A multi-disciplinary producer, writer and strategist, Brian Seth Hurst has spent his career at the forefront of innovation and storytelling. His work in theater, television, emerging and new media and now immersive media has enabled the building and extension of story worlds and brands.
As Chief Storyteller of StoryTech® Immersive, Hurst leads the company’s work in cinematic and Live VR as well as the building of virtual words and immersive events production. Credits include My Brother’s Keeper (VR, PBS, Digital Studios), The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth 360 (VR, Showtime) Gettysburg: A National Divided (MR, QuantumERA), The Rolling Loud Hip Hop Festival (Live 360 broadcast, LivexLive, SamsungVR) Super Splat Brothers E-sports Tournament (Live 360 broadcast, E-Sports Arena, SamsungVR), and Passport to Philadelphia (AR, QuantumERA). Currently he is Producer for the LegionM volumetric series “Icons.” Events have included Shanghai XR, NABShow, and VIFF Immersed.
Hurst has held leadership positions in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Board and Second Vice Chair), the Producers Guild of America (Board and Chairman, New Media Council) and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Digital Ambassador).
Hurst also currently serves on the Executive Council of XRInclusion.org as director of brand and communications.
Hurst is also co-author with the late Olivia Newton-John of the best-selling children’s book “A Pig Tale” from Simon & Schuster and the book “WHOLE,” a collection of essays on life’s challenges. He spent 5 years on the anchor desk of NABShow Live! He is also “The Happenstance Chef” a home chef cooking channel on YouTube, and hosts “The Story Hour,” podcast with co-host Alison Norrington that focuses on all aspects of storytelling with the experts in writing, production and technology.