Board of Directors

Brian Pines (President/CEO)

Brian Pines is the president and CEO of Hypomania Content, a production company based in Los Angeles.

Pines is an Executive Producer of the ABC comedy The Real O’Neals. His other credits include the Emmy-nominated It Gets Better (MTV and Logo), Savage U (MTV) and The Pre-Game Meal (NECN).

Pines was SVP of TV at Josephson Entertainment. Prior to that, he served as VP of Production and Development at Heel & Toe Films from where he was Executive in Charge of Production on the hit series House.

Pines began his career working in public relations at the firm Nancy Seltzer & Associates and as the assistant to actors Julia Ormond and Susan Sarandon.

Pines is also the co-founder of the Iola Foundation, a California-based 501(c)3 that currently operates as the It Gets Better Project. Pines serves on the board of the Project, which works to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth around the world that ‘it gets better.’ The It Gets Better Project received the 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 is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program. He is engaged to Seth Levy and lives in Los Angeles with their dogs Biscuit and Dudley.

Tom Weedon

Tom Weedon is a senior digital media & advertising executive with extensive experience building successful Internet companies, launching new media startups, and consulting to Fortune 500 companies. After nearly ten years as a successful management consultant with top tier firms such as The Boston Consulting Group and Monitor Group, Weedon joined GoTo.com in 1999 as a Product Manager, where he was responsible for all syndication related products for the company’s paid search business. As GoTo.com became Overture Services, Mr. Weedon rose to Senior Director, Search Quality, managing a team of over 50 people, building and running Overture’s search quality organization. Overture created the paid search business, now a $13 billion market in the US alone. The company was sold to Yahoo! in 2003 for $1.63 billion.

Mr. Weedon devoted his time after leaving Overture in 2003 between charitable organizations and continued consulting with successful Internet companies such as Veoh Networks, a start-up with almost $70 million in funding that attracted media attention when ex-Disney chairman Michael Eisner joined the board in 2006. Mr. Weedon has also consulted with Spot Runner, the first Internet-based ad agency, where he helped them develop a strategy for online video. Mr. Weedon has also worked at Microsoft, where he served as Senior Director, Partner Development. At Microsoft, he oversaw the company’s multi-year strategic partnership with Viacom, valued at more than $500 million. Mr. Weedon most recently served as Vice President, Global Accounts for the Rubicon Project which is a pioneer, and the market leader, in yield optimization business for display advertising. At Rubicon, Mr. Weedon was responsible for managing relationships with over 350 premium web publishers worldwide, including companies such as NBC, Gannett, News Corp, Tribune, Hearst and Time Inc. Mr. Weedon holds a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours, First Class) from Queen’s University.

Mr. Weedon is currently a director of Hypomania Content, Inc.

Content Development & Production
Branded Entertainment
Personality-driven Brand Management
Social Media Marketing + Strategy
Public Relations