Ian Roth (Development Lead - YouTube Originals)
Ian Roth is currently an executive at YouTube Originals, covering a diverse slate of content. After several years working in the New York feature film world, he turned his focus to unscripted television, where he has focused on new forms of unscripted and documentary storytelling. As a Developer for Zodiak Media’s International Creativity and Innovation Unit, he created a range of global formats from a Japanese game show to social experiments for television. Over the last several years at YouTube, Ian has overseen the development and launch of some of the platform’s most successful unscripted projects including feature documentaries such as Barbara Kopple’s This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s State of Pride, Band Together with Logic from Joseph Gordon Levitt’s hitRECord, Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story, and several series, including Mind Field, Escape the Night with Joey Graceffa, Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge, and If I Could Tell You Just One Thing with Priyanka Chopra-Jonas. He now focuses solely on Learning shows for YouTube Originals, including Robert Downey Jr.’s Age of AI, Stonewall:OutLoud, Celebrity Substitute, and Create Together #WithMe.
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