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Departure Films taps Jessica Morgan Richter for development

U.S. prodco Departure Films has tapped former A&E exec Jessica Morgan Richter (pictured) to be its VP of development.
May 2, 2014

U.S. prodco Departure Films has tapped former A&E exec Jessica Morgan Richter (pictured) to be its VP of development.

Morgan Richter most recently served as director and exec producer of non-fiction and alternative programming for A&E, overseeing shows such as Hoarders, Flipping Vegas, Fix This Yard and Sell This House and Flipping Boston. 

Departure Films – which currently has seven series in production – is known for shows including The Vanilla Ice Project, Rev Run’s Renovation, The Jennie Garth Project and Million Dollar Contractor.

“Jessica is a fantastic addition to Departure with her broad experience on both the network and production sides of the television business,” said Max Weissman, president of Departure Films, in a statement. “Jessica will be a tremendous asset as we broaden our development slate and look to continue our growth.”

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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