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Style Media bets on “Built”

U.S. cable network Style Media has tapped Endemol USA to produce Built (pictured), a home design docuseries where the handymen remodeling homes are also male models.
November 15, 2012

U.S. cable network Style Media has tapped Endemol USA to produce  Built (pictured), a home design docuseries where the handymen remodeling homes are also male models.

Premiering on January 28 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, the 10-part  series focuses on a Manhattan-based home design and construction company that is staffed entirely by male models who have handyman experience.

Each episode of Built sees the five-man crew taking on a home makeover project, with interior designer Kim Gieske collaborating with the Hott and Handy team on projects. A former model herself, Gieske has a long list of celebrity clients and was part of the team that launched the Martha Stewart Living magazine and television show. She was also the author of Paige by Page: A Year of Trading Spaces, based on TLC’s series.

Endemol USA’s Karen Young serves as executive producer, while Sarah Weidman and Merah Chung executive produce the series for Style.

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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