Kathleen Grace is the chief creative officer of New Form Digital. She guides the company’s mission to become the next generation studio by producing high-quality, scripted programming for today’s digital audiences. As an experienced creator herself, Grace is uniquely qualified to develop production and distribution opportunities for the business, as well as today’s emerging actors, writers and filmmakers.
Since launching New Form in March 2014, Grace and the NFD team have developed and produced 30 pilots, with 19 of those being sold into series to a variety of distribution partners, including Verizon, CW The Seed and Refinery29. One of the seven scripted series sold to Verizon’s go90 isRePlay,written and produced by Grace. As both a studio head and creator, Grace is a sought after industry leader with a distinct POV on the future of entertainment.
Before assuming her current leadership role at New Form in 2014, Grace served as head of creative development for YouTubeSpace LA, a studio dedicated to YouTube content creators and collaboration. While at YouTube, Grace was the driving force behind the concept, build out and development of the company's YouTube Space initiative, establishing studios in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York.
Prior to joining YouTube, she was vice president of production and programming at Next New Networks, which was acquired by YouTube in 2011. In this capacity, she oversaw the production of original series and spearheaded projects with emerging online talent. Grace has also created several notable web series as an independent producer, including the critically acclaimedThe Burgand Vuguru’s mockumentary,The All for Nots.
Grace attended McGill University and is based in Los Angeles, California.