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Nate Hayden

SVP, Originals


Nate Hayden, VP Originals and Branded Entertainment at AOL, is charged with the task of leading content creation and premium original programming for one of the commercial and critical global leaders in online video, and he is more than ready to take on the challenge.

Hayden proved himself to be an innovative and capable leader at AOL during his tenure as the studio’s Creative Director, during which he developed and supervised the production of series featuring the likes of Zoe Saldana, James Franco, and more. Hayden’s creativity and expertise has led AOL’s content to become a critical and commercial home-run: in 2014 alone, #candidlynicole with Nicole Richie was picked up as a feature on VH1, and Park Bench with Steve Buscemi and Tiffany Shlain’s The Future Starts Here received Emmy nominations.

Hayden brings nearly two decades of experience in the television industry to his leadership rold at AOL Originals. Prior to joining AOL, Nate was Vice President of Development at FremantleMedia, as well as a producer and director at MTV Networks and Mark Burnett Productions. His passion for engaging and disruptive content have established Hayden as a creative leader in AOL’s reincarnation as a global media brand, as well as in the online video industry at large. Hayden graduated from John Madison University with a BA in Broadcast Media. He is based in Los Angeles. 

Speaking on: Unscripted, Everywhere



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