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Gigantic! hires former MTV exec for development role

New York-based indie Gigantic! Productions (True Life, Secretly Pregnant) has hired former MTV development exec George McTeague for the new role of senior VP of production and development.
October 13, 2011

New York-based indie Gigantic! Productions has hired former MTV development exec George McTeague for the new role of senior VP of production and development.

McTeague was previously VP of East Coast development for the U.S. net, and has in the past served as an executive producer on┬áprograms such as Style, Cuff’d, TI’s Road to Redemption, 8th and Ocean, The Vice Guide to Everything, Busted and Human Giant.

In his new role at Gigantic!, he will be spearheading both production and development for current and future projects. Cheryl Horner-Sirulnick, owner and exec producer at Gigantic!, said: “George brings a wealth of hands-on production experience and executive oversight to our team. He’s an enthusiastic leader who will help increase and broaden our development slate.”

McTeague added: “Gigantic’s reputation for outstanding programming stands for itself. I’m excited to expand and grow with this company and the talented people here.”

Among the titles in Gigantic!’s portfolio are I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom, MTV’s True Life series, and Discovery Fit & Health’s Secretly Pregnant.

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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