An Emmy® nominated, award-winning director, writer and producer, Archie has created hundreds of hours of content for scripted features, documentary films, scripted & non-scripted television, digital series, and podcasts. Highlights include Paramount Pictures' Katy Perry: Part Of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the 84th Academy Awards show, Wahlburgers and Blind Date. 

 

As President of Unrealistic Ideas,

Archie oversees and leads the creative and strategic direction of our projects from inception through development, production, and delivery.

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MARK WAHLBERG

Partner

An Oscar® nominated, internationally respected actor and successful producer, Wahlberg has consistently delivered acclaimed performances in top films of the 21st century including Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, The Departed, Lone Survivor, Boogie Nights and The Fighter.
 
He has produced over thirty television projects and feature films, including the hit HBO series Entourage, Wahlburgers, Ballers, Boardwalk Empire, Patriots Day, Instant Family and Deepwater Horizon.

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ARCHIE GIPS

Partner/President

An Emmy® nominated and award-winning director, writer and producer, Archie has created hundreds of hours of content for scripted features & documentary films, scripted & non-scripted television, digital series, and podcasts. Highlights include Paramount Pictures' Katy Perry: Part Of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the 84th Academy Awards show, Wahlburgers and Blind Date.
 
As President of Unrealistic Ideas, Archie oversees and leads the creative and strategic direction of all our projects from inception through development, production, and delivery.

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STEPHEN LEVINSON

Partner

Lev is the recipient of two Producers Guild of America Awards, a BAFTA, two Peabody Awards, as well as a Golden Globe.

He is Mark’s long-time manager and producing partner, executive producing the acclaimed HBO series Entourage, In Treatment, Boardwalk Empire, How to Make It In America and Ballers, for which he was creator and showrunner.

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A 20-year industry veteran, Javier rose through the ranks, most recently serving as Vice President of Production at NBC Universal. Born in Los Angeles, he spent his high school years in Santiago, Chile.

 

His career in unscripted has brought him on location to over 20 countries and 6 continents.  Launching his executive career at Ryan Seacrest Productions, he worked on the Emmy® Award-winning series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and subsequently oversaw production for the Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, working as Supervising Producer at Bunim-Murray Productions.

JAVIER QUINTANA

EVP | Head of Production

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LAUREN VECE 

Director of Development

Lauren Vece is Director of Development at Unrealistic Ideas, where she sources, develops and supervises our slate across multiple divisions including Film, TV & Podcasts.  

 

Prior to joining the team at Unrealistic, Lauren gained experience within the industry as a journalist, television producer and development executive. For over ten years, she has created, and executed, cutting-edge game show competition, non-scripted and doc-series formats for a variety of major networks.

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David Wendell leads the Premium Documentary Series division at Unrealistic Ideas. His tremendous passion for bringing great stories to life has led him to work with major players in developing memorable film and television content seen on screens of all sizes around the world. With years of deep multi-platform producing experience, David brings a unique combination of creative expertise, production knowledge, and business savvy to projects.

DAVID WENDELL

Head of Documentary

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Prince Vaughn III is the VP of Development Casting at Unrealistic Ideas where he leads casting initiatives across our various formats, seeking out unique characters and narratives. Prince began his entertainment career on-screen as an actor, playing minor roles in TV, film and commercials. Soon thereafter, he found himself on the industry's short list of go-to casting producers for his laser-sharp ability to identify and develop stellar talent. He spent over a decade producing casts for a wide variety of TV, film, and commercial properties, with credits such as Big Brother, Best Ink, Minute to Win It and America's Got Talent. 

PRINCE VAUGHN

VP of Development Casting

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Nino Cutraro, Unrealistic Ideas Development Editor, has been with the company since its inception.  

 

A Columbia College Chicago graduate with a degree in video editing, ​Nino consistently​ delivers genius sizzles that bring our slate to life. With nominations for 3 ProMax BDA Awards (PopTV) Nino's editing talents have graced agencies, established brands and television networks within the industry since 2011.

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Head Development Editor

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As Development Producer for Unrealistic Ideas, Mike focuses on creating both premium documentaries and repeatable formats that speak directly to the Unrealistic Ideas brand- connecting the worlds of development and production.  A native New Yorker, Mike's hustle and business savvy made his role as Producer for HBO Max's Wahl Street invaluable. 

MICHAEL FRIES

Development Producer

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James is Operations Manager at Unrealistic and our go-to camera-operator for all things development and production - a jack of all trades and master of everything! James is an award-winning producer, cinematographer and has worked on Emmy-winning shows and traveled the world as a camera operator. When he’s not keeping the wheels turning at Unrealistic, he’s an avid golfer and volunteer.

JAMES GIPS

Operations Manager

MICHAEL FRIES

Development Producer

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Lev is the recipient of two Producers Guild of America Awards, a BAFTA, two Peabody Awards, as well as a Golden Globe.

He is Mark’s long-time manager and producing partner, executive producing the acclaimed HBO series Entourage, In Treatment, Boardwalk Empire, How to Make It In America and Ballers, for which he was creator and showrunner.

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LIZA KECKLER

Head of Development

JAMES GIPS

Operations Manager

STEPHEN LEVINSON

Partner

DAVID WENDELL 

Head of Documentary

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NINO CUTRARO

Lead Development Editor

ARCHIE GIPS

      Partner  |  President

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MARK WAHLBERG

Partner

An Oscar®-nominated, internationally respected actor & successful producer,Wahlberg has consistently delivered acclaimed performances in top films of the 21st century including Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, The Departed, Lone Survivor, Boogie Nights and The Fighter.  He has produced over thirty television projects and feature films, including the hit HBO series Entourage, Wahlburgers, Ballers, Boardwalk Empire, Patriots Day, Instant Family and Deepwater Horizon.
 

LAUREN VECE

Director of Development

JAVIER QUINTANA

EVP | Head of Production

PRINCE VAUGHN

VP of Development Casting

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