Josh Oshinsky Joins Sports Illustrated Group as Supervising Producer
Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group announced that Emmy Award-winning producer Josh Oshinsky has joined the organization as Supervising Producer for Sports Illustrated, Golf, and SI Kids Video. Oshinsky, who has 13 Emmy Awards to his credit, will oversee video production and operations for these brands and will report to Collin Orcutt, Editor Sports Illustrated Group Video and Digital/Executive Producer SI Films.
Oshinsky joins the organization after 16 years producing TV shows and films for virtually every major sports league. His credits include: senior producer for Showtime’s The Franchise, for which he won a National Sports Emmy for Outstanding Edited Series (The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants, 2011); producer/editor of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, “Four Days in October,” which won a Peabody Award for Distinguished Continuing Series in 2010; and executive producer for SI’s annual The Making of Swimsuit docu-series.
“Josh has finely tuned instincts for storytelling and a keen understanding of the digital video space,” says Chris Stone, Sports Illustrated Group Editorial Director. “Adding him to the team builds on our momentum in the video space, and we are thrilled to have him join us.”
The company also announced the promotions of Lee Feiner and Nolan Thomas to Producer. Both have been instrumental in the development of the group’s video enterprise, with their work contributing to Sports Illustrated’s first Sports Emmy Award and multiple Webby Awards, among others. They will both report to Oshinsky.
Feiner joined SI in 2012 and has worked on nearly all of SI’s major video initiatives, including the World Cup, Olympics and several golf majors. “Lee embodies the true definition of a producer: someone who puts care and thought into every facet of a story and, most important, always gets the shoot done, no matter the circumstance,” says Orcutt.
Thomas joined the team in 2010, and his work includes the Webby Award-winning “Young, Gifted & Homeless” digital documentary and “A Boy Helps a Town Heal,” which claimed SI’s first Sports Emmy. For the past three years, he has been the lead editor for the Emmy-nominated Underdogs, as well as numerous SI Films projects. “His understanding of story development and his thoughtful, creative execution have made him a key member of SI’s growth into long-form video,” says Orcutt.
The Sports Illustrated Group is enjoying significant momentum as a video enterprise, which has played out through recent exclusive mini-docs on soccer’s mega star Lionel Messi and the upcoming “Jenner: 40 Years After the Gold,” set to premiere shortly. Also on tap is “Dear Basketball,” the animated short film for SI.com debuting later this year as part of a multi-pronged, exclusive partnership with Kobe Bryant announced during NewFronts.