Summit ’14: Big Monster, GRB to develop “GatorTown”

Big Monster Entertainment has signed a deal with the Intervention producer to develop the reality series GatorTown.
January 27, 2014

Big Monster Entertainment has signed a development deal with Intervention producer GRB Entertainment for the reality series GatorTown.

Big Monster – which has offices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Culver City, California; and Incline Village, Nevada – also recently signed a development deal with the Boy Scouts of America and its Boy’s Life Magazine to produce the teen series Scouting Around, as well as a deal to create programming for news network Vocativ.

“Our short-term goal is to create shows for the domestic market that play in the U.S. and rate very well, and we have other programming that is pure global right out of the gates,” said Big Monster managing director Rudy Vegliante in a statement.

Big Monster is a new venture that produces scripted, unscripted and documentary programming. Its producers’ credits include The Amazing Race, Duck Commanders and Hollywood Death Trip.

In addition to the long-running A&E docuseries Intervention, GRB’s credits include Pregnant & Dating for WE tv, Showdown of the Unbeatables for National Geographic Channel, and Fame in the Family for E!

The deal comes with representatives from both Big Monster and GRB attending the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC this week.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.