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“Selling New York” prodco adds development exec

Toronto-headquartered JV Productions has named Riley Robbins as its VP of U.S. development.
October 30, 2013

Toronto-headquartered JV Productions has named Riley Robbins as its VP of U.S. development.

Robbins will head up the U.S. arm of the firm’s development division, and will be based out of the LA office in Beverly Hills.

JV Productions – whose slate includes HGTV U.S.’s Selling New York; Selling L.A.; and Live Here, Buy This – also has offices in New York.

Robbins had previously been the VP of development for Krasnow Productions and director of development at FremantleMedia North America. He has overseen or developed programs for networks including HGTV, MTV, PBS, A&E, GSN and TBS.

“As part of JV’s expansion, we’re committed to adding team members with our passion for finding great characters and great stories,” said JV Productions exec VP Courtney Campbell. “Riley has both – as well as an infectious enthusiasm for our industry. With his creative contributions across the cable landscape, we’re thrilled to have him join us.”

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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