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Exclusive: True Entertainment boosts development team

The Real Housewives of Atlanta producer has promoted Jo Honig (pictured, left) to executive VP of development, and hired Bryan Hale (right) as senior VP and head of west coast development.
January 22, 2015

The development teams in True Entertainment’s New York and Los Angeles offices have new leadership.

The Vanity Fair Confidential producer has promoted Jo Honig (pictured, left) to executive VP of development and hired Bryan Hale (right) as senior VP and head of west coast development.

Having served as senior VP of development since 2013, Honig will continue to oversee the company’s slate of series and specials from its New York headquarters. She originally joined the company in 2007 as VP of development before leaving to work as an independent showrunner for networks including MTV, History and TLC where she exec produced the last two seasons of What Not to Wear.

Meanwhile, Hale will lead development in the company’s Los Angeles office. He is rejoining True after a stint as FremantleMedia North America’s VP of current programming.

As True’s VP and head of west coast development from 2007 to 2009, he developed the hit Bravo series Real Housewives of Atlanta. Before that he was the VP of original programming and development for Oxygen where he worked on reality shows such as Love Games – Bad Girls Need Love Too and Running Russell Simmons.

True Entertainment recently teamed up Condé Nast Entertainment and Investigation Discovery (ID) to produce Vanity Fair Confidential. Read an interview with company president and founder Steven Weinstock about the series here.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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