Tim Street

Last updated
Tim Street
Occupation(s)Director, writer, producer, and new media consultant
Website http://1timstreet.com/

Tim Street is an American writer, producer, director, and new media consultant. He is one of the pioneers of using the Internet as a story telling device and he is the Creator/Executive Producer of the Popular Viral Video French Maid TV. CNN referred to Street’s work as “Red Hot”, [1] The Toronto Star said “Prophetic,” Wired News called his first creation, fortheloveofjulie.com, "one of the Internet’s creepiest sites… and one of the most convincing hoaxes to hit the Net." [2] Street has been elected to sit on the advisory board for the Association for Downloadable Media (ADM), an industry association focused on providing advertising and audience measurement standards for episodic and downloadable media. [3] In 2009, he was inducted into the International Academy of Web Television. [4]


Traditional media

Street's career in entertainment began in 1981 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, where he started as a Steam Train Engineer at the Magic Kingdom on the Walt Disney World Railroad. He soon began creating and producing TV and radio commercials for the various Disney Theme Parks. In 1993 he moved to Los Angeles and started working for Nickelodeon where he served as one of the producers on hit children's television shows like What Would You Do? and All That . As founder and president of a Pasadena-based production company, The Spark Factory, Street has produced such TV shows as Elvira’s Raise the Dead, Betty White’s Twelve Games of Christmas, Match Game Blank-A-Thon, Gong Show’s 25th Gong-a-versary, 25th Anniversary of Family Feud , and Spike TV’s Hot Buttered Movie Special, hosted by Jennifer Garner. In addition to television shows, Street is a short form director, having written, directed, and produced promos, commercials, and interstitial programs for cable and network television. He won the Promax BDA Awards for Directing and Producing Promos 2003 and 2006 and served as a judge for the 2005 Promax BDA Awards Home Entertainment Competition. [5] [6] [7]

Web sites

In 1999 Street set out to create an interactive story that would use the Internet as a platform. [6] He came up with a factitious site that appeared to be set up by a man who was madly in love with a young woman named Julie, Fortheloveofjulie.com, which generated millions of page views as well as the attention of the Los Angeles Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. [1] [8] Fortheloveofjulie.com was Street's first foray into interactive web-based media and led to several other sites including My Son Peter (a site by a man who plays hide-and-seek with his son who has been dead), Zach Mango (Jon Cryer's character in The Trouble with Normal), and Fight Club (Tyler Durden's behind-the-scenes online journal.) [6]

Viral videos and podcasting

Street at the 2009 Streamy Awards Tim Street.jpg
Street at the 2009 Streamy Awards

French Maid TV was created in 2006 when Street expanded his interactive storytelling to include advertising built into the storyline. Aimed at the 18- to 24-year-old male demographic, French Maid TV consists of short (2-6 minute) videos that teach skills like CPR, How to Share Music, How Barter Online, and How to Share Photos. Each video is sponsored and the distributed on the Internet and via podcast, where the spread virally. By using Revver and having sponsored videos, Street has been able to successfully monetize his content [9] [10] The six episodes have been viewed over 20 million times, have been featured iTunes and as one of YouTube’s top videos. [11]

The Association for Downloadable Media is the newly formed industry association focused on providing standards for advertising and audience measurement for episodic and downloadable media. Street was nominated for chairperson at the Open Meeting held at the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo. He declined the nomination in favor of the other candidates. Since he became well known for FrenchMaidTV.com, he feared the association may not have been taken seriously with him as chairperson in the inaugural year. [12]

New Media conference

Street speaks at many national conference on new media:

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jackie Earle Haley</span> American actor

Jack Earle Haley is an American actor and director. His earliest roles included Moocher in Breaking Away (1979) and Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears (1976), The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978). After spending many years as a producer and director of television commercials, he revived his acting career with a supporting role in All the King's Men (2006). This was followed by his performance in Little Children (2006), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Canal Once (Mexico)</span> Mexican public TV network

Once is a Mexican educational broadcast television network owned by National Polytechnic Institute. The network's flagship station is XEIPN-TDT channel 11 in Mexico City. It broadcasts across Mexico through nearly 40 TV transmitters and is required carriage on all Mexican cable and satellite providers. The network also operates an international feed which is available in the United States and Venezuela via satellite from DirecTV and CANTV, via online from VEMOX, VIVOplay and also on various cable outlets, on "Latino" or "Spanish" tiers. Most of its programs are also webcast through the Internet, though its programming is not the same as the actual broadcasters or satellite signal.

Rocketboom was a daily vlog produced by Andrew Baron in the format of a newscast with a comedic slant. Since 2004 Rocketboom has presented oddities, vlog excerpts, social and political commentary. The Rocketboom weblog and Apollo Pony featured supplemental material unfit for the vlog.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tim Gunn</span> American author, academic, and television personality

Timothy MacKenzie Gunn is an American author, academic, and television personality. He served on the faculty of Parsons School of Design from 1982 to 2007 and was chair of fashion design at the school from August 2000 to March 2007, after which he joined Liz Claiborne as its chief creative officer. Over 16 seasons, Gunn has become well known as the on-air mentor to designers on the reality television program Project Runway. Gunn's popularity on Project Runway led to two spin-off shows; Bravo's Tim Gunn's Guide to Style and Lifetime's Under the Gunn, as well as five books. In addition to being an executive producer, Gunn has served as mentor for the teen designers on Project Runway: Junior. He also provides the voice of Baileywick, the castle steward in the Disney Junior television show Sofia the First and narrated the sitcom Mixology.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jim Louderback</span>

James Louderback is the CEO of VidCon, and was previously the CEO of Revision3. He has had numerous jobs in media companies involved in technology, most notably with TechTV and editor-in-chief of PC Magazine. He is also well known as the television host of TechTV's Fresh Gear for three years from 1998 to 2000.

The Promax Awards honors entertainment marketing, promotion, and design by a company or individual that is broadcast, published, or released in their respective markets.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kevin Pereira</span> American game show host and TV personality

Kevin Elder Pereira is an American television personality and host.

iJustine American YouTube personality (born 1984)

Justine Ezarik is an American YouTuber. She is best known as iJustine, with over one billion views on her YouTube channel. She gained attention as a lifecaster who communicated directly with her millions of viewers on her Justin.tv channel, ijustine.tv. She acquired notability in roles variously described as a "lifecasting star", a "new media star", or one of the Internet's most popular lifecasters. She posts videos on her main channel iJustine.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Podcast Awards</span> Annual global awards

The People's Choice Podcast Awards, better known as the Podcast Awards, are global awards given annually to the best podcasts as voted by the general public. Founded in 2005 by Todd Cochrane of Podcast Connect Inc., the Podcast Awards changed hands for a short period by New Media Expo in September 2014 until New Media Expo's demise. The first Podcast Awards show was held in 2006 had over 350,000 people vote for their nominated podcasts, with nearly 1000 people attending the awards ceremony. The 10th annual Podcast Awards Show, the first show run exclusively by the New Media Expo, took place at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino on April 14, 2015. It was hosted by Chris Jericho and Emily Morse. The 12th Annual event started with a complete site rebuild and change to the overall process.

The 65th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television of 2007, were presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 13, 2008.

Matthew J. Berry is an American writer, columnist, fantasy sports analyst, and television personality. Berry started his career by writing for television and film and creating a few pilots and film scripts with his writing partner Eric Abrams. After writing for Rotoworld as a side-job, Berry launched his own fantasy sports websites "TalentedMr.Roto.com" in 2004 and "Rotopass.com". Berry worked for ESPN from 2007 to 2022 as their "Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst".

Emrah Yucel, is a Turkish advertising and graphic designer based in Los Angeles, USA. He specialized in motion picture advertising as well as country and city branding.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jacqueline Hernández</span>

Jacqueline Hernández is a Hispanic-American multimedia businesswoman specializing in multicultural and youth marketing. Hernandez is the CEO and founder of New Majority Ready, a marketing and content development firm. She is the former CMO of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprise and COO of Telemundo Enterprises and mun2. She currently serves on the board of directors of Victoria's Secret and Estrella Media. Prior to that, Hernández worked across multiple brands and platforms, including as publisher of People En Español, Teen People, and in various leadership roles at Time, Fortune, CNN International, and Combate Americas.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Universal Content Productions</span> American television production company

Universal Content Productions (UCP) is an American television production company operating within the Universal Studio Group division of NBCUniversal, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jeff Pinilla</span> American film producer

Jeff Pinilla (/ˌp ih nee yah /; Colombian Spanish:; is a writer, producer, director, and editor. Since graduating from Full Sail University in 2009, he has been nominated for 11 Emmy awards, has won 5 Promax Gold Awards, and was awarded the "Ron Scalera Rocket Award" at the PromaxBDA 2012 Awards. In his years since graduating, Jeff has also successfully produced three short films, "Numbers on a Napkin", a short documentary titled "The first 36 hours: an inside look at Hurricane Sandy." and was recently awarded "Best Narrative Short Film" at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival for "The earth, the way I left it." His first major recognition in the industry came in the summer of 2010, when he was credited for his work as producer and photographer on a print campaign for New Yorks WPIX 11 newscast. His work garnered him a Promax Gold Award for "best consumer print advertisement."

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Roman Petrenko</span> Russian businessman

Roman Evgenievich Petrenko is a Russian media executive; member of the Russian Television Academy; chief executive officer of Russian television broadcast networks STS (1998-2002) and TNT (2002-2013); co-founder Storyworld Entertainment, Santa Monica, California & Storyworld Entertainment WGA, Beverly Hills, California (2016-2018); former Head of TNT broadcast network and PREMIER.

<i>9/12</i> 2021 podcast by Dan Taberski

9/12 was a podcast hosted by Dan Taberski and produced by Pineapple Street Media, Wondery, and Amazon Music.


  1. 1 2 Hopper, D. Ian (2000-03-13). "Stalker site aims to be next generation of 'Blair Witch'". CNN.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  2. Burke, Lynn (2000-03-17). "Stalking Site: Slick or Sick?". Wired. Archived from the original on 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
  3. "Association for Downloadable Media 2007 Elections". Association for Downloadable Media. 2007-12-03. Archived from the original on December 15, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. Miller, Liz Shannon (2009-03-05). "Streamy Awards: IAWTV Finalized, Nominations in Progress!". NewTeeVee. The GigaOM Network. Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  5. "Tim Street Bio". The Spark Factory. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  6. 1 2 3 "Nontourage Podcast Guest Tim Street". Nontourage Podcast. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2007-05-25.
  7. Promax & BDA. "Promax & BDA 2005 Judges Home Entertainment Competition". Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  8. Hopper, D. Ian (2000-03-17). "Authorities tell faux-stalker site to tone it down". CNN.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  9. Graham, Jefferson (2007-09-13). "Posters reap cash rewards at video-sharing site Revver". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  10. West, Jackson (2007-02-14). "How French Maid TV Brings in Dough". NewTeeVee. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  11. "FrenchMaidTV Analytics". Tubemogul. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  12. Van Orden, Jason. "Association for Downloadable Media Open Meeting". JasonVanOrden.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  13. New Media Expo. "New Media Expo Schedule Thursday August 14, 2008". New Media Expo. Archived from the original on 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
  14. National Association of Broadcasters (2008-03-21). "NABShow Podcasting Summit". NABShow Conference. NAB. Archived from the original on 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2008-03-12.
  15. "MacWorld 2008 Conference Program Publishing & Promoting Podcasts". MacWorld. 2007-12-14. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
  16. Hollywood, Digital (2007-06-01). "Digital Hollywood Spring 2007 Session Descriptions". Digital Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  17. Digital Hollywood. "Digital Hollywood Speaker Bios". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  18. Geoghegan, Michael (2007-06-20). "Podcast Academy - Tim Street signs on" . Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  19. Podcast Academy (2007-09-27). "Podcast Academy #6 Instructors". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  20. Podcast and New Media Expo (2007-09-28). "Podcast and New Media Expo Speakers Friday 28, 2007". Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  21. Frey, Jeffrey (2006-10-03). "Podcast Academy #4". Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  22. Nelson, Gini (2006-12-10). "Podcamp West 2006: Marketing Using the Net". EngagingConflicts.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  23. Promax & BDA (2004-06-25). "Promax & BDA Conference Sessions". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-10-07.