Our story begins in 1999 while attending Emerson College in Boston. We both had the same major so we found ourselves together in many classes. Over those four years we became best friends and continued that friendship when we both decided to pursue our careers in Television in Los Angeles. We both took our first job in TV at The Dr. Phil Show. This was just the beginning of our journey through the TV industry together.
Over the course of our 16 year careers we have never worked on a show together again, but as the universe would have it we always happen to be in the same cities throughout the country, shooting different shows at the same time. We’ve had dinner in between shoots in Alaska, we’ve met up for drinks after wrapping our shoots in New England and gallivanted around New York City in our off time, just to name a few! Throughout our careers we’ve had trials and tribulations personally and professionally, but through each and every one we always had each other to lean on.
Separately, we’ve produced hit shows including Deal or No Deal, Hollywood Medium, Married At First Sight and Celebrity Wife Swap. So after many years of working for others we decided that the universe was calling us together to create content near and dear to our hearts. And that is when Heart Headed Entertainment was born! We are thrilled to now be collaborating creatively together and sharing our production knowledge, skill set and vision with clients, networks and brands.
Carrie Maurer Co-Founded Heart Headed Entertainment with Nina Giannelli in 2014. Originally from New Jersey and a graduate of Emerson College, Carrie has called Los Angeles home for the past 15 years. Carrie’s fearless leadership style has given her the opportunity to work on a many hit shows including: Dr. Phil, Married at First Sight, Celebrity Wife Swap, Famously Single and more. Carrie has been in love with television since she was a child and got into production for her to get out stories that matter, entertain and educate. Her vast skill set includes everything from pre-production through post-production. Carrie is excited about working on force for good, heartfelt content with her latest venture Heart Headed Entertainment.
Executive Producer and Founder of Heart Headed Entertainment, Nina Giannelli has been working in the television industry for over 15 years. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in TV Production, she made her way to Los Angeles and started her career at The Dr. Phil Show. Over the years Nina has worked on a multitude of shows in many different genres including talk, reality, game, travel and docu-soaps. Some of Nina's favorite jobs include: Deal or No Deal, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, Yankee Jungle, Labor Games, Psychic Intervention and the Extreme Series for Travel Channel. Nina’s diverse producing skills have allowed her to travel to remote off the grid islands, meet colorful characters and offer the average person a chance of a lifetime. Nina wants to continue to create television that’s inspirational, educational, fun and contributes to the greater good.