Unscripted

“Gold Rush” star Hoffman launches prodco

Gold Rush creator and star Todd Hoffman is launching a production company. Based in Los Angeles, Gold Standard Television aims to create three-to-four unscripted and scripted shows per year. The shop has teamed up ...
October 11, 2016

Gold Rush creator and star Todd Hoffman is launching a production company.

Based in Los Angeles, Gold Standard Television aims to create three-to-four unscripted and scripted shows per year.

The shop has teamed up with producer Jose Behar to develop the scripted project Prodigal, which is based on Hoffman’s original story and developed with author and screenwriter Nathan Edmonson. The story is about a Manhattan gangster in a “darkly-toned Western tale of greed and redemption woven with magical realism set in the 1870′s frontier.”

Gold Standard also has unscripted pilots in the works.

The Raw TV-produced Gold Rush has aired on Discovery Channel for six seasons and the seventh premieres Oct.14.

Prior to founding Gold Standard, Behar served as head of business development and distribution for Electric Entertainment. He has co-produced series such as TNT’s Leverage, Brain Trust and The Librarians. He also launched the company’s international sales division alongside Dean Devlin.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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