Jason Spingarn-Koff

Jason Spingarn-Koff has more than 20 years of experience as a media executive, filmmaker and journalist creating award-winning content. As director of original documentary programming at Netflix, he is an executive overseeing a broad slate of global films and series, from the Emmy-winning Our Planet to three Oscar-winning documentary films (American Factory, Icarus, The White Helmets). Formerly the commissioning editor for Opinion video at The New York Times, he launched and oversaw the acclaimed Op-Docs initiative for short opinion documentaries by independent filmmakers, publishing more than 165 short films and winning two Emmys and a Peabody Award. He directed the feature-length documentary “Life 2.0,” which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. His prior films and journalism have appeared on PBS, BBC, MSNBC, Time.com and Wired News. In 2020, he became a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He was a MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow and is a graduate of Brown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.