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Lucky 8 TV inks overall deal, taps VP, content development

60 Days In producer Lucky 8 TV has secured an overall deal with veteran television executive Jason Bolicki and his newly launched prodco Exit Four. Under the deal, Bolicki will be responsible for ...
April 28, 2017

60 Days In producer Lucky 8 TV has secured an overall deal with veteran television executive Jason Bolicki and his newly launched prodco Exit Four.

Under the deal, Bolicki will be responsible for developing and producing original content under the Exit Four banner. He currently has several projects in development.

Bolicki had previously served as VP of development at Lucky 8, overseeing the company’s growing portfolio of non-fiction programming, including A&E’s 60 Days In and Behind Bars: Rookie Year; Investigation Discovery’s The Real Story with María Elena Salinas; Food Network’s Kids BBQ Championshipand Hungry Games; Science’s Secrets of the Underground; and OWN’s forthcoming Released.

Prior to Lucky 8, Bolicki served as director of development and executive producer at 20 West Productions, and as a supervising producer at Tower Productions.

Bolicki’s further development and executive producer credits include TLC’s My Strange Addiction, DIY’s Made in Milwaukee, National Geographic’s The Final Report and A&E’s Biography.

“Jason’s talents as both a producer and developer are the reason we brought him on to lead development at Lucky 8 when we launched the company,” said Lucky 8 co-presidents Greg Henry and Kim Woodard in a statement. “He’s been instrumental in creating a robust and diverse programming slate that we’re all extremely proud of, and we support him 100% in launching his new shingle Exit Four, which allows us to continue to be in business with him and work closely as he returns to his roots as a producer.”

The New York-based production company has also brought on former MSNBC Originals exec Jessica Winchell Morsa as VP of content development. She will report into Bruce Robertson, EVP of creative strategy, who will also oversee Bolicki’s overall deal.

During her tenure at MSNBC, Morsa was tasked with overseeing the development and production of documentary and non-fiction series for the network, including Story of Cool, Split Second Decision and Saved.

Prior to this, she built and oversaw the originals and cross-platform slate at The Weather Channel, serving as an executive producer of originals. Her credits there included Tornado Alley and 3 Scientists Walk Into a Bar.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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