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Powderhouse co-founder Yourgrau leaving to form indie

Powderhouse Productions' president and co-founder Tug Yourgrau (pictured) is leaving the Southie Rules indie in April to form Yourgrau Media Group, which will focus on non-fiction, fiction and voice work.
March 31, 2014

Powderhouse Productions’ president and co-founder Tug Yourgrau is leaving the New England indie in April to form Yourgrau Media Group, which will focus on non-fiction, fiction and voice work.

Powderhouse – the prodco behind series such as the Travel Channel’s Red, White & New and A&E’s Southie Rules – was formed in 1994 and produces documentaries and factual entertainment for networks including VH1, Animal Planet, Scripps Networks and PBS.

“I’m very excited to be making this change,” said Yourgrau in a statement. “It’s an opportunity to work on personal projects that I have long wanted to do.”

Joel Olicker, CEO and co-founder of Powderhouse, added: “Tug and I have had a long and fruitful partnership and we’ll remain close friends. We have built the Powderhouse into New England’s largest independent producer of TV programming.”

 

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