Ken Yagoda has over 3 decades of experience Producing and Directing digital and web content, commercials, corporate films, short films and TV shows. Ken builds the best team possible for each production he leads. Everyone on a Yagoda team shares in the responsibility and the success of each job.
For many years, Yagoda was Head of Production and Creative Manager at one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, Young & Rubicam, NY. At Y&R, he led the acclaimed Production Department in the transition from film to digital. In addition, he oversaw the launch of Robert Redford’s Sundance Channel and produced award winning campaigns for such industry leaders as Xerox, AT&T, Dr Pepper, Jaguar, UNCF and SONY. Ken shepherded the use of digital cinematography with his creation of the long-running and critically acclaimed “Dreams” project in collaboration with SONY.
Ken then brought his talents to the publishing world as VP, Executive Producer for Time Inc studios. As the newest division of the publishing giant, Ken produced and directed hundreds of short format videos for Time Inc titles such as People.com, Sports Illustrated, Health.com and Golf.com
Most notably, Ken’s long form career began as the director of nine 1/2 hour episodes of Athlete 360, an Emmy nominated sports medicine series on Fox Sports which launched ESPN’s Injury Analyst, Super Bowl Champion and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Mark Adickes.
Ken has, for many years, contributed his time and talents in the service of those who need it most. He was a Teach For America Board Member for over six years and created videos about their journey and mission. He was a Board Member for Bronx Charter School for the Arts whose mission is using the arts as an integral part of the learning process for children K through 5th grade in the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx.
Additionally, Ken has created video content for the Iraq/Afghanistan of America (IAVA) and helped develop the first website for the Innocence Project and its founders Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. Most recently, Ken produced and directed videos for Give an Hour, a non-profit devoted to providing free mental health services for Veterans and their loved ones.
Ken has also been a Board Member of Brookview House-an organization that “..helps moms and their kids break the cycle of homelessness.” in Dorchester, Ma.
Ken Yagoda continues to inspire and be inspired by not only the work he is doing, but by the work that awaits him in the future from long form programming and web content to projects that can reside across multiple platforms.