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Rock Shrimp adds Glen Freyer to team

New York-based Rock Shrimp Productions has tapped former Atlas Media exec Glen Freyer for the role of executive VP of development.
June 4, 2015

New York-based Rock Shrimp Productions has tapped former Atlas Media exec Glen Freyer for the role of executive VP of development.

Freyer, who spent six years as senior VP of development at Atlas Media, led the charge in creating a number of long-running series including Hotel Impossible (Travel Channel) and Stalked: Someone’s Watching (Investigation Discovery). He has also spent time as an executive producer and development executive with 20th Television and as VP of development for Court TV and truTV.

“We’re thrilled to have Glen help oversee our growth in and out of the food space,” said Bobby Flay, celeb chef and Rock Shrimp executive producer. “He’s a former executive producer and network executive so he knows what it takes to create and sell successful series.”

The prodco, a partnership between Flay and executive producer Kim Martin, has been at the helm of a number of food series including Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network) and Brunch at Bobby’s (Cooking Channel). Rock Shrimp is also in the stages of pre-production for two new cooking series, featuring Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey’s Essentials (Cooking Channel) and YouTube star Laura Vitale.

Outside of the food space, Rock Shrimp is producing the series Boss Nails (Oxygen) and developing a docusoap for WE tv.

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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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