EMRE SAHIN / KELLY MCPHERSON / SARAH WETHERBEE
Founding Partners Emre Sahin, Kelly McPherson and Sarah Wetherbee launched Karga Seven Pictures in 2008 with the idea of creating smart, entertaining television and films in the US and globally. Today Karga Seven has offices in Los Angeles and Istanbul and has assembled an amazingly talented multinational team.
BRETT BOYDSTUN – EVP, HEAD OF PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS
Brett Boydstun joined Karga Seven Pictures in 2016 as SVP of Production. He spent the previous 13 years at Pilgrim Studios, working in many capacities including, SVP of Production Finance and Operations. Brett’s previous experience was in the film world, working on over 40 films including The Prophecy, Jack Frost, No Way Back, 10 Things I Hate About You, Fast Sofa, Jurassic Park 3, Dinosaur, X Men and 6 Days/7 Nights.
JASON WOLF – SVP, HEAD OF PROGRAMMING
Jason Wolf joined Karga7 in 2015 as showrunner and Executive Producer of History Channel’s hit series “Hunting Hitler.” Jason has produced hundreds of hours of television, including CBS’s Emmy-winning series “Undercover Boss” and Animal Planet’s Emmy-nominated “Whale Wars.” He is a LA native and graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication.
SCOTT HUNTER – VP OF DEVELOPMENT
Since joining Karga in 2014, Scott has played a key role in growing Karga’s diverse development slate and helping establish numerous series such as Shot In The Dark (Netflix), The Hunt for The Zodiac Killer (History), Hard to Kill (Discovery), Mysteries & Myths with Megan Fox (Travel), Killing Time (ID) and Breaking the Day (Red Bull). Prior to Karga, Scott worked as a freelance writer/producer creating content for networks including Travel, Science, History and SYFY.
CLINT LEALOS – CREATIVE DIRECTOR/VISUALS DIRECTOR
As a Director of Photography, emmy nominated Clint Lealos has contributed to almost every show Karga Seven has produced. He currently serves as Karga's Creative Director and Visuals Director. Clint has a diverse background in international film, television, and commercials.
JEFF DANIELS – CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jeff Daniels has worked as a Producer, Director, Director of Photography, and Editor on numerous non-fiction specials and series for network and cable television. Among Jeff's credits are series and specials for Netflix, Discovery, Travel, History, Food Network and Sundance Channel. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Emerson College in Boston and is a member of the Frames Per Second Cinephile club in Los Angeles.
FIKRET MANOGLU – GRAPHICS PRODUCER AND CREATIVE PRODUCER FOR KARGA TURKEY
Fikret was born in Izmir, Turkey, studied Business Administration and Economics in Istanbul, he worked in commercial production for several years until he moved to LA in 2011 to work with Karga Seven Pictures both as Field and Graphics Producer. In 2013, he earned an Emmy nomination for graphics featured in the History mini-series, Ultimate Guide To The Presidents. Since 2016 he's been leading the Graphics Department, including work on such series as Hunting Hitler, JFK, Breaking The Day, Futurescape, and Alien Encounters, among many others. Since 2018 he's been working as the creative producer for Karga Turkey where he is responsible for development of scripted series for the Turkish mainstream TV market.
ONUR SUAT AYAS – HEAD OF AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION
Born in 1985 to Turkish/Spanish parents, Suat grew up in “The Birthplace of Recorded Sound” Edison, NJ. He started sampling and recording SFX in early high school, which led him to study audio engineering in college. Suat graduated from the Institute of Audio Research NYC in 2005. After graduation, Suat served a short internship with his idol, Ahmet Ertegun (founder of Atlantic Records), before landing a post-production assistant job at Kaufmann Astoria Studios in New York City – where he worked in the audio department on the 32nd season of Sesame Street. Suat then moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where he worked on over 50 feature films and 200 broadcast commercials. He also lectured at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) for 2 years. He joined the Karga team in 2015, where he currently serves as Head of Audio Post Production.
MARIANNA CERULLE – VP OF PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING
An LA native, Marianna joined Karga in 2013. Marianna previously worked for 20th Century Fox, Snackaholic, Fly on the Wall Entertainment, Go Go Luckey Entertainment and Gay Rosenthal Productions. She has worked on a variety of shows including Decoded and Little People Big World.
ANGELA TEED – VP OF PRODUCTION
Angela has been working in television and film for the past 18 years. Before coming to Karga in 2013, she worked on hit reality series such as American Ninja Warrior, The Amazing Race, Top Chef and Let’s Make a Deal, along with several major motion pictures in the Locations Department.
TED GARVEY – DIRECTOR OF POST PRODUCTION
Prior to joining Karga in 2013 as Director of Post Production, Ted worked on numerous series, including Dirty Jobs, Catfish, The Hills, Temptation Island and Joe Millionaire. His hand drawn sketch of Karga’s post workflow deserves a place in the Sistine Chapel.