IMS Productions Hires Former ESPN VP
IMS Productions has hired Rich Feinberg as vice president and executive producer. He most recently spent 23 years at ESPN in various roles, including for the past eight years as vice president of production. During his time at ESPN, Feinberg’s team created the look and feel of what sports fans saw on their television, computer, tablet and smart phone when they tuned into ESPN's media platforms. He has also managed all aspects of live video production for the ESPY Awards, NASCAR, NHRA, Verizon IndyCar Series, Winter X Games, X Games and professional tennis. Feinberg began his career overseeing live event coverage, technical innovation, event staging and on-air talent recruitment started at ABC in 1984 as a programming research analyst. His path to Indianapolis has come full circle as his passion for motorsports production was ignited when he served as a production runner for ABC during the 1986 Indianapolis 500. From 2006 through 2015, ESPN’s live production of the Indianapolis 500 was one of his primary responsibilities. Feinberg supervised the first-ever HD broadcast of the Indianapolis 500; utilized the “BatCam,” a flying cabled camera above the race track reaching speeds close to 100mph; evolved the use of onboard cameras with the innovation of “Dual Path Technology;” introduced live, real time human biometrics from the cockpit; developed the ESPN Tech Garage to educate viewers on the technical aspects of NASCAR racing and served as lead production innovator and an integral part of the executive event development team for the X Games and Winter X Games. A native of New Jersey, Feinberg graduated from Emerson College in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.