Emmy award-winning producer and director Elliott Halpern has truly done and seen it all, and with a broad spectrum of programming under his belt, yap’s president is continuously pushing the envelope in all genres including history, science, reality, and adventure.
As yap’s chief creative officer and executive producer on multiple films and series, Elizabeth is a creative mastermind whose light bulb never turns off. She’s constantly churning out new ideas for programming.
Elliott and Elizabeth
Elliott and Elizabeth run the shop at yap. From creation to execution, they’re our fearless leaders that make it all happen. Look out for them at your nearest television conference (and don’t be shy, come say hi!).
As yap’s controller, Sam is the man with the financial plan. He’s been expertly managing yap’s finances for over a decade, and rumor is he can calculate the square root of any number in under a second flat (although he’ll deny it if you ask him).
Invoices and coffee ratios, these are the types of things that Juliette dreams about at night. As executive assistant and office manager at yap, Juliette is a scheduling fiend with some mean shovelling skills.
Susanne’s superpower is staying calm when faced with mammoth tax credit applications. Susanne navigates yap through the contractual maze of showbiz as our head of business affairs.
As Yap’s Head of Production, Shannon is most often found juggling multiple spreadsheets, while on the phone with our production or development teams, and watering plants with her spare hand. Multi-tasking is her natural state of being and she’s at her best when we’re at our busiest. Shannon is always looking to expand our network of talent so don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself.
Yap’s post-production supervisor is so on top of his edit suites, his name might as well be “Final Cut” Freedman. With his team of editorial whizzes, this cityslickin’ cowboy is always confident he can “fix it in post”.
As yap’s development coordinator, Jon spends his days researching and writing treatments for new ideas – or banging his head against a wall until something shakes loose. Along with the crack development team, Jon is always on the lookout for the next big story.
A member of Yap’s Development team; Aaron spends his time researching, gathering materials for new projects, writing pitch documents and scouring the depths of the internet. Jumping between topics keeps him on his toes, and watching the ideas turn into beautiful films keeps him motivated and inspired.