Kris Slava a television executive and a writer. His career has focused on the unlikely and occasionally uneasy intersection of art and TV. He is currently SVP of Programming & Production for Ovation, “the only national TV network devoted to arts culture”. Before moving to L.A. to relaunch Ovation, he worked in New York at Bravo, Trio and A&E. There he variously oversaw digital content, scheduling, acquisitions, live events, concerts, and international drama. He has been an Off-off Broadway playwright, theater critic, and technical writer. He’s an Emmy nominee and founding board member of the New York chapter of The British Academy (BAFTA).