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Jesse Kearney

COO
STAGE Network

Jesse Kearney (COO, General Counsel, Co-Founder) is responsible for designing and implementing business strategies and goals for performance and growth. He oversees expansion activities, daily operations of the company and executives, and managing relationships with partners/sponsors. As General Counsel, Kearney manages licensing, publishing and music rights acquisitions, as well as provides counsel on strategic goals from a legal perspective. He also manages the daily operations and staff for STAGE.

Kearney’s previous experience as an attorney incudes business, media and entertainment law, providing legal counsel to clients in theater, film, television, music, and new media. He also counsels startups and entrepreneurs in forming and maintaining successful businesses. Kearney previously served as a business affairs associate at Samuel French, Inc. and an articles contributor to MusicRegulation.com.

Kearney earned his J.D. from New York Law School, and worked as a Post-Graduate Fellow with the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School. He received his MFA from New York University in the Musical Theater Writing Program, and his AB from Dartmouth College.  Kearney is also an alumnus of the New Lawyers Institute of the New York City Bar Association.

He serves on the board of Prospect Theater Company and the New York Law School Alumni Association Board.

Company Profile: 
STAGE (www.watchstage.com) is the world’s first streaming network for premium content devoted to the world of theatre. Launching in 2018, the network will feature original scripted, variety and reality series, live theatre, documentaries, talk shows, concerts and Broadway shows, films, international theatre and more. Offering free and subscription-based premium content, STAGE is dedicated to providing accessibility to this world for both theatre lovers and those just getting to know the magic of the stage. For more information, visit www.watchstage.com. STAGE can also be found on Facebook (@watchstage), Twitter (@watchstage) and Instagram (@watchstage).
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