Cabana 512 Productions, a Los Angeles based television and digital media production company, was founded by Kathleen Burns. Burns is an award winning 20-year veteran in the television industry and one of the most respected in the field.
Formerly, Kathleen Burns was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer at Kinetic Content, overseeing the production of multi-platform content for the global market. She was directly responsible for all aspects of its production, legal, and finance teams that made it one of the fastest growing entities in the industry. Having set up the infrastructure and management of the company’s daily operations, she fostered its growth to a production slate of more than a dozen shows and a working space of 60,000 square feet in just 5 years.
Kinetic Content’s show inventory included the groundbreaking hit series “Married at First Sight (FYI/A&E)”, as well as “Married at First Sight: The First Year.” “Little Women: LA and Little Women: NY (Lifetime)”, “The Taste (ABC)”, “Geeks Who Drink (SyFy)”, “Seven Year Switch (FYI)”, “Man vs Child: Chef Showdown (FYI)”, “My Diet is Better Than Yours (ABC) and “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC).”
Kinetic Content is backed by Red Arrow Entertainment, a part of European broadcasting powerhouse, ProSiebenSat.1 Media. Burns was responsible for overseeing the integrated corporate, risk and financial reporting. Burns oversaw the capital asset allocation as well as the set up of SPVs and the inter-company financial and production framework that was both GAAP and IFRS compliant.
Prior to joining the team at Kinetic Content, Burns was positioned as the Vice President of Production at Pilgrim Films and Television, overseeing hundreds of hours of television including “Dirty Jobs”, “American Chopper”, “The Ultimate Fighter” and “Ghost Hunters”. During her time at Pilgrim, she helped grow the company from three shows to twenty six in active production.
Burns had a rather notable start to her career having been in the control room at CNN when the Persian Gulf War broke out. She worked two Olympics, in Nagano and in Atlanta. She also produced commercials for Ridley Scott and numerous other clients around the world.