VP of CuffLinkTV & Director of TV Development
Chip Brown’s quick ability to create and tell a story along with his experience and knowledge of the overall production process, makes him second to none, with nearly 24 years of experience in the television industry.
At the age of 20, Chip began his career as a on-set production assistant on several Emmy winning documentaries for ABC. Within months he was promoted and found himself working on HBO’s hit series Real Sex, Sex Bytes and Taxi Cab Confessions as a production coordinator. Not nearly fulfilled, Chip decided to take editing classes from a new company called AVID and eventually became one of their first ACSR’s. This learning experience made him one of the most sought out assistant editors to Hollywood’s most decorated editors. From Oscar and ACE award winners, Chip was able to learn his craft on shows and feature films like Freaks and Geeks, In Gods Hands, NBC’s Wind on Water, CBS’s Kids Say the Darndest Things and ABC’s Behind Closed Doors with Joan London.
Chip then began editing for FOX’s Guinness World Records Primetime, Discovery Channel, Lifetime and TLC. After 3 years, he transitioned to FOX full time - editing Divorce Court and Power of Attorney. During this time, he also cut the winning entry for the first Project Greenlight, “Stolen Summer,” but had grown tired of the chair and didn’t follow the project into theaters.
In 2001, FOX television offered Chip the chance of a lifetime, to direct their new court show, Texas Justice. In its first year, Texas Justice and Chip Brown were honored to receive various achievements, including the number 1 new show on daytime as well as Emmy nominations. Over 300 episodes later, Chip landed at ABC Sports/Monday Night Football directing “in show promos.” Shortly thereafter, he landed at ESPN editing and directing on shows like Jim Rome is Burning, The ESPY’s and ESPN Hollywood.
Yet again, eyeing more, Chip freelanced and directed his way onto shows for TLC, Lifetime, HGTV and finally Deal or No Deal, where he also found a new love as a producer.
Chip produced, shot and edited several specials for the hugely successful game show before moving onto other emerging formats like Don’t Forget the Lyrics on FOX, Dance Machine on ABC and Coolio’ Rules for Oxygen. He also is credited for the editing and producing of Destination Truth for SyFy and Co Producing Discovery Channels hugely successful with 88 episodes of Destroyed in Seconds.
Not slowing down, Chip had his eye on more. After simply editing the pilot episode for ABC/Merv Griffin Entertainments newest game show, “Million Dollar Mind Game,” he negotiated that upon its pickup, he would be given the opportunity to Supervising and producing the entire shows order. The show was picked up for 11 episodes and Chip proved himself into producing Merv Griffin’s entire slate of shows for the next 3 years, including NBC’s “It’s Worth What,” Bloomberg’s “The Mentor” (seasons 1 &2) as well as every show in pilot stage or development. For nearly 3 years, Chip’s influence in production, story telling and editorial made him an integral partner until the company sold to Lionsgate in 2012.
Since then, Chip has been on his own as an independent producer and editor creating the look and style for shows like Spyke’s, Criss Angels Believe, TruTV’s Killer Karaoke, MTV’s Hip Hop Squares, The Food Network’s At Home with Tia Mowrey, Valerie’s Home Cooking and Real Girl’s Kitchen with Hayley Duff among a host of others. He has also teamed up with major production companies like LBI Entertainment, Kinetic Entertainment, Zodiak USA, Banca Studios as well as the multi Emmy winning company Planet Grande Pictures, to co-produce his own original formats.
With hardly a production company or network unfamiliar with Chip’s body of work, he now has set his sights on building the television division for CufflinkTV. His hard work, knowledge and creativity will no doubt take CufflinkTV to new heights. He’s very excited to create a new brand of entertainment in a landscape that is changing rapidly from Network TV to the internet.