Scripted, Television

Ep 112: Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch – Have an Insatiable Appetite to Know Everything About the Genre You Are Passionate About

In this episode, I break it down with Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Peabody, Emmy, Gracie and GLAAD award-winning nonfiction company 44 Blue Productions, which is also a HUSSLUP partner. With her husband Rasha, she executive produces many series, including Netflix’s “Life After Death with Tyler Henry,” Discovery+ award-winning limited series “Last Chance Transplant,” and Oxygen’s true crime franchises “Real Murders of Orange County” and “Real Murders of Atlanta.”

From local news to Whacky World of Sports to Wahlburgers, Stephanie and I discuss working at a studio vs owning your own shop and trying to read Excel spreadsheets, Khloe Kardashian and partnering with great talent, and opportunities for women in unscripted. Stephanie shares how 44 Blue is sourcing teams from underrepresented communities by working with the TV Academy Foundation and HUSSLUP. And she offers this advice: have an insatiable appetite to learn about the business, do your homework, and talk to the person next to you!