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Bethenny Frankel inks Leftfield deal, launches prodco

Reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel has inked an overall deal with Leftfield Entertainment to develop and produce programming through her newly launched company, B Real Productions.
December 1, 2015

Reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel has inked an overall deal to develop and produce programming with Leftfield Entertainment through her newly launched company, B Real Productions (BRP).

The deal comes ahead of the December 3 premiere of the Frankel-exec produced FYI series Food Porn, which is produced by Leftfield-owned Loud TV.

Under the deal, the companies will develop and produce original projects related to Frankel’s interests in food and beverage, business, branding and lifestyle, among other genres. Their development slate includes other ‘porn’ titles such as Closet Porn and Cocktail Porn.

Leftfield Entertainment chief creative officer Adam Sher brokered the deal with Frankel and CAA.

“Bethenny’s super-human drive, innate sense of what can gain traction in the marketplace and in the media, and her amazing entrepreneurial spirit make her a true complement and fit for Leftfield,” Leftfield CEO Brent Montgomery said in a statement.

Frankel has appeared in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City and NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. She is also a chef, author and the founder and CEO of the female-targeted lifestyle brand Skinnygirl.

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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