs initiative for short opinion documentaries by independent filmmakers, publishing more than 165 short films and winning two Emmys and a Peabody Award.

He directed the feature-length documentary “Life 2.0”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was acquired by OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. His prior films and journalism have appeared on PBS, BBC, MSNBC, Time.com and Wired News. He was a MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow and is a graduate of Brown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Documentary Branch), BAFTA, PGA, ATAS, IDA, and Advisory Board member of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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