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Discovery Studios signs EP Rob Kerr for production deal

Discovery Communications' in-house prodco Discovery Studios has inked a production deal with executive producer Rob Kerr (pictured), who will develop and produce original programming for the company.
October 2, 2014

Discovery Communications’ in-house prodco Discovery Studios has inked a production deal with executive producer Rob Kerr (pictured), who will develop and produce original programming for the company.

Kerr – who has 25 years of experience in the field – previously served as executive producer for Velocity’s Iron Resurrection and co-executive producer for American Heroes Channel’s Secrets of the Arsenal.  His other credits include Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, National Geographic Channel’s World’s Toughest Fixes and History’s Meat America.

“Rob brings his expertise, passion and creative vision to the table and we are confident his addition to Discovery Studios will generate even more original and engaging television,” said Lee Bartlett, president of Discovery Studios Group and Production, in a statement.

Kerr added: “Discovery Studios offers a fresh vibe and unique set-up that allows its producers to thrive both individually and collectively to generate the best content possible.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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