Steve Spignese

Steve Spignese has spent his career publicizing entertainment content and its creators.

Steve Spignese has spent his career publicizing entertainment content and its creators.

Steve has driven tune-in campaigns for a variety of networks, producers, and studios, including digital and traditional series for clients like Endemol Shine North America, MGM, NBCUniversal and Warner Bros. Television. He's promoted streaming series on Netflix, Amazon, and other SVOD services, and also daytime syndicated series for Sony Pictures Television, Debmar-Mercury, and NBCUniversal. He has publicized cable programming for networks like Animal Planet and Destination America, and prime-time broadcast series like American Ninja Warrior on behalf of production company A. Smith & Co., and the PBS series Independent Lens for producer ITVS. He's comfortable at the intersection of entertainment and technology, having worked with the National Association of Broadcasters on the NAB Show, the largest convention in the world devoted to entertainment media and technology.

Throughout his career, Steve has been an active member of the Television Academy. He represented the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable arm of the Television Academy, as a client for several years, and he served on the Daytime Awards Committee. He served on the Public Relations Peer Group Executive Committee for four years prior to becoming a PR Peer Group Governor in 2018.

Steve started his career at entertainment public relations leader Rogers & Cowan where he represented a variety of high-profile actors, writers and producers before moving to online pioneer Yahoo!. Before making the move to independent consulting, he oversaw entertainment account teams at Beck Media & Marketing, a Los Angeles based PR agency, for more than a decade. A Massachusetts native, he studied at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England, and at the University of Massachusetts.

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2021 Casting Directors and Executives Nominee Celebration
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Television Academy Governors Ann Leslie Uzdavinis and Steven Spignese attend the 73rd Emmy Awards Nominee Celebration honoring this year’s nominees for Outstanding Casting Directors and Executives at the Television Academy on Friday, September 10, 2021 in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy Governor Steven Spignese at the 2019 Directors Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration
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Matthew Gardea, Hanna Bolte and Television Academy Governor Steven Spignese at the 2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Art Directors & Set Decorators Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Steven Spignese and Bryan Leder at the 2019 Art Directors & Set Decorators Nominee Reception on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Secretary Sharon Lieblein, CSA, Television Academy Governor Greg Kupiec, Camila Martins, and Television Academy Governor Steven Spignese at the 2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception at the Television Academy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy Governor Steven Spignese at the Commercials Nominee Reception, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Motion and Title Design Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Steve Spignese, Kara Shelmire, and Kaitlin Kiernan at the Television Academy's Motion and Title Design Nominee Reception at Mr. C's in Los Angeles, California on Friday, September 7, 2018.

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2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Scott Boyd, Jeff Calderon, Steven Spignese, and Susan Nessenbaum-Goldberg at the 2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
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Amanda Arcangel, Steve Spignese, Courtenay Palaski and Television Academy Governor Nicole Marostica attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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