Executive Producer, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
Michele Nasraway began her twenty-four year career with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” right out of college with a job in the mail room. Over the years she held many different positions on the show before her current one, where she oversees the daily operations and advises on the brand’s business extensions. During her tenure at Vin Di Bona Productions, she also produced 110 episodes of “Show Me the Funny” for the Fox Family Channel, and an “’I Do’ Diaries: Wacky Wedding Videos” special for Lifetime.
Mike joined the show as a writer in season eleven and is currently a writer / supervising producer. Before joining AFV, Mike was a writer on MTV’s “The Tom Green Show” and the syndicated show “Blind Date. He also won two Emmy awards for writing on the children’s show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Richard Connor graduated from USC Cinema School in 1985. He started out his career as a Development Executive at Cannon Films, where he and fellow USC alum, director Charles Matthau, made the cult film “Doin’ Time on Planet Earth”, a comedy written by a then-unknown Darren Star (‘Beverly Hills 90210’, ‘Melrose Place’, ‘Sex in the City’). When Cannon disbanded, Connor and Matthau formed The Matthau Company, which produced ‘The Incident’ (CBS, 1990), starring Walter Matthau, ‘Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love’ (CBS, 1991), starring Ellen Burstyn; ‘The Grass Harp’ (feature, 1995), based on Truman Capote’s novel and starring Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Sissy Spacek; and ‘The Marriage Fool’ (CBS, 1998), starring Carol Burnett. In 1999, Connor took a job as producer on “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, where he has made a name for himself producing the program’s signature musical montages. Richard resides in Los Angeles.
Tomika Palmer-Ciaccio currently serves as a producer on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Prior to starting with Vin Di Bona Productions in 1999, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently worked as an account manager in the business management industry. She began as a production coordinator on AFV when it began its 11th season with Tom Bergeron as host. When she isn’t busy laughing at funny videos, Tomika spends her spare time raising money for the non-profit animal welfare organization she co-founded, Shelter Animal Advocacy Fund, Los Angeles, otherwise known as SAAFLA . She is also training for her next marathon.
Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Paul Lapointe was previously CFO for Vin Di Bona’s group of companies for a period of twelve years. Lapointe was also CEO, Videojug America, a company that produced and monetized over 45,000 how-to videos. Prior in his career, he held key positions with Hoyts Television, a production company in Australia.
Executive Vice President Content, Revenue, and Business Development
As Executive Vice President of Content, Revenue, and Business Development at Vin Di Bona Productions, Lisa Black oversees all off-air marketing initiatives for the Vin Di Bona brand, which includes “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” the longest-running, primetime entertainment show in the history of the ABC network. Through meaningful global partnerships, strategic planning, and creative development, Lisa creates and extends revenue streams for the company and its assets. Her duties include the implementation of all brand extensions such as social media, mobile, and application development, as well as developing both local and international versions of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Lisa also oversees further monetization of television’s largest collection of user-generated video clips through expanding distribution via emerging global channels and through growing VDBP’s footage licensing business, Home Video Licensing. The company’s latest innovation, Home Video Licensing, is an online platform allowing access to search and self-serve licensing to various content professionals for use in advertising, online marketing and entertainment. Prior to joining Vin Di Bona Productions, Lisa served as General Manager for Warner Bros. Women’s Digital Brands and Business Development, where she was responsible for the overall strategy and alternative revenue generation for Telepictures’ daytime brands, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TMZ, Anderson Cooper, Extra and MomLogic. Black formerly was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Digital Media for SiTV, leading the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for SiTV’s programming and the SiTV digital network. Her previous experience also includes Vice President at Lifetime Television, Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Food Network, and financial positions at Random House, Broadway Media and KPMG.