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Exclusive: JV Productions brings on Baltazar to head development

Former USA Network exec Robert Baltazar (pictured) has joined Toronto-headquartered Selling New York firm JV Productions as its head of development.
February 13, 2015

Former USA Network exec Robert Baltazar has joined Toronto-headquartered Selling New York  prodco JV Productions as its head of development.

In his new role, Baltazar – who previously served as VP of reality development for USA Network - will oversee development and manage the expansion of the company’s series portfolio in the U.S. He will be based in LA.

At USA Network, Baltazar oversaw the network’s reality slate, including the series Chrisley Knows Best. Previously, he worked as executive director of development and current programming at ITV Studios.

“The past year has been an exciting one for us as we get ready to launch some unique original projects in the U.S. and beyond,” said Courtney Campbell, executive VP of JV Productions, in a statement.

“With Robert’s experience and extraordinary perspective on the industry, we’re excited about being able to continue our exploration into new territories and subject matter, and to challenge ourselves as a company,” she added.

In addition to Toronto and LA offices, the prodco - which says it has upcoming projects for both Animal Planet and History Canada – also has a third outpost in New York.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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