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Spencer W.

New York, NY, USA

$600 - $4500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Series Producer / Show Runner

  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent

About Spencer

Spencer is a two-time Emmy Award & two-time Peabody Award winning producer, director and showrunner with over ten years of television and film experience. Most recently he’s been producing a series of separate documentary projects for ABC covering a range of topics from the British Royal family to the Branch Davidians at Waco. In 2017, with Hock Films he produced “Worldbeaters,” a "30 for 30" documentary film about the Little League World Series. Past projects as founder and executive producer of Wilking Productions have included outlets like the New York Times, NPR, VICE Media, Wall Street Journal, Esquire Network and the Weather Channel. Spencer received a 2017 duPont Award as a producer on "Let It Fall: L.A. 1982-1992," an ABC documentary film about the L.A. riots directed by Oscar-winner John Ridley. As a director Spencer’s work has included “The Last Word,” a short form doc series for the History Channel marking the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. He interviewed 26 remaining veteran survivors on a range of issues from PTSD to Japanese internment camps. He also directed “Toxic Lake,” a digital documentary project for the Weather Channel about Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, Big Sugar and a toxic algae menacing the Sunshine State. It received the 2017 Society for Professional Journalists Award for Best Digital Feature. Prior to those directing projects, Spencer was the senior producer for the Murrow Award-winning "ASPIREist," a cross platform millennial docu-news series, that appeared on the USA Network, Flipboard and YouTube in April 2016, and renewed for a second series on CNN in 2017. In 2014 and 2015, Spencer was a co-executive producer at ABC's Lincoln Square Productions serving as the showrunner for "Watt's World," a 13-episode series which aired on the Travel Channel. Prior to that, Spencer produced features, breaking news and investigative reports for ABC News. In 2012 he co-produced "Bluegrass Kingdom," a documentary for Turner Sports about the legacy of the University of Kentucky basketball program. He spent almost five years at "HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and began his career in journalism as a radio producer for WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show." Spencer graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. and M.A. in History, and has a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Top Projects

  • THE WEATHER COMPANY/WEATHER.COM -- Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Production Coordinator / Crewing
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Spencer directed and produced “Toxic Lake,” a digital documentary project for the Weather Channel about Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, Big Sugar and a toxic algae menacing the Sunshine State. It received the 2017 Society for Professional Journalists Award for Best Digital Feature.

  • TRAVEL CHANNEL -- Watt's World - Cuba

    • Series Producer / Show Runner

    In 2014 and 2015, Spencer was a co-executive producer at ABC's Lincoln Square Productions serving as the showrunner for "Watt's World," a 13-episode series which aired on the Travel Channel. He oversaw a team of editors, DPs, crew, story producers and support staff leading all aspects of production including field and post.

  • HISTORY CHANNEL -- The Last Word: Pearl Harbor - Your Legacy

    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    As a director on “The Last Word,” a short form digital doc series for the History Channel marking the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Spencer interviewed 26 remaining veteran survivors on a range of issues from PTSD to Japanese internment camps.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner
  • Copywriter

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • TV News Producer
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Spencer's Clients

  • The Weather Company/weather.com

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