Chris Thomes

As Vice President, Marketing Strategy for ABC Studios, Chris Thomes is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies from development, broadcast, and international roll out for all current ABC Studios TV content across North America with a specific requirement to build the Studio brand and its visibility through the creation of creative, high profile and targeted initiatives to support ABCS development team, producers, North American sales directors, partners and broadcasters across the US and Canada. Previously Thomes was responsible for general management and oversight of branded digital video programming at ABC's Digital Studio.

As Vice President, Marketing Strategy for ABC Studios, Chris Thomes is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies from development, broadcast, and international roll out for all current ABC Studios TV content across North America with a specific requirement to build the Studio brand and its visibility through the creation of creative, high profile and targeted initiatives to support ABCS development team, producers, North American sales directors, partners and broadcasters across the US and Canada. Previously Thomes was responsible for general management and oversight of branded digital video programming at ABC's Digital Studio. There he oversaw production for content created by external producers, including derivative digital series, original digital first series and special event live programming for the Disney-ABC Television Group's diverse portfolio of broadcast and cable networks, including ABC Entertainment, Freeform and Disney Channel networks.

He has been awarded two Emmys for his work at ABC in digital programming and was responsible for helping launch ABC's foray into original scripted digital short with ABC.

Prior to joining the Disney/ABC Television Group, Mr. Thomes oversaw digital production and programming for Saban Brands. There he managed the digital assets of Power Rangers and Paul Frank, among others.

Before Saban Brands, Mr. Thomes oversaw ABC.com's Digital Oscar Experience, which won the 2011 Emmy for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. He has served as executive producer at Disney's Interactive Media Group where he oversaw video production and integrated ad sales production and earned four Disney Inventor Awards for his work on Disney Xtreme Digital. At DIMG, Mr. Thomes also produced The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora web series, a comedy cooking show and the Webby Award-winning Jim Henson's The Possibility Shop, a Disney.com, web-based original production focused on instilling creativity in kids and parents. Mr. Thomes is an active member of the Television Academy sitting on the Producers Peer Group and Interactive Media Peer Executive Committees as well as co-chair for the digital strategy committee. He also served as Vice President, New Media for the Producers Guild of America from 2010-2012. He also sits on the PGA's National Board of Directors. Mr. Thomes holds a BA in Film and Television from University of California, San Diego.

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2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
2018 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Chris Thomes, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the 2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Chris Thomes at the 2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
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Robinne Alaina Burrell, Shirin Salemnia, Terrence Hunter, Adam Dubov, Seth Shapiro, Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Marc Johnson, Chris Thomes, and Spencer Bovee at The Television Academy's Interactive Media Nominee Reception at The Wolf Theatre in The Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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