Profiles Television Productions
Elise Doganieri is an nine-time Emmy® award-winning producer best known for co-creating and producing CBS’s reality TV juggernautThe Amazing Race. Together, with Bertram van Munster her producing partner, they run Profiles Television, an award-winning full-service production company that develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace.
The Amazing Race is currently in production on its 23rd season for CBS. Since launching in 2001, the series has aired more than 250 episodes, and is seen in 80+ countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia, Australia, South America, Israel, and Canada (The Amazing Race Canadawill air this summer).
ForThe Amazing Race, Doganieri has earned nine Emmy awards, a DGA award, two PGA awards, and most recently, the 2013 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
In addition toThe Amazing Race, Doganieri currently is producing a new competition seriesFight Master: Ballator MMAfor Spike, set to premiere in 2013. In 2012 she and van Munster also produced for TNT the seriesThe Great Escape, marking TNT’s foray into unscripted programming. Other series includeOprah’s Big Give,Take The Money & Run, andProfiles from the Front Line, all for ABC.
In 2011, Doganieri produced for Ford two groundbreaking, interactive branded-entertainment programs,Focus Rally: America, which aired on Hulu, andEscape Routes, which aired on NBC and also had a live-streaming and interactive component. This year,Escape Routesreceived an Effie Award nomination in the Media category, emerging as a finalist (competition is ongoing). The company currently is in development on new versions of this program.
Prior to Profiles Television, Doganieri worked as an advertising executive for top agencies in both New York and Los Angeles, including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB Needham, and Chiat/Day.
Before her advertising career, Doganieri co-founded in 1994 the New York-based Open-I-Media, an Internet consulting and design firm that developed strategies, interactive solutions and design for several Fortune 500 companies.
In 2006, Doganieri was honored with the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Marvin Feldman Award, which recognizes achievement in business and technology.
Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, Profiles Television Productions