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Discovery Channel ups Michael Sorensen

The U.S. cable network has promoted Michael Sorensen (pictured) to vice president of development and production.
May 7, 2014

Discovery Channel has promoted Michael Sorensen (pictured) to vice president of development and production.

Formerly senior director of development, he will develop new series and specials, supervise production on current series and identify writing, producing and on-camera talent for new programming. He reports to the U.S. cable network’s exec VP of development and production Dolores Gavin.

Sorensen’s development credits include Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice and Yukon Men. He also served as executive producer on upcoming programs Survival Live and The West and oversaw Discovery Channel’s slate of ‘Shark Week’ programming in 2013.

Prior to joining Discovery, he was the senior director of program development for sister net Science Channel where he worked on series such as Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Dark Matters and Oddities. He also worked in the alternative television division at Creative Artists Agency.

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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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