Unscripted

Ryan Seacrest Productions hires new unscripted exec

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer has named Emmy-awarded producer Teri Kennedy as executive VP of development and original unscripted programming.
March 10, 2016

Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) has named Emmy-awarded producer Teri Kennedy as executive VP of development and original unscripted programming.

RSP’s unscripted division struck a strategic partnership with Endemol Shine North America in April 2015 to become a subsidiary of the reality TV giant. The partnership between the two units officially began January 1.

In the new position, Kennedy will be tasked with the development, formatting and oversight of the prodco’s original unscripted slate while managing the creative and strategic elements from casting through to post-production for the company’s new non-fiction series.

Kennedy most recently served as head of current production for Oxygen Media where she oversaw such series as Snapped, Best Ink and The Real World.

Kennedy has produced and developed documentaries, docuseries and non-fiction formats over her 20-year career for such networks as MTV, ABC, NBC, Fox, E!, Discovery, USA, Bravo and Oxygen.

Founded in 2006 by Ryan Seacrest, RSP produces such hit series as the Keeping Up With the Kardashians docu-soap franchise for E!, as well as Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, ABC Family/Freeform’s Becoming Us  and CMT’s I Love Kellie Pickler.

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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