About Us

Austin Street Productions, Inc. is a full service production company based in New York.  We pride ourselves on the ability to craft compelling stories from a multitude of topics: from the inspiring tales of the men and women rebuilding Ground Zero to the mud-lovin’ escapades of a redneck family in Alabama.  The wide range of worlds and characters we interact with every day is our favorite part of what we do. 

So what do we do?  Austin Street specializes in the development, production, and post-production of cable television and on-line programming.  Our twenty years of experience provides essential creative and business guidance for each project. 

A sample of our broadcast clients include A&E, Animal Planet, Bravo, Discovery, HGTV, TLC, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen, OWN, Science, and Smithsonian Channel. 

Austin Street is represented by Melissa Campbell of the Kaplan Stahler Agency.

Bios

Bill Hunt

Executive Producer

Bill generates and develops program concepts and pitches them to networks around the world.  Bill’s programming expertise ranges from reality, docu-soap and lifestyle programming to science and history documentaries.  Bill manages Austin Street’s stable of crazy on-camera characters and secures the company’s exclusive access to the most amazing things.  He also holds the award for the messiest office in North America. 

Bill started his career producing and writing award-winning documentaries for Discovery and History. Bill’s production experience gives him the ability to develop programming while understanding the production process, in English: the producer in him reigns in the salesman.  Prior to setting out the Austin Street shingle, Bill was the SVP, Development of KPI, a NYC based production company.

In 2006, Bill was awarded a Primetime Emmy® as Executive Producer for “Rome: Engineering an Empire.” He also spent too much time in school, receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting from Albany State University, an MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University and an MFA in TV and Film from Brooklyn College.

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Kristine Sabat

Executive Producer

Kristy has produced and supervised more than 300 hours of television programming. She serves as Executive Producer or Showrunner on Austin Street’s projects and collaborates with our team of producers, writers, and editors to bring our stories to life and to manage the insanity.

In 2006, she was awarded a Primetime Emmy® as Executive Producer for Rome: Engineering an Empire. Last year, Kristy served as Executive Producer on Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero a six part series for Discovery, Science and DreamWorks Television. The series won two 2012 Emmy® Awards. Kristy holds a B.F.A. degree in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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