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Ex-Zodiak EPs launch New York-based Blackfin

Former Zodiak Media exec producers Geno McDermott (pictured, center) and Joanne Inglott (right) are launching a New York-based prodco called Blackfin, which will aim to develop character-driven docu-series and sports-related programming for cable and digital networks.
January 23, 2014

Former Zodiak Media exec producers Geno McDermott (pictured, center) and Joanne Inglott (right) are launching a New York-based prodco called Blackfin, which will aim to develop character-driven docu-series and sports-related programming for cable and digital networks.

McDermott will serve as CEO of the company, which is represented by WME, while Inglott will be partner and EP of current programming. Alexa Conway (pictured above, left) will join as partner and executive in charge of production.

At Zodiak New York, McDermott – whose producing credits include Hook, Line and Dinner and 30 for 30 – created, developed and sold straight-to-series an as-yet-unannounced National Geographic docu-series. He most recently served as creator and exec producer of Animal Planet’s Cold River Cash.

Inglott, meanwhile, was formerly an in-house EP at Zodiak New York and served as showrunner for TruTV’s All Worked Up and Lizard Lick Towing. Meanwhile, Conway comes from Red Line Films, and her recent line producing credits include Bamazon, Deadly Sins and Hook, Line and Dinner.

“Blackfin is a forum for ideas of all shapes and sizes generated by folks from all walks of life – we want independent creators to make Blackfin their home,” said McDermott in a statement. “Our approach is boots on the ground. We are finding talent you can’t find from a cubicle and taking risks in our execution to keep the Blackfin brand fresh for our clients.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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