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Exclusive: Collins joins Vulcan as executive producer

Former Science Channel exec producer Rocky Collins will oversee select projects across the production slate for Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's social impact-focused Vulcan Productions.
September 24, 2015

Seattle-based Vulcan Productions has hired Science Channel exec Rocky Collins to oversee select projects across its production slate as executive producer, a newly created position.

Collins will be based in the company’s Seattle office and report to director of development and production Jody Gottlieb.

He most recently served as exec producer at Science Channel where he worked on more than 200 hours of programming, including Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Dark Matters and the scripted drama The Challenger Disaster starring William Hurt. Prior to that, he was president of New York-based Elevator Pictures for 10 years.

“Rocky brings over 30 years of experience in film and television across genres. We are delighted to have Rocky join the team as we expand both the volume and scope of our projects,” said Vulcan general manager and creative director Carole Tomko in a statement.

Founded by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, the company produces feature films, television programming and digital content with social impact components. It has been working on an outreach campaign with filmmaker Louie Psihoyos for Racing Extinction ahead of the doc’s theatrical roll-out this fall and global TV broadcast on Discovery Channel.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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