Pilgrim of the Week: Emily Berens, Manager of Development

Pilgrim of the Week: Emily Berens, Manager of Development

Every week, we spotlight our Pilgrim team behind the scenes, and share their thoughts on upcoming projects and fun facts about what it’s like working at Pilgrim. From shows including Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters” to FS1’s “The Ultimate Fighter“, to our digital channel, 1620 Media, we wouldn’t be making your favorite tv shows without the best team working behind the scenes to make it happen. This week, we’re featuring Emily Berens, Manager of Development, as the Pilgrim of the Week. Read what Emily had to say about working alongside the development team in bringing ideas and talents onto television:

What do you do at Pilgrim?

I’m a Manager of Development—our department is tasked with finding new talent, concepts, and formats to shows to networks. I’ve researched everything from insane Las Vegas murders to child preachers. Before working in development, I produced three shows for the Sportsman Channel: Amazing America, Saving Private K9, and Camp Stew.

What’s the coolest project you’ve worked on?

I can’t tell you that! Development is TOP SECRET.

What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of it?

Oh man, it’s really dorky. I became a Girl Scout leader, and I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. I was a Girl Scout all the way through high school, and not to get all sappy about it, but I can’t wait to give back to the community that basically raised to become the feisty lady I am today!

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know_____.

That I’m from Ohio. There’s something about Ohioans that make us tell you that within an hour of meeting us. Ask me about Ohio trivia. Ask me the state bird (Cardinal). Ask me the state rock and roll song (Hang On Sloopy). Ask me how many presidents are from Ohio (8). Ask me the state fossil (Trilobite).

Who do you nominate for Pilgrim feature and why?

Toni Postell, because she has style and she has grace. And makes me laugh.