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Paul Young

Make Good Content
Founder

Last year, Paul Young sold his stake in Principato-Young Entertainment (PYE), the management-production company he founded in 2000. PYE had become one of the premiere companies in entertainment, but Paul made this change in order to lead with love. 

Paul won an Emmy in 2016 as an executive producer of the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” and his company received multiple Emmy nominations for producing the ABC comedy "black-ish." That same year Paul produced the blockbuster films "Central Intelligence" and "Keanu," but somehow, he had begun to lose his passion for storytelling. 

After recovering from a near-death experience in 2013, Paul started focusing on small projects that came from the heart. As a result, he won a Webby in 2016 for producing "The Skinny," a comedic digital series that explored bulimia and the healing power of human connection. 

Paul then started his new company, MAKE GOOD Content, which is dedicated to telling authentic and personal stories. Paul's inaugural production under his new banner is called "This Close." It’s the first-ever television show created by and starring people who are deaf. The show recently premiered to rave reviews at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and its first season will appear on AMC's Sundance Now in FebLastruary. 

MAKE GOOD Content has more than a dozen series and films in various stages of production, and all of them come from the heart. Paul served as Paramount Pictures director of creative affairs in 1995–1996 and was a Daily Variety reporter from 1994–1995. He graduated from Swarthmore College with honors in 1992.

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, October 27
 

4:45pm

 
Sunday, October 28
 

9:00am