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Exclusive: Big Fish taps Starr as VP, development

New York-based prodco Big Fish Entertainment has tapped Half Yard Productions exec Jordana Starr as vice-president of development, reporting to SVP, development George McTeague. Before joining Big Fish, Starr served as VP, programming ...
July 27, 2017

New York-based prodco Big Fish Entertainment has tapped Half Yard Productions exec Jordana Starr as vice-president of development, reporting to SVP, development George McTeague.

Before joining Big Fish, Starr served as VP, programming at Half Yard, with creative oversight of pilots, series and specials, including Say Yes to the Dress for TLC and its various spinoffs.

Prior to joining Half Yard, Starr was a senior producer of digital at HBO, where she managed content creation for several original series.

Starr has also worked with other networks including AMC, ABC, HGTV and MTV. She began her television career at the Howard Stern Show and ABC News in New York.

Starr’s credits include series such as My Super Sweet 16, The Dr. Oz Show, and MADE for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2007.

“Jordana’s passion, creative expertise and strong network relationships are great assets as we continue to grow our development roster,” said Dan Cesareo, president and founder of Big Fish, in a statement. “We’re excited to welcome her to the Big Fish team and to bring such a talented voice into the mix as we expand our scope across the board.”

Big Fish Entertainment is the prodco behind Lifetime’s new dating series Date Night Live, which airs tonight (July 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). The series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego as they embark on dates in real time. Big Fish is also behind Lifetime’s sister network A&E’s crime docuseries, Live PD.

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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