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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.

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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