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Discovery ups Boyle to VP of production and development

Discovery Channel has promoted Joseph Boyle to vice-president of production and development for Discovery. Boyle will continue to be based in Los Angeles and report into Chris Rantamaki, senior vice-president of production ...
May 8, 2017

Discovery Channel has promoted Joseph Boyle to vice-president of production and development for Discovery.

Boyle will continue to be based in Los Angeles and report into Chris Rantamaki, senior vice-president of production and development.

Boyle joined Discovery in 2013, and has been instrumental in shepherding some of the network’s most popular series including the Emmy-winning Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid, its spinoff, Naked and Afraid XL, Treasure Quest and, most recently, Cooper’s Treasure.

“Joe’s passion, coupled with his strong track record of cultivating successful series, makes him an important addition to our senior team,” said Denise Contis, EVP of production and development.

Boyle most recently served as senior director of production and development. Prior to joining Discovery, he was a show runner at Original Productions. Boyle has also overseen productions for TLC, Animal Planet, Science Chanel, History, and Syfy.

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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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