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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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