We love people. We love stories. We love entertaining.
Started by Sara Rea in 2014, SKR Productions is a women-run company with the mission of creating groundbreaking programming. Promoting equality, inclusivity, diversity, and positive change is a key priority and focus, both on and off the screen.
With a focus on collaboration, dedication, and telling great stories, we produce programming for the major networks, cable and digital outlets. With over 20 years of experience, more than ten Emmy nominations, multiple PGA nominations, and a GLAAD award, we pride ourselves on premium programming.
Rea, an award winning and proven show runner, launched the company in 2014 and has since produced shows such as Project Runway Threads, Project Runway Junior, The Naked Truth, and the digital series, Pranks Southern Women Play under the SKR Productions banner.
We recently launched our scripted department, gaining the exclusive rights to the best selling novel Whistling Past the Graveyard, and are currently developing and scripting a film based on the book.
CEO & Executive Producer
Sara Rea is a multiple award-winning producer who has been creating groundbreaking television and documentaries for over 20 years. With a passion for writing, television and film that started at a very young age, Rea always dreamed of creating shows that have something to say, shows that inspire, shows that matter. Now, she is proud to say that she has done that and will continue to do-so because there is so much left to say.
She produced ten seasons of the hit series Project Runway for Lifetime Television. Under her leadership the show was nominated for ten Emmys, won the Emmy for best host, received multiple PGA nominations and won a GLAAD Award. But, more importantly, the show also evolved into a series that promoted a message of acceptance and inclusivity. From including models of all sizes to having contestants and winners from all over the world, the show embraced and promoted individuality and diversity. Rea also created Project Runway Under the Gunn, Project Runway Junior, and Project Runway Threads.
In addition, Rea’s producing experience includes shows such as NBC’s Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search, Fox’s The Simple Life, Spike TV’s Murder, MTV’S The Real World vs. Road Rules Challenge and Lifetime’s America’s Psychic Challenge. Prior to reality television, she produced more than 10 nationally syndicated documentaries focusing on children’s issues, such as Autism, eating disorders, addiction, cutting and many more tough topics. She received four regional Emmy Nominations for her documentary work.
She would be remiss not to include that she is inspired by Dolly Parton, Richard Branson and Jim Henson; all people who vowed to do it their way, but to always do it with a smile and a kind heart.
VP of Development
Sue Kinkead is a multiple Emmy-nominated television producer with 20 years of experience and a relentless adventurous spirit. Born & raised in a small town in upstate New York and then attending college in another small town in western New York, she always marched to the beat of her own drum. So, after graduating from college she packed up her creative mind and that fearless, adventurous spirit and headed to Hollywood.
She got her start at MTV & VH1 and has produced shows for NBC, Bravo, USA, Lifetime, GSN, Travel Channel and Amazon Prime Video. Kinkead hit her stride (and her fashionista happy place) while producing 12 seasons of Project Runway and several successful spin-offs. She then co-created, developed and produced Making the Cut, Amazon Prime Video’s biggest unscripted hit.
In addition to creating and producing groundbreaking content, she is exceptional when it comes to combining compelling creative with business partnerships, having worked with companies such as Marvel, Sony Pictures, Lexus and Samsung.
From travel and dating to court & talk to comedic docu-series to competition in various spaces, Sue has done it all when it comes to unscripted television. But, she says, there are always more creative ideas and adventures ahead.
Director of Development
With over 10 years experience in the television production space, Ty continually searches for ways to push the boundaries and expectations of a project. Having served as a Producer on multiple Emmy Award winning shows, including Lifetime’s Project Runway and FOX’s MasterChef, he has built relationships with some of the world’s most recognizable names in both entertainment and business. His body of work includes producing creative television partnerships with the Hearst Corporation, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Samsung, the Madison Square Garden Group’s Rockettes and New York Knicks, and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Getting his start in the business at Viacom’s MTV, he has since produced shows for VH1, Discovery, E!, Lifetime, GSN, Oxygen, and FOX. He steps into the role of Director of Development at SKR Productions to produce fresh, exciting, and groundbreaking content with his finger on the pulse of pop culture.
The Production Team
The majority of our production team has been together for over 10 years, working on show after show, after show. Each individual on this team brings amazing talent and an incomparable work ethic to every single production that we do. In fact, what started as a production team, has become a production family that is dedicated to exceptional standards, teamwork, and giving all that we have to deliver the best product possible.