Tricon bolsters factual division with new hires

The Toronto-based producer and distributor has named Dan Miller (pictured) as VP of factual development, while Cheyanne Dillenberger has been appointed director of factual development.
March 22, 2016

Toronto-based producer and distributor Tricon Film and Television has named two new execs to its factual development department.

Dan Miller joins Tricon as VP of factual development, and will be based in the company’s Toronto office. Prior to joining Tricon, Miller served as an executive producer, showrunner and director on more than 100 episodes of primetime television, having most recently run Going Deep with David Rees for Esquire and National Geographic, and All-American Makers for Science Channel. He also recently led the Build It Bigger series for Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

Prior to that, Miller served as VP for Massachusetts-based Powderhouse Productions where he ran the prodco’s TV series and developed and directed pilots for History, Discovery, Animal Planet and AMC.

Tricon has also appointed Cheyanne Dillenberger to the newly created role of director of factual development. She will be based in Tricon’s Los Angeles office, and is responsible for creating, developing and selling original concepts, formats and character-based programming into the U.S. market.

Dillenberger most recently served as director of development at Discovery Studios. Before that, she worked in casting and development for GRB Entertainment, Raw TV and Lion TV. Dillenberger has also worked in scripted development at AMC on shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Prisoner.

(From Playback Daily.)

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