Nicholas Austin is Director of New Media & Emerging Platforms Development for Sony Pictures Television, generating new scripted and non-fiction programming for podcasts and emerging streaming platforms, in conjunction with television programming and development. He is Executive Producer on SPT & ABC’s FOR LIFE: The Podcast, and has covered projects ranging from Antoine Fuqua’s scripted series #FreeRayshawn for Quibi, to Amazon’s unscripted series Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. Since joining SPT in 2010, he’s been involved in the development of such television shows as The Good Doctor, SWAT, Daytime Divas and Deadly Class. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Nicholas will be judging the Fiction Podcast category.
Nathan Staudinger is Director of Studio Insights & Strategy at Sony Pictures TV. In this role, he works on strategy and business development projects as well as new content, including podcasts and digital series. He is Executive Producer on SPT & ABC’s FOR LIFE: The Podcast, and covers Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys for Amazon. Prior to Sony, Nathan worked in creative development at Fox TV, where he developed the series Outcast for Cinemax, and in management consulting in San Francisco. Nathan has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Wharton.
Nathan will be judging the Fiction Podcast category.