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.