Specifica Productions

Based at ABC Studios in Los Angeles, California, Specifica Productions launched in 2019 and is dedicated to telling character-driven stories with a “specific point of view” for the network, cable and streaming space.

Emily Kapnek

At the age of 25, Emily created her first show for Nickelodeon.  A native New Yorker, she moved to Los Angeles in 1997 when “As Told by Ginger,” was picked up for series.  The show ran for three seasons and garnered three primetime Emmy® nominations.  Following that, Kapnek worked on “Aliens In America” for the CW, “Hung” for HBO and “Parks and Recreation” for NBC, before creating and executive producing “Suburgatory,” which ran for three seasons.  Emily is also the creator and executive producer of ABC’s “Selfie,” which starred John Cho and Karen Gillan, as well as “Splitting Up Together” starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson.  Kapnek has two sons, Oszkar and Guy.  Her husband, Dan Lagana, is also a showrunner.

Jessica Dawson

Jessica is Specifica’s Development Coordinator, responsible for overseeing the current development slate.  Jessica grew up in Botswana and received her BA in Film Production from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she worked in the film and television industry, before immigrating to the US in 2018.