Los Angeles-based prodco Wilshire Studios has secured a development deal with Behind the Music producer Greg Heller.
Under the deal, Heller (pictured) will be tasked with developing and producing original unscripted projects for the unscripted arm of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
Previously, Heller has worked on such reality television series as MTV’s Hip Hop Babylon, E!’s 7 Deadly Hollywood Sins and VH1′s Celebrity Fit Club, as well as the VH1 music-themed docuseries Ultimate Albums and Behind the Music.
The deal follows in a wave of recent development deals for Wilshire Studios, including an overall deal with Emmy-nominated producer and showrunner Aliyah Silverstein, a development deal with veteran television producer and showrunner Troy Vanderheyden, and a first-look deal with Australian musician Iggy Azalea to produce content aimed at millennial audiences and based on topics such as social justice, tolerance and empowering young women.
Most recently, Wilshire teamed with BuzzFeed and Academy Award-nominated executive producer Joe Berlinger to develop an as-yet titled crime investigation docuseries inspired by the investigative reporting of BuzzFeed News on Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire in December of 2014.
“Greg Heller is an outstanding talent with years of experience in unscripted television,” said BJ Levin, senior VP of development at Wilshire Studios, in a statement. “We look forward to a successful partnership as we continue to expand our slate of creative, breakthrough programming.”