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RICH BYE                                                                                                                   PRESIDENT

Rich Bye is the president and founder of Goodbye Pictures. He is a two-time Emmy winner, a Peabody Award winner, and has been nominated for six additional Emmy’s, an NAACP Image Award, and three Producers Guild Awards. Rich got his start with MTV News and Specials where he fell in love with documentary filmmaking, a passion that led to his collaboration with acclaimed director RJ Cutler on a number of documentaries, including the groundbreaking series American High. In 2003, Rich helmed the first season of Project Runway.  Acting as Executive Producer, he guided the series through five hit seasons on Bravo. Rich’s intense curiosity and desire to connect to the characters featured in his shows is the driving force behind his approach to storytelling.  

 

MEGAN BENNETT
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Megan Bennett serves as the Senior Director of Development for Goodbye Pictures, overseeing the company’s slate of talent partners and spearheading the development of linear and digital projects as well as and production of digital content. Prior to joining Goodbye Pictures in 2013, Megan worked at Steiner Studios, the largest film and TV studio outside of Los Angeles. After moving to Los Angeles, she held a post at The Institute, Michael Bay's Emmy Award winning production company, where she oversaw the daily operations of the office, and coordinated all development projects. Megan is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film.

 

CAMERON FREEMAN
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

A proud Detroit native, Cameron decided on a career in film and TV in the second grade and has been working his way up ever since. After graduating with a BFA from Wayne State University, while also studying at USC and UCLA during the summer semesters, he moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and started making his way up through shows like Beauty and the Geek, The Biggest Loser, Project Runway and others for ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, E!, and Animal Planet.

In 2010, he joined Goodbye Pictures as a Production Coordinator on the first season of Million Dollar Decorators and has been with the company ever since. Now acting as Director Of Production, Cameron oversees daily operations for all of Goodbye’s series and development projects. 

 

THOMAS CARMICHAEL
DIRECTOR OF POST PRODUCTION

A month after receiving his degree in Radio-Television-Film Production from Northeast Louisiana University, Thomas left his tiny south Louisiana hometown and headed west to Los Angeles. Six weeks later, he was working on the Warner Brothers Lot in feature film editorial.  He spent the next several years working in a variety of film and television jobs, in both production and editorial, before landing at Actual Reality Pictures in 2003. Initially, Thomas was hired as assistant to the company’s principal, acclaimed director RJ Cutler, but quickly transitioned to a role as editor on several of RJ’s series.

In October 2012, Thomas started what was to be a six-week editing gig at Goodbye Pictures. Within three months he was supervising postproduction for all of their projects, and shortly after was officially hired as Director of Post Production.

 

CAITLIN COYNE
POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Caitlin is a Los Angeles native and University of Southern California graduate. After college, she did a short stint at a talent agency, but decided pantsuits weren’t for her so she left to travel the world, living off of local cheap eats and an all black wardrobe. Upon her return to Los Angeles, she began freelancing in the world of commercial production, and shortly after launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that fully funded an original web series. That was all before settling down at Goodbye Pictures and making the shift into post production - yet another fantastic life choice. 

 

ANDREW LEHMANN
OFFICE MANAGER

Born and bred in Philadelphia, Andrew came to Los Angeles in 2011 after receiving a B.A. in Theater from Penn State University. Since moving to Los Angeles, Andrew has worked in a variety of roles for different productions in film, television, and stage. Joining the Goodbye Pictures team in 2015, Andrew currently oversees the daily operations of the office in addition to assisting the development team on all its current projects. 

 
 
 

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