Nate Hayden, VP AOL Studios and Original Content, oversees production and original content creation for the leading premium video destination on the Web. With nearly two decades of experience in the video industry, Nate is charged with creating impactful content that engages audiences and redefines “premium.”
Nate’s passion for content has played an integral role in AOL’s reincarnation as a global media brand. Working with traditional Hollywood talent such James Franco, Jared Leto, and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as top digital influencers iJustine, FouseyTube and Brittany Louise Taylor have proved a recipe for success garnering AOL three Emmy nominations (Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, True Trans with Laura Jane Grace, and Tiffany Shlain’s The Future Starts Here), while #CandidlyNicole (starring Nicole Richie) was picked up for two seasons by VH1.
Prior to joining AOL, Nate was Vice President of Development at FremantleMedia, as well as a producer and director at MTV Networks and Mark Burnett Productions. A graduate of James Madison University, Nate holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Media. He is based in Los Angeles.