Where Are They Now: Dane Joseph

Television executive Dane Joseph is a real-life storyteller.

A theater performance with two women and three men on stage, standing around a wooden desk. A tall man in a lounge jacket jacket is reading a book books, while the two men on the right smile and address the two women on the left.

Dane Joseph (far right) in Cowardy Custard, a musical revue by Noël Coward, at Interlochen Arts Academy in 2000.

Whether on stage or behind the scenes, Dane Joseph (IAC 98-99, IAA 99-02, IAC St 00) is a storyteller, and working in unscripted television allows him to tell real-life stories that resonate with audiences today. He studied theatre at Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy and then returned to acting after earning a bachelor of arts in history and economics from Seton Hall University. A role in the national tour of the Broadway musical Aida led to an interest in producing, a graduate degree in arts administration from Columbia University, an internship at NBCUniversal, and ultimately to a career in television. He worked in casting and eventually landed at Hot Snakes Media, where he developed programming for major networks, including Bravo, MTV, VH1, Lifetime, TLC, Discovery, Animal Planet, Oxygen, WeTV and many more. Dane held senior roles in development at ViacomCBS, MTV, and VH1. He currently serves as Vice President of Unscripted Series for Hulu, where he oversees development for new and returning shows. 

Headshot of Dane Joseph

Interlochen not only challenged me to constantly push myself beyond boundaries and my comfort as an artist (a principle I still abide by in my daily work), but it also urged me to strive for excellence in storytelling (something I aspire to do in any project I’m fortunate enough to pursue). More importantly, it gave me a network of lifelong friends and artists whom I adore and respect and can lean on both formally and informally to take my producing endeavors to greater heights.