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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.

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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