Propagate makes senior alternative hires

The Los Angeles-based company has brought Kevin Healey, Brett-Patrick Jenkins (pictured) and Nicole Laufer to its alternative programming and development team.
June 10, 2016

Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman‘s upstart content studio Propagate has added three executives to its alternative team.

The Los Angeles-based company has hired Kevin Healey as head of alternative programming, Brett-Patrick Jenkins (pictured) as head of development and Nicole Laufer as director of development.

Healey joins from eOne where he worked on TruTV’s Fameless and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers for NBC.

He will manage Propagate’s slate of unscripted and alternative content, which includes the first unscripted series for Apple – produced with musician Will.I.am – and Unprotected for Oxygen.

Jenkins will head up the alternative development department. He has produced for several broadcasters, including History, Lifetime, Discovery, HBO and worked on Face Off for Syfy. Laufer, who joins from ITV Studios, will manage the development slate and generate formats and character-driven docuseries.

Founded in 2015 by Owens, Propagate has eight shows in production. Its slate includes the half-hour comedic docuseries The Cantarellas, Evil Genius for History, My So-Called Simple Life (working title) for FYI, Animal ER for Nat Geo Wild and a docuseries with Vivica A. Fox. A+E Networks came on board as an equity investor at its launch.

Silverman joined in April following his exit from Electus. The company made a series of executive hires in May.

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