Talent Guide

Brian Harris Krinsky

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2010


Brian Harris Krinsky is a director and producer of non-fiction/reality programming in Los Angeles. He directed the Emmy-nominated Undercover Boss (CBS) as well as Shark Tank (ABC) and Flipping Out (Bravo). His other credits include programming for The Discovery Channel, MTV, BET, PBS, TLC, E! and Oxygen.

In 2009, Krinsky wrote, produced and directed the short film Dish, which screened at the Slamdance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and many others; won awards at Newfest, the Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival; and was shortlisted for the Iris Prize for Best International Short Film in Cardiff, Wales. Dish secured TV and DVD distribution, being selected for broadcast in France and Germany on the prestigious Art Channel, booking its US TV premiere in 2010 on the Logo Channel, and accumulating several licensing deals for DVD compilations in US/Canada, UK/Ireland and Germany. In 2010, Krinksy was chosen to participate in the Film Independent Directors Lab with the feature length version of Dish.

Krinsky earned an MFA in Film and TV Production from the University of Southern California and also holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1993 to 1995, Krinsky, who speaks Russian, worked at the foreign news desks of ABC News and the Associated Press TV in Moscow.

Current Project

Dish (Narrative Feature)


ISRAEL spends his spring break walking around his East LA Latino neighborhood dishing and