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NorthSouth adds to development and production teams

The Impractical Jokers and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta prodco has hired director of production Joe DelGrosso (picture right) and development producer Simone Burke (left).
June 26, 2012

New York- and Knoxville-based NorthSouth Productions has made additions to its development and production teams.

The company, which produces TruTV’s Impractical Jokers, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids, his hired former CMT Network producer-director Joe DelGrosso (pictured above, right) to be the director of production in its Knoxville office.

Prior to his time at CMT, he was the director of production for Boston’s Powderhouse Productions.

In New York, NorthSouth has brought in Simone BurkeĀ  (pictured above, left) as development producer. She was previously digital content manager for Broadway Video where she recruited new talent and developed, maintained and analyzed the company’s YouTube channels. Before that she was Tony DiSanto’s development coordinator at MTV.

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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