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Josh Murphy inks ent deals with Jupiter, Asylum

Jupiter Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment have secured an entertainment deal with reality producer Josh Murphy and his MadWest Content banner. Under the deal, Murphy will produce unscripted content across all platforms via ...
June 15, 2017

Jupiter Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment have secured an entertainment deal with reality producer Josh Murphy and his MadWest Content banner.

Under the deal, Murphy will produce unscripted content across all platforms via MadWest for the two studios.

Murphy most recently served as SVP of development at Pilgrim Media Group, where he developed and sold a host of successful series including Discovery’s Street Outlaws and The Wheel; truTV’s The Hustlers; History’s Missing in Alaska; and FYI’s Zombie House Flipping and Kocktails with Khloe.

Prior to this, Murphy held director of development positions in both scripted and unscripted genres at Leftfield Pictures and Flower Films.

Jupiter specializes in true crime, biographies and docusoaps. The Knoxville-headquartered firm has previously produced such non-fiction procjets as Investigation Discovery’s Bill Cosby: An American Scandal, Casey Anthony:  An American Murder Mystery and JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery; A&E’s Biography and City Confidential; and TV One’s Fatal Attraction and #Murder.

MadWest joins Jupiter Entertainment’s unscripted roster, which earlier this year inked a production deal with David McKillop’s Europa Entertainment.

Asylum’s production stable, meanwhile, includes National Geographic’s Breakthrough and Origins; Lifetime’s Cocaine Godmother; TLC’s Nate & Jeremiah: By Design; and Reelz’s Emmy-winning The Kennedys.

Murphy is represented by WME.

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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