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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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