DIGA Studios was founded by former MTV President, Tony DiSanto, DIGA’s brand is built on creative diversity, genre-busting, talent development and a rebellious – sometimes subversive – pop-sensibility.

DIGA’s goal is to bring ideas to life by any means necessary, from the traditional scripted and reality development process, to digital incubation of concepts, to acquisitions of IP/titles or the creation of original IPs through its book division for later adaptation to other media, to a variety of creative and business partnerships with talent, studios, media companies and even other production companies.  There are no “rules.”  The path taken is that which best serves the needs of a particular project.

Since its launch in January 2011, DIGA has developed and produced content for A&E, CW, History, Lifetme, CMT, MTV, NBCU Studios, VH1, Bravo, MTV2, LOGO, Disney Channel, MTV International, Oxygen, YouTube, Nickelodeon, and many others.

DIGA’s current series include Scream and Teen Wolf (MTV), Say it in Song (MTV International), The Ed Bassmaster Show (CMT), Mac Lethal’s Binge Thinking (MTV), MTV’s Bugging Out  (MTV International), and Sorry Not Sorry (Seriously.TV).  DIGA is currently in pre-production on its first feature film, Eat Brains Love, with Van Toffler’s Gunpowder&Sky and Full Fathom Five.   

DIGA’s book division – which will generate an original IP for later scripted adaptations – has secured a three-book deal with Macmillan Publishing under the umbrella title of High School Horror. The first book, Teen Frankenstein by author Chandler Baker, launched in January 2016 to strong reviews and sales, and the second installment, Teen Hyde, hit stores in January 2017 to critical praise.  DIGA is currently shopping the adaptation for television while Chandler is working on book three.

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BEVERLY HILLS - AUGUST 6: President of Programming, MTV Tony DiSanto participates in the "Teen Wolf" panel at the MTV Networks Summer TCA Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tony DiSantoTony DiSanto began his career as an intern at MTV while studying film & television at NYU. This began a 20-year attachment to the network working as a Director, Producer, Executive Producer and eventually President. DiSanto was responsible for co-creating /developing the long running Total Request Live (TRL) and Developed/Executive Produced hit series including MadeRun’s HouseLaguna BeachNick Cannon’s Wild‘n OutThe HillsAmerica’s Best Dance CrewJersey Shore and Teen Mom.  In 2009, DiSanto was appointed President of MTV, taking the reigns on scripted & reality series, live events, specials and feature films for TV, leading to the biggest ratings turnaround in the channel’s history in 2010. Now, with DIGA, DiSanto is focusing his creative vision and experience into creating content across a wide array of networks and platforms.

Tommy_DIGA LLC_mugTommy Coriale is responsible for overseeing all of DIGA’s daily operations including production, finance, and legal affairs across all productions, scripted and unscripted, while also being tasked with coordinating and negotiating new business venturesAdditionally, Coriale, in tandem with DiSanto, manages development and all current production, serving as an Executive Producer across DIGA’s rapidly expanding slate.  During his time at DIGA, Tommy has also been credited with expanding the company’s operations and facilities in New York City with a state of the art in-house post-production studio and production space.  Prior to DIGA, Coriale was most recently at Eastern, where he oversaw production of the Love & Hip Hop franchise (VH1).  Before that, Coriale spent 7 years at Shed Media where he oversaw production of the Basketball Wives franchise (VH1), Real  Housewives of New York City (Bravo), Bethenny Ever After (Bravo) and Supernanny (ABC), among others.  Tommy graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in TV & Film Production and with a Minor in Dramatic Arts.  If you get a chance to watch any of the  acting” he did in college you will quickly understand why he ended up behind the camera and not in front of it.

9G7A2089Gemma Davies is DIGA’s Vice President of Development. Prior to joining DIGA, Gemma was VP of Development at Jane Street Entertainment, helping to develop shows such as Love at First Swipe for TLC, Food Fail for FYI and Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook Off for Food Net as well as pilots for ABC and E! Before that, Gemma was in the UK working at Fremantle Media and Twofour—developing everything from award-winning BBC documentaries to blue chip entertainment formats, game shows and travelogues for C4, ITV, TLC, SKY and Five. Gemma is a member of BAFTA and has a tiny office dog called Brian Oliver Christmas.

Luis Fabiani is an accomplished Finance executive with many years of experience in the entertainment industry.  A graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A from Dowling College, Luis has held top finance posts at Viacom and NBCU, and the Prod. Co. Eastern TV before joining the DIGA family last year.  Don’t let his baby face fool you – Luis is serious, intense, driven and committed to his finance craft, but can also play a mean game of tennis.  A Jersey boy at heart, who calls New York City his second home.

Hayley Brooks is the Scripted Coordinator as well as the Executive Assistant to DIGA’s President and CEO, Tony DiSanto.  Prior to joining DIGA, Hayley was an assistant in the television department at Creative Artists Agency. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in English and Cinema Studies, and writes ditties for Thought Catalog on the side.

Maria Skillman is the Development Coordinator as well as the Executive Assistant to DIGA’s General Manager, Tommy Coriale.  Prior to joining DIGA, Maria was a promo assistant in the commercial voice over department at Don Buchwald & Associates. She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in TV, Film, & Radio. Her interests include playing volleyball, improv comedy, copious amounts of coffee, and singing at a shameless volume in the shower.

Erin Marshall is DIGA’s Production Accountant.  She handles our day-to-day corporate accounting, and all of our current productions from payroll to cost reporting to implementing accounting procedures to invoicing networks for payments.  Prior to DIGA, Erin held accounting roles at CollegeHumor.com and most recently at Jax Media.  She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Economics.  Like most, Erin is a dog lover and an aspirational miniature schnauzer owner.