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I am a production and operational management executive with experience across a variety of industries including: documentary and unscripted television, digital video, live stage productions, professional consulting, education and nonprofit management.


Highly skilled, pragmatic manager with in-depth experience in content development, story producing, and editorial. Consistent success in identifying opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness; building beneficial industry partnerships; delivering projects with precision, on time, and on budget; developing strategic and creative content marketing plans; leading and motivating teams in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, while achieving exemplary results.

Selected experienced below. For a complete résumé, please contact. 

Director and Producer, for broadcast

WNET, Channel 13

The Originalist by John Strand Filmed live at Arena Stage, Stage Direction by Molly Smith

Director and Producer, for broadcast

Playbill Theater Network

Alice in Wonderland by Janet Yates Vogt and Marc Friedman; Filmed live at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Stage Direction by Roderick Justice

Director and Producer, for broadcast

Playbill Theater Network

The Yellow Boat by David Saar; Filmed live at Childsplay Arizona, Stage Direction by Dwayne Hartsford

Supervising Producer

Stage17 Productions (2013 – 2015)

  • Line Producer for ten original short form series, both scripted and unscripted, as well as supplementary one-of-a-kind content

  • Primary contact with all talent (actors, hosts, designers), as well as full-time production staff and freelance crew; Managed all contracts (union and non-union), payroll, pension/health/welfare, and budgets/reimbursements

  • Produced pre-taped packages for the 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet, in association with The American Theatre Wing and Serino Coyne; Produced Live Stream of 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet, as well as twelve pre-taped packages for

Story Associate Producer

World of Wonder: Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce (2013)

  • FUSE Network; Exec. Producers Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Jeremy Simmons

  • Story AP for various episodes of Season 1

Associate Producer/Story Producer

Air Extreme Productions: The uneXplained (2011-2012)

  • Exec Producers Doug Liman and Russ Stratton; Producer, Johanna Baldwin for A&E/The BIO Channel

  • Led research team responsible for selection of content, including casting and vetting of participants

  • Supervision of post-production including music supervision, licensing, and delivery

“I cannot recommend Diana Basmajian highly enough. She is a patient and skillful collaborator and supervisor, never asking anything of her employees than she would not do herself. Her developmental and organizational skills were unparalleled... Rather than micromanage, she skillfully teaches, suggests and collaborates creating a happy and highly productive workplace environment. I am better at my job because I had the fortune of working along side her.”

JACOB PINION, Writer/Director, Fear the Living Dead

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