Unscripted

Asylum adds 495 development exec

California-based prodco Asylum Entertainment has tapped Stephanie Lydecker (pictured) to lead unscripted development.
September 18, 2013

California-based prodco Asylum Entertainment has tapped Stephanie Lydecker (pictured) to lead unscripted development.

In her new role as senior VP of development, Lydecker will oversee unscripted development and develop scripted content for the company, which is behind the eight-part mini-series The Kennedys, as well as The Locator, Addicted, American Gangster, Beverly Hills Pawn and Beyond the Glory, the latter a title for ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ series.

In her most recent role as 495 Productions’ head of development, she worked on Jersey Shore, The Pauly D Project, Shot at Love, Repo Games and Wedding Wars.

Her other credits include Temptation Island, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, American Idol, Nashville Star and Design Star.

“Stephanie is one of the most talented and creative executives in the entire industry,” said Asylum Entertainment founder and CEO Steve Michaels. “We feel very fortunate to have her join the Asylum family.”

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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