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Hypomania Content develops, produces, and markets a diverse slate of original programming across multiple media platforms.

Brian Pines is president and CEO of Hypomania Content, a production and management company he founded in 2008.

Pines was most recently Executive Producer of the ABC family comedy THE REAL O’NEALS. His other producing credits include IT GOT BETTER (L/Studio), AMERICAN SAVAGE (TakePartTV), IT GETS BETTER (MTV and Logo, Emmy nomination), SAVAGE U (MTV) and THE PRE-GAME MEAL (New England Sports Network).

Prior to founding Hypomania Content, Pines was SVP of TV at Josephson Entertainment (BONES), a division of 20th Century Fox TV, and VP of Production and Development at Heel & Toe Films. He was Executive in Charge of Production on the Emmy-winning global hit series HOUSE, which aired in the US on the Fox Broadcasting Channel and went onto become the #1 show in the world.

Pines is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program. While at Tisch, Pines began his career working in PR at the firm Nancy Seltzer & Associates, where his clients included actors Sean Connery, Julia Roberts, Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, Jonathan Demme, Tim Robbins, Julia Ormond and film campaigns for THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, SCREAM, SCREAM 2 and A FEW GOOD MEN, to name a few.

Between stints in PR, Pines worked as an assistant in the theatrical talent department at Abrams Artists Agency and as an office assistant at Rebeledit, a commercial editing house. He also interned and worked briefly for the late filmmaker Jonathan Demme at Clinica Estetico, and was also a personal assistant to Ormond (SMILLA’S SENSE OF SNOW) and Sarandon before relocating to Los Angeles.

Pines is also the co-founder of the Iola Foundation, a 501(c)3 that currently operates as the It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org). Pines serves on the board of the It Gets Better Project, which strives to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe through storytelling and activism. In 2012, the organization received the prestigious Governors Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2012 for its use of the medium of television to inspire social change.

Pines, also the writer of several so-far-unproduced original screenplays, recently married Seth Levy, his partner of 10+ years. They currently live in Idaho with their cocker spaniels Biscuit, 9, and Dudley, 2.

Jesse Cramer is VP of Hypomania Content, where he develops film and television projects. Previously at the company, Cramer served on the production staff of THE REAL O’NEALS, which ran for two seasons on ABC. Prior to joining Hypomania Content, he worked on several television shows including EXTANT (CBS), BATTLE CREEK (CBS) and MARON (IFC), as well as feature films A.C.O.D. (Sundance premiere), PREMATURE (SXSW premiere), among others.

As a writer, his plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, and his short film CIRCLES was optioned and developed by Warner Brothers. His play THE STRANGE ATTRACTOR received its world premiere in Atlanta, where it was nominated for a Suzi Bass Award for playwriting. He is also a Founding Member of the Hot Metal Arts Collective — a theater company based in New York City that supports new-and-emerging artists.

Cramer graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in English. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his fiancé Franco.



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