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Diane Kostecke

ORG Digital Innovations Unit, Wisconsin Public Television Title BIO Diane Kostecke currently serves as executive producer for production services and heads the Digital Innovations unit within Wisconsin Public Television, a statewide broadcast service affiliated with PBS and licensed to the University of Wisconsin. She manages a team of producers responsible for projects with production budgets ranging from $5000.00 to over $250,000.00. Clients and production partners include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW System, UW Cooperative Extension, Wisconsin state agencies and private, non-profit groups. She supervises productions ranging from the how-to series, SEWING WITH NANCY, seen on over 175 public television stations, to UW SPORTS, a series of Big Ten sports events including football, basketball and hockey.

Along with these productions for broadcast, distance education applications of video (primarily live, satellite videoconferences) are a specialty of the production services unit. Ms. Kostecke is the executive producer for 20-30 of these events per year.

She has also supervised the formation and growth of activities within WPT's Digital Innovations unit. This effort reflects WPT's commitment to the potential that digital broadcasting will bring to serve traditional public television audiences as well as targeted groups seeking education and information through new media applications.

Prior to her current positions, Ms. Kostecke produced within the production services and cultural affairs units of WPT. Her producer credits include: INTERACTIONS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (internationally-distributed series designed for high school students); MAIN STREET AT WORK (four-part series commissioned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation); FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND MADISON (half-hour documentary produced in conjunction with the Elvehjem Museum of Art); SPROCKETS (classic feature film series distributed nationally). She also served as WPT's cable services coordinator and new technology assistant.