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Salsano inks new development deal with Viacom

Producer SallyAnn Salsano has inked an exclusive partnership with American media conglomerate Viacom, encompassing development for MTV, CMT, BET, VH1 and Spike. Her production company, 495 Productions, is behind VH1′s Martha & Snoop’s ...
January 18, 2017

Producer SallyAnn Salsano has inked an exclusive partnership with American media conglomerate Viacom, encompassing development for MTV, CMT, BET, VH1 and Spike.

Her production company, 495 Productions, is behind VH1′s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner, the highest-rated unscripted franchise launch on cable in 2016, which has been renewed for a second season.

Salsano is also behind the MTV hit Jersey Shore, Spike’s Tattoo Nightmares and Tattoo Nightmares Miami and CMT’s Party Down South.

This will be Salsano’s seventh overall deal with the media co.

“SallyAnn is a bona fide hit maker who has an infectious passion and amazing feel for our brands and what it takes to break through culture to connect in big ways,” said Nina  Diaz, head of unscripted programming for MTV and VH1, in a statement.

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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