Meet the Founders
Peilin Chou started her career at the Walt Disney Studios where she was a Creative Executive at Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Feature Animation. There she developed dozens of screenplays, and oversaw the production of numerous feature films. Her credits include: Toy Story 2, Mulan, Phenomenon, and Romy & Michele's High School Reunion.
More recently, Peilin held several creative leadership positions at MTV Networks. As Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, she was part of the charter team that originally launched the network and was responsible for the development and production of all original series, including Spike's first original hit, The Joe Schmo Show. Prior to that, Peilin served as the Director of TV Movies and Alternative Development at Nickelodeon.
In the arena of live theatre, Peilin served as the Company Manager & Artistic Associate of the Roundabout Theatre, overseeing over a dozen different revivals and new works, including the Tony Award-winning productions of Cabaret and Sideman. Peilin also served as the Director of Development at Livent, Inc. where she helped to launch the Tony Award-winning musical Fosse.
Just prior to founding Lifefilm, Peilin was the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for AZN Television (A Comcast Network). In addition to her role overseeing the overall programming strategy for network, Peilin served as the Executive Producer for all AZN TV Original Productions
Peilin received her BA in Communication Studies from UCLA. She resides in Manhattan with her husband Eric and their two boys Hayden and Bailey.
John Brancaccio has worked in Media for the past 15 years as an Executive Producer, Supervising Producer, Director, Producer and Editor. John has worked extensively in Reality TV, Branded Entertainment, Commercials, Documentaries, Promos, Web Design and Development, Web Video, Corporate, and Non Profit. John's broadcast TV credits include producing dozens of programs for most major networks, Fortune 500 companies, foundations and Non Profits.
John worked on the Emmy nominated ESPN TV series, The Life, at radical media. John was the Supervising Producer, on the controversial reality series Being Bobby Brown on Bravo. In the world of film, John was an editor on Some Kind of Monster, a feature documentary about the band Metallica. John is also a prolific director and documentary producer. Amongst his numerous credits are: Five Days in South Africa, a documentary on the plight of AIDS in South Africa, and Fighting Malaria, a documentary focused on eradicating malaria in Zambia funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
John also had a former life working on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, and Private Equity. Using that experience as a solid background and launching pad, John has developed and launched numerous successful companies over his career, including Cath Lab Essentials, FindaDoc.com, Park Bench Media and of course, Lifefilm Entertainment.
John received his BS from Fordham University in Economics and International Finance. He currently resides in Centerport, NY with his wife Jeanne, his sons Aidan and Connor, and his bulldog Mazey.