Phil Kubel is an 8-time Emmy award-winning Producer and Director with a passion and love for technology, horses and storytelling.
Phil has been an instrumental part of the HRTV team since the network's inception in 2002 when he was hired as Supervising Producer.
In 2008, Phil was promoted to Vice President of Post Production with direct responsibility for the acclaimed documentary series “Inside Information.” Phil traveled the world with the show as Producer, Director, and Cinematographer and proudly led the series to 10 Emmy wins and 2 Eclipse awards within 3 years.
Phil has been a leader in the pioneering explosion of digital and interactive media. During the "dot com" boom of the '90's Phil developed and launched a web-hosting and design company and created one of the first ever interactive video racing sites, FinalFurlong.com. Phil has always ventured to find innovative ways of storytelling through technology and in 2011 Phil was named Vice President of Digital Media & Technology and oversaw the redesign and launch of HRTV's online initiatives. As of 2015, HRTV.com has grown to be the leading industry website with over 10,000 videos on-demand, online only exclusives including the Emmy nominated Shania: The Love of Horses, and a social media prescence with a weekly reach of over 3,000,000 fans.
With over 25 years of experience, Phil has worked in several aspects of the film, digital media and television industries, including development at Walt Disney Studios and script consulting for ABC Family. PK Productions, Phil’s independent production company, has developed and produced projects for Hewlett Packard, Mercedes Benz, Kodak and Fox Entertainment.
Phil is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he studied film and communications. He currently lives in Glendale, CA with his wife, daughter, son and Norwegian Elkhound.
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