Canadian producer Marblemedia has stepped up its push into primetime by hiring former Our House Media executive Sean Connolly (pictured) to fill the new role of VP of primetime unscripted development.
The move comes after it six months ago hired Roberto Alcantara to fill the new position of head of primetime scripted development.
Connolly served as VP of development at Our House Media, and before that completed stints at Red Apple Entertainment, Proper Television and his own indie Gorilla Media. His TV credits include Make The Politician Work for the CBC, as well as Junk Raiders, Newlywed, Nearly Dead and Love Hunters.
Connolly will report to Marblemedia co-CEO and exec producer Matt Hornburg as he builds a slate of unscripted projects and forges ties with Canadian and international producers, format rights holders and broadcasters.
He will attend the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC with Marblemedia next week, with an eye to new unscripted development opportunities.
Marblemedia is best known on the unscripted front for series such as Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong!, a Japanese-style family game show; Splatalot!, a medieval-themed reality TV game show; and What’s In a Name?, about the history of household names.