Who I Am & What I Do

Producer | Writer | Director



Ashlee Dell’Arciprete is a Producer, Writer, Director, and Founder of Breaking Ground Productions where she serves as Executive Producer and Head of Production. In addition to Breaking Ground, she was most recently an Associate Producer at MTV Entertainment at Paramount Global until June 2022.

Before producing for MTV, Ashlee was a Producer and Writer at Critics Choice winning BUILD Series by Yahoo! Entertainment, formerly known as AOL BUILD, at Verizon Media Company where she closely worked with senior producers in the research and production team on BUILD Series’ new digital weekly show, The X Change Rate, hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 2 winner, Monét X Change. Ashlee credits this experience at BUILD Series for aiding in her comfortability working with high-profile talent and launching her career as a producer.

Ashlee is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York City where she studied Communications & Media Studies, concentrating in Film and New Media with a Marketing Minor at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. Throughout her career, she has held a multitude of high-profile internships in marketing, social media, production, and news. Ashlee had the pleasure of working at NBC News Digital, WHDH-TV 7 News Boston, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

In her post-grad career, Ashlee worked several freelance opportunities including Variety’s Power of Women Gala, The 2018 and 2019 Webby Awards, and as a Production Assistant/Production Coordinator in films. Additionally, since 2016, Ashlee has been a Writer and Entertainment Journalist at Starry Constellation Magazine and The Knockturnal, where she contributes regularly to reviewing films and television and working red carpet events and other events such as New York Comic Con and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Ashlee is originally from a suburban town outside of Boston and is based in New York and Boston. Her passions include social justice issues and creating powerful storytelling through film and television, and plans to produce a film that screens at a major film festival. Whether she’s working a red carpet event or on set, Ashlee is committed to aiding positive changes in the entertainment and film industries.

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Freelance writer for various entertainment outlets including:

Starry Constellation Magazine & The Knockturnal


Producer and Executive Producer with nearly 10 years of experience in digital media and production from NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nightly News with Lester Holt, and more. I am currently an Associate Producer with MTV Brand Creative at Paramount Global, formerly ViacomCBS.




The Knockturnal’s Create + Conversate

Industry Experience

Production Work


Associate Producer

New York, NY | October 2021 - June 2022
  • Produce promos for various MTV and Paramount+ shows including Catfish, Ridiculousness series+programming stunts
  • Book voice over artists and editors and coordinate production and communication between design and promo teams


Executive Producer & Co-Producer

New York, NY | April 2021 - Present
  • Serve as Executive Producer of Prospect Park

Create + Conversate | The Knockturnal

Executive Producer & Producer

New York, NY | November 2020 - Present
  • Handle research, talent booking, pitch show ideas, pre-interview, edit and produce digital influencer profile series
  • Attend and provide coverage for events as press such as PaleyFest, NYCC, Sundance & The Tribeca Film Festival
  • Produce content & manage social media for The Knockturnal’s web series Create + Conversate & Back 2 Broadway

BUILD Series by Yahoo!

Producer & Writer, "The X Change Rate"

New York, NY | December 2018 to July 2020
  • Research and pitch stories for air
  • Pulled assets from Getty Images and AP Images
  • Coordinating with producers in the control room,
  • Produced live-streamed content for web, YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok from script to post while coordinated with Yahoo Entertainment video teams.

December 2018 – November 2019

Production Coordinator

  • Produce 6-8 daily build interviews
  • Cycle from Social Media Associate, Support in-studio operations, handled check-in and audience loading
  • Research and produce questions to ask talent

Late Night with Seth Meyers | NBCUniversal

General Production Intern

New York, NY | December 2018 to July 2020
  • Performed various production activities in several different departments including post-production, studio production, organizing the talent database, ticket distribution, and audience loading for monologue rehearsal
  • Contributed as a stand-in during rehearsal in studio when needed
  • Assisted during remote shoots as a Production Assistant
  • Responsible for covering the reception desk when needed and supporting production staff in-studio & office

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt | NBCUniversal

General Production Intern

New York, NY | December 2018 to July 2020
  • Logged tapes, transcribed interviews, and delivered scripts to on-air talent, producers, and crew
  • Supported in the daily operation of the show before air and in-studio during taping to help shows run smoothly
  • Assisted on a 360-degree video shoot for social media
  • Recorded a digital version of the show in the control room
  • Distribute show rundown and routines to 6 departments consisting of 78 people before air.
  • Performed miscellaneous production runs and general office duties and tasks when needed• Log interviews for producers and packages for nightly shows
  • Research story ideas to complete show programming and follow through with its production to air, including same-day 3rd block VO’s• Gather and clear user-generated content for use on all NBCU platforms and affiliates for use in reporting
  • Assist colleagues in the Investigative Unit on fact/data finding/gathering on certain topics to encourage the continued investigation
  • Regularly post and update threads on New Connect to facilitate accurate and expedient reporting
  • Observe headlines and Control Room functions
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for correspondents

7 News | WHDH-TV

Production & Social Media Intern

Boston, MA | May 2017 to June 2017
  • Coordinated scripts and researched stories before air to support production team in studio
  • Logged, transcribed and archived footage to prepare for production crew, staff, and on-air talent
  • Monitored Facebook and Twitter accounts, interact with users, and updated platforms throughout the day

NBC News & TODAY | NBCUniversal

Audience Development Intern

New York, NY | January 2016 to May 2016
  • Was responsible for social media reporting and analysis of the TODAY Show to identify areas for improvement
  • Monitored relevant keywords and rising searches on Google Trends and Google Keyword planner
  • Provided TODAY Show producers with SEO keyword research for the following day’s guests and segments 
  • Conducted SEO research to NBC News & TODAY editorial teams in preparation for write-ups

Completed Production Work

Some of my work on various productions.
X Change Rate, Producer & Writer

X Change Rate, Producer & Writer

BUILD Series by Yahoo! | Verizon Media Company

BUILD Series by Yahoo! | Verizon Media Company

Prospect Park: In Production

Prospect Park: In Production

Prospect Park: In Production

Prospect Park: In Production

Writing Work

Check out my work as an Entertainment Journalist and Reporter

Dylan Mulvaney, Andrea Jenkins, Kristen Lovell and more LGBTQ+ Icons Honored at Them NOW Awards

Writer, The Knockturnal

Them’s Now Awards honored 12 LGBTQIA+ across 12 categories and celebrated their journeys at a beautiful event at Public Hotel in New York City. The celebration was sponsored by Max.

Claire Danes, Zazie Beetz, Jim Gaffigan, Aida and Moore Talk ‘Full Circle’ World Premiere At Tribeca Festival

Writer, The Knockturnal

The highly anticipated new miniseries, “Full Circle,” from Steven Soderberg premiered the first two episodes at the 2023 Tribeca Festival before its release this summer on Max, HBO’s new revamped streaming service.

Exclusive: Stars of Hulu's "Ramy" Unpack Season 3

Writer, The Knockturnal

Season 3 of Hulu’s Ramy is set to be released on September 30th, and we sat down with stars May Calamawy, Hiam Abbass, and Laith Nakli to chat all about it.

Mindy Kaling & Charlie Grandy - Velma - NYCC

Writer, Starry Constellation Magazine

Interview with Mindy Kaling for HBO Max’s VELMA at New York Comic Con in New York City. Velma is now streaming on HBO Max.

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