Kris launched Venture Media (then Venture Productions) in 1979 with her husband Jim Duffy. For more than 30 years, she has overseen production management, scheduling, research, and writing on the company’s television, multimedia, and video projects. She is well versed in a variety of topics including American and world history, science, world travel, military heritage, and geography.
Creative development of unique concepts and ideas for spots, PSAs, and longform projects is another of Kris’ strengths. She personally concepted and wrote more than 800 TV and radio spots under Venture’s extensive contract with the Armed Forces Network, including the most popular campaign in the network’s history, The Great American State Quiz. In addition to television and multimedia programming, Kris has developed interactive exhibitry for the Boynton Beach Children’s Museum, researched and wrote a bio documentary on Abraham Lincoln, and researched and developed content for numerous national park visitor centers across the country.
As producer, Kris has won 15 Addy Awards and 20 Telly Awards, most for her creative work on government spots and longform projects.