“Barter Kings” producer joins GRB Entertainment

The California-based producer-distributor has named James Flint (pictured) - a former show-runner and director on such series as A&E's Barter Kings and Nat Geo's Meltdown - as its in-house executive producer.
March 4, 2015

California-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment has named James Flint (pictured) as its in-house executive producer.

Flint previously served as a show-runner and director on such series as A&E’s Barter Kings, National Geographic Channel’s Meltdown and Syfy’s Foxy and Co. and also co-created the series Curvy Girls for NUVOtv. 

In his new role, Flint will work with GRB’s development team on programming and provide production oversight on the company’s TV slate, pilots, casting and sizzle reels.

“We’re extremely excited to officially welcome James to the GRB family as we build upon our flagship programming with groundbreaking new TV and film projects over the upcoming year and beyond,” said Gary R. Benz, president and CEO of GRB Entertainment, in a statement.

“James’ proven track record as a show-runner and director will be an enormous asset as our content portfolio continues to expand,” he continued.

Flint added: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at GRB, a trail-blazing production company known for compelling characters and cutting edge story-telling truly ripped from the heart of real life. With successful collaborations already under our belt, I look forward to working with the team to continue to raise the bar in the scripted and unscripted content creation business.”

The news follows the announcement that one of the prodco’s flagship programs, Intervention, will be returning to its original network, A&E, for a new season, beginning March 22. Last year, news broke that the series, which ran for 13 seasons on A&E, would be resurrected by sister network LMN, with episodes airing in the first quarter of 2015.

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