Christopher Cassel, who has worked at KPI since 1998, has been announced as the VP, Creative, a newly created position. He will work closely with KPI’s production and development teams on commissioned productions and new pitches.
Previously KPI’s director of special projects, Cassel has had a role in some of the prodco’s biggest series, including The Dark Ages, The White House: Behind Closed Doors and Clash of the Gods. His work in 2005′s Rome: Engineering an Empire won History its first Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. He is currently writing and supervising The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero for Discovery and The Science Channel, with Steven Spielberg onboard as executive producer.
Vincent Kralyevich, KPI’s president and CEO, said in a statement, “Sometimes the scale of a project can be overwhelming but Chris has built an arsenal of creative storytelling solutions that keep projects on time and on budget, while putting the client’s money on screen.”