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NorthSouth bolsters unscripted comedy team

Dane Reiley has joined New York-headquartered prodco NorthSouth as its new VP of comedy development and production. In his new role, Reiley will oversee the production company’s expanding comedy division out of its ...
January 30, 2017

Dane Reiley has joined New York-headquartered prodco NorthSouth as its new VP of comedy development and production.

In his new role, Reiley will oversee the production company’s expanding comedy division out of its New York offices. He’s tasked with developing and producing unscripted, comedy-driven formats and docuseries for broadcast and cable networks, as well as digital outlets in both the U.S. and the UK. He’ll work with senior director of development Lisa Kleinman, and senior manager of development Jake Poteat, and reports directly to NorthSouth CEO and founder Charlie DeBevoise.

Reiley’s addition signals the company’s efforts to prioritize comedy development following a string of successful series, including Impractical Jokerscurrently airing on truTV.

Prior to NorthSouth, Reiley served as senior director of development and production at MTV and mtv2. In that role, he was charged with developing both scripted and unscripted series for the channels, as well as live events. This included Middle of the Night Show as well the MTV New Year’s Eve special.

Prior to MTV, he worked as a co-executive producer on the Billy Eicher-led Billy on the Street, which then aired on Funny or Die. His other credits include The Eric Andrew Show (on Adult Swim), Why Sh*t So Crazy, starring Reggie Watts (Comedy Central) and New in Town starring John Mulaney (Comedy Central).

“NorthSouth should be the go-to comedy producer for other great talent and Dane provides the creative muscle to get us to that goal” said Charlie DeBevoise, CEO and founder of the prodco, in a statement.

The company is off to a busy start in 2017: the hiring comes on the heals of a new comedy pilot with truTV, as well as a new series with Disney’s Maker Studios. The production studio is also in development on projects with Bravo and Travel Channel.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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