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Discovery Studios enlists “Top Model” producer

Daniel Soiseth (pictured), producer of America's Next Top Model and Hell's Kitchen, has signed a long-term overall deal to join the Discovery Studios roster.
March 25, 2011

Daniel Soiseth (pictured), producer of America’s Next Top Model and Hell’s Kitchen, has signed a long-term overall deal to join the Discovery Studios roster.

The deal is the latest in a string of partnerships from Discovery Studio’ in-house production division, with Dirty Jobs producer Eddie Barbini, MythBusters co-executive producer Rob Hammersley and Creative Differences’ Erik Nelson signing with the unit in recent months.

“Discovery Studios continues to attract top creative talent who understand our brands and storytelling sensibilities,” said Lee Bartlett, interim president of Discovery Studios. “Daniel is a celebrated producer whose talent will strengthen Discovery’s ability to develop premium content across Discovery’s portfolio of networks.”

Soiseth added: “My first foray into the business was producing shows for the Discovery networks and I’m excited to be bringing my experience and original ideas to Discovery Studios.  I look forward to producing new and meaningful content that pushes the boundaries of traditional television programming.”

Soiseth’s other credits includes American Inventor, Big Brother and Amish in the City.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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