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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.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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