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Thinkfactory ups Freeman to EVP of creative affairs

Los Angeles-based prodco Thinkfactory Media has elevated Adam Freeman  to the role of executive VP of creative affairs. In his new position, Freeman will directly oversee the creative direction of the company’s slate ...
March 27, 2017

Los Angeles-based prodco Thinkfactory Media has elevated Adam Freeman  to the role of executive VP of creative affairs.

In his new position, Freeman will directly oversee the creative direction of the company’s slate of unscripted series and consult on Thinkfactory’s scripted projects. He will also supervise the company’s unscripted showrunners.

Since joining Thinkfactory, Freeman has executive produced some of the company’s biggest hits, including the unscripted series Mama June: From Not to Hot, which delivered 2.3 million viewers on premiere night, making it the highest series premiere ever for WE tv.  He also executive produced over eight seasons of WE tv’s successful, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars along with Million Dollar Matchmaker, #Preached, Vet School, Preachers’ Daughters, Married By Mom and Dad and Queens of Drama.

Freeman also directed over 150 episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels starring KISS front man, Gene Simmons, and has continued to develop and produce various projects with Simmons, such as 4th and Loud (AMC).

Prior to joining Thinkfactory Media, Freeman began his career with an 11-year stint at MTV, where his credits include Total Request Live and MTV New Year’s Eve Live.  In 2003, he produced Fox’s live hybrid talk/entertainment news show On Air with Ryan Seacrest. He later went on to run a string of successful shows, including The Chelsea Handler ShowNick Cannon Presents Wild n’ Out and the live finale of R U The Girl, before creating shows for multiple networks.

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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