Management

Michaline Babich

Co-CEO

Michaline is Co-CEO of InventTV. She began her career producing live storytelling events and then transitioned into the documentary world where her films garnered awards at festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, AFI and Outfest to name a few. Prior to forming InventTV, Babich ran MikeTV which developed projects for major cable outlets and consulted on projects such as Southern CharmThe Jacksons: Next GenerationCourtney Loves Dallas and Chef Academy. Earlier in her career Michaline was an Executive Producer and  Showrunner on projects such as Million Dollar ListingThe Rachel Zoe ProjectNanny 911Faking It, Things I Hate About You and Miss Advised. In 2016 she started a Creative Accelerator that focuses on female film and television writers.

Sergio Alfaro

Co-CEO

Sergio is Co-CEO of InventTV.   In his 20 years of experience in television, companies that Sergio has overseen in the capacity of EIC and then President/CEO, have produced series and specials such as LA Ink, The Rachel Zoe Project, Swamp People, BBQ Pitmasters, Guitar Center Sessions, The Alma Awards and The Wayne Brady Show. His clear understanding of Live Events and Award Shows comes from having worked at Ken Ehrlich Productions for over 10 years on projects such as The Emmy Awards, Opening of The Superdome after Katrina with U2 and Green Day, Eagles Farewell tour, AMA’s, Elton John Live and Fashion Rocks to name a few.  Alfaro is also on the board of Voto Latino and The Alfaro Do Good Foundation. He believes in the importance of giving back and guiding others along the way, both in life and in business.

JEFFREY SOROS

Co-Chair

Jeffrey is Co-Chair of InventTV. In 2008, Jeffrey Soros founded Considered Entertainment. Considered’s first production, the documentary A SMALL ACT debuted at Sundance, was shown theatrically, and on HBO, nominated for an Emmy, awarded the Humanitas Prize, and raised nearly one million dollars for the scholarship fund depicted in the film. Soros also produced RULES DON’T APPLY, written and directed by Warren Beatty, and the forthcoming BASMATI BLUES, a romantic comedy musical shot in India with Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland.  Since 2014, Mr. Soros has been Co-CEO of the Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF), a full-service production and finance company. Mr. Soros is the President of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, President Emeritus of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and a trustee of The Screenwriters Colony, and the Creative Capital Foundation.

SIMON HORSMAN

Co-Chair

Simon is Co-Chair of InventTV. Simon Horsman has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer specializing in film and technology, and is qualified in both California and the UK. He qualified with the UK’s preeminent corporate law firm, Slaughter and May, and has been a partner in two law firms in Los Angeles. Simon has represented many of the world’s leading media and technology companies. From 2003 to 2005, Simon served as Vice President and General Counsel of PriceGrabber, and was integrally involved with the company’s sale. With only $1.5M of outside investment, PriceGrabber sold in 2005 for approx. $485M in cash. For the next 3 years, Simon was the CEO of Future Films (US), at the time a major film finance company, where he raised funds and provided structured finance for independent films. In 2012, Simon arranged a major investment by a US investment firm in Europe’s largest talent agency. Since 2014, Mr. Horsman has been Co-CEO of the Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF), a full-service production and finance company.
Patrick Murray

CFO

Patrick Murray has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment and financial services industries, with broad experience in finance, business affairs, production, distribution, strategic planning and investment banking in the film and television and related media industries. He has been a senior finance and operations executive for a variety of entertainment companies, including HBO, IMAX Corporation, Avenue Pictures, Trans Pacific Films and InterMedia Film/Equities. Murray has extensive international experience in numerous territories in Europe and Asia. He has had a significant role in the financing, production and distribution of over 50 independent feature film and television projects. In 2013, Murray developed and helped capitalize the IMAX Documentary Films Production Fund, with total equity investment of $30M. Murray has a BA, MA and MBA all from UCLA.

Team

Jean Shi

SVP of Development

Jean Shi is the SVP of Development for InventTV. Her background as a creative executive and producer includes credits across unscripted, scripted and new media content. Before joining InventTV, Jean was Vice President of Development for Oxygen Media where she developed and oversaw original programming for the network. Prior to Oxygen, Jean held development positions at GRB Entertainment, Lion Television, and September Films USA.  Jean is a graduate of Stanford University.

Melina Adduci

VP of Production

With eighteen years of experience, Melina has produced hundreds of hours of non-fiction television. Prior to joining InventTV, Melina held various production leading roles; she was the Vice President of Production at Style Network and worked for an array of companies where she managed and produced titles such as Deadliest Catch, The PitchDiamond DiversMelB: It’s A Scary World, Pussycat Dolls: GirliciousDice: Undisputed and most recently Iron Chef Gauntlet.

Emma Humphrey

Line Producer

Emma Humphrey has over 20 years in the film and television industry. Her unscripted credits include The Next 15 (TVOne), Flex & Shanice (OWN), Fix My Choir (Oxygen), LA Ink (TLC), BBQ Pitmasters (TLC & Destination America), and the The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo). Prior to reality, Emma worked on independent features and coordinated countless commercials and music videos.

Kristina Ort

Director of Post Production

Following graduation from Emerson College, Kristina became an editing instructor and then quickly moved into reality television and documentary film. For over a decade she has been utilizing her technical and managerial skills to enhance the post experience. She is comfortable on all sides of post, and thrives on making it the smooth process it should be.

Tiffany Alfaro

VP, Talent & New Business

Tiffany started her career directing The Dream Street Foundation and has been recognized as a woman who inspires.  Her work’s been published by Randi Zuckerberg Media.  She worked on developing projects with Morocco Junction Entertainment and MME at All3Media.  Alfaro is currently a VP of Talent & New Business at Invent TV and is the Co-Founder of The Alfaro Do Good Foundation.

Anna Turner

Director of Development

Anna comes to InventTV by way of Outpost Entertainment, an ITV/Leftfield company where she served as Manager of Development. Before that, she worked as Development Associate Producer at Wendy Williams Productions. Anna has helped launch series such as “Total Bellas” (E!), and “Storage Wars: New York” and “Barry’d Treasure” (A&E). 

Susan Merwin

Manager of Development

Susan joins InventTV after nearly two years working in Development at Trooper Entertainment, a partnership with Lionsgate, where she developed the cast and concept for the series Checked Inn for OWN. Prior to Trooper, Susan served as the Development Coordinator at Wilshire Studios, the unscripted production arm of NBCUniversal.

Betsy Cox

Development Consultant

In her decades of experience in the business, finance and luxury concierge worlds,  Betsy has created a global network of contacts and relationships that she brings to InventTV as Development Consultant.  She resides in New York City and is constantly traveling the world making connections and looking for talent.

Markel Ringer

Development Assistant

Markel Ringer got his start in music production. As a Creative Director, he has collaborated with some of today’s gifted artist directing live shows & tours. He has provided creative treatments for American Idol and Dancing with The Stars and collaborated with networks like FOX, OXYGEN, BET, REVOLT and more. Now Markel hopes to use his production experience to help development millennial TV projects and specials.

Vanessa Barzola

Production Manager

Vanessa started her career in television over ten years ago. She is originally from the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago. Since then she has worked on numerous productions, which have taken her to many cities to the most remote places in the world. When she’s not working Vanessa is training for marathons, traveling to new places and exploring new cuisines.

Missy Thomas

Post Production Coordinator

Hailing from Springfield, Missouri, Missy entered the world of production as a SFX/Beauty Makeup artist. Her desire to work in the industry led her to move to LA, where she worked in many aspects of production on docu/reality style content for major networks such as A&E, History, and Bravo. She is excited to continue growing her career as InventTV’s post production coordinator.