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Robert Curran leaves BASE to open Fire Engine 13

BASE Productions exec VP of development Robert Curran (pictured) is leaving the company to launch his own shop, Fire Engine 13 Productions.
September 10, 2014

Producer Robert Curran (pictured) is leaving BASE Productions to launch his own shop, Fire Engine 13 Productions.

The company will focus on developing and producing character-driven scripted and unscripted series and specials, as well as offer consultation services for other production companies.

While at BASE Productions, Curran worked as executive VP of development. His exec producer credits include Animal Planet’s Last American Cowboy, National Geographic Channel’s Known Universe and Nat Geo Wild’s Man vs. Cheetah.

Prior to that, he was an exec at Discovery Networks International, a studio exec at MGM Television, and head of production for Scout Productions, where he worked on the reality series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

“I’ve been fortunate to work for so many great companies and now it’s time to take that experience and build a great company of my own,” said Curran in a statement. “I’m looking to tell stories with immersive settings, riveting characters and compelling action. As a consultant, I’m looking to share my insight on what makes small production companies grow intelligently, methodically and – most importantly – successfully.”

Fire Engine 13 will officially open on September 11 in honor of the New York firefighters who died during the terrorist attack on the city 13 years ago. Curran also works as a ProBoard-certified volunteer firefighter and an operations level hazardous material responder in Harvard, MA.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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