Peter Stark Producing Program
Erin Cristall is co-founder of, and Head of Development for, Mike O’Sullivan, Inc., where she works with Michael O’Sullivan to create, develop and produce game, competition and formatted content for clients ranging from entertainment groups like NBC Universal, to big brands like Hasbro, to A-list celebrities. Over 20 years in unscripted development, Cristall has launched some of the most notable programs in reality television history, and built upon existing shows to expand them into full-fledged reality brands. As an executive at Bunim/ Murray Productions, New Line Television, and A. Smith & Co. Productions, Cristall was charged with increasing business by creating television series that would appeal to networks’ target audience, and obtain viewers outside that audience. She achieved this goal many times over by developing and overseeing over 30 hit series, and pilots, from Lifetime’s “Project Runway All-Stars,” to Oxygen’s “Best Ink.” Cristall served as Co-Executive Producer on multiple series she oversaw. Cristall is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program, a published artist, a flautist, and a card-carrying member of MENSA. Cristall is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.