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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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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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