Unscripted

Temple Street names fact ent head

Toronto-based Temple Street Productions has appointed Gerry McKean as VP of factual entertainment, effective immediately.
May 26, 2011

Toronto-based Temple Street Productions has appointed Gerry McKean as VP of factual entertainment, effective immediately.

McKean served most recently as the showrunner of Temple Street’s reality show Recipe to Riches, an original format production which will air on the Food Network and Global Television in the fall.

He will be responsible for spearheading all factual and reality content at Temple Street and will be spending his time both in Toronto and LA. “I hope to take my years of experience in all facets of factual and reality television production to build upon Temple Street’s impressive development and production slate,” he said.

McKean previously served as exec producer of reality shows including TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares and Nanny 911.

In a statement, Temple Street co-presidents David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg said: “Gerry comes with a wealth of experience and relationships in the television industry. His appointment reinforces our commitment to growing our factual and reality programming in the Canadian, U.S. and international markets.”

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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