About Chat's Producers

Laurie Meadoff, Executive Producer

Laurie Meadoff is the president of and a partner in NextNext Entertainment and an executive producer of Chat the Planet. She found the prototype for Chat the Planet while on a Rockefeller Fellowship in South Africa. Passionately envisioning a world without barriers and prejudice, Ms. Meadoff strives to build bridges through tolerance and understanding, and her tools of choice are television and the internet. She has executive produced programming for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, HBO Family, MTV and VH1 and a host of international broadcasters. Read the full bio here.

Kate Hillis, Executive Producer and Producer

Kate Hillis, co-founder of and partner in NextNext Entertainment, has produced diverse programming ranging from one camera field documentary specials to large scale international studio productions. Kate has produced programming for ABC, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, HBO Family, C-SPAN, FOX, Spike TV, Current TV, Link TV, The N, Noggin, Middle East Broadcast, CNN, Australian Broadcast's Fly TV, South African Broadcast, mtvU and Oxygen. Read the full bio here.