With a vision to provide high-quality video productions at a reasonable price for sports teams and corporations, Joel Kitay founded Kitay Productions, Inc., in 2002, and expanded the company to create Kitay Productions of New York, Inc., in 2008.  Nominated sixteen times overall, Joel has earned four NATAS Emmy Awards.

After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University in 1994, Joel's television production career began at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, where he was hired to work on network shows and home videos, such as writing and directing the 1994 Washington Redskins highlight video for Polygram home video. Other production credits included "The NFL's All-Time Team" for ESPN and "The NFL at 75" tribute show for ABC.

A year later, Joel jumped at a unique opportunity to return to his hometown to work for the Cleveland Browns football team as its first-ever full-time television producer, at a time when professional teams were first starting to explore the idea of producing their own television content.

When the Browns re-located to Baltimore and became the Ravens in 1996, Joel played a key role in building the team's in-house video production department, now known as RaveTV.

Joel worked for six more years as a staff member of the Ravens, rising to the position of Manager of Broadcasting, and his tenure yielded many unique experiences that paved the way to the creation of his own production company. Joel produced pre-season game broadcasts, weekly team shows, features, commercials, and video scoreboard programming. In 2000, Joel accompanied the Ravens on their run to Super Bowl XXXV, earning a championship ring, in addition to broadcasting a show live from Tampa the night before the title game. He followed that effort by assisting NFL Films with production of the popular HBO series, "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Baltimore Ravens," in 2001.

In 2002, Joel left the Ravens on a full-time basis to open Kitay Productions, Inc., and the company immediately signed a multi-year deal to be the producer of the first-ever video scoreboard shows at the University of Maryland, for football, men's basketball, and women's basketball games. Joel helped to design the video facilities at the Comcast Center, and in 2001-2002, he produced the official commemorative home videos for both the Terrapins' ACC Championship football team and NCAA Championship men's basketball team.

From its first major client at the University of Maryland, Kitay Productions expanded rapidly in the ensuing years. Joel expanded the business to take on a number of additional sports clients, and built a corporate production business as well. Some of the highlights include designing and operating the video scoreboard systems at Agganis Arena at Boston University, creating the definitive biography video to honor Gen. John Shalikashvili, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Clinton, producing live college sporting events for Comcast SportsNet, producing the Gary Williams Television Show for Maryland basketball, and producing video features for CBS College Sports Television. In the fall of 2008, Joel made his biggest move yet, expanding into the New York market with a second office, and moving to Long Island to spearhead the effort personally.

A 1994 Phi Beta Kappa dual-degree graduate of Boston University, Joel and his wife, Stacey (nee Pinsky), are the proud parents of Isabelle and Alexander. Joel is active in a variety of charitable causes, including The Red Cross and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, where he served in a number of young leadership executive positions. Joel is also a trivia buff, and regularly plays in a state-wide trivia league in Maryland.
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