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.

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Tommy 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.

Before joining DIGA, Morewitz was Senior Vice President and co-head of development at Lionsgate Television. During his tenure, he helped launch YouTube Red’s first premium drama, Step Up: High Water, executive produced by Channing Tatum and Adam Shankman.

Prior to LGTV, Morewitz served as President of Television at FourBoys Entertainment, the production company started by Patricia Heaton and David Hunt. Morewitz was responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations while building a slate of projects that reflected the taste and sensibility of its partners.

Nick was formerly President of Loud Television, a full-service entertainment and production company that was a joint venture between Nick and ITV. Loud TV was responsible for some of the most popular series on television such as Tiny House Nation (A+E / Netflix) which kicked off the tiny house TV phenomenon. Recent credits also include the hit series Girls Incarcerated (Netflix) and Double Take (Facebook Watch). Nick’s branded entertainment credits The New York Times, One King’s Lane, Ford and Vox Media. Prior to forming Loud Television, Nick served as President of reality and non-fiction producer Leopard Films USA. Under Nick’s leadership, the company grew to produce more than 200 hours of programming a year and built a stronghold in lifestyle franchises, including 1000+ episodes of the global hit series House Hunters International.

Maria Skillman is the Development Manager for the Unscripted Department.  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.