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Picture Shack exec Schechter forms New York prodco

Former Picture Shack Entertainment executive Betsey Schechter has launched New York-based prodco Storyville Entertainment, which will cater to television, film, branded and multimedia outlets.
March 6, 2014

Former Picture Shack Entertainment executive Betsy Schechter has launched New York-based prodco Storyville Entertainment, which will cater to TV, film, branded and multimedia outlets.

Schechter, who will serve as president of the company, was previously co-president of Picture Shack, where she executive produced series such as Abandoned (National Geographic Channel), Staten Island Law (OWN) and Most Likely To… (Investigation Discovery).

Storyville is currently producing a music-based docu-series for MTV International and is in development on projects for A&E, TNT, H2, MTVI, Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel. Caroline Christopher, former director of development for National Geographic Television, will take on the role of VP of development and production.

“Storyville serves as a hub for creativity regardless of the genre and platform, everything from non-fiction to scripted to digital to reality,” said Schechter, in a statement.

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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