Tom Arcuragi is an experienced and trusted programming executive. He was a founding partner at Crawford Communications, one of the most respected media post-production and satellite distribution facilities in the country.
He then founded The Atlanta Stage Works, a 65,000 sq. ft. production facility. The first of its kind in the Atlanta Market. Tom sold the facility to Tyler Perry Productions in 2006.
That same year, Mr. Arcuragi became the SVP of Integrated Media and Content for Original Productions; producers of 13 cable reality blockbusters over 9 different networks… Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Axe Men, Storage Wars, 1000 Ways to Die, etc.
In 2009, the company was acquired by Fremantle Media, and Tom made the transition to Fremantle as SVP Integrated Media and Content, guiding the cable reality integrations and digital branded content efforts for several FME properties.
Since leaving Fremantle in 2013, Tom has performed a wide variety of production, branding and digital content consulting contracts for TruTV, VH1, NBCSN and FX. The contracts covered network rebranding, ‘loan out’ EP contracts to budget, package, configure integrations, branded content and digital content initiatives for a variety of broadcast properties.
In 2014, Tom became the managing partner at Pick & Shovel, LLC, a Los Angeles based development and production company. The first product was a YA (young adult) book trilogy that was sold in six countries, and is now being developed for mass media. In addition, the company has developed four B2B software applications that are currently in the marketplace.
Mr. Arcuragi continues to consult for networks, media companies, and producers in the production and post production processes, digital distribution and branded content arenas.