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Discovery names VP of development and production

U.S. cable network Discovery Channel has upped Matthew Kelly (pictured), the co-executive producer of Amish Mafia, to vice president of development and production.
June 4, 2013

U.S. cable network Discovery Channel has upped Matthew Kelly (pictured), the co-executive producer of Amish Mafia, to vice president of development and production.

Reporting to Dolores Gavin, executive VP of development and production for Discovery Channel, Kelly will be based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Kelly most recently served as senior director of development and also served as director of development at Science Channel, where he worked on Oddities, How the Universe Works and Monster Bug Wars.

Prior to Science Channel, he was the manager of development for Discovery, where he developed shows including Man, Woman, Wild and Surviving the Cut.

His other credits include working as an editor at Journey Films, where he worked on the company’s theatrical doc Bonhoeffer.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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