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Gurney hires Killion for production role

U.S. indie Gurney Productions has hired Brandon Killion (pictured), whose credits include Original Productions' series Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men, to be its VP of production.
August 17, 2012

U.S. indie Gurney Productions has hired Brandon Killion (pictured), whose credits include Original Productions’ series Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men, to be its VP of production.

Killion will oversee Gurney’s current slate, which includes titles such as Auction Hunters, American Guns, Haunted Collector, American Digger and Duck Dynasty, and will work closely with company principles Scott and Deirdre Gurney to further expand the Gurney brand.

Prior to joining the company, Killion worked as producer on a number of series, including Ax Men, Swords: Life on the Line, Wild Justice, American Hoggers and Ice Road Truckers.

In addition, Gurney has hired Hubert Smith to be its VP of business and legal affairs. Smith previously worked as a business affairs executive for Fox’s Twentieth Television, Film Roman and Comcast’s G4 Network.

In his new role, he will oversee Gurney’s production legal team and share in the day-to-day management of corporate matters.

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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