Kids At Play is a Hollywood-based content creation studio that develops and produces TV, digital, film, commercial, and theatrical content.

Kids at Play collaborates with producers, agencies, brands, and other entertainment companies to produce world-class programming including partnerships with FX, Comedy Central, Warner Bros, Legendary, Viacom, YouTubeRED, Go90, Pepsi, Xbox, LG, The CW, TVLand, CMT, Old Spice, Dunkin Donuts, eHarmony, Ogilvy, Spike, Bud Light, VEVO, Purina, Intel, Smirnoff, IGN, Play Station, Listerine, StubHub, Xbox, Freeform, Universal, Scripps Networks, Raycom, Yahoo!, AOL, The Food Network, Fullscreen, The Cooking Channel among others.

Most recently KAP produced the scripted series “Junketeers” for Comedy Central & Lexus featuring Josh Duhamel, Mark Wahlberg, Kristen Bell, & Matt Bomer with an overall reach of 24.3 million, “The 5th Quarter” for Verizon’s Go90 starring George Lopez, Blake Griffin, Jerry O’Connell, & Mark Cuban, the docu-series “Shades of Shay” for Fullscreen with Shay Mitchell, the hybrid scripted comedy pilot “Millenials Save The World” for FX with Moses Storm, “Oh My Josh” for Freeform and “The Thinning,” a feature thriller film for Legendary starring Logan Paul & Peyton List, which generated over 300 million social impressions reaching a total of 135M+ fans. Soon to be announced are a feature with Warner Brothers, a series with Go90 & Rated Red & a half-hour comedy with YouTubeRED.

On the branded side Kids at Play’s most recent commercials and branded series include work with networks and brands such as Comedy Central, TVLand, Spike, CMT, eHarmony, Ubisoft, Old Spice, Dunkin Donuts, Bud Light, Pringles, Lemonheads, Pringles, Joe’s Crab Shack and Zales.

 

 

Jason Berger

Jason
Berger

  • Nick Name

    Bergs

  • Hometown

    Chi-City

Position

Founder/Executive Producer

Bio

Berger grew up in the city of Chicago, home to the famous Lou Malnati’s pizza. If you stop by the playground you might find him throwing candy from the second floor at Mike Rainey, figuring out ways to scare Drew or in deep conversations with Emma. If he isn’t doing one of those three things then he’s probably out making killer, award-winning content. Directing, producing and creating.

His Favorite Moment

When Emma is in a good mood.

His Least Favorite Moment

When Emma passes gas.

Fun Fact

Jason used to compete in Barefoot Waterskiing

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Amy
Laslett

  • Nick Name

    Non, Nonny, Suzie, Jessica, Michelle, Vanessa

  • Hometown

    Sacramento!

Position

Producer/President

Bio

Amy has several different passions, one of which is planting vegetables in the KAP planter boxes. You can always count on Amy wearing her flip-flops and putting an exclamation point (!) on every email. Amy comes from an independent film background having worked with the renowned film producer Julie Lynn.

Her Favorite Moment

Meeting Emma for the first time.

Her Least Favorite Moment

Doing expense reports.

Fun Fact

Amy started a kid’s camp at age 12 in Sacramento that is still in business today and run by local neighborhood kids.

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Emma
Berger

  • Nick Name

    Non, Nonny, Monkey, Emmy, Ja

  • Hometown

    California

Position

COO

Bio

Born a full-bred fawn Boxer, Emma has held every position on set and in the office. She made her first appearance to set as an 8-week old puppy. Since then she has made it to every shoot except for one – she instead chose to go to the dog park with her best friends Mikey and Dot.

Her Favorite Moment

Starring in the Smirnoff shoot

Her Least Favorite Moment

Going to the vet

Fun Fact

Can do her “business” on command.

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Josh
Binder

  • Nick Name

    Binds, Boobalah

  • Hometown

    Los Angeles

Position

Attorney

Bio

Binder comes from a family of attorneys, heck, even his wife Yoanna is an attorney. Having grown up in the legal world, Josh has become a force to be reckoned with in entertainment law. He credits most of his success to his strong telephone voice and brutal honesty. Binder was recently listed in Variety’s “The Best and Brightest” representing a small group of next generation attorneys that “stand above the crowd.” Shhhh, don’t remind him about that article.

His Favorite Moment

The birth of his wonderful children

His Least Favorite Moment

When Berger prank calls him 3 times a day

Fun Fact

Keeps Kosher

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Mark
Marraccini

  • Nick Name

    Marky Mark

  • Hometown

    Pittsburgh

Position

Head of Development

Bio

Mark is obsessively pop-cultured. He had his first TV job at VH1 in 1995…and then moved to MTV in 2000 during the “Britney era”(!)  Since then he’s worked for Fuse, Access Hollywood, AMC, Current  TV, and survived an “Extreme Couponing” shoot for TLC.  Now as a Kid, he oversees our ever-expanding development slate (and plays a lot of Madonna in his office)

His Favorite Moment

Any time he’s back in NYC

His Least Favorite Moment

Wearing a suit (unless Tom Ford would like to cut one for him personally)

Fun Fact

Named a dodgeball team after Mariah Carey and created New York City’s first gay dodgeball league

Director Reel

Watch Mark’s directing work here.

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Danny
Daneau

  • Nick Name

    Danno, Double D

  • Hometown

    Bonita Springs, FL.

Position

Creative Director

Bio

Born in the storybook world of Oxfordshire, England, Danny graduated with an MFA in Digital Cinema and directed his first feature at the age of twenty-four. As an editor, his work has premiered at SXSW, obtained warm reviews from the New York Times and Cinema Editor Magazine, and can currently be seen on HBO. A Kid at heart, Danny joins the playground armed with his chopping skills, a bag full of ideas and a mad game of ping-pong.

His Favorite Moment

Morning coffee while camping with wife and pup.

His Least Favorite Moment

Taxes

Fun Fact

Danny is a tri-citizen of the US, UK, and Ecuador.

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Cathy
Luczy

  • Nick Name

    Cath

  • Hometown

    Los Angeles

Position

Accountant

Bio

Cathy received her BA in Communications from California State University Northridge and began working as an Account Manager for a Business Management Firm. She then went into business for herself. Since joining KAP, our favorite moments are when Cathy’s daughter comes into the office and teaches Danny how to play Angry Birds.

Her Favorite Moment

When the heater in the office is on

Her Least Favorite Moment

When Jason blames the amount of outgoing payments on her

Fun Fact

This picture is actually of Cathy’s daughter – the real Kid at Play

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C. Drew
Unser

  • Nick Name

    Albie

  • Hometown

    The Lou

Position

Post Supervisor/Director of Photography

Bio

This Kid began his career in St. Louis, Missouri shooting and then later directing live productions for HEC-TV and PBS. In addition to an Emmy Award win in 2008 for his work on the documentary Seeking Freedom, C. Drew’s work has also been awarded numerous Tele’s as well as various film festival awards.

His Favorite Moment

???

His Least Favorite Moment

Trying to come up with his favorite moment.

Fun Fact

It stands for Christopher.

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Jim
Dolan

  • Nick Name

    Jim Bob

  • Hometown

    Nevada

Position

Partner/ Chief Financial Officer

Bio

Jim built his career transforming businesses into public multinational organizations. He started at the accounting firm of KPMG and has held positions at MAI Systems Corporation and Harbor Health Systems, to name a few.

His Favorite Moment

Selling his first company

His Least Favorite Moment

Losing in any sport

Fun Fact

Jim always finds time to coach his kid’s teams.

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Monet
Malek

  • Nick Name

    Mowgli

  • Hometown

    Los Angeles

Position

Supervising Editor

Bio

Monet grew up at the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies where she found her one true love, storytelling. The thing she misses most about being a kid is the fearlessness of falling. She does not, however, miss awkward hair cuts, cheek-pinching nor dressing up for Picture Day.

Her Favorite Moment

Whenever Synchronicity winks at her.

Her Least Favorite Moment

When Drew’s out of the office and his edit bay looks lonely.

Fun Fact

She managed to acquire 30 Sea Urchin stingers on her first night in Greece. She got her revenge by eating that Sea Urchin’s cousin.

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Ian T.
McFarland

  • Nick Name

    iMac, Magikarp, The Scrambler, Tyrone

  • Hometown

    The Kansas City

Position

Assistant Editor

Bio

A warrior for the righteous and True, Ian has subjected himself to every bad movie he can find, and learnt a surprising amount about storytelling from them.  He’s spent the past ten years running around with his camera and writing movie reviews.  Ian has a fancy college degree and spends a lot of time trying (and failing) to create puns on Twitter.

His Favorite Moment

Getting to quote Coogan Auto in conversation.

His Least Favorite Moment

That time Cindy said she’d never seen Jurassic Park (wtf)?

Fun Fact

At a college dorm mixer, SexyBack had just come out and Ian let the DJ play it off his iPod.  This means that it was Ian that brought SexyBack.

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Sarah
Dignan

  • Nick Name

    Digs, D, SFD

  • Hometown

    ATL

Position

Producer

Bio

Sarah lived up and down the east coast but mainly grew up in Atlanta, Ga. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to be involved in the film industry. So, when she was old enough, she trekked across country, stopping first in Chicago for film school, and finally landing in Los Angeles. Since arriving in LA, she has worked on several independent feature films, shorts, commercials, and music videos as a Line Producer, Production Manager, and Production Coordinator.

Her Favorite Moment

Eating highly caloric food while watching The Biggest Loser.

Her Least Favorite Moment

At the end of the episode, feeling guilty for eating highly caloric food while watching The Biggest Loser.

Fun Fact

Sassy Sarah was my nickname as a kid because whenever someone called me out for doing something I shouldn’t, I told them to mind their own business.

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Vincent
Ross

  • Nick Name

    Vinnie, V-Ross, Vinny Mac, My Cousin Vinny

  • Hometown

    Philly

Position

Executive Assistant

Bio

Vince graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Media Studies and Production. Before attending Temple, he spent a few years at American University as an International Relations major but transferred after rediscovering his childhood passion of filmmaking. When not at work, he enjoys seeing live, improvised music and anything related to Philly sports.

His Favorite Moment

Wrapping his head around new projects.

His Least Favorite Moment

A shameful 11-0 ping pong loss to Danny.

Fun Fact

He’s legally ordained and has performed weddings for friends.

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Doug
Bilitch

 

  • Nick Name

    Chip, Big Chip, The Eug

  • Hometown

    Los Angeles (Eastside!)

Position

Producer

Bio

After receiving his BFA in acting from USC, Doug, a life-long sufferer of wanderlust, travelled the world and lived and worked in live theatre for several years in Jackson Hole, WY, Southern Utah and all around California before resettling in L.A. and turning his attention to film and TV. A Producer, Director, Actor and Writer, Doug loves helping to bring his and other people’s stories to life.

His Favorite Moment

Marrying his wonderful husband Paul

His Least Favorite Moment

“I totally wish we could do it. It’s just not in the budget. I’m sorry.”

Fun Fact

Doug has 8 siblings! He loves to golf and ski. But rarely gets to!

 

 

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Paul
de Lumen

  • Nick Name

    Paul Weezy

  • Hometown

    “The Bay”

Position

Director of Photography

Bio

Besides being known for his awesome shoe collection, Paul, a graduate of the UCLA Cinematography Program, is known for his unique visual style, winning numerous awards for his work in commercials and film. Weezy’s work can be seen all over the globe, having shot some of the most stunning ad campaigns in Bolivia and Latin America before coming a “Kid”.

His Favorite Moment

When he has time to cycle and play soccer.

His Least Favorite Moment

Not being able to wear his cool tennis shoes when we shot in a lagoon.

Fun Fact

Paul was raised in California, Australia and Japan.

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Topher
Osborn

  • Nick Name

    Can’t beat Topher

  • Hometown

    San Francisco

Position

Director of Photography

Bio

Europe, Africa, Central America; been there, done that. Topher has worked on a variety of projects around the globe, including shooting the documentary “An African Election,” nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2011. With over 40 shorts, several features, and a large selection of documentaries under his belt for such companies as HBO, Comedy Central, and Warner Bros. Music, Topher’s work speaks for itself.

His Favorite Moment

When a director says we don’t need coverage.

His Least Favorite Moment

When Amy tells him he has to stop shooting.

Fun Fact

Until Kim and Kris got a divorce, he had no idea who the Kardashians were.

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Amina
Wilson

  • Nick Name

    Meaners

  • Hometown

    Brooklyn

Position

Sr. Director of Development

Bio

Amina is a sucker for YA novels, scripted dramas and romantic comedies. When she isn’t busy developing new show ideas she’s catching up on entertainment blogs and websites getting her daily pop-culture fix. Amina previously worked in production on America’s Next Top Model for four years before realizing her heart belonged to development.

Her Favorite Moment

Cozy rainy days at home

Her Least Favorite Moment

Deleting spam emails and checking voicemail

Fun Fact

Amina is obsessed with taking online quizzes.