John Saade is Founder of Spinnaker Chaos. One of the most prominent figures in the US non-scripted landscape, Saade spent over a decade at ABC, overseeing hit formats such as Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, Wipeout and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Until 2013, he served as Executive Vice President of Alternative Series & Late-Night Programming at ABC Primetime Entertainment.
Backed by Red Arrow Studios, Spinnaker Chaos is housed at Kinetic Content, where Saade works exclusively with Kinetic CEO Chris Coelen, as well as Co-Heads of Development Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin, and Executive Producer in charge of programming, Eric Detwiler. Saade and the production company also collaborate closely with Michael Schmidt, Chief Creative Officer of Red Arrow Studios, and its creative team on global format development and international production rollouts. All projects emanating from the venture are produced by Kinetic Content in association with Spinnaker Chaos, with Red Arrow Studios International handling worldwide format distribution.
Saade produced the US version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here for ABC, and prior to that was at Dakota Films where his credits included network specials, comedy series and documentaries.