Pleasant Street Entertainment

Pleasant Street Entertainment is a production company owned and operated by Kristi Foley. Kristi has vast experience creating unforgettable television and music specials. She leads an award winning team of the most creative directors, writers, and designers in the industry.  

 
Kristi Foley


Kristi Foley

Owner & Producer

An Emmy nominated producer with more than 25 years of experience, Kristi leads all aspects of development and production. The diversity of shows she has produced ranges from LIVE broadcasts to 3D visual programming for live events, from large format outdoor concerts to star-studded musical tributes. Her work includes over two decades producing The Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute with honorees such as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Sting, Paul Simon, and Elton John. 

She has produced multiple years of The National Christmas Tree Lighting for Hallmark Channel and PBS, and multiple episodes of In Performance at the White House including Fiesta Latina, Motown Sound, and Country Music for PBS, and multiple episodes of The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, honoring Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, and most recently honoring Tony Bennett. Kristi has worked with many amazing musicians from all genres, including Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Keith Urban, Marc Anthony, as well as award winning talent such as Tom Hanks, Jamie Fox, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris, Eva Longoria, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Kristi is responsible for projects ranging from live broadcast to 3D clip packages, from large format outdoor concerts to star-studded musical tributes. Her key client experience spans PBS, Disney, Food Network, Dodgers, Steinway, Juilliard, Lexus, The Recording Academy, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz, Maybach, Morongo Casino, Cisco, LG, Y&R, Best Buy, Horatio Alger Association, American Express, Sony Playstation and Microsoft. Kristi’s breadth of production knowledge includes original music composition, scripting, design, artist relations, budgeting, and comprehensive pre/post-editing and programming.

Kristi is a seasoned professional in managing all aspects of content creation. She guides creative content, design, development, and account management, encompassing television specials, live events, and corporate programs. Her breadth of production knowledge includes original music composition, scripting, design, artist relations, budgeting, and comprehensive pre/post-editing and programming. Her experience includes work with major brands, agencies, and networks. In addition to broadcast specials, Kristi has worked with a variety of corporate clients including PBS, Disney, American Express, Food Network, Dodgers, Steinway, The Juilliard School, Lexus, Amazon, The Recording Academy, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz, Maybach, Morongo Casino, Cisco, LG, Y&R, Best Buy, American Express, Sony Playstation, Microsoft and Charles Schwab. Her recent projects include MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Tony Bennett, and Hallmark Channel’s Preview shows (Countdown to Christmas, Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, Winterfest, Valentine’s Day and Spring Fever).

Kristi previously worked as COO for Bounce AEG, handling programming, editorial, marketing, production and design of all Bounce projects, collaborating with creative directors, writers, music directors, production designers, and editors to create custom content and programs on such shows as “Juilliard Live from Lincoln Center” for PBS, “Steinway 150th Anniversary Celebration” at Carnegie Hall, “Morongo Casino Grand Opening,” and “Microsoft 2000 Launch.” Prior to joining Bounce over a decade ago, Kristi was a freelance producer.

Kristi launched her career at Pierre Cossette Productions, the producer of the first television broadcast of the Grammy Awards. She worked, first in development and later in production, for John Cossette for six years on such shows as the “Grammy Awards,” “AT&T Global Olympic Village,” and “Will Rogers Follies.” She holds a B.F.A in Screenwriting from University of Southern California, School of Cinema Television.