“It’s incredibly important that women have male allies who are both comfortable and supportive of strong women in leadership roles,” says Kriley, who notes she feels lucky to have strong male allyship both at Magical Elves and in past network roles. Together with co-CEO Jo Sharon, Kriley during the last year led the studio in producing 75-plus hours of programming across nine shows and selling four new series and counting. No easy feat as the pandemic wreaked havoc on production schedules. The Elves also baked up eight Primetime Emmy nominations for shows including “Top Chef,” “Nailed It!” and “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen.”
Do you have an example of male allyship that made a difference to you?
We feel lucky to have found many great male allies over the years, both within Magical Elves and at many of the networks we have worked with. It’s incredibly important that women have male allies who are both comfortable and supportive of strong women in leadership roles.