Kathleen Grace is the chief executive officer of New Form. She guides the company’s mission to become the next generation studio by driving all aspects of creating, distributing and marketing high-quality, scripted programming for today’s millennial audiences. As an experienced creator herself, Grace is uniquely qualified to deeply understand all aspects of the business.
Since launching New Form in March 2014, Grace and the New Form team have developed and produced 43 pilots, with 22 projects being sold into series to a variety of distribution partners, including TBS, go90, Freeform, CW The Seed and Refinery29. One of the seven scripted series sold to go90 is RePlay, written and produced by Grace. As both a studio head and creator, Grace is an industry leader that offers a distinct point of view on the future of entertainment. She currently serves on the advisory boards for VidCon, the Austin Film Festival and Women in Animation. Additionally, Grace was recently selected for Broadcasting & Cable's 2017 “Digital All-Stars” list and Variety’s 2017 “Digital Entertainment Execs to Watch.”
Before assuming her current leadership role at New Form in 2014, Grace served as head of creative development for YouTube Space LA, a studio dedicated to YouTube content creators and collaboration. While at YouTube, Grace was the driving force behind the concept, build out and development of the company's YouTube Space initiative, establishing studios in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York.
Prior to joining YouTube, she was vice president of production and programming at Next New Networks, which was acquired by YouTube in 2011. In this capacity, she oversaw the production of original series and spearheaded projects with emerging online talent. Grace has also created several notable web series as an independent producer, including the critically acclaimed The Burg and Vuguru’s mockumentary, The All for Nots.
Grace attended McGill University and is based in Los Angeles, California.