In the new role, Rosenblum (pictured) is responsible for managing Blackfin’s development team and will work closely with company CEO Geno McDermott to craft original content across all genres and platforms for the domestic and international market.
Rosenblum most recently spent five years at The World Wars-creator Stephen David Entertainment. He served as writer and director of development before eventually being promoted to VP of development. His development and writing credits at the company include History’s Sons of Liberty and the forthcoming Frontiersmen; AMC’s The Making of the Mob; and Netflix’s Roman Empire: Reign of Blood.
“The industry has taken an exciting turn into access driven series, therefore making the hunt to find projects more challenging in an interesting way,” said Blackfin’s McDermott in a statement. “I could not be more thrilled to have Jordan leading that charge along with Blackfin.”
“Geno and his talented team have built an incredible reputation for Blackfin over the past few years,” added Rosenblum. “I am tremendously excited to build on that success, and work with Geno, Matt, and the rest of the team to develop a robust slate of projects that will help take Blackfin to the next level.”
In addition to Rosenblum’s appointment, Blackfin has tapped Matthew Rosenthal as director of development.
Previously, Rosenthal was a programming and development coordinator at A+E Networks-owned History over a three-year period. There, he was involved in the production and development of a number of series and specials, including Alone, Pawn Stars, Top Gear, The 44th President: In His Own Words, Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, and Great Minds with Dan Harmon.
Blackfin was launched in 2014 by former Zodiak Media exec producer Geno McDermott. Currently, Blackfin has series with Discovery, History and Investigation Discovery, plus projects in development with Paramount Network, WeTV, Fuse, Oxygen, History, Discovery, Travel, among others
In 2017, the company quadrupled in size; produced more than 40 hours of television, including Investigation Discovery’s I Am Homicide and Discovery’s Finding Escobar’s Millions; documentary films My Perfect World: The Untold Aaron Hernandez Story and Man Behind the Curtain, both of which are being submitted to major festivals.