Emi is a graduate of Tufts University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. She began her career in the film industry, working on films by directors Luca Guadagnino and Alfonso Cuarón. She later held senior positions in international TV sales and digital distribution at start-ups FilmBuff in New York and Under the Milky Way in Paris. More recently, she worked in strategy at Bertelsmann and digital publishing as a consultant to VICE Media and VP, Partnerships & Distribution at Refinery29. She is based in Los Angeles. Her current favorite podcasts are: "Blood Ties," "Where Should We Begin?" by Esther Perel, "The Shrink Next Door" by Joe Nocera, and "Armchair Expert" by Dax Shepard.
Emi NorrisManaging Director US
Lorenzo BenedettiCo-founder - CEO
Lorenzo created Studio Bagel in 2012, which he sold to Canal+ group in 2014. He served as Director of digital creation at Canal+ group. Lorenzo has produced several programs such as “Les Tutos” by Jerôme Niel and “Les recettes pompettes” with Monsieur Poulpe. He recently produced the “CALLS” series by Timothée Hochet for Canal+ in 2019 which was acquired by Apple for international remake. The podcasts that have had a lasting impact on him include “À bientôt de te revoir” by Sophie-Marie Larrouy, “99% Invisible” by Romain Mars and “To Live and Die in LA” by Neil Strauss.
Louis DaboussyCo-founder - CCO
Louis is a graduate of Paris X University and Sciences Po Paris. He has worked for Télérama and le Fooding, where developed the Milan branch, and was a member of the editorial board as well as a food critic. He then joined Konbini, acting as a deputy General Director and was in charge of contents from 2014 to 2018, creating the video department and producing the “Fast and Curious”, “Vidéoclub”, “Boza”, “L’interview Sandwich”, “Speech” and “Papier crayon” segments. He also was behind the launch of Konbini news and other thematic websites. His favorite podcasts are “La dernière Séance” by Benjamin Abitan, “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor, “Beatmakers” by David Commeillas and Samuel Hirsch and “StartUp” by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow.
Benoît DunaigreCo-founder - Production Director
Benoît is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He plays several instruments and is a sound engineer, a sound director and a producer. He started working in the disc industry and created original soundtracks for brands (radio, TV, brand contents, podcasts, and events). He was the Music Supervisor and a senior producer at TBWA Worldwide until 2014 and co-created “HRCLS”, the audiovisual production studio of Havas Group France, where he was Associate Director and Head of Sound & Music until 2019. Benoît has worked with nationally and internationally renowned artists such as Ludovico Einaudi, The Kills, Hanni El Kathib, Craig Armstrong, James Gray, Jonas Hakerlund and more. He has created over a thousand live or recorded sound projects.
His go-to podcasts are "Beatmakers" by David Commeillas and Samuel Hirsch, "Crackopolis" by Jeanne Robet, "Murmurs" by Janina Matthewson, and "Museum fictions" by Sabine Zovighian.
Molly O'KeefeScripted Lead - US
Molly O’Keefe is the Scripted lead for Paradiso Podcasts. She is a development consultant for producer Debbie Liebling. She oversaw Artist Programs at Tribeca Film Institute, whose mission was to fight gender and racial inequality in entertainment. She was a development and production executive at Sundance Productions and Red Hour. Molly has consulted for the Sundance Episodic and Screenwriter's Labs, Warner Bros Director’s Program and WarnerMedia’s OneFifty. She is a graduate of Emerson College and her favorite podcasts are “The Left Right Game," “Oh Hello: The P’dcast” and “The Daily."
Brandon FibbsUnscripted Lead - US
Brandon Fibbs is the Head of Unscripted and Documentary Programming at Paradiso. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Most recently, he was the showrunner and host of iHeartRadio’s “9 Days in July,” a podcast profiling the Apollo 11 mission, as well as the immersive, historical rabbit hole, “Wikisurfer.” He is a producer/writer/director who came to podcasts by way of a decade in television science documentaries such as “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” and “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” His favorite podcasts are “Radiolab,” “99% Invisible,” “Revisionist History,” “The Memory Palace,” and “Anthropocene Reviewed.” He is based in Portland, Oregon.
Brendan GalbreathDevelopment & Production Assistant - US
Brendan is the Development and Production Assistant at Paradiso US. A graduate of Occidental College, where he majored in Media Arts and Culture with an emphasis in Production, minored in Interdisciplinary Writing and was a Mellon Fellow, Brendan previously interned at Broadway Video, Free Association and Paradiso before being brought on full time. His favorite podcasts are “Ear Hustle,” “Serial,” “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard,” “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” and “The Compound Podcast.”
Léa BaubilProducer - Fiction
Léa graduated in modern literature from Paris VII University and ESCP. She was a fiction and non-fiction editor for 3 years at Harper Collins where she started the collection on public personalities.
Her favorite podcasts are: “Crackopolis” by Jeanne Robet, “Un podcast à soi” by Charlotte Bienaimé and “Première loge” by Merry Royer.
Jeanne BoëzecProducer - documentaries & news
Jeanne is a graduate of CELSA and Bard College. She worked as a journalist at Les Jours where she launched podcasts as a producer for “Code Source”, the news podcast of Le Parisien, and at Brut. She also worked at Radio France.
She relishes personal, immersive and intimate podcasts such as "Là-bas si j'y suis plus" by Olivier Minot, "The Heart" by Kaitlin Prest, "Coming In" by Élodie Font, and "No feeling is final" by Honor Eastly.
Johanna BondouxProducer - Youth Programs
Johanna is a graduate from École de la Cité and from the Digital Médias Cinéma Master from Paris I University. She first worked in the visual world for Dior, YSL and street artist JR and moved on to audiovisual production. She comes from a large family with deeply connected siblings and is passionate about youth and rising educational transformations.
She listens with her mind wide open when she listens to “PomPomPidou” by Laure Chatrefou, “Entre” by Brune Bottero and Charlotte Pudlowski, and “Une histoire et… oli” by Lola Costantini and Léonard Billot.
Nathalie MatteraProduction manager
Nathalie graduated in modern literature from the Sorbonne - Paris IV University. She has worked as a production manager in the audiovisual industry for 5 years, including Bangumi and VICE Media. Nathalie listens to podcasts in her bathtub and when she takes walks in the Buttes Chaumont in Paris.
She has a soft spot for “Frootch” by Sarah Treille Stefani and “Couples Therapy” by Casey Neistat and Candice Pool.