Tom Farrell has 28 years of television production experience, having spent the past fourteen years in television executive management. Since 2007, Tom has presided over the strategic planning and day to day operations of The WorkShop, a full-service multimedia production company.
Spearheading television shows such as Novak for Amazon Prime, Trading Spaces for TLC, The Haney Project for Golf Channel, True North for PBS and the soon to be released digital series, Rezball, Tom has led The WorkShop through a period of rapid and exciting growth with many projects involving Hollywood celebrities. Charles Barkley, Ray Romano, Adam Levine, and Olympic champion Michael Phelps have been just a few of the celebrities that Tom has worked with over his career. Under his leadership, The WorkShop has produced series programming, videos, commercials, and webisodes for many organizations including Amazon Prime, Youtube, Showtime, TLC, HGTV, Golf Channel, The Blaze TV, History Channel, A&E, American Public Television, Disney, Kodak, GoPro, Villanova University and broadcast syndication.
Prior to becoming President of The WorkShop, L.L.C., Tom was the Chief Operating Officer for Banyan Productions, Inc. In his role at Banyan, Tom helped oversee 300+ employees and the production of sixteen television series. Tom’s career as a producer spans the reality and sports programming genres. Tom was the executive producer of TLC’s Trading Spaces and Trading Spaces: Family. Tom was responsible for budgeting, creating, planning and directing both shows’ content and overall look. Tom also served as Executive Producer of a Trading Spaces special that remains the highest rated special in the history of the network with almost 8 million viewers. Again, Tom will serve as Executive Producer of Trading Spaces when it makes it “reboot” debut on April 7, 2018. Tom and The WorkShop are also in production on a series that will debut on Animal Planet in third quarter of 2018.
Tom has served as Executive Producer for cable network programs such as A Makeover Story, A Baby Story and The Things We Do For Love. Tom also spent two years working at WPVI-TV the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia. There, Tom worked in the sports department, producing, writing and editing multiple daily sportscasts.
A graduate of Villanova University, Tom is on the Endowment Board for his community church and also on the board that oversees the CYO sports program at his church. Tom is also a coach in youth athletics in his community. He and his wife, Denise, live in Philadelphia with their four children.
Novak - Amazon Prime – 8 One Hour Episodes – Executive Producer
True North – Feature Documentary – American Public Television – Executive Producer
Fighting For Life – Feature Documentary – Executive Producer
Justin Thomas – GoPro Webisodes -Executive Producer
Trading Spaces “Reboot” April 2018 – TLC – Executive Producer
Things We Do For Love - Lifetime Network 65 Episodes - Coordinating Producer
The Baby Story – TLC 26 Episodes – Executive Producer
A Makeover Story – TLC 65 Episodes – Executive Producer
Todd Donnelly has a successful track record in building and selling local media companies. He co-founded Viamedia in 2001 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Viamedia is the leading independent video advertising sales organization, representing over sixty markets and over 50 partners in the United States. He also served as the company’s President and CEO. Today, Mr. Donnelly is also involved with a number of local business endeavors and sits on the board of various non-profit agencies throughout the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Such as United Way of the Lehigh Valley, Center for Vision Loss, and the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley, to name a few.
Since 2008, Matt Howley has been a field and post producer at The WorkShop. Matt was a lead producer for the successful Golf Channel series The Haney Project and also worked hand-in-hand with Donald Trump for the show Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf. He has also worked in development, establishing meaningful and long-lasting relationships with clients and talent. Prior to joining The WorkShop, Matt worked for 11 years as a line, field, and supervising producer for Emmy-Award winning programs at Comcast Sportsnet. Matt is a graduate of La Salle University and supports all things related to Liverpool Football Club.
Tom Caamaño is an award-winning documentary director, with over 17 years experience. Tom is currently a director and partner at The WorkShop, LLC. As a director, Tom’s recent credits include True North The Sean Swarner Story (PBS, ESPN), Invincible the True Story (Reelz), and The Keystone Connection (Comcast SportsNet).
In the past, Tom has worked for ESPN, ABC Sports, Showtime, and PBS. Tom’s career started at Silver Cup Studios in NY as a production assistant for HBO series such as The Sopranos and Sex and the City. Tom is a 2001 graduate of Penn State University.
Neil Hartman was an award-winning television sportscaster in Philadelphia for nearly three decades prior to joining The WorkShop as Vice President of Sports Programming. Hartman oversees all content development activities of the company’s sports division. Prior to the Workshop, Hartman spent nearly 20 years as a prime-time anchor for Comcast SportsNet (NBC Sports Philadelphia) where he received multiple Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and was honored by The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the state of Pennsylvania’s Sportscaster of the Year. Before joining CSN, he served as sports anchor and reporter in Philadelphia for KYW-TV as well as WPHL- TV and was named "Best of Philly" Sports Talk Show Host by Philadelphia Magazine while working for 1210 AM. Hartman also spent five years as a talk-show host for Sportsradio WIP.
In 2008, Neil helped create and produce two of The WorkShop’s hit Golf Channel series: The Haney Project and Golf in America. Neil is currently an adjunct professor at Temple University and Rowan College, Burlington County.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Hartman has been an active supporter of Coaches versus Cancer and a longtime board member of his community youth baseball organization. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Philadelphia area with their two children.
Before joining The WorkShop as Director of Development, Ray Murray was one of the founders of Philadelphia-based Banyan Productions. In addition to serving as President, Ray oversaw the company’s Program Development Division, coordinating the creation and development of Banyan’s most notable programs, including “Trading Spaces,” “Wedding Story,” “Deliver Me” and many more.
From 1979 to 1992, Ray was the host of “Evening Magazine,” the highly acclaimed nightly magazine show on KYW-TV in Philadelphia. In addition to hosting the show and interviewing some of the nation’s leading newsmakers and personalities, Ray served as one of the show’s writers and field producers, winning three prestigious Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and more than a dozen nominations in the process.
Prior to “Evening Magazine,” Ray was the host of “PM Magazine” at KTVN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Reno, Nevada, where he also served as the station’s nightly news anchor from 1976 to 1978. Ray began his broadcast career in 1972 as a reporter at KORJ-FM in Orange, California and eventually held News Director positions at radio stations in both Northern and Southern California.
Ray is a native of Orange, California, attended the University of California, Fullerton and currently resides in Swedesboro, New Jersey with his wife, Terri and their daughter, Olivia.
Prior to joining The WorkShop, as Vice President of Sales, Adam Berger spent over two decades as an
Emmy-Award winning producer in network sports television, with CBS Sports, HBO Sports, and, NFL
Network. A passionate story-teller, Adam’s credits include countless edited features and shows, as well
as work on live telecasts of multiple Super Bowls, Final Four’s, Wimbledon’s, and, Olympic Games.
Adam also has significant experience as a Private Wealth Advisor for Roche Financial Partners. A
Philadelphia native and Penn State graduate, Adam has enjoyed coaching youth lacrosse, basketball and
soccer over the past decade. He and his wife, Rachel, live in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with their two
sons, and, their three dogs.
Jill Littman is a seasoned television producer, having field and post produced everything from travel, science and food shows to the Duggar family, 'Dinner: Impossible' and pretty much everything in between. Before joining The Workshop, Jill served as co-Executive Producer for DIY's highly-acclaimed series, "Stone House Revival" and, prior to that, spent 13 seasons as the co-Executive Producer for the Food Network's hit series "Restaurant: Impossible." Jill feels incredibly fortunate that TV has taken her all over the world, introduced her to people from all walks of life and allowed her to hear and tell stories that are better than fiction. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor's in communications and from Temple University with a masters in educational media. Jill spent years honing her craft in Philadelphia and New York but now she lives in Malvern, PA with her husband, Paul, and their (combined) 4 children where there's never a dull moment - just the way she likes it!
Patrick Donnelly graduated from Lehigh University in 2017. At Lehigh, Donnelly studied journalism, communications & marketing while playing Division I baseball. He joins the WorkShop with a focus on research and development.
As a development intern, Kaitlyn Conners assists with the development and production of various projects at The WorkShop and is excited to learn more about producing and editing. She is currently a PhD student studying philosophy at Villanova University. Prior to Villanova she studied philosophy, digital cinema, and media studies at DePaul University. In her spare time, she is an improv comedian and enjoys listening to and watching anything true crime.
Peter is a utility infielder of production with experience in documentary and commercial sets and edits. Aside from video production, he has worked in studio photography, tech support, and communication strategy in the U.S and abroad. In Rome, he worked for the Vatican’s social media team and helped launch Pope Francis’s Instagram account. He developed his passion for production at Villanova University, where he completed three social-justice documentaries, working as a photographer, editor, and director. He is also a die-hard Cleveland sports fan and sometimes juggles flaming torches.
Anita Hertzog enjoys over 30 years of business experience as an Office Manager and Accounting professional in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Lehigh Valley, PA.
A graduate of DeSales University, Anita’s professional experience encompasses such industries as cable TV advertising, real estate, construction, milk marketing and aviation. Her first on-set production experience involved herding overly enthusiastic Production Assistants away from US Customs restricted areas on the set of a Miami Vice episode being filmed at the Chalks’ International Airlines seaplane base in Miami, FL.
As a Certified Peer Visitor with the Amputee Coalition of America, Anita volunteers her time visiting new amputees to offer encouragement, hope and the assurance that there is life after amputation. She resides in Edgewater Park, NJ with her purebred, blue-eyed mutt dog, Daisy, and in her spare time she enjoys designing and creating award winning quilts for family members and friends.
Kimmy is going into her senior year at Villanova University where she is studying communication with a specialization in media production. She is the President of Villanova Television and is very passionate about service and social justice.