Elizabeth W. Scott
Performing Arts Digital & Media Advisor
- New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
- Performing Arts
Elizabeth W. Scott's Overview
- Industry Advisor at DUNCH ARTS, LLC
- Chief Media & Digital Officer at LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
- Vice President, Programming & Business Affairs at MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PROPERTIES, INC.
- Featured Guest Speaker/Panelist at Conferences and Universities
- Various Conducting Engagements (opera, choral, orchestral) at Phoenicia Festival of the Voice; Phillips Academy; The Yard; American Opera Projects; OONY
- Opening Night & Assistant Conductor at BRONX OPERA
- Assistant Conductor at NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY
- Associate at HOWARD, RICE
- Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder at UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Elizabeth W. Scott's Summary
In June 2014, Elizabeth W. Scott joins DUNCH ARTS as Industry Advisor to cultural organizations, technologists and the funding community, with a focus on digital and media innovation and production.
From 2011 until 2014, Elizabeth served as Chief Media & Digital Officer at LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. With responsibility for all media production and the architecting of digital strategy across the organization, she stewarded its program production and multi-platform distribution activities on platforms from big screen to small, including production oversight of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, the award-winning television series on PBS.
Previously, she was a senior media executive at MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL for 12 years, where she held business oversight of the Major League Baseball Productions unit and its award-winning broadcast and home entertainment programming portfolios. She served as Executive Producer for MLB on Sony Pictures’ Oscar®-nominated major motion picture, MONEYBALL. With business responsibility for the sport’s vast historical footage archive, she also played a lead role in developing MLB’s media asset management strategies and solutions.
Elizabeth is a noted thought leader on media and technology’s impact on the cultural sector, and has been a featured speaker at Harvard Business School, MIT, Chief Digital Officer Summits, the League of American Orchestras, Dance/NYC, the American Orchestra Forum, and the IMZ International Music + Media Centre’s Avant Premiére Conference in Berlin.
Before joining MLB, Elizabeth practiced as an intellectual property and entertainment attorney and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She holds a Bachelors of Arts, magna cum laude, from Brown University and a J.D., cum laude, from The University of Chicago Law School.
For well over a decade, she has freelanced as a conductor with opera companies, festivals and choruses in the Northeast.
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Elizabeth W. Scott's Experience
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Performing Arts industry
June 2014 – Present (4 months) Greater New York City Area
Elizabeth joins DUNCH ARTS as Industry Advisor, where she will advise cultural organizations, technologists, and the broader funding community on digital and media innovation and production.
With client organizations, she will work to strengthen key stakeholder digital literacy, improve organizational digital hygiene, identify and seize strong digital and media opportunities, iterate sound digital strategy, respond strategically to digital disruption, secure funding support for digital initiatives, and successfully integrate digital priorities cross-enterprise. In addition, Elizabeth will advise clients on all aspects of media production and distribution—from producing live events, to negotiating rights clearances and securing strong multi-platform distribution.
At the policy level, she will continue to build the important cross-industry coalitions needed to accelerate industry-wide digital and media progress for the arts and cultural sector. She will also work with funders to help articulate the best success metrics and reporting requirements to ask of grantees for funded digital and media-related initiatives.
Chief Media & Digital Officer
Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Performing Arts industry
October 2011 – May 2014 (2 years 8 months) Greater New York City Area
In this first senior executive digital and media role at an American performing arts center, Elizabeth oversaw major media programs and digital strategy across Lincoln Center, including serving as Executive in Charge of Production for the flagship television series LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, airing on PBS. She built and oversaw relationships with digital partners across the program production, distribution, and asset management activities of the organization; and she successfully solicited and cultivated major funding support for Lincoln Center’s media and digital initiatives.
Major projects included:
• Launching Lincoln Center’s "Watch/Listen" video portal for live performance web-streams and on-demand performing arts content;
• Securing the first long-term web and commercial platform clearances for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER and other performance program distribution;
• Creating SPOTLIGHT ON... -- a multi-genre artist interview series;
• Growing social and other digital audience engagement around the organization's broadcast and web series;
• Spearheading the first international live-in-cinema distribution of American ballet with the New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker;
• Leading a broad feasibility study for distributing world-class HD performing arts content to New York libraries; and
• Stewarding the build of digital asset management tools and systems to integrate the organization's archive, research, and production functions.
Vice President, Programming & Business Affairs
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Sports industry
July 1999 – September 2011 (12 years 3 months) Greater New York City Area
As a senior media executive at Major League Baseball, Elizabeth managed the business of Major League Baseball Productions with responsibility for an award-winning telecast and home entertainment programming portfolios. Major programming included the sport's first premium cable network reality series, THE FRANCHISE, on Showtime; Ken Burns’ BASEBALL: THE 10TH INNING, on PBS; and the Oscar-nominated major motion picture MONEYBALL, on which she served as Executive Producer for MLB. With business responsibility for the sport's more than 200,000-hour footage library, she played a lead role in developing MLB's digital asset management strategies, including its archive logging solutions, digital workflow architectures, and tape archive digitization.
She collaborated across departments with media management, IT leadership and Productions counsel; exercised business and implementation oversight of contracted third-party technology vendors; and nurtured productive content relationships with all 30 MLB Clubs.
She served as Senior Counsel, Productions & Advertising for 3 years (1999-2003) before assuming this media executive role.
Featured Guest Speaker/Panelist
Conferences and Universities
2010 – 2010 (less than a year)
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL -- Inaugural Digital Summit, "Digital Entertainment" Panelist
• April 2014, Boston. #digHBS
CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER SUMMIT -- Mission-Driven Non-Profits Panelist
• April 2014, NYC. #cdosummit
IMZ -- International Music + Media Centre’s Avant Premiére Conference, Panelist
• February, 2014 Berlin. "The Future of Funding"
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN ORCHESTRAS -- Mid-Winter Meetings, Keynote Speaker
• January 2014, NYC. "Evolving Digital Strategy for American Orchestras"
Link to keynote follows LinkedIn Summary, above.
MIT -- Hacking Arts Conference, Featured Speaker with Prof. Todd Machover
• September 2013, Boston. #hackingarts
INAUGURAL CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER SUMMIT -- Non-Profits Panelist
• April 2013, NYC. "Public Media, Journalism and the Arts."
Link to video of panel discussion, below.
DANCE/NYC -- 2013 Industry Symposium, Panel Moderator
• February 2013, NYC. "Digital and Media Space for NYC Dance"
Visit https://www.dancenyc.org/dancenyc-events/view.php?id=54 for video of panel discussion
AMERICAN SYMPHONY FORUM -- "Talking About Audiences" symposium, Speaker and Blogger
• May 2012, San Francisco Symphony hosted 100th anniversary forum on audience engagement. Spoke and blogged ("From Bats to Batons") on what American orchestras might learn from sports fan engagement.
CREATASPHERE DAM Conference -- Keynote Speaker
• 2010 Keynote Address for country’s leading digital asset management conference:
“From DIAMOND to archive: MLB preserving its past for maximum mining in its future”
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY -- Guest Lecturer
• 2011 Graduate Program in Information & Digital Resource Management:
“Emerging Best Practices in Digital Asset Management”
• 2010 Graduate Program in Sports Management:
“Leadership and Personnel Management in the Sports Industry”
Various Conducting Engagements (opera, choral, orchestral)
Phoenicia Festival of the Voice; Phillips Academy; The Yard; American Opera Projects; OONY
2009 – 2009 (less than a year)
PHOENICIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE (Phoenicia, NY)
De Falla's El amor brujo.....................................July 30, 2014
Vivaldi's Gloria..................................................August 7, 2011
PHILLIPS ACADEMY (Andover, MA)
Conductor, Memorial Service for former Music Dept. Chair, William Thomas
Bach's Brandenburg #5 & Messiah selections.....June 16, 2013
THE YARD FESTIVAL (Chilmark, MA -- Martha's Vineyard)
Conductor & Music Director
• Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas..............................August 7-16, 2009
• Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri (Act I)...................August 15-17, 2008
• Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna..................August 15-17, 2008
AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (Brooklyn, NY)
Conductor & co-Music Director
• Scenes from D. Sonenberg's Summer King......August 25-30, 2007
OPERA ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK (NY)
Chorus Master -- Engaged and prepared women’s chorus for OONY’s critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall performance
• Donizetti’s Dom Sébastien..............................November, 2006
Opening Night & Assistant Conductor
2002 – 2009 (7 years) Bronx, NY
Bruno Walter Assistant Conductor Chair grant recipient 2008-2009
• Smetana’s Two Widows................................January 10, 2009
• Mozart’s The Impresario................................May 9, 2008
• Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci................................May 9, 2008
• Copland’s The Tender Land...........................January 13, 2007
• Mozart’s Così fan tutte..................................May 12, 2006
• Menotti’s The Consul....................................January 8, 2005
• Served as Chorus Master.............................2003-2004 seasons
NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY
2001 – 2006 (5 years)
• Guest Conductor
......Merkin Concert Hall -- world premiere (Joseph Blunt: Mass)
......Riverside Church -- A Celebration of Sound (Vaughn Williams; Fauré)
......Liederkranz and CAMI Halls -- annual public Summer Sings
• Assistant Conductor -- Rehearsal preparation of chorus for:
......Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall subscription concerts
......Annual Richard Tucker Opera Galas
......OONY operas in concert at Carnegie Hall
......2004 ABT Season at Metropolitan Opera
......Cirque du Soleil American CD launch
......Buglisi Foreman Dance Company world premiere at Joyce Theater
• 2005 China Tour Chorus Master -- Assisted Maestro John Nelson in preparation of NYCS, Shanghai Opera Chorus and Shanghai Conservatory Chorus for Chinese premiere of Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry
October 1995 – July 1999 (3 years 10 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Practiced principally in areas of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Litigation; counselled clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property issues.
Elizabeth W. Scott's Skills & Expertise
- New Media
- Strategic Partnerships
- Digital Media
- Public Speaking
- Public Relations
- Digital Asset Management
- Content Strategy
- Intellectual Property
- Performing Arts
- Video Production
- Digital Strategy
- Social Media
Elizabeth W. Scott's Education
J.D., cum laude, Law
1990 – 1994
S.K. Yee Scholarship (1991-1994)
B.A., magna cum laude, Modern American History and Music
1986 – 1990
Double Concentrations in Modern American History and in Music, with honors.
Phi Beta Kappa and multiple departmental music awards.
CCM (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) Spoleto Festival
Opera Conducting Course Advanced Participant (Maestro Mark Gibson)
Conducted in I Solisti and Gala concerts at Teatro Nuovo in 2010 Summer Festival
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