My main documentary focus  is VH1 ROCK DOCS, a monthly series of high-end feature-length docs revealing untold stories about rock and hip-hop stars. We aim to combine never-before-seen footage with unique and unconventional narrative approaches, allowing  filmmakers distinctive voices.

In 2009, I project I helped acquire Anvil! The Story of Anvil! won an Emmy Award for outstanding arts and culture programming. In 2007, I had won another for DMC: My Adoption Journey.

I help commission original films and then supervise all aspects of production. Before broadcast, I work with  press, promotion, marketing and other partnerships to ensure successful premieres.  At film festivals, I look for promising directors and other talent and also shop for existing films that would interest the VH1 audience.

Read more about the franchise at the VH1 Rock Docs page and become a fan on Facebook.. For updates on the next Rock Doc airing, follow Vh1 Rock Docs on Twitter.

Other documentary properties include INSIDE/OUT, which features celebrities undergoing life transitions as well as other documentaries like the public affairs special Tracking the Monster.

 
  VH1 ROCK DOC: ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL!  

Premiere: October 3, 2009
In the summer of 1984, the band Anvil toured with some of the world's hottest acts like Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. Today, those bands are legends and Anvil is just the opposite. While fame eluded them, Anvil never stopped rocking. Childhood friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner, both fiftysomething, are still toiling away at their dream, trying to make Anvil one of the world's biggest bands. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" has been one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2009. Filmmaker Michael Moore praised it as "the best documentary I've seen in years." Anthony Lane of the New Yorker called it "the most stirring release of the year."

  VH1 ROCK DOC: NY77: THE COOLEST YEAR IN HELL  
Rappers
Premiere: August 11, 2007
This two-hour doc tells the story of one of the most astonishing pop culture years in American history. New York City had fallen in decay and chaos. There were not enough jobs, not enough money, not enough police, not enough schools, and not enough social services. There was a city wide black out with major looting, there was a serial killer on the loose, and the Bronx was burning. Yet out of the chaos, emerged one of the most creative times any city has ever encountered.

  VH1 ROCK DOC: BLING'D: BLOOD, DIAMONDS AND HIP HOP  
Rappers
Premiere: February 22, 2007
This film takes a hard-hitting look at the illegal diamond trade in Sierra Leone, West Africa and how "blinging" in the flashy world of commercial hip-hop played a role in the 11-year civil war, which ended in 2002. Three hip-hop celebrities-- Paul Wall, Raekwon (of Wu Tang Clan), and reggaetón king Tego Calderon -- visit Sierra Leone, meet their contemporaries, refugees and former child soldiers.

 
  VH1 ROCK DOC: DMC: MY ADOPTION JOURNEY  
Premiere: February 25, 2006
In 1997, hip hop legend Darryl McDaniels should have been riding high. Run-DMC was touring Europe after a remix put them back atop the charts, and money was rolling in. Instead DMC found himself alone in a hotel room, contemplating suicide. Coping with vocal troubles and creative differences with his group, he found no joy in the spoils of the rap game. Poison, a bullet, a giant leap were all options he considered...


  TRACKING THE MONSTER  

Premiere: August 23, 2005
This award-winning VH1 News documentary chronicles two emotional journeys by Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd and Grammy winner India.Arie to the front lines of the global fight against HIV/AIDS.In their own words, Ashley and India.Arie witness how the disease is decimating communities in Kenya and Madagascar.  

Watch the full documentary here at VH1's Vspot (PC Only.)


  FREESTYLE: THE STORY OF UNDERGROUND HIP HOP  

Premiere: October 7, 2004
Within the genre of hip-hop lies an underground art practiced by folks who read the dictionary, love poetry and rhyme at light speed. It is known as freestyle, the art of the improvisational rap, where all lyrics are extemporaneous, or "off the dome" in freestyle parlance.

  SOUNDTRACK TO WAR  

Premiere: August 18, 2004
Throbbing speed metal blasting through the sound system of combat tanks. Gospel choirs with soaring choruses punctuated by background explosions. Prayers for safety expressed in the strums of country lullabies. These are the sounds of the Iraq war as heard and performed by the young U.S. soldiers who are fighting there now.

  INSIDE OUT: TREY AND DAVE GO TO AFRICA  

Premiere: May 8, 2004
When Senegalese legends Orchestra Baobab invited South African native Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio of Phish to join them on stage in their hometown of Dakar for their first show in 15 years, the two American rock stars jumped at the chance.

  INSIDE OUT: ODB ON PAROLE  

Premiere: August 7, 2003
In 2000, Ol’ Dirty Bastard's fast life abruptly ended when he was finally jailed for walking out of a mandated drug treatment center. His nightmare ended May 1, 2003 when he was finally granted parole. Can ODB keep his addictions at bay and get his music career back on track? VH1 News takes an intimate journey with ODB on parole, watching the rapper rebuild his life.

   

Premiere: August 11, 2002
It's been nearly 25 years since three members of legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in a plane crash in Mississippi. For most bands, the story would end there. But for Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that recorded such classics as “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird”, the drama continues to this day through a tangled web of lawsuits, consent decrees, power struggles, accusations, and broken friendships.