Bodega Adds Kris Walter as Head of Production
New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega has brought on Kris Walter as Head of Production. Walter comes to Bodega from MTV Brand Creative, where he spent over a decade producing award winning, results driven, multi-platform campaigns for the network’s most highly viewed events and series, including the VMAs and the MTV Movie Awards. Starting out as a producer, he worked his way up to Executive Producer, earning honors for his work including Emmy, Webby, One Show, Beacon, Mark and PromaxBDA awards. Kris brings expertise across every aspect of the production process, including digital, social and print, and has taken the lead on celebrity-driven projects collaborating with Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, Will Ferrell, Usher, Bill Hader, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maroon 5 and Conan O’Brien, among others.
“Bodega’s forward-thinking all inclusive business model, taking on projects from ideation through production and post, addresses clients’ evolving production needs,” adds Walter. “They’ve assembled a top creative team that can write, concept and bring more to the table beyond executing a traditional creative brief.”
New Jersey native Walter had his first on-set experience while filming an indie feature in his senior year as a film studies major at Rutgers University and was immediately hooked on the bustle and adrenaline of production life. He got his start as a P.A., learning the ropes hands-on on various commercials, promos, TV shows and films. In 2003, he took a freelance gig with MTV Networks and was brought on staff shortly thereafter. He quickly amassed a diverse production skillset, working closely with in-house creatives and producers as well as curating and supervising outside vendors on campaigns ranging from on-air promotions to social media and integrated assignments. From strategy through creative execution, Walter consistently delivers work that garners awards and delivers impressive online viewership.
His work on the 2015 VMA campaign led the program to bring in over 76 million viewers. It was also one of the most tweeted programmes in television history with over 122 billion impressions.
Notes Bodega Executive Producer/Partner Clint Goldman, “Kris’ creative, can-do attitude is contagious and exciting. He’s really a perfect fit for our clever production approach.”